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Flossing too hard?
May 13, 2003
... Can you get a gum pocket if you floss too hard and too deep? ... (1 replies)
... These stories are very similar to what I'm experiencing too. I'm 32 and have had decent dental health for a few years. I use a sonicare brush and a waterpik. I have a cleaning every 4 months. For about 3 years, I had mostly 3 and 4 pockets. But a month ago, I started getting 5s. My dentist sent me to a perio. The perio recommended scaling and planing with bone grafts--a total... (5 replies)
... Hi, I had the same problem. My pockets ranged from 1-3 and there is one or two at 4 now. The 4's were 5 and 6's. I started to use dental piks. They are like little plastic brushes. At night, I use the dental pik ("The Doctors" makes a great brand) and then floss. I follow that with my regular brushing and then a water pik. It has worked GREAT for me. My... (5 replies)

... It is devastating to not see these go down, especially considering I do also brush twice a day and floss correctly. ... (5 replies)
... yes, you caused a minor injury to the gums with the floss. It will heal so don't worry...drink or take Vit C. It is a great healer. (2 replies)
... Brushing too hard can cause extreme damage to the gums. ... (6 replies)
... Brush with a very soft bristled toothbrush everytime you eat something. Floss at least once a day. Be careful not to brush or floss too hard. Be gentle to your gums. another good way to control gingivitis is use a water pic with listerine in it. Listerine is essental to keep away gum disease. ... (4 replies)
... lot. I've had 1 cavity by 17, it was when I stopped drinking milk for a while. And I never had good dental hygiene. Now I brush before eating, not after, I just floss off food between my teeth and drink water to rinse off acids. ... (5 replies)
... n the lower right quadrant of my mouth. Not pain really, more like a feeling like I needed to brush and floss, that would not go away when I brushed and flosses. Hard to explain. ... (3 replies)
... Yes it is definitely something to worry about. I would also worry about brushing and flossing too hard or incorrect, you can wear your gums and enamel away. Make sure you brush and floss gently and correctly, have a hygienist to show you how to do it. ... (8 replies)
... The dentist gave me a water pick so after my brushing and also with a electronic tooth brush very gently round the implants I then use the water pick and then floss and then give the mouth a good rinse with listerine zero . I dilute it in a bit of water as find it can be powerful if not used to it. ... (9 replies)
... rays and nothing wrong and the dentist said he thinks I have been brushing too hard round it and the pain has come from receding gums. ... (3 replies)
... I have been back to my dentist and he said it is caused through the gums round the area being worn down and told not to brush too hard round the area but must be kept clean with flossing . I had an exray taken of the four implants and everything looked fine. ... (9 replies)
Receding gums
Sep 15, 2013
... Hey all, Probably a commonly asked question on here, but I'm trying to work out why my gums are receding. Up until about 5 years ago, I was only a once a day (or every two days) flosser. I'd gone to a dentist who was also a perio once, and he told me to up my routine, so I did. I use a soft toothbrush, I brush for about two and a half minutes (4 seconds a tooth or so)... (0 replies)
... Hello! I've been trying to take really good care of my teeth. I am conscious not to brush too hard, but I always make sure to brush long enough, floss, and rinse. ... (0 replies)
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... Be gentle with them though. Then use regular floss the second time. Actually once is enough but I floss 2x a day too. ... (6 replies)
... pecial tools they can use to reach below the gumline where you can't. They also usually have a cavitron that works by ultrasonic waves to shatter plaque that is too hard otherwise to remove. ... (1 replies)
... Sorry you didn't get an answer sooner. It's very hard to give you a definitive one without actually seeing the tooth and gum in question, so I can only be general. Hope it helps, though. ... (6 replies)
... ince it's swollen and tender, but I had hoped it would go down. I suspected that it was due to "flossing". It's tight between those 2 teeth, and sometimes, the floss hits the gum directly and too hard so I thought that maybe it hurt or irritated the gum. ... (0 replies)

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