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What Happens if You Use Too Much Toothpaste?

Posted on 1/10/2022 by Dr. Frank K. Sioda
What Happens if You Use Too Much Toothpaste?A lot of things can go wrong when you brush your teeth. For instance, you can brush your teeth too hard. You can also miss key areas in your mouth. Maybe you don't brush long enough, or you forget to brush your tongue. While these problems present varying degrees of consequences, what happens if you use too much toothpaste?

The Right Way to Brush Your Teeth

We suggest using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste each time you brush your teeth. If you use more than that, depending on the toothpaste, you will most likely have more foam than you want in your mouth. In addition, you will find yourself spitting more than brushing. It is important that you do not swallow your toothpaste. Lastly, it is a waste of toothpaste. Using less toothpaste will still be adequate to brush your teeth.

A little toothpaste goes a long way. Save yourself some quarters and use only a pea sized amount of toothpaste to brush all surfaces of your teeth. We suggest creating a routine, so you are sure to hit each area every time you brush. Gently brush your teeth twice a day. It is also a good idea to floss once a day. Don't forget to replace your toothbrush every three months, or more often if someone accidentally uses your toothbrush.

We Can Teach You to Brush Correctly

In our office, we enjoy teaching people how to brush their teeth. We understand that good oral hygiene is important. In fact, good oral health can help to keep your whole body healthy. Make your next dental examination appointment today. Call our friendly office staff to schedule a time that works for you. We would be happy to talk to you about any questions you may have regarding your dental health.
Talk to one of our caring patient coordinators today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Frank Sioda
18676 Willamette Dr. Suite 202
West Linn, OR 97068-1718

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