Can Dental Cleaning Damage Your Teeth?


Can Dental Cleaning Damage Your Teeth?

From a very young age we are constantly reminded of how important it is to clean our teeth twice a day, floss our teeth, watch our sugar intake and maintaining our oral health by visiting our dentist or hygienist regularly  so we can have a healthy mouth, beautiful clean teeth with a nice white bright smile that will last us all our lives and this is something that any professional dental practice will advise strongly  and which we here at the Marylebone Implant Centre  promote highly.

But did you realise that if you do not brush your teeth in the correct way you can actually damage your teeth ? (How is this possible I hear you say? Is there a right and wrong way of cleaning your teeth?)

Believe it or not the answer is Yes, there is a right and wrong way to cleaning your teeth.  Have you ever heard the saying “Too much of a good thing?”.  Sometimes in dental cleaning terms this can do more damage than good to your oral health so it is very important that you have regular hygienist appointments so they can advise you if you are cleaning your teeth correctly and give you oral hygiene instruction.  If you would like any further information then please do not hesitate to contact our expert hygienist Catriona on 02034342934 or via email at



Brushing your teeth regularly is considered vital for healthy teeth and gums however some patients are very conscientious and may be a little vigorous whilst brushing their teeth or may be have not been taught how to brush their teeth in the correct manner.  What they do not realise that this “overbrushing” as it is known in dental terms, your dentist or hygienist may use another term called “toothbrush abrasion”,  can lead to patients having very sensitive teeth and even possibly receding gums.  

What are Receding Gums?

Receding gums (also known as gingival recession) is when the roots of your teeth become exposed which can lead to sensitivity to hot and cold foods or acidy foods making eating very uncomfortable for the patient.  In severe cases receding gums can lead to a greater risk of tooth decay which could lead to bone loss and possibly the eventual loss of the tooth.  However please do not be alarmed as with modern techniques in oral hygiene and dentistry you will find that receding gum treatment is less of a problem than generations ago, it is now easier to both prevent and treat gingival recession.  At the Marylebone Implant Centre we have a consultant Dr Molins who has a special interest in Periodontal (gum) disease, with many years of experience and high success rate in this field.  Dr Molins and her staff  will be able to answer any concerns you may have, please do not hesitate to contact us today on 02034342934 for further information and advice.




If you do find that you have missing teeth due to receding gums dental implants are a great way of replacing missing teeth or a gap. Dental Implants can improve your quality of life by making it easier to eat certain types of food therefore giving you better nutrition, it can improve your confidence by giving you the smile you want and help with your oral health.   Please visit our website at for further information on dental implants or watch our expert implant consultant Dr dos Santos explain dental implants in one of our Videos of the Week.

Remember do not delay if you have any concerns regarding your oral health.  Keeping your gums healthy is the best way to minimize recession however if you would like to ensure that you are brushing your teeth and gums in the correct manner visit your dental hygienist for  oral hygiene instruction.  

For further information on any dental procedures  or concerns please contact us at  the Marylebone Implant Centre on 02034342934 or via our website at or via email on  and our team would be delighted to assist you.




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