Can tooth brushing damage your health? Effects on oral and dental tissues.

@article{Addy2003CanTB,
  title={Can tooth brushing damage your health? Effects on oral and dental tissues.},
  author={Martin Addy and Margaret Lindsay Hunter},
  journal={International dental journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 Suppl 3},
  pages={
          177-86
        }
}
Circumstantial evidence based on anecdote, case reports, epidemiological data and studies in vitro and in situ implicate tooth brushing with toothpaste with tooth wear, gingival recession and dentine hypersensitivity. This review attempts to assess the clinical significance of the potential harm produced by this most common oral hygiene habit. The toothbrush alone appears to have no effect on enamel and very little on dentine. Most toothpaste also has very little effect on enamel and in normal… CONTINUE READING
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