"When you brush too
vigorously, even supposedly soft
bristles can drive gums from your
teeth and eventually expose
Dr. Howard Glazer
President Elect of the Academy of
Dr. H. Douglas Hall, Assistant
Professor of Periodontics, University
of Oklahoma College of
Every morning you brush your teeth in
order to keep them healthy and cavity free.
But did you know that you could actually be
ruining your teeth and gums in the process
? Two out of three people apply too much
pressure when brushing their teeth. This
overzealous brushing actually destroys gums
by driving gum tissue away from teeth.
Like the pounding of the tide which
slowly erodes a beach, your overzealous
brushing slowing erodes away gum tissue
causing the gum line to recede. Because of
its limited capacity to regenerate, gum
tissue lost as a result of overzealous
brushing is lost forever.
When gum recession is especially severe,
dentists often must perform a costly
operation in which gum tissue from other
parts of the mouth are grafted into the
area of severe gum recession.
When gums recede they reveal underlying
tooth surfaces. This creates the unsightly
illusion in which teeth look as if they are
abnormally elongated. For many, this
illusion destroys the smile they fought so
hard to create.
In addition to creating these ugly
cosmetic appearances, gum recession is the
primary cause of sensitive teeth and
adulthood cavities. In the United States
alone, nearly 40 million Americans suffer
from sensitive teeth preventing them from
enjoying the foods they love. The incidence
of adulthood cavities in the elderly
population has reached epidemic
The Alert toothbrush was designed to
prevent gum recession. It allows you to
monitor and control your brushing pressure.
When you see the warning light simply ease
up on your brushing pressure and rest
assured that your teeth and gums will be
protected. Don't delay try the Alert
toothbrush today .