Southeast Dental - Dentist in Markham, ON

Address : 70 Karachi Dr, Markham ON L3S 0B5
  Call Us : 905-471-2002

To Our Patients -
We're Open Now

On behalf of the entire team at Southeast Dental we sincerely hope that you and your family are in good health. We are happy to inform you that we are now able to provide dental care once again.

While many things have changed over the last few months, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. Our office has always followed strict infection control standards and in order to keep us all protected during this pandemic and in the future, we have updated our protocols. When we see you at your next appointment, things will be a little different but rest assured, it’s all in the best interest of our staff, patients and families. Click here to see how your next visit will look.

We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please call or text us at 905-471-2002 or email us at to book your next appointment.

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The Danger of Over-Brushing

The importance of properly brushing your teeth at least twice per day can’t be overstated – it’s your best defense against plaque, cavities and tooth decay. That said, there is such a thing as too much brushing, as well as brushing too aggressively. Over-brushing can cause the tooth’s protective enamel to wear down, and can also result in a receding gum line which can expose the roots and lead to even more oral health problems.

The key to effective brushing is to use gentler strokes with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Remember that the plaque on your teeth is actually quite soft and doesn’t require an aggressive touch to remove. Being thorough and reaching every surface and ever hard-to-reach tooth is far more important than brushing vigorously. Concentrate on softly and carefully cleaning your entire mouth to achieve best results. Even timing is important, as you don’t want to brush continually for too long – that can sometimes be as damaging as brushing too roughly.

For guidance, our blog post about proper brushing technique can help – and here are some quick tips:

  • Choose the best toothbrush for your teeth, and replace it every three months or so
  • Pick a toothpaste that focuses on your particular needs, which can include tartar control, whitening, or a variety of other options
  • Brush for roughly two minutes at least twice per day, making sure to cover every surface of your teeth
  • Be gentle, but thorough

If you’re unsure about your brushing technique, be sure to ask our team at Southeast Dental the next time you’re in for a cleaning. We’d be happy to show you the most effective method to ensure that you’re getting the best daily clean possible. Book your next appointment online with our easy form, or give us a call at the office at 905-471-2002.

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