New Albany Dentist Cautions Public About Dangers of Overbrushing or Brushing Teeth With Too Much Force

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Dr. Ronald Receveur, whose New Albany dental clinic is a one-stop shop for all areas of dentistry, has written a blog about the dangers of overbrushing or brushing teeth too hard. In his blog published on Dec. 14 to his website, http://www.NewAlbanyImplants.com, Dr. Receveur writes that overbrushing or brushing teeth too hard can lead to enamel erosion, tooth decay and even gum disease.

Caring for your teeth.

Caring for your teeth.

It’s a lot like overwatering the plants in your house," Dr. Receveur said. "You’re giving the plant the care it needs but at way too high of a quantity.

Dr. Ronald Receveur, whose New Albany dental clinic is a one-stop shop for all areas of dentistry, has written a blog about the dangers of overbrushing or brushing teeth too hard.

“We have patients who have neglected their teeth for years and others who really over-nurture their teeth, creating serious oral health issues,” the New Albany dentist said. “It’s a lot like overwatering the plants in your house. You’re giving the plant the care it needs but at way too high of a quantity.”

In his blog published on Dec. 14 to his website, http://www.NewAlbanyImplants.com, Dr. Receveur writes that overbrushing or brushing teeth too hard can lead to enamel erosion, tooth decay and even gum disease.

Dr. Receveur recommends everyone brush their teeth twice a day and floss daily. He also suggests to hold off brushing until 30 minutes after eating in order to allow saliva in the mouth to reduce harmful acid levels, as brushing immediately can allow those harmful acids to flourish.

Dr. Receveur sees patients every day who brush their teeth with too much force and damage their enamel. That’s unnecessary, Dr. Receveur said, because plaque, a major factor of tooth decay, is soft and easy to remove with light brushing and flossing.

“High-force brushing actually does more harm than good,” Dr. Receveur said. “You might remove the harmful plaque inside your mouth, but you put yourself at a higher risk of enamel erosion, tooth decay and receding gums.”

Dr. Receveur, who practices in New Albany, Ind., across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky., offers Louisville cosmetic dentistry services and general dentistry such as teeth cleanings, X-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, teeth whitening and veneers.

Dr. Receveur also has vast experience with All on Four dental implants, All on Six dental implants, One Day Smile Solution, dental implants in one hour, bone grafting and sinus lifts, all with IV sedation dentistry. He has been restoring implants with prosthetics and complex dentistry for 25 years and surgically placing implants since 2008.

Dr. Receveur offers a five-year warranty on all cosmetic and prosthetic work.

Dr. Receveur, a New Albany native, has been the family dentist of choice for Southern Indiana and Louisville since 1981.

Dr. Receveur was born with a partial cleft palate that left him with a missing front tooth. As a child he “wore an awful removable partial.” As a teenager, Dr. Receveur received a permanent bridge, but his dentist destroyed one of his healthy, natural teeth in the process. These dental experiences helped drive him to find better dental solutions for his patients.

Dr. Receveur graduated from Indiana University Southeast with honors in chemistry, after which he earned his doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Receveur has attended more than 5,000 hours of postgraduate training and even gone to Portugal to study with the best dentists in the world. He has been awarded numerous advanced certifications in Implant, Sedation, Comprehensive, Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry so he may provide the most current dental techniques to his Louisville and New Albany dental patients.

Dr. Receveur’s associate, Dr. Frederick, graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He has received additional training in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics (root canals), orthodontics and dental implants at the Midwest Implant Institute, and has completed dental sedation training.

Dr. Frederick was a dental lab technician before receiving his DMD. That gives him unique knowledge in cosmetic dentistry elements like crowns, bridges, veneers and smile design.

Dr. Frederick is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of the men’s soccer team and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He graduated high school from St. Xavier in Louisville.

Those looking for the average cost of teeth whitening or how much All on Four dental implants cost should go to NewAlbanyImplants.com for more information.

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