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Dr. Sharman Johnson, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Sharman Johnson is a Dentist practicing in Washington, DC. Dr. Johnson specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Sharman Johnson, DDS
  • Washington, DC
  • Georgetown University Dental School
  • Accepting new patients

Brushing too hard?

This is a common result of ‘overzealous’ brushing with poor technique. Since electric toothbrushes are more efficient than manual ones, the impact on the gum tissue can be greater READ MORE
This is a common result of ‘overzealous’ brushing with poor technique. Since electric toothbrushes are more efficient than manual ones, the impact on the gum tissue can be greater if one is not careful. Soft bristled brushes and brush heads should be used exclusively. The brush should be held at a 45 degree angle towards the long axis of the tooth, NOT perpendicular to the tooth surface since this results in damaging the gum tissue and causing it to recede. Toothbrushes or brush heads should be discarded once the bristles become bent to avoid inadvertent brushing of the gum line. There is no need to press hard either. Food debris and plaque are soft and easily removed. Be advised, gum tissue does not grow back. Careful but thorough flossing and brushing are essential components in maintaining a healthy dentition.