I neglected my teeth for years, and after a root canal and several fillings to repair the damage I did, I decided to become serious about dental health. I made a pledge to visit the dentist every six-months and brush three times a day. While these were all good changes I made, I did make one bad decision and bought a "stiff" toothbrush. I also brushed much harder than I should have, and I learned at my next check-up that I was being too aggressive with my teeth. My dentist told me I had to start brushing more gently with a soft toothbrush, as I was causing my gums to recede by being so rough. I created this blog to encourage others to take great care of their teeth, but also remind them that good care means being gentle on your teeth and not brushing too hard.