Got Sensitive Teeth? Change Up Your Brushing!

October 3, 2017

If we inform you that your sensitive teeth are the result of your brushing, you may look at us like we are a wee bit looney. “I thought brushing was a good thing!” you may respond. Here’s what you need to know: If you’re brushing correctly and using supportive products, then you’re not going to be experiencing much aggravation (if any). However, if this is not the case, your own efforts in dental hygiene can actually lead to a smile that feels uncomfortable. Not sure how to proceed? Let us assist you!

Don’t Brush So Hard

First, take a look at your brushing habits when you’re performing your dental hygiene. Start by staring at your brush. Does it have soft bristles? If you can’t remember, it may be time to purchase a new one. Are the bristles splayed out and destroyed? If so, you are probably pressing too hard. Does it hurt to brush? Do you feel like you’re aggressive? Sensitive teeth are very frequently the result of simply going too hard with brushing. So, ease up, choose soft bristles, and this will help.

Try New Paste

What type of toothpaste are you using? If you’re suffering from sensitive teeth, then one option is to begin using toothpaste for sensitivity. It will essentially block those nerves that are causing your teeth to feel very uncomfortable, so you can get through the day with a greater amount of ease. Common pain triggers, such as hot or cold foods, will stop bothering you so much! We offer MI Paste at our practice and will be happy to discuss this and other solutions with you!

Address Sensitivity With Our Care

Come in to talk about sensitivity, what to change, and to try new products that may offer some helpful relief. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.

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