If your teeth tingle when you consume hot and cold foods and drinks, then you most likely suffer from tooth sensitivity. Unfortunately, there are many things that could cause tooth sensitivity, and a rough brushing technique is one of them. That’s right, if you brush too hard, you could hurt your smile. This is because it can wear away the tooth enamel and make your gums pull away from the teeth.
One way to tell if you’re brushing too hard is to examine your toothbrush bristles. If your bristles stick out in all different directions, you need to ease up on your brushing technique. In addition to having a gentler brushing routine, there are other things you can do to help with the sensitivity. One of those things is using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Another is by using a toothbrush that caters to sensitivity. This tool has vibrating bristles that care for the teeth and remove the plaque without having to brush too hard. The last is by using protective tooth shields or strips that strengthen the tooth enamel and help with sensitivity.
For more information and details about brushing and tooth sensitivity in Middle River, Maryland, please reach out to Wassif Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 410-687-1162 at your earliest convenience. Our dentist, Dr. Cindy Wassif, and dental team are here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!