Aggressive brushing can cause tooth sensitivity
As your Jacksonville, FL dentist it’s out primary concern that your oral health supports your total body wellness. One of the risks to your dental wellness is oversensitivity. When patients suffer from tooth sensitivity, it can become difficult to properly maintain the teeth at home.
One of the causes of sensitive teeth is wear and tear through brushing too hard, using a hard-bristled brush. This can wear down the enamel and expose the dentine. To reduce tooth sensitivity, brush with a soft-bristled brush, and brush gently at the gum line. A toothpaste for sensitive teeth can help, as can flossing.
If your teeth are feeling extra sensitive, talk to Dr. Tiffany Shields about it at your next appointment and we’ll show you the ropes of brushing gently yet effectively. Call today for your next cleaning!