Myth vs Truth: Does Brushing Cause Sensitive Teeth?
If you experience sensitivity while brushing, or after a visit to the dentist, have you ever wondered: Can these be the cause of sensitive teeth? Or, are they merely triggers?
To help set the record straight, here’s a look at the role brushing and cleaning may play in tooth sensitivity, along with a few good oral care tips to help minimize the pain.
Myths vs Truth
Brushing Sensitive Teeth
Brushing causes sensitive teeth
Aggressive brushing can lead to sensitivity
Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush thoroughly (for at least 1 minute), twice daily, preferably after each meal or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Use Sensodyne toothpaste when you brush, which is formulated to treat sensitive teeth.
Visiting the dentist with sensitive teeth
Visiting the dentist causes tooth sensitivity
If you experience any sensitivity or have any concerns, please ask your dentist