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 oral care tips to help minimise the pain.

Myths vs Truth

Brushing Sensitive Teeth

MYTH:

Brushing causes sensitive teeth

TRUTH:

Aggressive brushing can trigger sensitivity

How to brush sensitive teeth

Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush for 2 minutes, twice a day. Sensodyne has a range of soft toothbrushes specially designed for people with sensitive teeth.

Young woman brushing her teeth with Sensodyne toothpaste for sensitive teeth

Visiting the dentist with sensitive teeth

MYTH:

Deep cleanings at the dentist causes tooth sensitivity

Icon of dentist's chair

TRUTH:

If you experience any sensitivity or have any concerns, please ask your dentist