Do you notice that when you eat or drink something hot or cold that your teeth tend to be a little bit sensitive? Well, you could be suffering through teeth sensitivity. What can cause teeth sensitivity? One cause of teeth sensitivity could be that you are brushing too hard. While brushing your teeth at least twice a day is important in keeping your teeth and gums healthy, brushing too hard could be a cause of your teeth sensitivity. Other causes of teeth sensitivity are the wearing away of the tooth enamel with age, poor oral hygiene, or other factors. When enamel wears away, hot and cold sensations travel much more quickly to the sensitive tooth. Brushing too hard could be the cause of teeth sensitivity because it wears away at the tooth near the gum line which exposes part of the tooth root to sensitivity.
So how do you know if you're brushing too hard and possibly the cause of teeth sensitivity? One way that you can tell if you're putting a bit too much muscle in your teeth brushing is that the bristles on your toothbrush are sticking out in all directions. The reason why this indicates that your brushing too hard is that you're using a bit too much force which is causing the bristles to stick out in all directions. If this is the case, try to ease up a little bit on how much muscle you're putting into your tooth brushing.
There are also some products that can help with teeth sensitivity. One way to avoid tooth sensitivity is to avoid using hard bristle toothbrushes and using toothbrushes designed for sensitive teeth. There are toothbrushes on the shelves that are designed to clean teeth and do their job without adding to sensitivity. A good toothbrush to use would be an electric toothbrush that has vibrating bristles to help break up plaque while ensuring that the brushing isn't too hard.
Whether it's sticking to the toothbrush you have and just lightening up on how hard you're rushing or trying out a toothbrush designed specifically for teeth sensitivity, being aware and acknowledging your method of tooth brushing and it's possible effects on your teeth sensitivity could help you out in the long run.
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