Are you upset because you want to keep your teeth and gums as clean as possible but you are experiencing some discomfort? Perhaps the act of brushing on its own is not very comfortable. Or, maybe you experience sensitive teeth and wonder if this issue stems from your brushing. We can answer all of these questions, while offering helpful dental hygiene tips. Read more!
Tip #1: Use A Softer Brush
Check out the bristles on your brush – do you remember what the package said for your toothbrush regarding their firmness? If it reflected anything firmer than “soft,” you need to start over. Soft bristles equal a comfortable, effective experience.
Tip #2: Use Nonabrasive Toothpaste
Are you using abrasive toothpaste because you think it will get your smile cleaner? This is a dental hygiene no-no. Always use nonabrasive paste or gel. It will get the job done without causing irritation or leading to damage.
Tip #3: Use Specially Formulated Toothpaste
Is sensitivity your issue? If you find that biting into something hot or cold – or just chewing in general – leads to zings, then you might want to brush with toothpaste for sensitivity. Over time, it really will help. (Of course, you should also mention this issue during your next visit).
Tip #4: Use Less Force
Maintain a light hand when you brush. Using excess force can lead to discomfort, sensitivity, damaged teeth, damaged gums, and long-term oral health issues.
Tip #5: Rely On A Steady Pace
For effective dental hygiene, we suggest a brushing routine that lasts two minutes (twice a day). Don’t rush, don’t brush harder, don’t obsess. Just brush every tooth surface gently at a nice pace – two minutes will allow you to clean your smile without feeling pressed for time.