Many patients come to our Federal Way Dentistry with concerns about sensitive teeth. It’s a tricky problem, as your sensitivity could just as easily come from too much dental care as it can from poor dental care.
Tooth decay and receding gums are both negative factors that can cause your teeth to be sensitive. Brushing too little invites infection, and brushing too much strips away fragile tissues. Unfortunately, you can also expect some sensitivity from antibacterial mouthwashes, tooth whiteners, whitening toothpastes, and other products that are actually helping your teeth. You can even expect some short-term sensitivity after a routine dentist appointment.
If you want to conquer tooth sensitivity without sacrificing your oral hygiene, talk to your dentist. There may be some way to change your dental routine in order to be less harsh on your gums.