Are You an Aggressive Brusher? Do you scrub your teeth when you brush? Do you have sensitive teeth? If you answered yes to these questions, then you are an aggressive brusher. Many people feel that the harder they brush their teeth the cleaner they will be. It’s not true, and you may be doing more damage then you know. When you “scrub” your teeth your are removing a protective layer of enamel and gum tissue, which can lead to sensitivity.
How not to be an Aggressive Brusher
Remember the following items the next time you are brushing your teeth, and you will help to reduce recession and sensitivity.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Brush gently in a circular motion at a 45-degree angle
- Use a desensitizing toothpaste
- Avoid highly acidic foods and beverages