Is there a right way to brush for sensitive teeth?

You might think the best method to brush your teeth is using a hard toothbrush and back and forth motion.  Although it might make you feel like you are cleaning your teeth thoroughly, you just might be causing more harm than good.  If you have sensitive teeth, brushing too harshly can cause microscopic scrapes and scratches on your teeth.  With the scratches and scrapes it can lead the dentin, the soft part of your tooth, to worsen over time.

The best method is to select a soft bristled toothbrush and use a circular motion when cleaning your teeth.  You should also look for a rounded head on your toothbrush to avoid unintended harm to your mouth.

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