The key to preventing hypersensitivity is careful daily brushing. Do not neglect brushing because of sensitivity of your teeth, as doing so will make the symptoms worse.
- Hypersensitivity can be reversed.
- The key to protecting against hypersensitivity is careful brushing that does not burden the teeth surface, gums and tooth roots.
Hypersensitivity Prevention and Care
The key to preventing hypersensitivity is to prevent the dentin from becoming exposed through adequate brushing. Although hypersensitivity care can be performed at home, consult with a dental clinic if you have severe symptoms.
Reminders for Brushing Your Teeth
- Properly position the bristles of the toothbrush against the teeth.
- Brush gently.
If the brushing force is too strong, the bristles will become splayed and the brush movement will stop, making it harder to remove plaque.
- Pay attention to the brushing force and how you move the brush, e.g., moving the brush in small motions.
- It may be good to use a toothbrush with soft bristles.
- If you have sensitivity to cold, rinse your mouth with lukewarm water instead of cold water.
Use Toothpaste Designed for Hypersensitivity
Toothpaste designed for hypersensitivity prevents sensitivity of teeth through the actions of its ingredients, including potassium nitrate (ions), an active ingredient that prevents transmission of stimuli, or aluminum lactate, an active ingredient that seals openings of the dentinal tubules. It is effective to use it continuously.