Oral Hygiene Tips for Sensitive Teeth

Have you ever felt discomfort when drinking anything cold/hot or eating sour/sweet foods? In case you did, we’re sorry to say that, but you have sensitive teeth. And believe us, you’re not alone: from recent estimates about 1 in 8 people have sensitive teeth. However, it’s not a diagnosis. Good oral care can always be a solution. But before finding a solution, it’s better to define the possible causes of sensitivity.

Dental Erosion

Dental erosion is fatal damage of tooth enamel due to acidic attacks, as states Oral Health Foundation. If the enamel is totally worn away, the dentine underneath becomes very vulnerable which leads to tooth sensitivity.

Toothbrush Abrasion

Otherwise brushing too hard can also cause tooth sensitivity. Some people think brushing as hard as they can leads to having cleaner teeth, but in fact, that actually harms tooth enamel. Toothbrush abrasion develops dental erosion the reason for sensitive teeth.

Tooth Grinding

Relieving stress by grinding or clenching teeth together may become quite a bad habit which also leads to tooth sensitivity. Over time it can totally damage tooth enamel.

Gum Disease

Plaque or tartar can cause a severe gum disease which recedes gums down the tooth. But, unfortunately, it’s also natural for gums to recede on their own over time. The receding can be quite dangerous even for one’s teeth' bony support. Because of it the roots of the teeth get exposed and can eventually become more sensitive. Our root surfaces, unfortunately, don’t have an enamel layer to protect them.

Tooth Bleaching

Teeth whitening can also be one of the causes of sensitive teeth. The good news is that the sensitivity due to tooth bleaching is nearly always temporary. But anyway, you’d better not end up being in this situation. The best way to avoid it is to talk to your dentist about specifications before starting to bleach.

Teeth Sensitivity

Although all of the causes stated above can relate to the problem of gum recession, the most common cause by far is poor oral health. The latter can result not only in sensitive teeth but also a lot of more serious dental problems like decay or periodontal disease.

Moreover, The American Academy of Periodontology states that approximately 65 millions of American adults aged 30+ have periodontal disease which makes nearly half of the population a potential target for gum recession.

Whilst the early stages of gum disease can be reversible and stopped, once the recession begins, it’s hardly stoppable. However, you can try your best to slow down and delay its most common consequences. Essentials in delaying of the recession are regular brushing and flossing. 

Plus, for the excellent plaque removal process, you should definitely consider using an electric toothbrush over the manual one. According to one of the studies by Cochrane, an electric toothbrush is more powerful in plaque and gingivitis reduction.

It’s time to reveal the truth: sorry to announce that but there doesn’t exist one perfect or the best electric toothbrush for sensitive teeth.

However, the market is filled with a large number of products that can do a very similar job, but, unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that any of them can be considered as a perfect one. Every toothbrush has its advantages and disadvantages. Let’s find out what’s important for an electric toothbrush to have for calling it a nearly-perfect one:

Sensitive Cleaning Mode

Specially designed cleaning mode helps ease the sensitivity. It’s working by reducing the power of rotating or sonic motion which makes brushing more gentle.

Sensitive Brush Head

Using a soft-bristled sensitive brush head will prevent unnecessary gum recession due to its ability to dissipate some of the pressure you apply when brushing.

Visible Pressure Sensor

Just like the sensitive brush head, a visible pressure sensor will help prevent all unnecessary damage to your teeth and gums. Most people press too hard while brushing and cause a lot of trouble. A pressure sensor won’t let that happen anymore.

Built-in Two-minute Timer

It’s a well-known fact that the perfect amount of brushing is 2 minutes straight, but not everyone follows that advice. The built-in timer will solve the problem, and more reasons for sensitivity won’t be born because of 45-seconds brushing. 

For example, Oral-B Pro 3000 can be considered as perfect for gum recession problem due to its 3 different cleaning modes including the Sensitive one, presence of pressure sensor and timer, but it doesn’t provide the sensitive brush heads by default. You just have to buy brush heads separately every 3 months, otherwise, you won’t have the perfect experience. Despite being an additional expense, it’s also not so eco-friendly: throwing the whole neck made of plastic away every 3 months won’t make our planet Earth very happy.

That’s exactly when Brushettes come to your mind! Our Brushettes are not only 10x less expensive but you can also recycle them and reduce plastic overuse in the world! What exactly can we offer you for your sensitive teeth? Meet our 3 types of sensitive brush heads:


gumetteGumette has been specifically built for your tooth enamel and gums. It’s specially designed with ultra-fine Dupont Tynex A make-up inspired ultra-soft bristles which makes it ideal for extra-sensitive mouths and the ones who value gentle brushing. Besides, it’s quite effective for plaque removal and limiting gum inflammation.


deliquetteDeliquette is yet another creation that cares for your sensitive teeth and gums. Technically it’s designed and works quite in a similar way as Gumette, but it’s slightly stiffer due to the absence of make-up inspired bristles. So if you desire very soft clean, you better consider acquiring Gumette.


Youngette was created especially for children and their not fully developed and very sensitive teeth. Smaller in size and designed with extra soft Dupont Tynex A bristles, it ensures gentle brushing and effective clean. It’s yet the best option for children and juniors from 3 to 12 years old to accompany the growth and development of their permanent teeth.

However, none of these benefits lasts forever. Every brush head wears away over time, and if you don’t want to lose your good oral health, you need to change your brush head monthly.

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