The first step in reducing sensitive teeth pain is to identify the cause. Common causes of sensitive teeth pain include:
- Too Much Oral Hygiene: At the other end of the spectrum, brushing your teeth too hard can cause sensitive teeth pain.
- Extreme Tooth Whitening: At-home teeth whitening products are popular, and they can improve the appearance of your teeth, but it is important to follow the instructions. Normal use and overuse of teeth-whitening products can lead to sensitive teeth pain. (1), (2)
Relieving Sensitive Teeth Pain
Once you know the cause of your sensitive teeth pain, you can take steps to help relieve it.
- If you tend to brush your teeth too hard. Use a soft-bristled brush, and consider a sensitivity toothpaste. All Crest Pro-Health toothpastes are triclosan free.
- If you have been using teeth whitening products. The sensitivity pain that you experience from teeth whitening products should go away either during the teeth whitening regimen itself, or once you stop using the whitening products. (1), (2)