College Park Dental
7305 Baltimore Ave, Suite 204, College Park, MD 20740

Got Sensitive Teeth? Your Brushing Habits May Be To Blame!

While common sense may tell you that brushing vigorously may help make your teeth whiter, tooth abrasion brought about by over brushing is actually one of the leading causes of tooth sensitivity. By and large, vigorous brushing and scrubbing can actually wear down the enamel (the outermost part of your teeth), damage the gums,  and push back the gum line. Consequently, the nerves within the tooth are overexposed resulting to the oh-so-familiar sensitive tooth pain which is a common complaint of our patients here at our Maryland dental practice.

Toothbrush Habit Overhaul

If you’re guilty of over brushing, a toothbrush habit overhaul should be in order! Below are steps to help you get started:

  • Get a new toothbrush. Choose the soft-bristled nylon types as they are gentler to the gums than their hard-bristled alternatives.
  • When brushing, do not just scrub back and forth across the teeth. Instead, position the head of the toothbrush at 45 degree angle to the gumline. Brush each spot in a short, circular strokes several times before moving to the next spot.
  • Choose toothpastes that are not too abrasive.
  • Pressure while brushing your teeth should be gentle yet firm. If you are squashing the bristles of your toothbrush, you are actually brushing too hard.
  • Brush the back of your teeth first then brush your way forward.

If tooth sensitivity persists after changing your brushing habits, we’d love to help you figure out the root cause. Here at our Maryland dental practice, we make it a point to go at great lengths to match our services to your expectations. Call us now for an initial consultation! Call (301) 238-7083 or fill out this contact form.

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I have been going to College Park Dental since the 90s and Dr. Brager has been my dentist. Dr. Brager, Bernard, and Teresa have always, each time I have gone, been outstanding. They are very […]
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I have been coming here for over 18 years and have had nothing but positive experiences. Dr. Hoang is very friendly and professional and always takes her time during my appointments.
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I think I have been going to Dr. Brager for 42 years – since 1975, before College Park Dental. Between the work he and his team have done and his referrals, I have a good working set of teeth […]
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Very friendly and efficient staff!
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For more than 35 years I have received very professional,, courteous and friendly service at College Park Dental. Dr Brager, Sue, Bernard, Tiffany, Mary and the entire staff provide first class […]
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Best kept secret in town or should I say county. This dental office is friendly & professional. Always keeps me up on my appointments by giving be email, text message & personal call […]
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Always great service from Dr. Brager.
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I will admit to being a real chicken when it comes to the dentist. Everyone in the office does a great job of making you feel at ease and confident about the whole process. I would and have […]
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Friendly people. Quick getting in and out. Great service.
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I love love love College Park Dental. My Dentist is Dr. Miriam Bemani and she is excellent. She is so kind, caring and understanding. Within a matter on months she got my teeth in top shape. With […]
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I had to get three fillings done by Dr. Brager, and he did a great job! He explained each step of the process, made sure I was comfortable, made sure I had no pain, and made my overall experience a […]
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College Park Dental is the best! I recently had a bridge made and Dr. Brager told me that he wanted me to be 100% satisfied and after 2 adjustments I’m happy to say that I am 100% satisfied. My […]
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I’ve been going here for so long. I’ve seen lost of dentists here. I really recommend Dr. Majid. He treats you with respect and does a good job. My teeth aren’t perfect but I like […]
Melissa M.
I have been a patient of Dr. Brager’s for more than 30 years. He is not only an outstanding and careful dentist, but he is entertaining while in the chair! Very informative on what to […]
Sarah T.
I have been coming here for over 18 years and have had nothing but positive experiences. Dr. Hoang is very friendly and professional and always takes her time during my appointments.
Rachel P.
I have been a patient here for many years, I currently see Dr. Su. Not only is she a great dentist but a wonderful person with a fine sense of humor. What I want to make clear is that this is a well […]
Peter M.
Great place for dental care! I use Dr. Majid… who is skilled and caring… and has a great sense of humor! That’s always good when one is in a dental chair! In addition to Dr. Majid, […]
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Not only am I happy with the dentistry, but it’s the only medical office where I never have to wait. I show up at my appointment time, and five minutes later, I’m sitting in the chair. […]
David E.
For fifteen years my family and I have gone here and they are always good with us.
Edward P.
The best experience ever with a dental procedure. My tooth broke off due to very poor dental care and I used their website to request an appointment. They got me in the same day and didn’t […]
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