Flossing is supposed to be a good thing since it does help keep your teeth clean by cleaning in between your teeth.
It helps get that plaque and food out of your teeth and keep them nice and clean for you. It helps make your next dental appointment a breeze.
However, what do you do when flossing hurts your teeth instead? You need to bring it up at your next dental visit, and we will take care of it for you. We will determine the cause of the pain flossing causes you and do something to ease that pain and prevent it from happening in the future.
Let The Dentist Know Right Away About the Pain Flossing is Causing YouMake sure to tell us right away when you come to see us. We can figure out what is causing the pain from flossing and help solve the problem. You need to tell us everything that is wrong with your mouth, teeth, and gums so we can assist you with your pain problem.
What Causes Tooth Pain From Flossing?Gingivitis may be causing tooth pain from flossing. Pain from flossing is sensitivity, and anything you do can hurt your teeth. Drinking hot or cold drinks and eating hot and cold foods can cause pain in your teeth if you have sensitive teeth. Check with us about gingivitis, and we will let you know if that is causing your tooth sensitivity and causing your teeth to hurt when you floss.
Are You Using the Wrong Toothbrush?Even using the wrong toothbrush can cause pain when flossing. If you experience pain and discomfort when brushing your teeth, ask us what the best toothbrush is for you to use, and we will gladly help you find one that is right for you. Once you get the right toothbrush, the sensitivity will ease up a lot, and you can start flossing again.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 765-7300 today.