It Hurts When I Brush And Floss!  

If your main characterization of the way your brushing and flossing routine goes is, “It hurts!” then we have a bit of a problem. If you didn’t already know, your dental hygiene should feel completely comfortable. You might not say you love the sensation but you shouldn’t be able to come up with any negative adjectives to describe it if your oral health is A-OK. Since our Lake Orion, MI team wants not only the best for your smile health but also for you to be able to feel relaxed and comfortable as you care for your smile, we would like you to learn more about what’s going on and how to move forward!

When It Hurts Your Smile

To say that there are many different reasons your smile may be uncomfortable during dental hygiene is an understatement! One of the reasons you cannot simply look up an answer to why you’re experiencing these symptoms online? It could be one or more of many concerns. Let’s run through some of the problems that may be causing your teeth and/or gums to feel sore, sensitive, etc., as you care for your smile with brushing and flossing:

  • Your care is too aggressive
  • You have gingivitis
  • You have a cavity
  • Your products need improvement

When It Hurts Your Hands

For some patients, dental hygiene becomes something that doesn’t cause pain for their smiles but for the muscles, joints, ligaments, and more that they use in order to move and navigate their hygiene products. If you think you’re alone when your brushing and flossing begin to cause hand cramping or pain (or if the discomfort moves up your arm), think again. This is a common concern and can come about due to a variety of reasons! Fortunately, fixing the issue mainly relies on creating easier motions, so your body does less of the work. To begin, our team encourages the use of an electric toothbrush! Need more help? Come in for personalized suggestions.

What You Should Do Next

Come in! Come in! It’s the only thing you should have on your mind when brushing and flossing doesn’t feel very good. When you begin by coming to our practice for a dental checkup, you immediately get to the bottom of this dilemma which, though you may not recognize it right now, most certainly has a solution.

Prevent Smile Problems By Scheduling Care For Pain

When something hurts, don’t ignore it. Instead, come in to see our team ASAP, so we may resolve the issue. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.