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Brushing Abrasions

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Cleveland Dental Care

Brushing Abrasions

Your Smile is our Priority


Brushing Abrasions

Brushing abrasion, also known as toothbrush abrasion or toothbrush wear, refers to a form of dental abrasion caused by the mechanical action of brushing teeth. It occurs when excessive force is applied during toothbrushing, leading to the wearing away of tooth enamel and potentially exposing the underlying dentin layer.


Brushing abrasion typically affects the cervical areas of the teeth, which are the areas near the gum line. Over time, repeated and aggressive brushing can cause the enamel to thin out, resulting in notches or grooves near the gum line. These notches can make teeth more sensitive to temperature changes and increase the risk of dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.

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Brushing Abrasions


Cleveland Dental Care

FOR Brushing Abrasions

Expertise and Experience: Cleveland Dental Care boasts a team of highly skilled and experienced dentists who specialize in a wide range of dental treatments, including addressing brushing abrasion. They have the knowledge and expertise to accurately diagnose and treat the condition, ensuring the best possible outcomes for patients.

Comprehensive Dental Care: Cleveland Dental Care offers comprehensive dental care, which means they provide a full range of services beyond just treating brushing abrasion. This is important because brushing abrasion may be related to other dental issues such as gum recession, tooth sensitivity, or enamel erosion. By choosing Cleveland Dental Care, you can receive holistic dental care to address all your oral health needs.

Personalized Treatment Plans: Each patient is unique, and Cleveland Dental Care understands the importance of personalized treatment plans. They will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and overall oral health to develop a customized treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs. This ensures that your brushing abrasion is addressed effectively and efficiently.

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Technology: Cleveland Dental Care is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dental technology. Their modern facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and tools, allowing for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of brushing abrasion. Utilizing advanced technology can also help minimize discomfort and reduce treatment time.

Patient-Centered Approach: Cleveland Dental Care places a strong emphasis on patient satisfaction and comfort. They prioritize open communication, actively listening to your concerns and preferences. The dental team will explain the treatment options available to you, ensuring you are well-informed and involved in the decision-making process.

Positive Reputation and Reviews: It’s always a good idea to consider the reputation and reviews of a dental practice before choosing them for treatment. Cleveland Dental Care has built a positive reputation in the community by providing high-quality dental care and excellent customer service. You can read reviews or ask for recommendations to gain further confidence in their expertise.

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FAQ's About
Brushing Abrasions

What is brushing abrasion? 

Brushing abrasion is a type of tooth wear that occurs due to excessive and aggressive brushing of teeth. It involves the gradual wearing away of tooth enamel and can lead to tooth sensitivity, gum recession, and cosmetic concerns.

How can I prevent brushing abrasion?

To prevent brushing abrasion, it’s important to adopt proper brushing techniques. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and apply gentle pressure while brushing. Avoid using a back-and-forth scrubbing motion and instead use small circular motions to clean your teeth. Additionally, consider using a toothbrush with a smaller head to reach all areas of your mouth effectively.

Can toothpaste contribute to brushing abrasion?

Yes, certain toothpaste formulations can contribute to brushing abrasion if they contain abrasive ingredients. It’s recommended to choose a toothpaste with a low abrasiveness level, indicated by a low Relative Dentin Abrasivity (RDA) value. Your dentist can recommend toothpaste options that are gentle on tooth enamel.

Are there any dental treatments for brushing abrasion?

Yes, there are dental treatments available to address brushing abrasion. The specific treatment options depend on the severity of the abrasion. In mild cases, your dentist may recommend fluoride treatments or desensitizing agents to reduce sensitivity and strengthen enamel. For more severe cases, dental bonding, dental crowns, or veneers may be used to restore damaged teeth.

How can I manage tooth sensitivity caused by brushing abrasion?

If you experience tooth sensitivity due to brushing abrasion, there are several steps you can take to manage it. Using a desensitizing toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth can help alleviate sensitivity over time. Additionally, avoiding extreme temperatures in food and drinks, practicing good oral hygiene, and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional treatments can help manage tooth sensitivity

Can I continue brushing my teeth if I have brushing abrasion?

Yes, you should continue to brush your teeth even if you have brushing abrasion. However, it’s important to adjust your brushing technique to prevent further damage. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle circular motions while brushing. If you have concerns about your brushing technique or the severity of the abrasion, consult your dentist for guidance.

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