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The Cycle of Decline

The cycle of decline in dentine hypersensitivity

Poor oral hygiene can lead to gingival recession and, ultimately, a 'spiral of decline'.

Sub-optimal oral hygiene exacerbates gingival recession and could cause additional problems

Sufferers' reluctance to brush the sensitive area may lead to sub-optimal oral hygiene resulting in:
– Aggravation of gingival recession, which can increase sensitivity
– Caries
– Other oral conditions