Question: Hot and cold foods often make my teeth hurt. Why are my teeth sensitive?
Sensitive teeth are a common dental common for many adults. If you notice that hot or cold foods, or cold drinks or even cold weather make your teeth ache, you may have sensitivity in your teeth.
The common reasons for tooth sensitivity include:
- gum disease
- tooth decay/cavities
- worn fillings
- worn down tooth enamel
- exposed tooth root
The good news is that there are a few treatment options for sensitive teeth. The most often prescribed treatment is a toothpaste specifically designed for people with sensitive teeth. Dentists can prescribe desensitizing toothpaste, or you can try the over-the-counter toothpaste brands. Taking good care of your teeth with proper oral hygiene is the real key to preventing tooth sensitivity, though.
Do you have questions about your daily oral hygiene routine or tooth sensitivity? Contact the professionals at DentaLux today!