Do you get a jolt of pain whenever you drink ice water or munch on candy? You might have sensitive teeth. Our teeth are complex, living structures that harbor delicate nerves. Most of the time, these are protected by a hard layer of enamel. But they can become exposed for various reasons, resulting in tooth […]
If things like drinking hot coffee or eating ice cream causes you to wince with pain, you might suffer from tooth sensitivity. There can be a lot of underlying causes of tooth sensitivity, including cavities caused by general tooth decay, fractured teeth with exposed dentin, old fillings that are about to fail, eroded tooth enamel
Does the thought of taking a big bite of ice cream make you cringe? While ice cream is a dessert enjoyed by all, it is less enjoyable if your teeth are sensitive. Hypersensitivity can vary from mild to severe pain when brushing teeth, flossing, or eating foods that are hot, cold, sweet, acidic, or sour.