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January 11, 2016
sensitive teeth hot cold

    Do your teeth have a painful reaction to temperature or pressure – whether it be from cold food or flossing your teeth? If so, some possible causes for this reaction include:

  • Cavities
  • Fractured or split teeth
  • Worn fillings or enamel erosion
  • Periodontal disease
  • Exposed tooth root

But don’t panic — Tooth sensitivity is a very common condition and is treatable! The first step to take is making an appointment with your dentist for an evaluation. Your dentist will find the cause of the problem and give you your next step to treating your pain and sensitivity. There are a variety of treatments (in-office or at home) depending on the cause of the sensitivity, so your dentist might suggest:

    • Diet change – acidic foods harm your teeth
    • Mouth