Due to the temperature, are you unable to enjoy a bowl of ice cream or your morning cup of coffee? Does eating a piece of candy hurt? Does breathing in cold air make you wince? Do you avoid brushing or flossing due to sensitivity?
Any of these may be caused by the following?
- Plaque buildup along the gumline
- Tooth decay
- Receding gums
- Brushing teeth too hard
- Some tooth whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes
- Your age
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Acidic foods and beverages
Everyone’s symptoms are unique and there can be many factors contributing, it’s important to make an appointment with your dentist to properly pinpoint what’s causing your sensitivity. We can assess the true cause and help you enjoy your favorite foods again.