Sensitive teeth

Sensitive teeth

My teeth are sensitive to hot and cold – is this a sign of a bigger problem?

Tooth sensitivity may be an insignificant, temporary problem, or it may indicate something more serious that needs immediate attention.

Sensitivity can be the result of many things including: hard brushing causing the erosion of tooth enamel, clenching or grinding, tooth decay, or a more serious issue such as a tooth or gum abscess.

Simple fixes for sensitivity include brushing with a sensitive toothpaste or a prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste. More serious concerns may require seeing your dentist. In any event, come and see us right away if you are experiencing tooth sensitivity.