Health Tip: Why Teeth Are Sensitive

Symptom may indicate tooth decay

(HealthDay News) -- Sensitive teeth can make eating and drinking painful and unpleasant.

The American Dental Association's Mouthhealthy.org website explains these possible causes of sensitive teeth:

  • Having a cavity or tooth decay.
  • Developing a tooth fracture.
  • Having a worn filling.
  • Having worn tooth enamel.
  • Having gum disease.
  • Having an exposed dental root.
Published
Thursday, May 22, 2014