This summer in McCall people have turned out in large crowds to enjoy the wonderful ice cream at My Father’s Place and Ice Cream Alley. But is the taste of ice cream sometimes a painful experience for you? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include a cavity, worn enamel, exposed tooth roots, or gum disease.
Sensitive or aching teeth can be treated, with the type of treatment depending on what is causing the problem. Your dentist might suggest using a desensitizing toothpaste, fluoride gel treatment done in-office, a tooth repair, or a surgical gum graft.
Proper oral hygiene is key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain and tooth aches. Ask your dentist if you have any questions about your daily oral hygiene routine or concerns about tooth sensitivity.