Sensitive teeth and gums can result in discomfort and avoiding certain foods and drinks that are hot, cold or acidic:
– Tooth sensitivity can be caused by teeth grinding, worn-down enamel, tooth fractures, receding gums or a loose filling.
– Gum sensitivity can be due to gum disease, which is a result of poor oral hygiene.
– Your dentist can diagnose the cause of sensitivity and recommend the appropriate treatment.
The best way to avoid sensitive gums, sensitive teeth and any issues stemming from either is by practicing and maintaining good oral health.