Published on: 01 October, 2021
Tooth sensitivity can snap you out of an otherwise pleasurable activity such as eating gelato or going for an endorphin-boosting run on a cold day. Exposure to hot and cold temperatures, sweet, acidic or sticky foods and beverages, and alcohol-based mouthwashes can act as triggers for pain in your mouth, as can improper brushing and flossing.
You’ll feel a dull ache or discomfort at the base of one or more teeth, and in some rare cases, all your teeth. The sensation is usually temporary, but it points to underlying issues in your oral or general health. Thankfully, sensitive teeth should be treatable with professional healthcare advice from a dentist and some tweaks to your oral hygiene routine.