- Teeth can be hot, cold or sweet sensitive for the following reasons:
- Cavities (decay)
- Broken fillings
- Broken teeth
- Gum disease (gingivitis or periodontal disease)
- Excessive enamel wear due to grinding your teeth
- Gum recession due to brushing too hard
- Acid reflux
- See your dentist to find out which treatment is best for you.
- Using desensitizing toothpaste and a soft bristle toothbrush may alleviate symptoms in certain cases.
- Fluoride toothpastes and mouth rinses can help.