Health Tip: Why Teeth Are Sensitive

(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.

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