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What dental care can I do if my teeth are super sensitive from hot and cold?

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This can happen to anyone, at any age. Your gum tissue pulls back from your teeth, uncovering some of the root. This can make the area sensitive to hot or cold temperatures.

As a quick fix, use a fluoride mouth rinse, or switch to a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth. If your problem is more serious, your dentist may seal or bond the roots. They might recommend a soft tissue graft. This procedure uses material, either man-made or from another area of your mouth, to cover exposed roots.

SOURCES:

Consumer Guide to Dentistry: ''Senior Dental Care.''

American Academy of Periodontology.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Reviewed by Evan Frisbee on August 23, 2020

SOURCES:

Consumer Guide to Dentistry: ''Senior Dental Care.''

American Academy of Periodontology.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Reviewed by Evan Frisbee on August 23, 2020

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