Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does it hurt to brush or floss? If so, you may be experiencing sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth can be caused by a number of things including tooth decay, fractured teeth, gum disease, worn fillings, or exposed tooth rot. However, sensitive teeth can be treated. Speak with your dentist if your teeth seem to be overly sensitive. He or she may suggest one or more of a variety of treatments, such as desensitizing toothpaste… fluoride gel… a crown or inlay… surgical gum graft… or a root canal. Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive tooth pain. Ask your dentist if you have any questions about your daily oral hygiene routine or concerns about tooth sensitivity.