You should not experience pain when you brush and floss. The same is true when enjoying hot or cold foods. But if you have sensitive teeth, then you can experience discomfort with either situation. That’s probably due to worn enamel or gum disease exposing too much of your teeth. And that means trying to ignore the pain will just make things worse.

That’s why you need to call Dr. Martin at 941-585-0424 or use our online form to make a new appointment. As this video shows, a desensitizing toothpaste can give relief. But you need to fix the underlying problem for a long-term solution. With the thorough dental cleanings and exams at our dental office, you can learn why your teeth are sensitive and what to do next.