Pain is not something you should feel when you brush and floss. The same goes for when you are ingesting hot or cold foods and beverages. However, if you have worn enamel or gum disease exposing too much of your teeth, those pearly whites can become extremely sensitive. The best thing you can do in such a situation is to call Dr. Martin at 941-585-0424 or use our online form to make a new appointment at our office in Punta Gorda, FL. As this video from the ADA shows, a desensitizing toothpaste can give temporary relief until you get here, but you really need to address the underlying root of the problem to arrive at a workable long-term solution. Don’t simply ignore the pain, let us help you work through it instead!