Do you suffer from sharp, shooting pain in your teeth when you take a bite of ice cream or eat acidic foods? You are not alone—many Americans face regular tooth sensitivity.
This sharp pain occurs when the middle layer of teeth, dentin, is exposed due to receding gum tissue. When the dentin becomes exposed, it leads directly to the nerve center of the tooth, resulting in the pain you feel. There are many reasons you might be suffering from sensitivity, but here are the 10 most common: