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Do you know all there is to know about tooth sensitivity? Well, it’s time to find out. The more you know about tooth sensitivity, the better chance you have of preventing and treating it. Because tooth sensitivity can be quite inconvenient and a sign of a major dental issue, prevention and treatment are very important. So, our dentist, Dr. Dickson Ufomata, encourages you to test your tooth sensitivity knowledge by taking the following tooth sensitivity quiz:

1. True or False: It’s normal for your teeth to hurt when you eat or drink hot and cold products.
A. True
B. False

2. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by:
A. Worn tooth enamel
B. Tooth decay
C. Exposed gums
D. All of the above

3. Tooth sensitivity can be treated with:
A. Desensitizing toothpaste
B. Cavity treatment
C. Gum recession treatment
D. All of the above

4. True or False: If you don’t treat your tooth sensitivity, you can suffer tooth loss.
A. True
B. False

5. True or False: If you have tooth sensitivity, then you should just stop eating or drinking hot and cold foods and drinks altogether.
A. True
B. False


1. B
2. D
3. D
4. A, especially if the cause of the sensitivity is tooth decay or gum recession.
5. B (You should schedule an appointment to treat the sensitivity)

To learn more about tooth sensitivity in Lexington, Kentucky, or to ask our dental team a question, please reach out to Leestown Dental Center. We are happy to give you the answers, information and details you need, so don’t hesitate to call 859-232-8883 now! We look forward to helping you.