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What You Can Do For Sensitive Teeth

What You Can Do For Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity is most often caused by cavities or the thinning or destruction of tooth enamel.

Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

An End To Cavities For People With Sensitive Teeth?

An End To Cavities For People With Sensitive Teeth?

Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Tooth sensitivity commonly occurs when the protective layers of teeth are worn away, revealing a bony tissue called dentin. This tissue contains microscopic hollow tubes that, when exposed, allow hot and cold liquids and food to contact the underlying nerve endings in the teeth, causing pain.

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

The most common factor related to sensitive teeth is gum recession. When the gum begins to recede, the tooths root becomes exposed, resulting in sensitivity. Other causes of sensitive teeth are toothbrush abrasion, periodontal therapy - treatment for periodontal disease, tooth decay or faulty restorations, excessive grinding or excessive bleaching.
8 Ways To Relieve And Prevent Sensitive Teeth

8 Ways To Relieve And Prevent Sensitive Teeth

Written by Kerry Brooks / Reviewed by Ray Spotts

Sensitive teeth can be very annoying especially when they start to interfere with your life. You can't eat food that you want and have to take extreme care in choosing food to consume for fear of triggering the pain. Here are several steps to relieve and prevent teeth sensitivity.

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