Tooth sensitivity is most often caused by cavities or the thinning or destruction of tooth enamel.
Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Fun fact: tooth enamel is the strongest tissue in your entire body! This mostly clear outer layer guards your teeth from all that wear and tear, preventing you from feeling extremes in temperatures of all the things you eat and drink. It also protects from acids that could destroy teeth.
Written By Meghan Belnap / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
If your teeth are very sensitive, yellow or cracked and pitted at the surface, you may have enamel erosion. Enamel is the hard, thin coating that covers the crown of your tooth. Read on to learn how you can protect and restore your enamel while caring for your teeth.
Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Researchers have found that hydrogen peroxide - the active ingredient in over-the-counter whitening strips - can damage the protein-rich dentin tissue found beneath the tooth's protective enamel. It is well established that hydrogen peroxide can penetrate the enamel and dentin.
Orthodontics is a way to correct teeth and jaws that are improperly positioned. Crooked teeth do not fit well together and are harder to clean which places them at a higher risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease.