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sensitive teeth

Do you have sensitive teeth? If so, you are not alone. This dental condition, also known as dentin hypersensitivity, is a very common problem, affecting 1 in 8 Americans. Tooth sensitivity happens as a result of enamel loss exposing the inner layer of the tooth (dentin). Sensitive teeth also occur because of receding gums, which can leave roots and nerves exposed and as a result of irritation of the nerves. This leads to pain or discomfort when drinking hot or cold beverages, or when applying pressure to the exposed tooth.   What......