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Sensitive Teeth

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Your teeth are very important; they are the front line (literally) when it comes to food and beverage consumption. Since all teeth are not created equal, the amount of sensitivity a person can experience with their teeth can vary, but a recent discovery may change things moving forward for everyone.

‘According to a report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interface, researchers in China may have discovered a better way to take the sting out of sensitive teeth using an extract from green tea — and it may prevent cavities to boot.“Sensitivity occurs when the teeth enamel gets thinner, exposing the underlying surface, the dentin,” Wenyuan Shi, professor and chair of oral biology at UCLA School of Dentistry, who was not involved in the study, tells Yahoo Beauty.

Dentin contains microscopic hollow tubes, or canals, but without the protection of enamel — think of enamel like a cap on a tube. Those exposed tubes make it easier for cold (and heat) to reach the nerves and cells inside the tooth, according to the American Dental Association (ADA).
Shi adds, “The stimulation of cells within these tubes causes a short, sharp pain when the area is exposed to hot or cold temperatures through food and beverages — or even by the air.”’ (source: yahoo.com)

If you experience extremely sensitive teeth, make sure to let your dentist know! Following a regular maintenance routine that includes daily brushing, flossing and rinsing, as well as visiting your Aylmer dental professional for regular check ups and cleanings will help to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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