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6 ways to reduce tooth sensitivity

Sensitive teeth are not only painful, but they can also begin to interfere with your daily life. Here are six ways to find relief and reduce your tooth sensitivity
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Dealing with the pain of sensitive teeth? - 6 ways to reduce tooth sensitivity

Dealing with the pain of sensitive teeth?

Tooth sensitivity can be a pain in the—well, in the mouth. Cold or hot foods and drinks, sugary sweets, even a cold wind against your teeth can make your pearly whites start throbbing or stinging.

In most cases, teeth are sensitive because their protective outer layers—enamel over the crown, or cementum over the root—have worn away. That exposes your tooth’s dentin, which is full of tiny tubes with sensitive nerve endings running through them.

Are you suffering from sensitive teeth? Try these six tips to help ease the pain.

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