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teeth sensitivity dentist

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive to Temperatures?

Have you ever eagerly anticipated that first bite of an ice cream treat only to be caught off guard by a sharp, painful sensation in one or more of your teeth? Brrr, that ice cream is cold and your teeth don’t like it! Why? There’s hard, protective enamel on the outside of your teeth. Below that, there’s dentin, which is a layer of tissue that contains the inner pulp. The dentin has very small tubes in it and when fluid moves in those tubes, the nerves become irritated and can cause you to feel pain. Sometimes this pain feels like mere sensitivity, but other times it can become so bothersome […]

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