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How to soothe those sensitive teeth

Sensitive teeth can quickly end your enjoyment of ice cream or hot chocolate. If your dentist rules out cavities and fractures, the cause of this common problem could be worn tooth enamel, a cracked tooth or an exposed root, according to the American Dental Association.

Your dentist may suggest brushing with a desensitizing toothpaste containing compounds that prevent sensations from being transmitted to the nerves and cells inside the tooth from the surface.

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