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Are your teeth sometimes sensitive but you're not sure why?
Have you ever winced when something cold or hot hits your teeth? This could be caused by dentin hypersensitivity. Symptoms can include sudden or sharp pain when eating hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or even breathing in cold air.
 
Tooth sensitivity can begin when the softer, inner part of the tooth called 'dentin' becomes exposed. Dentin is one of the four major components of your teeth (enamel, dentin, cementum and pulp). It is necessary for the support of the enamel. Sandwiched between the hard exterior of enamel and the central tooth chamber, dentin is the major structural component of the tooth. At the microscopic level, dentin is a network of dentinal tubules which radiate outward from the central chamber to the enamel above. These fluid-filled tubules are permeable, allowing them to transfer the sensation of hot or cold foods to the pulp nerves or trigger tooth pain. (1)
 
The flow of fluid in the dentin tubules of sensitive teeth can be up to 100 times greater than in non-sensitive teeth. (2)  Sensitive teeth can affect those with good and poor oral hygiene.
 
Some of the causes of tooth sensitivity include wear of enamel from improper tooth brushing / tooth brush abrasion, acid erosion, teeth grinding, gum recession, teeth whitening and aging.  (3)

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References:
 
    (1) https://str.llnl.gov/str/JanFeb08/kinney.html

    (2) Addy M. Dentin hypersensitivity: new perspectives on an old problem. pp. 367-375.
     
    Proceedings of a symposium held at the FDI World Dental Congress, Vienna 2002. International Dental Journal 2002; 52(5):366-396.
     
      (3) https://str.llnl.gov/str/JanFeb08/kinney.html
     


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Dr. Michael D. Margolis
Dr. Michael D. Margolis
Dr. Michael David Margolis, DDS, IMD (Doctor of Integrative Medicine), FIND (Fellow of Institute of Nutritional Dentistry) is a practicing Biological Dentist in Mesa, Arizona since 1984. Dr. Mike received his doctor of dental surgery degree (DDS) from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio Texas(1983) and his Doctor of Integrative Medicine from Capital University in Washington DC(2000). A former President of the International Academy of Integrative Medicine (IABDM.org), Dr. Mike is a member of the International Academy of Medical Toxicology (IAOMT.org), the Holistic Dental Association (holisticdental.org) and the Arizona Holistic Medical Association (AHIMA.org). Dr. Mike has recently accepted the honor to serve as a member of the Advisory Board for the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ. Dr. Margolis has lectured nationally and internationally on Biological Dentistry, CAVITATâ„¢ technology use and clinical application.

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