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Milton, Ontario, L9T 2M3

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March 02, 2013
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If your teeth are cold sensitive, you are not alone!  It has been estimated that 40% of adults worldwide suffer from this.  

The main causes are loss of enamel and recession of the gums exposing the root surface.  Enamel loss is often caused by clenching or grinding, over-consumption of acidic foods and drinks and overly aggressive brushing.  Most people know that soft drinks are harmful to their teeth, but what they may not realize is that iced tea is one of the worst culprits.  It has high amounts of citric acid which is very erosive.

Desensitizing toothpastes may be very beneficial but they may take 4-6 weeks before pain relief is noticed.  These toothpastes help in one of two ways.  Either they help intercept the nerve response to painful stimuli or else they “clog” tubules that travel to the pulp.

I have had very good success with using the same material that bonds fillings to your tooth as a “coating” to decrease sensitivity.  

So please don’t suffer in silence.  There’s lots that we can do to help.