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Don't Touch This: Sensitive Teeth Quiz
by Staff
Most of us have experienced tooth pain we won’t forget. Underneath the hard coating of enamel that crowns our pearly whites, there's a soft side. Learn about sensitive teeth with this quiz.

Root sensitivity is another name for tooth sensitivity.

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Tooth enamel is the second hardest substance in the human body.

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When enamel on tooth roots breaks away, teeth become sensitive.

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A toothbrush with medium firmness works best if you have sensitive teeth.

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Brushing with up-and-down force to remove plaque before it builds can prevent getting sensitive teeth in the first place.

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Pulp is the soft material surrounding the tooth roots.

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Tooth whitening can make teeth sensitive.

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Strong mouthwash is helpful in soothing sensitive teeth.

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All mouthwash is bad for people with sensitive teeth.

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In some cases, nerves need to be removed in order to get relief for tooth sensitivity and pain.

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Dentin damage is permanent.

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Fluoride can relieve tooth sensitivity.

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People with frequent indigestion may develop sensitive teeth.

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Flossing more than once daily can greatly decrease your chances of getting tooth sensitivity.

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Using a toothpaste for sensitive teeth brings immediate relief.

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Plastic can seal in the nerves and keep them from feeling the pain.

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Teeth grinding is a major cause of broken teeth or cracked enamel, but the damage is rarely enough to expose the dentin and cause sensitivity.

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Dentin hypersensitivity is the most extreme form of root, or tooth sensitivity.

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Our chances of getting sensitive teeth decrease as we get older.

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Getting your teeth cleaned can be a pain.

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