Don't Touch This: Sensitive Teeth Quiz
Most of us have experienced tooth pain we wonâ€™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.
Tooth enamel is the second hardest substance in the human body.
When enamel on tooth roots breaks away, teeth become sensitive.
A toothbrush with medium firmness works best if you have sensitive teeth.
Brushing with up-and-down force to remove plaque before it builds can prevent getting sensitive teeth in the first place.
Pulp is the soft material surrounding the tooth roots.
Tooth whitening can make teeth sensitive.
Strong mouthwash is helpful in soothing sensitive teeth.
All mouthwash is bad for people with sensitive teeth.
In some cases, nerves need to be removed in order to get relief for tooth sensitivity and pain.
Dentin damage is permanent.
Fluoride can relieve tooth sensitivity.
People with frequent indigestion may develop sensitive teeth.
Flossing more than once daily can greatly decrease your chances of getting tooth sensitivity.
Using a toothpaste for sensitive teeth brings immediate relief.
Plastic can seal in the nerves and keep them from feeling the pain.
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.
Dentin hypersensitivity is the most extreme form of root, or tooth sensitivity.
Our chances of getting sensitive teeth decrease as we get older.
Getting your teeth cleaned can be a pain.