Is Teeth Sensitivity Reversible?

Sensitive teeth aren’t fun for anyone to deal with. Whether you experience a mild pain when drinking hot tea or severe discomfort when eating ice cream, teeth sensitivity can impact your quality of life and prevent you from enjoying your favorite foods and drinks.

Sensitive teeth are typically the result of tooth enamel damage. Tooth enamel is the hard, shiny layer that protects your teeth. When enamel is worn away or weakened, it exposes the softer layer, dentin, underneath.

When foods or drinks—or even cold air—come into contact with these softer tissues, they can carry temperatures to the center of your tooth, where nerve tissue resides. That’s when you feel the pain, discomfort, or aching feeling people associate with sensitive teeth.

But is teeth sensitivity reversible? Here’s what you need to know.

An article by Dr. Kime Whitman. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

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