“SEN­SI­TIVE” TOOTH­PASTE ISN’T ENOUGH

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Many tooth­pastes claim to treat sen­si­tive teeth, but re­searchers re­cently found they don’t help much. A tooth grows sen­si­tive when its pro­tec­tive enamel erodes, ex­pos­ing dentin, a layer with tubules that lead to the nerves. The re­searchers tested nine “antiero­sive” and/or “de­sen­si­tiz­ing” prod­ucts and found that they all caused enamel wear, just like reg­u­lar tooth­pastes. Some de­sen­si­tiz­ing tooth­pastes might help to block pain, but you likely also need to see your den­tist for other treat­ment op­tions.

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