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Sensitivity Triggers


Are Your Teeth Sensitive to Cold Food?

Are they sensitive to cold or hot foods? Are they sensitive to cold or hot drinks or sweet foods and drinks? A range of things can trigger a twinge or occasional tooth pain for people with sensitive teeth.

  • 67% of people experience a twinge or pain when eating cold food or drinking cold drinks.
  • 35% of people experience a twinge or pain when eating hot food or drinking hot drinks.
  • 51% of people experience a twinge or pain when breathing in cold air.
  • 47% of people experience a twinge or pain when eating sugary foods.

Some people will even experience tooth sensitivity when brushing their teeth, particularly if rinsing with cold water.

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