Does a sip of cold water or a lick of your favorite ice cream send waves of electrifying sensitivity down your spine? Do you dread even taking a sip of hot coffee for fear of severe pain? Most of us are plagued and tormented by a very common condition called tooth sensitivity, which we commonly refer to as ‘sensitive teeth’. Known as Dentinal Hypersensitivity by dental professionals, it is a painful clinical condition presenting as a short, sharp pain with an incidence ranging from 4 to 74%. Persons of any age, usually in the age group of 20–50 years, with a peak between 30 and 40 years of age are affected.
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