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The article begins by relating tooth pain to ice cream or hot tea. I have to say, many will find some sensitivity to extreme temperatures. When I think of sensitivity, I think of a more consistent irritation caused by daily consumption of food and drink that has moderate temperatures. Acidic foods, dry mouth, and tooth grinding are all discussed, as well as overzealous oral hygiene. As with most issues realted to our helath, prevention is the key and the article provides a brief overview of ways to protect your teeth. You will find it no surprise that many of these problems can be multifactorial and evaluation by your dentist is paramount to prevention and the elimination of a more serious cause.

One of the most recent articles in the dental literature by Dr. Thomas Abrahamsen places a strong relationship with erosion and tooth brushing and I will review that article in the next Blog.