Author T. Budde
Journal Edition sofw journal 7/8-2020

Introduction

Tooth sensitivity is a common condition endured by millions of people around the world – many of whom are unaware that treatment can simply be a matter of choosing the right toothpaste.

Perhaps now more than ever before, tooth sensitivity is an important topic. With dental services unavailable or restricted to varying degrees around the world as a result of the coronavirus crisis, increasing numbers of people are looking to take extra care and safeguard their dental health at home.

For many people, sensitive teeth are already an issue. Indeed, according to a systematic review of data published in 2013, most dentists consider tooth sensitivity, or dentin hypersensitivity (DH), to be a relevant problem within their practice [1]. The review found that between 25 and 30 percent of adults suffer from the condition, with the peak age for incidence being between 30 and 40. Women are more likely to be affected than men, and the problem is more common in the maxillary (top) teeth as well as on the buccal (outer) surfaces.

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