Take this quiz to learn everything you want to know about preventing and treating sensitive teeth -- so you can smile BIG.
Question 1 of 20
Sensitive teeth occur mostly in adults over age 50.
Question 2 of 20
People with sensitive teeth should avoid gum, including sugarless ones, which contain agitating artificial sweeteners.
Question 3 of 20
Mouthwash can worsen sensitivity.
Question 4 of 20
Sensitivity can be treated but rarely cured.
Question 5 of 20
Old fillings can worsen tooth sensitivity.
Question 6 of 20
Citrus fruit like lemons and acidic drinks like soda erode enamel, creating sensitivity.
Question 7 of 20
Enamel is the weakest material in your body.
Question 8 of 20
Dentin, the material beneath enamel, contains small holes that connect directly to your tooth nerve.
Question 9 of 20
Teeth grinders are at lower risk for sensitive teeth than non-grinders.
Question 10 of 20
You can cancel out the effect of acidic food, like an orange, by eating basic foods like cheese right after.
Question 11 of 20
The harder you brush your teeth, the more sensitive they might become.
Question 12 of 20
Fluoride reverses sensitivity.
Question 13 of 20
Toothpastes labeled for sensitive teeth have extra ingredients to help your teeth.
Question 14 of 20
Brushing more gently than you usually do can reverse sensitivity in a couple weeks.
Question 15 of 20
The two key causes of sensitivity are receding gums and enamel erosion.
Question 16 of 20
If you go too long without treating sensitivity, your dentist might not be able to help you.
Question 17 of 20
You should replace your toothbrush every three to four months.
Question 18 of 20
Whitening kits can cause or worsen sensitivity.
Question 19 of 20
Sensitivity after dental procedures is uncommon and indicates poor dentistry.
Question 20 of 20