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Why does sugar make it painful for sensitive teeth?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Acid: The bacteria that adhere to your teeth produce acid when they come in contact with sugar. It is the acid that irritates the nerve inside of your tooth. Sensitive teeth are just more vulnerable.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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Saliva: The sugar dissolves in your saliva, and the saliva touches your teeth, so yes, it affects your teeth regardless.

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