An investigation of the occlusive properties of smart polymeric particles usingquantitative image analysis of dentin microtubules

Many young adults are affected by tooth sensitivity stimulated by eating or drinking something hot, cold, sweet or acidic, which impacts their life quality. Tooth sensitivity can start when the softer, inner part of the tooth called dentin becomes exposed. The dentin contains a large number of parallel microtubules that run from the outside of the tooth to the nerve in the center. When it is exposed, these microtubules can be stimulated by changes in temperature or certain foods resulting in the sharp pain.