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    Certain material like cold water or sweet propagate tooth ache. Can some one give a simple explanation?
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    Cold water activates cold receptors, this can be perceived as painful.

    Sugars cause bacteria to grow causing dental caries. This eats through enamel, reaches the pulp and irritates the nerve causing a toothache.


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    In fact I was asking Y some material like cold water or a chocolate trigger a pain while others necessarily not?
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    Because cold water is going onto a warm surface-the same principle as to thunderstorms. As for chocolate, if you eat too much it is the sugar which gets into your teeth, inbetween your gums and the pain feeling is the reaction that the sugar is having with your teeth that you can feel.
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    You probably have a cavity and whether some substance causes pain or not is just the differences in reaction with your nerve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingjacob
    You probably have a cavity... ....
    That is it! Weakened my teeth react with some particular material, because other tooth do not pain
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