Bluestone Trials

Tooth Sensitivity Study

Sensitive Teeth causing you discomfort?
Status: Completed.

If you are at least 18 years of age and suffer from sensitive teeth, then you may qualify to participate in a research study at the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.

Study Details:

This study consists of four visits to our study site, over an eight-week period. Qualifying participants can be compensated for time and travel expenses.


Study Background: 

 

Dentin sensitivity or tooth sensitivity as it is commonly known can be described as a short, sharp pain due to tooth enamel being worn away and the underlying dentin (the first sensitive layer of the tooth) becomes exposed. This can be due to eating acidic foods, brushing too hard, gum disease or even routine dental procedures.

Sensitive teeth can be avoided by practicing good dental hygiene such as brushing properly, flossing regularly and generally cleaning all parts of your teeth and mouth. Reducing your consumption of acidic foods such as sodas, coffee and citrus fruits, using toothpaste with fluoride and seeing your dentist every six months can also help prevent tooth sensitivity.

The tooth sensitivity studies conducted at the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research require that you be in good general health, have a normal regimen of oral hygiene and be willing to comply with study procedures and required study participation visits.