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Table 5 Most frequent predisposing factors of DH as indicated by the practitioners (Practitioners indicated their first choice of predisposing factors)

From: Management of Dentin Hypersensitivity by National Dental Practice-Based Research Network practitioners: results from a questionnaire administered prior to initiation of a clinical study on this topic

Predisposing factor N (%)
Recessed gingiva 122 (66)
Abrasion, erosion, abfraction and/or attrition lesions 109 (59)
Bruxism 59 (32)
Excessive tooth whitening 31 (17)
Frequent consumption of citrus juices and/or carbonated drinks 28 (15)