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By what mechanism does mint create a sensation similar to coldness or pain in one's mouth? Why would this sensation become less and less over time with repeated exposure to mint?

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  • I recommended an edit that conforms to site standards It still may belong on BiologySE instead as it's more of a mechanisms question, it's a fine line. – DoctorWhom Aug 26 '17 at 5:36
  • Edited to conform to site standards for questions not related to an individual's health; please revert if disagree. – DoctorWhom Aug 26 '17 at 5:41
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If anyone sees this for whatever reason (I guess if you look up this question...), the pain has gone away after me forcing myself to use mint toothpaste and other mint products.

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