How Cold Weather Can Cause Toothaches

Portrait of young woman with toothache

Now that the cooler weather is moving in, it’s important to understand how it can affect your teeth. In response to extreme cold, your teeth expand and contract. Over time, this can lead to cracks in your teeth. This pain feels like when you have a cavity or gum disease. It’s uncomfortable and no fun!

If you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity, your dentist may recommend one of these options:

  • Fluoride. It’s a natural mineral that a dentist can apply to your sensitive teeth that strengthens the enamel a prevents sensitivity because of exposed dentin.
  • Covering your root surfaces. Your dentist can apply a sealant.
  • Making you a mouth guard.
  • Root canal treatment. This is recommended to fix issues with decay, a cracked or chipped tooth.

Talk to your dentist if your teeth feel sensitive from the cold weather. It’s an easy fix that will get you through the brutal cold months!