Dental

Winter & Tooth Sensitivity

Are your teeth hurting when you eat something hot or cold? When tooth enamel wears down or the gums recede, it exposes a layer of your teeth that is sensitive to temperature changes.

If you drink some hot chocolate or decide to go out for ice cream, you’ll feel some pain.

Believe it or not, cold weather can make your teeth hurt. In response to extreme heat or cold, your teeth expand and contract.

When in doubt, try these fixes for your sensitive teeth,

  • Fluoride. This is a natural mineral that your dentist can apply to your sensitive teeth. Fluoride strengthens the enamel and prevents sensitivity.
  • Covering root surfaces. Your dentist can apply a sealant to fix the problem.
  • Making a mouth guard. If you grind your teeth at night, have your dentist make you a mouth guard to prevent you from damaging your teeth.
  • Root canal treatment. The dentist removes the soft pulp inside your damaged tooth.

If you’re experiencing any kind of tooth sensitivity, call your local dentist immediately. It’s extremely uncomfortable but easily treatable!