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Winter Weather And Your Teeth

Published on December 31st, 2018

Do your teeth ever hurt when you eat or drink something cold? As the enamel on your teeth begins to wear down and your gums begin to recede, a layer of your teeth becomes unprotected. This layer is extremely sensitive to dramatic temperature changes and even is sensitive to cold weather. Our dentists in Lakeview are here to explain why this happens and to provide some tips to prevent it.

Why Do My Teeth Hurt During Winter?

Winter sensitivity can happen to anyone, regardless of their oral health. If you live somewhere where the temperature is constantly changing or have poor oral hygiene habits, you are more likely to be affected. On the other hand, over-brushing and whitening products can also cause your teeth the be seasonally reactive. Grinding, periodontal disease and decay can also cause tooth sensitivity.

Prevention

In an attempt to avoid any tooth pain due to cold weather, breathe through your nose as much as possible. This way, you will avoid direct contact between your teeth and the cold winter air. A fluoride mouthwash can also do wonders and actually seal sensitive teeth if you are experiencing this sensitivity.

Should I See a Dentist Lakeview?

If these tips don’t help and you are still experiencing tooth sensitivity that impairs your daily life, make an appointment with one of the many dentists in Lakeview. This pain could be a warning sign of a bigger issue, so its best to see a dentist.

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