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Do you have sensitive winter teeth?

Posted 5 January 2018 in News

Woman And Apple

Cold weather can make your teeth more sensitive. The fact is that cold weather brings significant changes in the mouth and in some cases, this weather also triggers specific sensations.

Our teeth are hard and strong. However, this doesn’t mean that they will remain unaffected by cold weather. Human teeth are porous which makes them sensitive to cold weather. There are many different situations during the winter period that may lead to tooth pain. By learning more about them, you should be able to prevent these unpleasant situations.

Firstly, when you visit the dentist and your gum line is thoroughly checked by one of our professional dentists, we can often identify spots that look like they are sending jolts through the mouth. This reaction to stimulation can also come as a result of the presence of cold air which is typical for the winter period. It is not unusual for cold and hot foods to lead to sensitivity and cold air is no different. This air usually leads to small contractions which cause pain and discomfort. This is a permanent process that can result in small cracks in different parts of the teeth that react to cold and hot food and cold air.

In addition, many people clench their jaws when they feel cold. If you are doing this on a regular basis you can cause dental problems including jaw muscle pain and tooth erosion.

If you want to avoid winter tooth sensitivity and pain, you should follow a few simple tips. For example, try to breathe through your nose whenever you are exposed to cold air. If you are dealing with persistent pain and your teeth are unbearably sensitive, then you should give us a call and make an appointment. We’d be happy to help.

Call us now to make an appointment on 024 7668 6690

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