Why do your teeth feel abnormally cold? Why do you experience pain when you consume cold or hot drinks and foods? We have been asked why teeth can be so sensitive during the winter and what to do about it. This post will explain the many reasons you could be experiencing sensitivity!
Tooth Decay or Gum Disease: If you are experiencing pain at all times whether there is cold involved or not, you could be in the early stages of tooth decay or gum disease. 80% of sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures starts at the gum line. If you are experiencing pain regularly, contact us at The Dental Room immediately.
Harsh External Factors: Brushing your teeth too hard or using at-home tooth whitening treatments more often than recommended can damage the tooth enamel. Too many acids from food and drinks, like wine, coffee, and tomatoes, can also deteriorate your tooth enamel.
Grinding Teeth: If you are stressed and find yourself grinding your teeth, you are wearing away the tooth enamel. If you think that you are grinding your teeth, come see us at The Dental Room and we can create a treatment plan for you to help protect your teeth.
Cracks in Teeth: Small cracks can develop while your teeth expand and contract when exposed to hot and cold temperatures. These cracks expose your nerves, causing sensitivity.
Receding Gums: Are your gums pulling away from your teeth? Receding gums are a direct pathway to the nerves in your teeth.
Your well-being is important to us. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity contact us to schedule a professional dental exam. We will determine the source of the problem and create a treatment plan for you!
Stay warm, we can’t wait to see your beautiful smile at our office in downtown Calgary soon!