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Can Frigid Weather Hurt Your Teeth?

Posted on 2/13/2017 by Zac Bird
A woman in the snow wearing warm clothing.
During the winter, do you walk outside only to have your teeth start to ache? If so, that's relatively common, however painful. The best things that you can do is to go in and speak with your dentist about the sensitivity that you are experiencing.

When your teeth start showing signs of sensitivity, it can be the early symptoms of problems with your teeth.

Common Reasons for Cold Sensitivity

Tooth decay, also known as a cavity, can easily cause cold sensitivity. This is especially true if the cavity is down by your gums. Getting that cavity filled should solve the problem with your tooth not liking super cold weather.

Having gum disease, especially advanced gum disease, often leaves you with sensitive teeth. The gums pull back from the roots of the teeth, exposing the sensitive nerves. This can make even being out in the cold a painful experience.

Exposed dentin from teeth that have been worn down can also cause sensitivity. This is common for people who suffer from bruxism, or a clenching and grinding of the teeth. This can also lead to cracks or breaks in the teeth, which can then also open up to allow cold air to travel in.

No matter what is causing your cold sensitivity, your dentist is your first line of defense. They will examine your mouth and discover what is causing your reaction to the cold. Then, they will talk with you about the best treatment plan to help alleviate your sensitivity.

Then, once you know the way to get to a pain-free mouth, you can work with your dentist to get the necessary treatment going. Find out what your dentist thinks could be going on within your mouth by contacting our office today. It could bring about a lot of relief.

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