IT MAY BE THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER YEAR, but we are still in the middle of winter. The achy bones and the cold toes are annoyingly predictable this time of year, but are you also feeling tooth pain?
Winter Chill And Teeth Sensitivity
It is common for your teeth to feel extra sensitive in the winter. Much like other objects which expand and contract when exposed to sudden temperature changes, our teeth can form cracks when quickly exposed to that freezing winter air. These cracks are not visible or particularly dangerous but they can cause sensitivity.
What Else Might It Be?
The cracks may not be the only reason your teeth are extra sensitive this time of year, though. You may already have problems that the cold weather can exaggerate.
Problems may include:
- Cracked teeth
- Weakened enamel
- Gum recession
- Clenching and grinding teeth
There are many ways to prevent that immediate chill from shocking your teeth. When stepping outside your house, try covering your mouth with a scarf or breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. Also, toothpaste for sensitive teeth can alleviate some of the pain.
If this exaggerated tooth sensitivity is driving you crazy, contact us. It could be a sign of a bigger problem. We would love to help you so you can enjoy the beauties of our Boston winter.