Teeth pain during the colder months?
Whether it’s walking down the street or during exercise, some people have teeth pain during the colder months. I had one patient this week relate:
“My teeth hurt really badly early in the morning as I walk from my house to my car”
- Cold sensitivity could be caused by several factors:
- Clenching or grinding teeth
- Gum shrinkage
- Cracked teeth
- Thin enamel
- Weakened enamel
- Tooth bruising from trauma or eating
If the sensitivity lasts longer than three days, I suggest you make an appointment to visit your dentist.
There are also 7 ways to try to remedy cold sensitivity at home:
1. Pay attention to what causes cold sensitivity and try to track it
2. Find the cause of gum shrinkage and treat it appropriately
3. Rinse with a fluoride mouthwash two to three times per day. This will assist in sealing the cold-sensitive teeth.
4. Rinse with sodium bicarbonate and water to bathe and soothe the mouth.
5. Avoid alcohol-containing rinses
6. Wear a bite guard to reduce pressures on your teeth
7. Care for cracked teeth and cavities as soon as you catch them