It is possible that you have had to deal with tooth sensitivity at some point in your life. Usually, the risk of your teeth being sensitive to hot or cold is during the winter season. Because the temperature outside is low, your teeth react to it accordingly. This can make it difficult for you to bite and chew foods and beverages which are cold or hot. Thankfully, there are some basic tips you can follow to ease tooth sensitivity when the weather gets cold. Let’s look at a few of them:
- First off, you might need to change your toothbrush. The hard bristles on your toothbrush may be causing irritation to your gums, which can cause the affected tooth to become sensitive. So, even if you use a brush with harder bristles the year round, during winter it is a good idea to change. Also, don’t apply too much pressure when brushing your teeth during the winter.
- Foods which are acidic in nature can damage the enamel coating on your teeth, which will increase the intensity of the sensitivity you feel. This is particularly true for beverages which are acidic, which include red wine and fizzy drinks. If you want to drink any such beverage, use a straw.
- Use a mouthguard and wear it while sleeping at night. You might be grinding your teeth in your sleep without realizing it and that could be the reason your teeth are becoming extra sensitive. Try using a mouthguard and see if it makes a difference. If yes, then you know the cause of the problem.
So, follow these tips and you will be able to keep tooth sensitivity at bay for the duration of the winter season. Yet, even with all these precautions, you might still have sensitive teeth. This is why it is best to visit a dentist before the weather gets any colder.