Why Are My Teeth Sensitive to Cold?

Teeth sensitivity to cold can be painful, and about 40 million adults in the U.S. deal with it.

Causes:
Forceful brushing – Brushing too hard can wear down the enamel on your teeth and expose the dentin layer which is where the nerve endings are located.

Acidic foods – Foods such as lemons, oranges, grapefruit, and kiwi can also wear down the enamel and cause you to feel more sensitivity.

Tooth-whitening toothpaste – Certain chemicals can cause sensitivity, so consider talking to your dentist about the best whitening options for you.

Gum disease – As plaque builds up, the gums can become infected. “This can eventually damage gum tissue, causing gums to recede and expose nerve endings on the root.”
Tooth decay – Cavities that aren’t treated can expose nerve endings and cause pain.

If you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity, contact us to book an appointment.

We’re located in Frisco, Texas and provide dental care for all ages. Contact our office today to book your appointment (214-308-5359) or visit our website (goo.gl/mpp7Np) to learn more.

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