Winter is coming…

Tips To Treating Cold Weather Tooth Pain

Winter is coming and as much fun as playing in the snow and drinking hot cocoa can be. Our bodies and take a beating, with dry skin and chapped lips, our teeth are no exception. The cold weather can sometimes hurt our teeth. So we have some simple tips to avoiding some of that tooth pain.

  1. Try breathing in and out through your nose as much as possible. Breathing through the mouth brings the cold air directly in contact with your teeth, and the sudden change in temperature can cause tooth pain.
  2. Make sure you have a hot beverage handy when you’re outside. Warming up cold teeth with a warm drink (even just hot water) can help ease the aches.
  3. Try using a mouthwash with fluoride two to three times a day. Fluoride can help seal cold-sensitive teeth.
  4. Try using desensitizing toothpaste. These types of toothpaste help block the sensations that cause the pain associated with sensitive teeth.

When you warm up your healthy teeth, it can help the pain go away. But if your teeth still hurt or the sensitivities persist even after warming up, you can always schedule a dental appointment. Persistent aching could be a sign of a larger problem (such as tooth decay or gum disease) that you should discuss with your dentist. Enjoy the winter fun and remember to stay warm!!