As the weather begins to change, it’s time to bundle up. However, while your toes may be cold, your teeth certainly shouldn’t be. Are you suffering from weak enamel? Studies have shown that tooth sensitivity is more present in men and women ages 25-45, and occurs in 1 out of 4 people. This is caused from harsh or rapid brushing of the teeth, indulging in more than average wine or citrus juice, or previous gum issues.
Some people suffer from unsettling tooth sensitivity when drinking hot or cold liquids. The pain is very sudden and sharp, but diminishes fairly quickly. The problem arises near the gum, where the nerve may be exposed due to a receding gum line.
Fortunately, there are ways to deal with the problem. Dentists may recommend specific toothpaste for sensitive teeth, such as ProNamel or Sensodyne, along with the right kind of toothbrush. Soft brushes are encouraged as their pliable bristles cause no damage to the teeth or gums. Hard brushes can cause over-brushing, prompting tooth sensitivity. If you or someone in your family is having tooth pain due to sensitivity, schedule an appointment with us today. In this cold weather, we suggest you bundle up and brush correctly.