Those who suffer from sensitive teeth are likely starting to feel the winter sensation of cold air on their pearly whites. For individuals who have highly sensitive teeth, even cold air they breathe in can be a cause for discomfort, making it uncomfortable to participate in any outdoor activities while keeping their mouth closed.
What Causes Sensitive Teeth
A variety of factors can actually cause sensitive teeth, including: a receding gum line exposing the sensitive roots beneath, a reduced enamel surface, white fillings, tooth decay, teeth grinding, tooth whitening products, aging teeth, plaque buildup, and overuse of mouthwash products – among other things.
Clearly there are a wide variety of reasons why sensitive teeth can become an issue, so addressing them means getting to the bottom of why your teeth are sensitive, and uncovering the sensitivity triggers. Something both your dentist and you can figure out collectively.
What can you do to alleviate sensitive teeth?
As with oral maintenance in general, flossing and brushing regularly will keep tooth sensitivity at bay. That being said, be sure you are using a soft-bristled brush so you are not causing your gums to recede.
Also, consider using toothpaste for sensitive teeth. There are a lot of options out there for this, and your dental professional can point you in the direction of the right one for you.
In addition: watch what you eat, get fitted for a mouth guard if you grind your teeth, use a fluoridated mouth rinse, and be sure to visit your dentist at least every 6 months to ensure your oral health is being maintained.
At DentstsRUs, we offer a list of dental professionals across the Lower Mainland. So feel free to contact one that is most conveniently located to you, and allow them to help you lessen or relinquish your tooth sensitivity concerns for winter and the coming seasons!
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View
Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View
Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View