Why Your Teeth May Be Sensitive To The Cold

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If your teeth are sensitive to the cold you are not alone. This is a very common problem amongst adults. The good news is that nowadays there are many ways to reduce the sensitivity in your teeth. There are special types of toothpaste for sensitive teeth, like Sensodyne®. On rare occasions, your sensitive teeth may need special dental treatment, but for most of us, a special toothpaste will reduce the sensitivity in our teeth.

If you would like to know more about sensitivity in your teeth keep reading. The topics we will cover are:

  • What are the causes of sensitive teeth?
  • What types of treatment are available for sensitive teeth?


What are the causes of sensitive teeth?

Most cold sensitivity in your teeth will happen at the gumline. A cavity can be sensitive to the cold, but often times the sensitivity is caused by the wearing down of the outer layers of your teeth and exposed roots. Your roots become exposed over time due to improper brushing and flossing. Your teeth roots don’t have a protective layer on them so when you eat or drink something cold the temperature is transmitted to the nerves of your teeth. This causes the feeling of cold sensitivity that you may be having.

Make sure to brush/floss properly and to eat a healthy and balanced diet. It is VERY important for your oral and overall health.


What types of treatment are available for sensitive teeth?

Because there are many reasons your teeth may be sensitive, there are many types of treatments available based on your particular case. Your dentist will know exactly what types of treatments are the right ones for you. The possible treatments include a special toothpaste like we discussed earlier, fluoride treatments, crowns, dietary changes, and other more involved treatments like gum grafting or root canal.

If you suffer from cold sensitivity in your teeth, don’t suffer needlessly. There are many options for you. Contact us or schedule an appointment with Eagle Rock Dental Care to get the treatment and information you need for your sensitive teeth.

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