Posted on 11/20/2019 by Brandon Cooley
|Many people enjoy the change in seasons, and there are many quality and fun things that we can look forward to during the winter months, including various effects on our teeth, which are often ignored or simply not made aware. In this article, we will discuss how you can protect and prepare sensitive teeth during the winter and holiday season.
Even patients who have perfect teeth can sometimes experience sensitivity in their teeth during colder months. Maintaining a daily oral hygiene routine, regular visits to our office, and eating healthy are the starts to building up a great defense against cold air, beverages, and weather conditions.
If you have not had prior sensitivity in the winter time, or during the holiday season and find that you are now experiencing weather sensitive symptoms, that could be the result of developing decay in one or more of your teeth, or gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.
Both of these are a result of worn and eroded tooth enamel that exposes the soft and exposed middle of your teeth, that's referred to as dentin. Brushing your teeth extremely hard, eating and drinking foods and beverages that are full of acids, grinding your teeth in your sleep or during the day, are all reasons that tooth enamel can wear down and expose your teeth.
Protecting Your Teeth during the Winter Season
Aside from your daily routine, the best prevention and protection for your teeth during the winter season are regular dental checkups with our dental professionals. We will make recommendations for your routine fluoride treatments while you are here for your visit, so that your teeth can stay protected long after you leave our care.
If you find yourself grinding or clenching your jaw or teeth frequently, you might want to consider getting a custom guard for your mouth. We can help you with that. Schedule your routine dental exam today!
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