What To Do If Your Teeth Are Sensitive To Cold

What To Do If Your Teeth Are Sensitive To Cold
Posted on 05/30/2017

Nothing ruins a perfect bite of ice cream or a sip of a cold, refreshing drink than the sharp pain that you get in your teeth as soon as they come into contact with cold food. You have sensitive teeth, with about 57% of other adults between 20 and 50 going through the exact same thing. The good news is that you have a lot of options when it comes to finding relief for that tooth sensitivity that’s been ailing you.


What Makes My Teeth Sensitive?

If you don’t remember your teeth being sensitive before, you’re remembering a time before your teeth started to wear down. The source of that pain is the inner parts of your teeth becoming exposed, which can occur in a variety of ways. Cavities or exposed roots from dental work could cause sensitivity, and so can general tooth decay that will wear down your teeth and expose the inner layer called “dentin,” which is closely tied to our nerves, leading to that sensitivity. The wearing down of your teeth can occur due to:

  • Improper Oral Hygiene (Brushing, Flossing, Mouthwash)

  • Damage From Tooth Decay

  • Orthodontic Treatment

What Can I Do To Stop My Teeth From Being Sensitive?

If you don’t want to deal with the pain from your sensitive teeth anymore, we would recommend scheduling an appointment with your local dentist for an examination. Depending on the severity of the sensitivity, your dentist will recommend a treatment method that will best meet your personal needs. Solutions to sensitive teeth include:

  • Changes In Diet

  • Special Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth

  • Fluoride Treatments To Strengthen Teeth

  • Crowns or Fillings

  • Root Canal

Unless your case is very severe, you should try investing in some sensitivity toothpaste, along with doing your best to maintain a comprehensive oral hygiene routine and limit how much you’re exposing your teeth to cold.

Contact Your Local Galesburg Dentist Today

For your problems with sensitive teeth, contact Briarwood Valley Dentistry, and we’ll help you get on the path to comfort with a personalized treatment plan.  We proudly offer our professional dental services to the communities of Kalamazoo, Galesburg, and the surrounding areas. You can contact us by phone, email, or by filling out our appointment request form. We look forward to helping you, so you can enjoy all of your favorite cold treats again!