The winter months are known to be frigid, long, icy and snowy…but other than that, they are great! For those who enjoy winter sports and other activities, this time of year is wonderful, but for everyone else it can be a drag. The cold weather paired with strong winds can really be tough on certain parts of the body, even when they are properly covered and protected.
The mouth and teeth are also susceptible to the cold weather. Tooth pain during the winter (that isn’t related to other underlying issues) is something that is common when temperatures dip below the freezing level. To best avoid these issues, here are some tips to consider:
– “Try breathing in and out through your nose as much as possible. Breathing through the mouth brings the cold air directly in contact with your teeth, and the sudden change in temperature can cause tooth pain.
– Make sure you have a hot beverage handy when you’re outside. Warming up cold teeth with a warm drink (even just hot water) can help ease the aches.
– Try using a mouthwash with fluoride two to three times a day. Fluoride can help seal cold-sensitive teeth.
– Try using desensitizing toothpaste. These types of toothpaste help block the sensations that cause the pain associated with sensitive teeth.”
Following these tips will help your teeth stay as protected and comfortable as possible during the winter months. If you still happen to feel tooth pain, make sure to contact your Ottawa dentist as soon as possible.