How to Reduce Cold Air Tooth Sensitivity during Winter
In the cool winter air, many Canadians are now finding that their teeth are becoming sensitive to cold temperatures. The throbbing pain of sensitive teeth can make anyone want to stay inside. But it’s important to be proactive when experiencing this type of dental care issue. In this blog, we’ll highlight a few tips for reducing cold air tooth sensitivity during wintertime.
Use Desensitizing Toothpaste
Some tooth pastes actually include abrasive ingredients that may be too harsh on those with sensitive teeth. Whitening toothpastes for example are designed to be abrasive to remove tough stains. These products can worsen tooth sensitivity especially during the wintertime. To protect their teeth and gums against this type of sensitivity, Canadians can use desensitizing tooth paste recommended by their dentist.
Limit the Intake of Acid Products
Acid products are known to wear down tooth enamel quickly. It’s important to reduce the intake of these products to help protect the enamel against erosion. Those that are experiencing sensitive teeth in the wintertime might be feeling the effects of drinking too many soft drinks and fruit juices on their teeth. By restricting their intake of these acid products, and changing their diet over time, tooth sensitivity sufferers can ensure their teeth are protected for this winter and future winter seasons.
Stop Using Over the Counter Whitening Products
A leading recent cause behind a rise in tooth sensitivity issues across the country is the use of over counter whitening products. While these products are being improved upon, many dental patients still experience discomfort after use and tooth sensitivity is a common side-effect during cooler weather. It’s important that patients with tooth sensitivity seek out products that contain higher levels of hydrogen peroxide. These products are more likely to limit the amount of tooth sensitivity they suffer. Dental professionals can also recommend specific whitening treatments for those suffering from teeth sensitivity issues.
The pain of tooth sensitivity can be reduced by researching the issue and removing from your lifestyle the products that are widely considered a leading risk factor. To learn more on the process of reducing tooth sensitivity, contact our team today!
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