Teeth are usually bathed in temperatures of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. For about 8 minutes per day, teeth touch in temperatures warmer or colder than body temperature while eating.
However, when we are outside, the cold air of winter can wreak havoc with your mouth. A deep breathe in and you are trying to come down from the clouds.
Here are the top reasons for cold weather induced pain in your mouth:
- Defective fillings where the gaps are open
- Defective crown or bridge margins with damages from food and mouth acids
- Cracked teeth
- Recessed gums from periodontal disease
- Bite problems
- Tooth grinding or clenching
- Infected teeth or gums
- Teeth are porous and sensitive
- Periodontal disease
- Missing teeth
- Large metal fillings
Sometimes it’s key to replace old dental work or upgrade missing teeth with dental implants using a procedure such as 3 Minute Implant™. In short, it is important for your dentist to determine the causes of tooth sensitivity.
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Be well and healthy!
Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Prosthodontist, Author, Researcher
Rockville, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC