Winter is here, the snow is falling and temperatures are dropping. Did you know that the cold weather can affect your teeth? Sudden temperature changes may cause pain or discomfort in your mouth if you have sensitive teeth. Since you can’t have your teeth wear mittens to stay warm, Dr. Frankel and Team have put together a list of some tips to help keep your teeth cozy and warm during this winter:

  • Visit the dentist for your checkups — you may just have sensitive teeth but you may also have teeth with cracks or weakened enamel. You may also have cold weather sensitivity issues from gum recession, brushing too hard, infection, gingivitis and clenching/grinding your teeth.
  • Make sure to brush and even consider changing your toothpaste to a more sensitive type to help.
  • Drink lots of water to keep your gums and teeth moist.
  • Limit times outdoors when temperatures are freezing.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid sugary drinks and foods.