Tips for Dealing with Tooth Sensitivity to Cold Foods and Drinks

Women with sensitive teeth eating ice cream

A bite of ice cream. A sip of an ice-cold soda. If you have sensitive teeth, these everyday cold foods and drinks can unexpectedly trigger a jolt of pain fast.

That’s because, over time, your protective layer of tooth enamel can wear down, exposing the soft, inner part of your tooth called dentin. Certain triggers—including cold foods, drinks, or even a burst of air—can cause a short, sharp pain, also known as tooth sensitivity.

Here are a few tips for dealing with cold sensitivity triggers on a daily basis.

2 Ways to Help Manage Sensitivity to Cold

How to deal with tooth sensitivity to cold


Woman brushing teeth

1. Practice Good Oral Care

Reduce your risk of sensitivity to cold by brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Good oral care routine can help protect your teeth and prevent conditions like enamel wear or receding gums, which can lead to sensitive teeth.

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2. Brush with Sensodyne Every Day

Sensodyne toothpastes contain ingredients that help relieve sensitivity and protect your teeth, so you can fully enjoy your favorite cold foods, drinks, and activities. Find which Sensodyne toothpaste is right for you.