Tips for Caring for Sensitive Teeth with Cold Foods and Drinks
A bite of ice cream. A sip of an ice-cold soda. If you have tooth sensitivity, 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 dentine. 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
1. Practice Good Oral Care
Reduce your risk of tooth sensitivity to cold by brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Good oral care routine can help protect your teeth and help prevent conditions like enamel wear or receding gums, which can lead to sensitive teeth.