Tips for Dealing with Tooth Sensitivity
A bite of ice cream. A sip of an ice-cold soft drink. If you have sensitive teeth, these everyday cold foods and drinks can unexpectedly trigger a jolt of pain.
That’s because, over time, your protective layer of tooth enamel can wear down, exposing the 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 sensitivity to cold by brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. A good oral care routine can help protect your teeth and prevent conditions, like enamel wear or receding gums.