During the summer, everyone often prefers cold drinks and foods. While these refreshing and cooling treats are delightful for most, they can be less enjoyable for those with sensitive teeth. However, if you suffer from tooth sensitivity, don’t worry; there are reasons behind it, and the solutions might be easier than you think.

Soothe Your Sensitive Teeth

One or more of the following conditions can cause teeth to be sensitive to cold:

  • Gum recession. This is a significant cause of tooth sensitivity. You can address this issue with regular oral hygiene, dental cleanings, and other measures your dentist might take.
  • You might have a broken or cracked tooth. A routine dental check-up and repairing the tooth will suffice.
  • The nerve of the tooth may be exposed, or the dentin protective layer may have worn down.
  • If you have problems with teeth grinding or clenching, you can use a night guard to protect your teeth.

If you haven’t been taking adequate care of your teeth until now and wish to start protecting them with a healthy mouth, I recommend visiting a dentist as soon as possible.

Even with sufficient and proper dental care and no issues during regular check-ups, you might still experience sensitivity. You can use toothpaste for sensitivity, avoid brushing with fast and hard motions, and reduce the consumption of acidic foods and drinks as preventive measures.

As you can see, enjoying cold and icy drinks without feeling the discomfort of sensitive teeth is quite easy. Don’t forget that this sensitivity could be a sign of a potential dental problem, and you can take necessary precautions accordingly.