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Tooth Sensitive to Warm Temperature

Why is My Tooth Sensitive to Warm Temperature?

Dental Procedures

Recent dental procedures would increase the sensitivity of the tooth to hot temperatures. While this sensitivity would typically wane after a few days, be sure to contact your doctor if it persists for more than a week.

Acids from Food and Drinks

Consuming a lot of food that is highly acidic relative to nonacidic food can increase the sensitivity of your teeth. These foods can cause irreversible enamel loss. There are many oral care products that will protect your teeth from tooth sensitivity (Sensodyne).

Dental Conditions

Gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental conditions will increase sensitivity to your tooth.

Ways to Reduce Sensitivity

  • Wait for your food to cool to room temperature before eating
  • Wait 30 mins after you eat any acidic food before brushing your teeth. This will be when your enamel is the softest.

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