What Makes My Tooth Sensitive To Cold?
Tooth sensitivity can happen for many reasons. Cold temperatures can cause sensitive for many reasons as well.
Here is a list of possible scenarios as to why your tooth may be sensitive to cold water.
Tooth Decay & Gum Disease
Plaque buildup on teeth and gums can increase the possibility of tooth decay and gum diseases. When you are in the early stages of tooth decay or gum disease, you can expect your tooth to be sensitive to cold temperatures even after the cold temperature has been removed.
Overuse of Products
This can come from excessive toothbrushing, teeth whitening products, and foods/drinks that are high in acid (wine, coffee). All of these could potentially irreversibly damage your enamel.
Grinding Teeth and Stress
Stress can lead you to grind your teeth while you sleep. This can also put a lot of pressure on your teeth, which would in turn increase sensitivity. Mouthguards provided by your dentist can help you alleviate the teeth grinding.
Exposed Root Canals
Chipping your tooth to the point of exposing your roots can increase sensitivity. Once your roots have been exposed, it is highly likely that your dentist will perform a root canal as the bacteria would have entered the roots.
Cracks in Teeth
Receding Gum Lines
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