Temperature sensitivity and your teeth

It’s summer! Time to cool down with popsicles, ice cream, and frozen drinks. But if you suffer from cold-sensitive teeth, you may be hesitant to partake in these sweet summer treats.

At Artistic Touch Dentistry, we often hear patients express their discomfort with cold beverages. Some even express that hot foods cause the same pain. So what causes tooth sensitivity to heat and cold? Temperature sensitive teeth can occur when the nerves within the tooth are exposed due to receding gums or worn tooth enamel.

If you’re noticing new cold or heat sensitivity as you partake in your summer treats, contact Dr. Maryam Brazdo to discuss this change and to determine the cause. A dental exam will help Dr. Brazdo to recommend dental treatment or switching to a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth.