Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Venturing outdoors in these arctic winds for any length of time requires bundling up in warm coats, gloves, hats and boots. But what can you do for cold teeth?

About one out of every eight people experience painful tooth sensitivity when breathing in extremely cold temperatures through their mouths. It turns out that our teeth contract a bit when cold and then expand when they’re nice and cozy again. Microscopic cracks in the enamel caused by this contracting/expanding can make your teeth more sensitive. Cold girl 200

What Can You Do?

Teeth sensitivity in the winter can be addressed with some simple steps like breathing through your nose as much as possible, since your lips, cheek and tongue help insulate your teeth. Switching to a soft-bristled toothbrush and desensitizing toothpaste may also help.

Be sure to mention any sensitivity to us during your next appointment so we can discuss some possible ways of addressing the issue. Also, painful sensitivity could also indicate a cavity, cracked tooth or abscess, so don’t ignore the problem if it continues.

Botox Party Reminder, January 28th 6 pm – 9 pm

You’re Invited! We still have a few time slots available for Dr. Spennato’s Valentine’s Day Botox party. Botox and Juvederm will be offered at special prices. Contact Rhonda for more information at 610-353-2700.