Playing in the snow, bundling up in your favorite sweater, and drinking hot cocoa are all fun in the winter, but cold weather can be brutal on your body. It can dry out skin, make lips chapped, even make your teeth hurt!
Here are some tips for avoiding tooth pain this winter:
• Try breathing in and out through your nose as much as possible. Breathing through the mouth brings the cold air directly in contact with your teeth, and the sudden change in temperature can cause tooth pain.
• Make sure you have a hot beverage handy when you’re outside. Warming up cold teeth with a warm drink can help ease the aches.
• Try using a mouthwash with fluoride two to three times a day. Fluoride can help seal cold-sensitive teeth.
• Try using desensitizing toothpaste. These types of toothpaste help block the sensations that cause the pain associated with sensitive teeth.