Columbus Ohio cold weather and your teethBecky | February 4, 2014
So, another winter storm is heading towards Columbus Ohio and that got us thinking about how this wonderful cold weather can effect your teeth. It was a fun, lunchtime brainstorming session but here is what the Grandview Dental Care team came up with
How Cold Weather effects your teeth
- If you slip and fall on an icy patch you could break a tooth. Be careful.
- If your teeth are chattering together, you could chip a tooth. Put on a sweater and stay warm.
- If your teeth are sensitive to the cold they could ache when you breath in the cold, frosty Columbus air. If this sensitivity persists even after you are no longer breathing in cold year, it may be a signal of another problem and you should have a dentist check it out.
Do you have teeth that are sensitive to cold?
If your teeth already hurt, exposing them to the cold wintery air can be just as painful as eating & drinking hot or cold beverages, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. Suggested remedies:
- Have your dentist seal the sensitive area
- Use a special fluoride gel prescribed by Dr. Thompson or Dr. Hoellrich. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush to massage the gel onto your gums after brushing may also provide some releif.
- Brush with a desensitizing toothpaste such as Sensodyne.
Will the Snowpocalypse hit Columbus tonight? I guess we will know in a few hours. Stay safe, stay warm, and brush and floss your teeth tonight….. and every night!