During The winter seasons, the severe cold greatly exacerbates tooth pain. Cold air and freezing temperatures affect teeth and results into increased sensitivity. Below are some tips that will help you take care of your teeth and protect them from pain during winter;
- Do not over brush
If you brush your teeth too often or too hard, you can wear down your enamel and damage an important part of your teeth. Brushing twice a day is enough. You can also try fluoride toothpaste if you don’t already or alternatively, use one specifically formulated for sensitive teeth.
- Check what you eat
Try to reduce your sugar and acid intake because they can damage your enamel very severely. Acids eat away at your enamel through a process known as demineralization; fortunately, the damage is reversible through re-mineralization and it strengthens the teeth again. This does not mean that you should subject your teeth to acids and sugar, stay away from them!
- Use a fluoride mouthwash
Using a fluoride mouthwash twice everyday will rinse away any debris, kill odor bacteria and protect your enamel. You should also wear a mouth guard during the winter season because being out for a long time will make the teeth chatter.
- Do not breathe through your mouth
When you breathe through your mouth, you will inhale cold air and it will affect your teeth. In cold days, you should also try to take warm beverages whenever possible in order to prevent your teeth from becoming too cold. This is more so for people who are out for a long time. You can also wear a scarf because it will keep your neck, jaw and mouth warm when necessary.
- Visit your dentist
If you have not been to the dentist, this is good time because the doctor will take care of any problems. You should make your checkups regular and get fluoride treatments. For more information, please check out www.angelorthodontics.co.uk/blog