It’s a common problem—you take a sip of coffee or a bite of ice cream and feel a sudden surge of pain shooting through your mouth. If you have teeth sensitive to hot and cold, you don’t have to adjust your eating habits, you just need to determine the cause for sensitivity and start protecting your teeth. While many people choose to avoid certain foods or beverages to treat the pain, there are better ways to treat sensitivity that don’t require you to avoid your favorite hot and cold foods.
Causes of Teeth Sensitive to Hot and Cold
Those with teeth sensitive to hot and cold often have gum disease, receding gums, plaque build-up or tooth decay. Others may experience teeth sensitive to hot and cold due to a recent dental procedure or whitening treatment. (1) Regardless of the reason for having teeth sensitive to hot and cold, you’ll want to treat the symptoms so that you can avoid ongoing discomfort.
Treating Teeth Sensitive to Hot and Cold
There are a number of oral hygiene products that can help, such as those in a Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield regimen. Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield Toothpaste helps treat and prevent teeth sensitive to hot and cold and provides comprehensive oral health benefits. The Oral-B Pro-Health Gentle Clean Toothbrush and Crest Glide Pro-Health Floss for Sensitive Gums also care for your sensitive teeth and gums. Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield toothpaste is triclosan free.