Do you have a tooth sensitive to hot foods and beverages? There are numerous potential causes of tooth sensitivity to heat. If you have recently undergone a dental procedure or a whitening treatment, you may find you have at least one tooth sensitive to hot foods and beverages. Many also experience the same sensitivity from cold foods or beverages. This discomfort may wane after a few days following your procedure. If after a week you still find you have a tooth sensitive to hot or cold, you may want to consult your dental professional for advice.
Other causes for a tooth sensitive to hot or cold include gum recession or brushing too hard. (1)
While there are many potential causes for this sensitivity, treatment options are fairly consistent. Here are some suggested treatments to help prevent the pain you feel when eating or drinking hot or cold foods and beverages:
- Brush Gently: Use a toothbrush that has soft bristles and don’t brush too vigorously, as this is a leading cause of tooth sensitivity. (2)
- Use Oral Hygiene Products Designed for Sensitive Teeth: The products in a Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield regimen were designed to help minimize and protect against painful sensitivity in teeth. Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield Toothpaste can also help protect your teeth from cavities, tartar, plaque and gingivitis, plus it whitens teeth and freshens breath.