Heat sensitive teeth are not uncommon in American adults, according to a survey conducted by the American Dental Association, Crest, and Oral-B. In this survey, 22 percent of 1000 respondents reported heat sensitive teeth or cold sensitive teeth when exposed to hot or cold food or drinks. (1)
The Hot Story on Heat Sensitive Teeth
The causes of heat sensitive teeth are similar to those for cold sensitive teeth, including early stage tooth decay or gum disease, excessive use of teeth-whitening products, and excessive tooth grinding.
But if you suffer from heat sensitive teeth, consider these less obvious possible causes of both cold sensitive and heat sensitive teeth:
- Dental Procedures: If you have received a new tooth crown or filling, a deep-cleanin
- Acids from everyday Food and Drinks: Heat sensitive teeth can occur if the teeth are exposed acids from food and drinks that can cause irreversible enamel loss. Look for oral care products formulated to protect against teeth sensitivity. (3)
- Survey, “The Public Speaks Up on Oral Health Care.”