Winter brings with it cold weather that can cause many different dental issues. You may not even be aware of how the temperature changes can greatly affect your teeth. However, by being aware of what happens when temperatures drop, you will be better able to do your part to keep your dental health on track. One major issue that is usually seen during the colder months of the year is sensitivity. Here’s a look at some of the things that could be leading to sensitivity issues.
The colder months of the year usually bring a lot of different viruses and illnesses. Since everyone tends to stay inside and be closer together, it is much easier for germs to transfer from one person to the next. When you get sick, it leads to issues with sensitivity. A major culprit is sinus infections, which occur close to the mouth, so pain can easily transfer and cause oral issues.
When the temperature drops, people often reach more often for hot beverages. Drinking too much hot stuff, though, can lead to sensitivity because of the extreme temperature changes in your mouth. It is even more likely to do so if you are drinking a hot drink outside in the cold air.
The actual temperature can cause sensitivity issues. Your mouth is warm and when the outside air hits it, it causes major changes. This can lead to expansion and contraction, which can then lead to small cracks. Once the inner layers of your teeth are exposed, you will feel pain.
The holiday season comes along with winter. During this time of the year, you are probably most likely to be eating more sugar than any other time of the year. This increased intake of sugar is not good for your oral health. Sugar is a major cause of decay. Cavities are very sensitive and lead to a lot of pain when they are not taken care of.
When it gets cold outside, you have to be aware of all the dangers that lurk. Your oral health is something to remain vigilant about, especially when the temperatures drop.
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