Can Cold Weather Make My Teeth Hurt?

Tooth pain in cold weather is definitely a real thing. In response to
extreme heat or cold, your teeth expand and contract. As the inside and
outside of your teeth adjust, little cracks can emerge. These are sometimes
the result of your teeth’s response to extreme temperatures. These tiny
cracks can leave the microscopic tubes beneath your enamel exposed
causing sensitivity. Weather sensitivity can occur regardless of how well
you care for your teeth. Sometimes however, this sensitivity can be related
to a more serious issue such as a cavity, receding gums, or even a chipped
or cracked tooth. There are measures you can take to minimize tooth
sensitivity. It’s worth a dental visit during the cold months to find a solution
that will work for you. Click here for an appointment with Dr. Matt.