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How Winter Weather can cause toothaches and Sensitivty

HOW WINTER WEATHER CAN CAUSE TOOTHACHES AND SENSITIVTY

Yes, cold weather can make your teeth hurt, in response to extreme heat and cold, your teeth contract. Breathing in the Cold weather air can give you that ouch feeling and sensitivity, just like when you bite into an ice cream with a sensitive tooth.

Problems such as periodontal disease, cracked teeth, decay, brushing vigorously, acidic beverages, use of tooth whitening agents are just some factors that can cause tooth sensitivity.

You should see a dentist whenever you experience tooth sensitivity. Your dentist will determine which teeth are sensitive and why you are having tooth sensitivity, then recommend an appropriate treatment and/or a toothpaste for sensitivity.

Toothpaste for sensitive teeth such as Sensodyne can be purchased from your local pharmacy, supermarket or dentist.

How often should I change my toothbrush?

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH?

It’s easy to know when to replace your worn out shoes or faded clothes, but how often should you change your tooth brush ?

Generally you should change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. If your tooth brush is frayed it won’t clean your teeth thoroughly. There are 2 types of toothbrushes to consider, manual or electric. Choose what makes you feel comfortable and what makes you want to brush your teeth regularly.

Store your toothbrush in an upright position, in a cup or a holder away from other tooth brushes. Storing your toothbrush in an upright position lets the water after rinsing drain away and the toothbrush head 
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