The days are shorter and the mornings have got much colder.
Not only does this make it harder to climb out from under the bed covers, for many people it can mean uncomfortable sensitivity from their teeth just going about their daily routine.
There are many causes of sensitive teeth including tooth decay, cracked fillings, or old, leaking fillings.
Most cases of tooth sensitivity are due to the gums shrinking (receding) from around the tooth, exposing part of the sensitive root surface.
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This gives the gums more time to recede down the tooth.
Even healthy gums will still recede at an average of 1mm every 10 years.
The root surface of a tooth has no enamel which means it has no protection from cold air and can wear down more easily, making the problem even worse.
At ToothKind the dentists can use a variety of strategies to treat this situation, from modern bonding resins, calcium phosphate toothpastes, white fillings or simply reducing our intake of acidic foods and drinks.
Because there are a number of possible causes of cold sensitivity, it is important to visit the dentist if you are experiencing this.
In many cases it can be very simple to fix the problem which if otherwise left untreated can become very severe.
It is also recommended to visit the dentist every six months for a routine check as it can be possible to notice and fix many problems you may have before they even start to cause you pain.
ToothKind can be contacted on (07) 5547 8222 to make an appointment.
You’ll find them at Shop 9, 689 Cusack Lane, in the Colonial Village shopping complex, Jimboomba.