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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive to Cold?

Brunette woman against a pink wall cringes because her teeth feel sensitive to cold

When you eat ice cream or drink a cold beverage, do you feel an uncomfortable sensation in your teeth? In this blog post, we discuss what could be causing your teeth to feel sensitive to cold!

Causes of Teeth Sensitivity

While the exact cause of tooth sensitivity varies from person to person, there are some common culprits:

  • Tooth Decay – Decay occurs when the crystalline mineral structure of the enamel is weakened. Weak enamel leaves your teeth more vulnerable to damage and sensitivity.
  • Wear, Tear, or Injury – Regularly grinding your teeth thins your enamel and cracks or breaks in your teeth from trauma exposes the sensitive nerves inside your teeth.
  • Abrasive Products - Enamel can be damaged and worn away by hard-bristled toothbrushes, aggressive tooth brushing, and unvetted whitening treatments.
  • Receding Gums - Receding gums are when your gums pull away from your teeth. This exposes your tooth roots, which means it’s easier for your nerves to become irritated and sensitive.

Consult with Amber Hills Dental!

Please schedule a consultation at Amber Hills Dental so our expert team can evaluate your teeth and develop a treatment plan personalized for your unique case. Depending on your situation, we may recommend an anti-sensitivity toothpaste, a fluoride treatment, periodontal therapy, a filling, a dental crown, root canal therapy, or another dental procedure.

Amber Hills Dental in Henderson, NV, offers a wide range of dental services for patients of all ages, including children. We'd love to care for your smile!