Warm Winter Drinks Can Affect Your Teeth

During the Summer, all of those refreshing, ice cold drinks can take their toll on our teeth, causing pain and sensitivity from the extreme temperature of the drinks. However, it’s not just warm weather we have to worry about, as the hot drinks we consume when the temperature drops can also affect our teeth.

Sensitive teeth

As well as cold drinks causing discomfort for sensitive teeth, the cold weather can also do some damage, too. And, this can be worsened when combined with hot drinks. This means that some people suffer painful teeth sensitivity when they step out into the cold after drinking hot drinks, and some people experience pain even while drinking hot drinks.

Sensitive teeth can be caused by a number of factors. Keys to reducing discomfort from sensitive teeth are cutting down the amount of acidic foods and drinks you consume, and switching to a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. Sensitive toothpaste helps to relieve the pain when used daily, with noticeable results in just a few days.

Teeth staining beverages

There’s nothing nicer than sipping a hot drink when the weather is freezing outside. But, whether you opt for tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, all of these drinks have a risk of staining your teeth. Here are a few tips for avoiding teeth staining and keeping your teeth pearly white all year round.

Drinking straws

Drinking your cup of tea or coffee through a straw might feel strange, but it really is an effective way to prevent these drinks from staining your teeth. This lets you drink hot beverages without too much of the liquid coming into contact with your teeth.

Rinse your mouth

Try not to leave the liquid sitting on your teeth. Drinking water and swilling it around your mouth either in between sips of tea or coffee, or after you’ve finished your drink, can help to wash it off and minimize the effects. Using mouthwash in between drinks is also a good way to keep your teeth clean.

Teeth whitening

If you’re still worried about how much your teeth are staining from hot drinks, then you can opt for teeth whitening products or treatments. There are lots of toothpastes, mouthwashes, and even chewing gum that are designed specifically to enhance the whiteness of teeth. Or, you can visit your family dentist to get your teeth whitened for longer lasting results.

Be sure to look after your teeth when the weather is colder and you’re enjoying lots of nice, hot drinks. If you are interested in teeth whitening treatments in the Piedmont Triad area, then contact us at Barabe Dental for our expert services, for patients around Clemmons, Lewisville, Mocksville, Winston Salem, Advance, and Bermuda Run.

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