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What’s Causing Your Teeth to Be Cold Sensitive?

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Cold sensitivity is a common problem that we see in our Philadelphia, PA dental practice.  This condition can affect anyone and has many causes.  Here are some reasons why you may be experiencing the problem.

Gum recession – Your gum tissue covers the roots of your teeth.  When you begin to lose gum tissues, the roots become exposed and are prone to being cold sensitive. Gum recession can be a result of brushing too hard, grinding your teeth, or aging.

Enamel erosion – Some people have very thin and weak tooth enamel. This condition can be genetic or brought on by consuming too many acidic drinks or foods.

Cavities – As decay breaks down your tooth, your cold sensitivity will get worse. The only way to fix this problem is by having dental work done to repair your tooth.

Cracked Teeth – When there’s a crack or hair-line fracture in your tooth, cold temperatures can seep through to the inner layers of your enamel, causing sensitivity.

Teeth grinding or clenching – Bruxism will wear down tooth enamel, which results in cold discomfort.

Dental procedures – Initially after having a dental procedure such as a filling or a crown, you may experience some sensitivity.

Whitening treatments – Some bleaching products have harsh chemicals or are very strong and can cause cold sensitivity on your teeth.

Diagnosing Your Cold Sensitivity

If you’ve been having trouble with cold bothering your teeth and can’t figure out what’s causing it, then call the Dentists on the Square in Philadelphia, PA. We will gladly evaluate your condition to determine what can be done to help. Don’t struggle with sensitive teeth any longer. Give us a call today!

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  • Marianne M.

    Dentists on the Square is great. I’ve had a lot of work done, and they are by far the best practice I’ve been to. They are preventative in mindset, which makes a huge difference to minimize issues before they are large scale problems. The team collaborates and they are very attentive. And now I walk out after a cleaning with much whiter teeth! My hygienist is amazing!

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    This was my best experience at a dentist office. The staff was AWESOME!!!!. I had some major dental work done and still the experience was wonderful. Thanks, Bonnie for the warm welcome.

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    DOTS is fantastic! I’ve been a long time patient and have referred many friends. Their staff and doctors are attentive, caring and always willing to sit down and plan out treatment and talk through your benefits. Thank you!

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    They actually have me excited to get implants. The staff is amazing and extremely kind. Very thorough and comprehensible, even with such a detailed process. Thank you!! I’m very happy to have been recommended to come here.

  • Candace V.

    I highly recommend! The staff is really friendly and nice. I had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Roberts and Vince and they are great. I was really nervous to have that type of treatment but they reassured me that I would be okay and made it a good experience. It is so worth it!

  • Angela B.

    My first appointment at DOTS was pretty incredible. I had a traumatic experience at my last dentist three years ago that resulted in my 1) developing severe anxiety around going to the dentist and 2) me putting off my dental health for a while. Everyone at DOTS was incredible and super supportive. Shoutout to the hygienist and dentists there that get their patients through the appointments with humor and professionalism. I think I might actually look forward to the dentist now!

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    Incredibly knowledgeable and professional staff. Really pleased with my experience! This is now my go to dentist office.

  • Harry G.

    Everyone is very friendly, the office is very clean and well organized. I will definitely be returning for my dental work.

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