Feeling pain or discomfort when breathing in or drinking/eating something cold can prove that you have sensitive teeth. It can also mean that you have a cavity, or have a nerve that is exposed near your gum line that exacerbates the pain felt by cool air/food. If your teeth are sensitive when you’re breathing in, check out this article.
Tooth sensitivity is very common, and in many cases, it can be helped by simply using toothpaste specifically formulated for sensitive teeth. In other cases, it may mean something more serious, like a cavity/exposed nerve as mentioned above, gum recession, or even gum disease.
Sensitivity can also be induced as the enamel and protective layering on your teeth becomes worn down and your roots become exposed. Overzealous or vigorous brushing can scrape away this enamel, and often leads to sensitivity. Eating and drinking foods and drinks with high amounts of acidity can also damage your enamel and cause tooth erosion.
If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity and find that using special toothpaste is not helping, it may be a good idea to see a dentist. Try using TalkLocal to find one. TalkLocal is a free service that will connect you with top-quality, reputable dentists in your neighborhood, within minutes. All you need to do is enter in your specific problems/symptoms, location and availability, and TalkLocal will contact multiple dentists who will then call you directly, ready to help. Save time, stress and pain from searching for the right, most affordable dentist, and let TalkLocal do it for you!