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A 46-year-old member asked:

my teeth hurt when i drink something cold. how can i prevent this?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
See a dentist: There are many reasons that teeth can be sensitive to cold foods/liquids. You need to see your dentist to find the cause of the sensitivity, then appropriate treatment can be done to relieve the discomfort.
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry 45 years experience
Toothpaste: Try a toothpaste specifically for sensitive teeth. Sensodyne is one brand.
Dr. Robert Hulbert
Dentistry 22 years experience
Tooth sensitivity: First make sure you have no cavities or failing restorations by getting a checkup. A major cause of sensitivity is root exposure resulting from gum recession. Roots are porous and allow fluids and their chill to get closer to the nerves in the center of the tooth. Desensitizing toothpaste contain ingredients to plug the pores reducing sensitivity.

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