Can the Cold Weather Make Your Teeth Hurt?

There are plenty of people who say that they get certain aches and pains when the weather changes. Often one of the complaints is that the cold weather makes their teeth hurt. Is this really possible? If it is, what can be done about it?


Cold weather can indeed make some people’s teeth hurt. There are several reasons why. One of the most common is tooth sensitivity. This usually occurs because the enamel on the teeth is thin. People who have sensitive teeth often have pain if they eat cold foods on drink beverages that are too cold.

The same people will often experience pain if they breathe through their mouths when it is cold out. Another common reason why teeth can hurt in cold weather is not really related to their teeth at all. If someone experiences sinus problems when the weather gets cold, they might feel it in their teeth. The same is true for winter allergy sufferers.


If the cold weather makes your teeth hurt, start by changing the way that you brush your teeth. Use a toothbrush that has a soft head, because you do not want to risk damaging your teeth. You might also want to use a mouthwash with fluoride at least once a day.

If the pain continues for more than a couple of days, make an appointment to come in and see us. We will want to make sure that there is no underlying problem that is causing your pain. Also, sometimes sensitive teeth are caused by tooth grinding.

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You may not even know that you do it. We want to get to the bottom of why you are experiencing pain, so that we can find a solution. The sooner you make the appointment, the sooner we can figure it out.