Hot and Cold Sensitive Teeth in the Fall & Winter

You walk out of the house…

Take a deep breathe in…


You put your hand over your mouth for your teeth are hurting.

You are experiencing hot or cold temperature sensitivity.

What is temperature sensitivity?
When your teeth detect changes in temperature, both cold and/or hot.
The discomfort you feel when you eat, drink and breathe — can either be cold or hot sensitive.

There are many causes of temperature sensitivity and may include:
· Bite pressures
· Cavities
· Gum disease
· Cracks
· Stress
· Acid destruction
· Food, drink, air, pool water
· Old fillings leaking (microleakage)
· Other dental work leaking
· Shrinking gums (recession)
· Sonic toothbrushes
· Alcohol containing mouthwashes
· Toxic chemicals such as peroxide, bleaches,
· Inflammation of the neurovascular bundle inside the tooth

What can be done to treat temperature sensitivity?
Implement the home care instructions written by Dr. Kravitz such as toothpaste, mouthwash, and warm water rinses. Receive detailed cleanings with a gentle registered dental hygienist. A proper diagnosis is key to determine the root cause. Prevent the cause. Treat as needed.

If you have cold sensitive or hot sensitive teeth and need help, feel free check us out here at Kravitz Dentistry. There is hope. There is help. With kindness. With love.

If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a note or make a reservation at:

or call me at 301.761.4840

~ Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Author, Researcher, Coach