Seasonal Changes That Can Lead to Tooth PainIt’s not uncommon for people to get a headache when the barometric pressure changes. Also, we have heard of people with inflamed joints, which are worse in certain seasons. Did you know that seasonal changes can also lead to tooth pain? Unfortunately, tooth pain can happen at any time of year.

Each Season Can Be a Time of Tooth Pain

Let’s start with summer. Hot weather can exacerbate toothaches. Chronic inflammation tends to flare during the hot summer months. Inflammation can be the source of gum irritation and bacterial outbreaks in your mouth.

Spring is also a time for tooth pain. Allergies flare during the spring. As sinuses swell, additional pressure can be put upon sensitive root systems of the teeth, causing seasonal tooth pain in the spring. Allergies can also clog up the drainage system in your ears, putting pressure on your teeth.

Fall is the time of increased sugar around Halloween. Tooth pain can occur shortly after children eat their bag full of sugary treats. In addition, if you travel by air for Thanksgiving festivities, you could experience tooth pain as a result of changes in the cabin pressure of your airplane.

Lastly, toothaches in the winter are common as well. As the temperatures drop, your teeth respond by contracting. This can trigger cracks in your teeth. Also, it can leave your teeth sensitive to cold temperatures and sweets. Make the necessary diet modifications and avoid eating too much sugar around the holidays.

Good Oral Hygiene All Year is Best

Be proactive with good oral care all year long. We think the best thing you can do for your teeth in any season is to brush twice a day for at least two minutes, floss every evening before bed, and get regular cleanings and exams at our office. Give us a call today to schedule your next cleaning and exam.

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