What you eat and drink can, of course, impact your oral health. But did you know that a beverage and/or meal’s temperature combination might be an issue, too?
It is more serious than you might imagine. Extreme temperature changes can “cause teeth to expand and contract”, which may, over time, cause microscopic cracks to develop, allowing hot or cold sensations to seep through to the nerves beneath the tooth enamel. Wow.
How can you prevent this? Stick with cool (not freezing) and warm (not piping hot) options and try to avoid pairing chillier choices with warmer ones.
It’s that simple, actually.