Smile Health: When Holiday Hot Cocoa Goes Wrong

Your Moreno Valley dentist knows that the second you consider it cool enough to qualify as winter weather outside, you may make a beeline for the hot cocoa. Who wouldn’t? It’s cozy, it’s delicious, and it helps bring all of your loveliest holiday time fantasies to life! Unfortunately, though you may choose to don your favorite chunky sweater, curl up in your comfiest chair, and have all the details just right, you may discover something is off with your first sip: It’s your smile health! What might this mean, you wonder? Why is this warm and wonderful drink causing you a problem? Our Moreno Valley, CA team can assist you in solving this less than desirable mystery!

It’s Just Too Hot

Sometimes, your Moreno Valley dentist explains, there’s a very easy way to prevent pain from occurring when you’re consuming a hot beverage, whether it’s holiday cocoa, tea, or anything else! Check whether it’s very hot or not before you sip. No matter how many years you live on this planet, this type of issue can still get the best of you because you become so excited about your favorite holiday drink. Give it just a little bit of time and then go ahead and drink it. You’ll avoid the burning sensation and scorched tongue feeling that occurs otherwise!

Your Tooth Needs Some Restorative Help

Now, let’s say that you take a sip of your steamy hot cocoa and you immediately feel some not-so-good feelings in your tooth. One might compare it to an electrical shock, a zing, or just pain. In this case, you may be dealing with an issue with old dental work, a cavity, or infection. Call your Moreno Valley dentist, so you can come in to receive any type of restorative care that you may require (then, the pain will stop happening).

You’ve Got Sensitive Teeth

Our team would very much like for you to remember that if you take a sip of something hot and most of your teeth respond by “zinging,” then you are dealing with sensitivity. Your Moreno Valley dentist says: Start using sensitivity toothpaste. Come in to see us. We will find out why your teeth are responding this way and help you find relief! In the meantime, skip super chilly or hot beverages.

See Us For Help With Dental Pain And Sensitivity

Remember that your Moreno Valley dentist is here to help you when extremes in temperature cause you smile health concerns. There’s a solution! Give us a call in Moreno Valley, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.