Heat and Cold vs. Your Mouth

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If you’re like many people, a lot of your favorite foods are served either piping hot or ice cold. A fresh pizza, a bowl of ice cream, a bucket of fried food, or an icy pitcher of beer, these are high on the list of many of the patients at our Federal Way dentistry office. Though these are delicious, the extreme temperatures of such foods are not doing much good for your mouth.

Particularly hot or very cold foods and beverages are hard on the fragile tissues of your gums. They can damage these tissues and prevent them from repairing themselves. This is all the more true if you are in the habit of consuming hot and cold items in quick succession. Take care in planning your meals, and you can avoid damaging your gums and developing sensitivity to temperature extremes.

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