What is tooth sensitivity? Causes, home remedies for sensitive teeth

Tooth sensitivity, tooth sensitivity

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Sensitive teeth are not uncommon. Most of us have experienced it, perhaps while enjoying a cup of hot coffee or savoring that irresistible ice cream. But do you know why it happens? Actually, our teeth are composed of a substance called dentin. Above it, there is a protective layer called enamel. Dentin is found under enamel and gums. Once this enamel becomes thinner, our teeth (dentin in particular) are exposed to everything we eat. Without the enamel, any hot, cold, sweet or acidic food and drink will give you sharp, sharp pain, which is usually described as a sensitive tooth.

What causes tooth sensitivity?

– Brushing aggressively or using a hard brush to clean teeth can be a reason for sensitive teeth.
– Tooth decay or broken tooth, which exposes dentin can cause sensitive teeth.
– If gum erosion begins for some reason, the root is exposed, which produces sensitive teeth.
– People experience temporary sensitivity after some dental treatments that include fillings, crowns and teeth whitening.
– Grinding your teeth can cause the enamel to wear and leave the dentin exposed.

Home remedies for the treatment of sensitive teeth

Saltwater: It is the most common way to treat tooth sensitivity. It helps maintain the pH balance of the mouth, which prevents bacteria from surviving for a long time. Take a glass of warm water and add two teaspoons of salt. Rinse your mouth with this solution twice a day for relief.

Low acid diet: Consume food products or drinks with low acid content. This helps prevent tooth sensitivity.


Guava leaves: Guava leaves are rich in flavonoids such as quercetin and rutin. The anti-inflammatory properties in guava leaves help relieve tooth sensitivity. Chew three to four guava leaves for one minute and spit them out before rinsing your mouth with water. You can also add some leaves to a cup of water and boil it. Rinse your mouth with this solution for best results.

Garlic: It has an antibacterial agent and a natural anesthetic. Prepare a paste with 2-3 cloves of garlic, 2-3 drops of water and a little salt. Apply the paste to the affected area.

Clove oil: It contains eugenol and acts as a natural anesthetic due to its germicidal properties. Soak some cotton with clove oil and apply it on the affected area.

Onion: Although it leads to a bad smell, its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties are a great help in calming dental pain. Take a slice of onion and place it on the affected area for five minutes. After spitting it out, rinse your mouth with warm salt water for best results.

Arnica: It helps reduce inflammation and pain. Apply arnica gel on sensitive parts.

Cinnamon: When cinnamon is taken with few teeth, it is considered one of the best remedies for sensitive teeth. Boil cinnamon and cloves and rinse your mouth with the solution twice a day for good results.

Thyme: People with sensitive teeth can prepare tea with thyme and sage and consume one cup each in the morning and at night for faster results. Sage contains ursolic acid, arnasol and oleanolic acid.

Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or professional health care provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter.

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