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10 Home Remedies To Relieve Tooth Sensitivity Naturally

Do you refrain from eating your favourite ice-cream? Is tooth sensitivity making it difficult for you to eat hot, cold or sour food? Factors like tooth decay, chipped teeth, excessive brushing or gum diseases can cause tooth erosion and wear of the protective enamel on your teeth. As a result, you may experience teeth sensitivity, dental cavities and toothaches. Any sudden warm or cold food can trigger this discomfort.

10 Home Remedies To Relieve Tooth Sensitivity Naturally

There are various home remedies which can help you get rid of your teeth sensitivity fast, some of them are listed below:

#1 Rinse with Salt-Water


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Salt-water is an alkaline mixture. It helps restore the pH balance in the mouth. It works as an antiseptic, where it kills the bacteria that have caused any inflammation. To prepare the mixture, add half a teaspoon of salt to warm water. Mix it till the salt dissolves. Take a sip of the mixture and rinse your mouth several times before spitting it out. Hold the mixture in the areas of sensitivity for a longer duration.

#2 Honey and Water

Honey Water

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Honey has healing properties and can heal wounds by exerting antibacterial properties. If you rinse your mouth with a mixture containing warm water and a spoonful of honey, you may find relief from the sensitivity, pain, inflammation and swelling in your mouth.

#3 Desensitizing Toothpaste

Tooth Paste

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There are many desensitizing toothpastes available out there. Using any of these will help reduce teeth sensitivity. Such toothpaste helps block the sensitivity that results due to heat and cold, by blocking the nerve endings which cause pain.

#4 Garlic

Garlic Sensitive Teeth Home Remedies

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The allicin compound in garlic has antibacterial properties. It is traditionally used to treat toothache. Applying a crushed garlic clove on the affected area for 5-10 minutes can reduce the pain. You can also prepare a mixture of crushed garlic, water and table salt which can be used as a mouth-rinse.

#5 Clove Oil

Clove oil

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Clove oil is a potent analgesic that helps reduce pain due to teeth sensitivity. It’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties keep gums healthy. You can mix clove oil with warm water and use it as a mouth rinse. You could also use crushed cloves with olive oil and apply on the sensitive teeth. Clove gel can also be used to reduce pain. Dentists often use clove gel to numb an area before anaesthesia.

#6 Ice Cubes

Ice cubes

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The coldness of ice cubes numb the sensitive areas of any pain. Wrap ice cubes in a cloth and apply on your cheeks right outside where the pain is. The ice will also help reduce pain in case there is any inflammation.

#7 Turmeric

Turmeric Sensitive Teeth Home Remedies

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An Ayurvedic treatment that reduces swelling and relieves pain, turmeric contains curcumin that has anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. Massage ground turmeric on your teeth to reduce pain. You could also make a paste with 1 teaspoon turmeric, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon mustard oil (or only with turmeric and water) to apply on your teeth twice daily.

#8 Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling

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1 tablespoon of extra-virgin coconut oil swished in your mouth for 20 minutes can activate its antibacterial properties and reduce teeth sensitivity. Spit out the oil after swishing it. Rinse your mouth with warm water and then brush your teeth. Repeating this before eating or brushing will remove impurities and relieve you of pain.

#9 Vanilla Extract

Vanilla essence

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Apply some vanilla extract on the affected areas to reduce pain. It is an easy and soothing way of finding relief from teeth sensitivity. However, do remember to brush later as it is a sweet substance.

#10 Guava Leaves

Guava fruit and leaves Sensitive Teeth Home Remedies

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Guava leaves have anti-inflammatory properties. They reduce pain, swelling, and redness in the mouth. It is an age-old Ayurvedic medicine. To use this remedy, wash 1-2 guava leaves. Chew them for a couple of minutes before spitting them out. Repeat this procedure thrice a day for maximum effectiveness.

In addition to these remedies, you can practice a few basic oral hygiene practices that ensure the well-being of your teeth and gums. Using floss, mouthwash and proper brushing techniques help keep your gums and teeth healthy. Limiting acidic food can also help alleviate teeth pain by decreasing the acidity in your mouth.

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