Did you know that having sensitive teeth is fairly common? Your teeth may become sensitive when you eat certain foods at different temperatures, which can cause pain to appear in tooth nerve endings. In fact, you may even experience sensitive teeth from brushing or flossing. Nevertheless, there are a few tips for dealing with sensitive teeth to minimize the pain.
And today, we’re sharing three of the best tips for dealing with sensitive teeth:
- Rinse your teeth with saltwater. If your gums around your sensitive teeth are inflamed, salt is an effective way to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain from sensitive teeth. Try gargling a lukewarm saltwater rinse twice a day.
- Use desensitizing toothpaste. Did you know they make special desensitizing toothpaste? This toothpaste contains desensitizing dental agents like metal ions, oxalates, and potassium that harden the tissue layer under your teeth called dentin, subsequently making your teeth less susceptible to whatever is causing them pain.
- Try applying a turmeric and water paste to your gums. Turmeric appears to reduce pain and sensitivity because of the curcumin present in it, which acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing your teeth’s sensitivity.
In addition to these tips, there are also several ways to naturally deal with your sensitive teeth that are worth checking out. If your sensitive teeth are bothering you, try one of these tips today and let us know how it goes!
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