Just suck in the air through your teeth or bite into some hot or cold foods, if a sudden pain shoots through as if somebody is squeezing your brains out then, understand that you have got sensitive teeth. The pain is not long lasting. It comes fast and is gone in a few seconds, but in those few seconds, you are likely to see the doors of hell. Sensitive teeth can make life miserable and the only solace that you can find for your pain is that there are a million others bowing down to their teeth. The sharp pain or the tingling sensation makes the joy of having an ice cream or drinking tea unbearable. So, why does the tooth suddenly become so sensitive when you cannot see any visible effect on it? This is because the teeth are coated with a layer of enamel that protects the soft dentins and nerves. This enamel gets worn because of brushing hard or biting into very hot or cold edibles. Sometimes even microscopic cracks get formed on the teeth and the hot and cold temperatures pass on to the nerves, which results in those sharp pains. Severe cases of teeth sensitivity may require root canal surgery, but other than that taking due measures can treat your teeth of sensitiveness. These home remedies are extremely necessary if you do not want to cringe with each bite. Given below in the article are various home remedies for sensitive teeth treatment.
Home Remedies For Sensitive Teeth
- Always use desensitizing toothpaste. Though they are not good for enamel abrasion or gum line recession, this toothpaste can effectively diminish, the sensitivity by filling channels in the dentin.
- Before going to bed take some toothpaste on your finger and then spread this over the sensitive portion in your teeth. Do not rinse the toothpaste, instead spit it out. Do this for a few weeks until the sensitivity reduces.
- Fluoride rinses are also very good for sensitive teeth treatment and in case of tooth decay. Use it to rinse your mouth once a day, daily.
- If you have undergone root planing then the chances are that the sensitive teeth can become even more sensitive. In that case, you should use fluoride gel to reduce the problem.
- Plaque further aggravates the sensitiveness of the teeth. It releases an acid that irritates the teeth, so, it is absolutely necessary that you brush the teeth at least twice a day. This will prevent the formation of plaque. Always brush after eating and also before going to bed. Also it is better if you floss your teeth at least once a day.
- One of the reasons of sensitive teeth is because of brushing too hard or of brushing with a hard bristled toothbrush. This damages the tooth enamel, which leads to teeth sensitivity. So use a soft bristled toothbrush with very gentle pressure.
- Chewing tobacco also causes the gums to recede, exposing the dentin. Too much sugar also leads to enamel abrasion. All these cause teeth sensitivity and so it is better to stop all these at once.
- Don’t have foods that are too hot or too cold. Hot and cold food causes the teeth to expand and contract leading to microscopic cracks, the sensations of which seep through, to the nerves.
- Avoid toothpaste that contains abrasive ingredients. Such toothpastes include the whitening toothpastes and tarter-control toothpastes.
- Also, avoid acid containing foods. Sometimes drinking soft drinks several times a day can cause teeth sensitivity.
- It is better to brush your teeth in warm water.
- While brushing your teeth it is better to brush vertically. Circular brushing movement is also recommended. When you brush horizontally, the enamel wears off and also the gum line recedes.