How to fight teeth sensitivity?

This condition is commonly known as dentin hypersensitivity. Usually triggered by hot, cold or even sweet food, it causes severe pain and discomfort. While the cavity can be one reason for this discomfort, sensitivity is another one. 

This issue can be temporary or permanent, caused in one tooth or more. However, it is more common than you think and can be gotten rid of with proper care and precautionary measures. 

What causes sensitive teeth? 

  • Brushing hard

Some people are used to brushing their teeth too hard. Even though it might look like a good option to keep your teeth cleaner, it is not ideal. It does more damage than good, to your teeth. It is advised to brush softly while trying to reach the maximum area. 

  • Toothbrush 

Selecting the right toothbrush for you is more important than you think. It can be very damaging on your teeth if you use a hard-bristled toothbrush. Along with this, it is important to keep replacing them with new ones on a regular basis. 

  • Teeth grinding 

Conscious or subconscious teeth grinding can be very damaging to your teeth. There are various reasons for this, the most common one being stress. Dealing with these stressful issues is a must for your physical as well as mental well being. 

  • Acid-based food 

Consuming a lot of acids- based food and drinks can cause harm to your enamel. Thus resulting in sensitive teeth. 

  • Bleaching 

Bleaching your teeth often is very harmful to them. It can be very damaging in the long run.

Home remedies for tooth sensitivity 

  • Soft-bristled toothbrush 

Brushing vigorously with a hard toothbrush can be extremely damaging to your teeth. Replacing it with a soft-bristled toothbrush can help reduce the symptoms of sensitive teeth. 

  • Salt 

Salt can go a long way in helping you fight teeth sensitivity. It helps reduce pain and inflammation. Rinsing your mouth with salt water is one of the most effective and easiest ways to reduce pain caused by sensitivity. 

  • Hydrogen peroxide 

Hydrogen peroxide is a disinfect that is widely used for wounds like cuts and burns. Mix 3 cups of hydrogen peroxide with an equal amount of water and rinse for 30 seconds. This acts as a quick relief from the pain caused by sensitivity. 

  • Honey 

Honey has been used for its antibacterial properties since ages. A cup of water with a spoonful of honey does the work for your sensitive teeth. It helps to reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain. 

  • Green Tea 

Green tea is widely popular for its health benefits. However, a lesser-known fact about green tea is that it can be helpful for your teeth as well. Your oral health can be restored by drinking green tea regularly. 

Sometimes, it so happens that your sensitivity persists despite following these steps and remedies. Then it might be time to consult your dentist in order to make sure that there is no serious damage caused to your teeth. 

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