Do you have sensitive teeth? Try these home ingredients for some relief
Imagine how you’d feel when you put a spoonful of ice-cream in your mouth and experience that tingling sensation. It would ruin everything, isn’t it?
Having sensitive teeth can be very unpleasant and uncomfortable. Sensitive teeth generally are a result of worn out tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Sometimes it can happen while brushing your teeth with a hard-bristled toothbrush or either by brushing too roughly.
There are various medicinal remedies suggested by dentists to get relief from this condition. But here are some kitchen ingredients that you can use to get relief from this embarrassing condition.
Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic technique practiced in India from a very long time. This technique involves swishing oil around your mouth before spitting it. One can either use sesame or coconut oil to get relief from tooth sensitivity. As per a 2009 study, sesame oil pulling may reduce gum related problems, while another study suggests that coconut oil pulling may reduce plaque formation.
Chewing two-three guava leaves may help reduce both tooth sensitivity and pain. As per a study of 2017, guava has pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Using extracts rich in guava flavonoids can help soothe toothache.
Garlic is a good source of manganese and vitamin B6, vitamin C and copper. When you chew two-three cloves of garlic, a compound called allicin is produced. This compound has antimicrobial properties and may help to kill bacteria that causes oral diseases, such as Streptococcus mutans.
Streptococcus mutans leads to tooth decay and can make your teeth sensitivity even worse.
Saltwater rinse can also fight bacteria build up in the mouth and is excellent for oral hygiene. A 2017 study revealed that saltwater is as effective as a mouthwash in the reduction of plaque.
How to make saltwater: Add half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Then swish the salt water around your mouth a few times before spitting it.
Turmeric is the most common spice found in every household and is used in almost all Indian cuisine. But this famous spice has numerous health benefits. Turmeric contains curcumin, which may help relieve tooth pain.
How to use it: Make a paste by mixing turmeric and water together. Then rub the paste nicely on the gums with the help of toothbrush to reduce pain and sensitivity.