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5 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Tooth Sensitivity

While brushing teeth in the right direction and choosing the right toothpaste is essential to make your teeth healthy, you can get rid of tooth sensitivity by changing your food habits.

5 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Tooth Sensitivity

Home remedies can help you get rid of tooth sensitivity


  1. Excessive consumption of acid-content food leads to sensitive tooth
  2. Iodine content in salt and water improves the pH of your mouth
  3. Coconut oil reduces streptococcus mutant bacteria

Do you feel an excruciating pain while eating chilled ice-creams or hot chocolates? Have you been looking for a solution to this problem. Surprisingly, there are many ways through which you can get rid of tooth sensitivity without having to spend heavy amounts in buying expensive toothpastes. You can acquire sensitive teeth not just because you are using a wrong toothpaste, or brushing in wrong directions; your food habits has a lot to do with the health of your teeth. Read further to know about some easy-to-do home remedies which help you in making your teeth healthy.

Why does it happen?

Sensitive Teeth occurs when the substance called dentin (the one which covers your dental roots) ruptures allowing the hot and cold stimuli to reach your nerves. The tiny tubules lying at the roots of your teeth helps in carrying that stimuli to your nerves causing you that intense pain. According to health experts, it happens when you excessively consume food with rich acidic content. And this can be easily treated with the help of either medications or easily available home remedies.

Here are some interesting ways through which you can easily get rid of sensitive teeth and enjoy your favourite food-

1. Salt and Water

The iodine content in salt and water improves the pH of your mouth and creates an alkaline environment inside your mouth which doesn't let the bacteria grow. Ayurvedic experts say that if you rub your teeth with salt and turmeric, you will stay away from not just sensitive teeth but other dental problems as well.

salt water

2. Cloves and Clove Oil

Cloves and Clove Oil have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory nutrient content makes it an amazing choice for getting rid of sensitive teeth. Various researches have proved that cloves can be beneficial in reducing sensitive teeth.

A 2013 study published in the Avicenna Journal Of Phytomedicine found aqueous extract of cloves to have an analgesic effect. So, it can be beneficial for reducing tooth aches and sensitivity in tooth.

3. Garlic

Garlic contains allecin which makes it anti-bacterial. This helps in rejuvenating the ruptured tissue in your teeth gums which block the passage to brain nerves. It should be chewed early in the morning for better results.


4. Raw Onion

Onions in raw form contains quercetin flavanoids which makes it inflammatory in nature. This chemical also fights well with the bacterial attack and therefore protects your teeth.

It is advisable to take it in raw form because onions lose its nutrient content when fried or boiled.

5. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil reduces streptococcus mutant bacteria which causes tooth sensitivity. This easily available oil makes your teeth shine bright and also helps you get rid you of painful tooth ache and other dental problems.

coconut oil

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