I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. This song about ice cream is just one proof of how popular this frozen treat is. Everybody just loves ice cream. Even people with sensitive teeth will risk the pain just to get a bite of that creamy and delicious frozen goodness. To those who do not suffer from this, it may just seem like a minor thing. Just don’t eat or drink anything cold or hot. Easy for them to say. To them, it’s just one of the selling points for commercial toothpaste. But for those who suffer from sensitive teeth, it is a constant struggle - especially with all the delicious frozen desserts and hot drinks that are readily available.
About 40 million people in the United States suffer from tooth sensitivity. That’s 40 million Americans who will feel that sharp familiar pain shooting up their tooth when eating something cold or drinking something hot. It’s a real bummer. Thankfully, there are home treatments that will soothe the pain caused by sensitive teeth. Read on and find out what you can do to hold off the pain until you can go to the dentist.
Oil pulling using coconut oil is becoming more popular than ever when it comes to oral health. Aside from its other benefits, coconut oil’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties make it a great treatment for sensitive teeth. Swish around a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes every day to soothe the pain from your tooth.
Sensitive teeth are caused by many factors. One of them is having inflamed gums. Hydrogen peroxide’s antiseptic and disinfectant properties make it a great mouthwash to reduce the gum’s swelling and inflammation and have the added benefit of speeding up the healing process. To use it as a mouthwash, mix two caps of 3% hydrogen peroxide in equal parts lukewarm water. Swish the solution around your mouth for 30 seconds and spit it out. Rinse your mouth with water.
One of the main causes of sensitive teeth is the worn-out enamel on our teeth. Without enamel protecting our teeth, any cold or hot substance that comes into contact with them can cause pain. Consuming half a bowl of plain yogurt every day will help in reducing the demineralization of the teeth’s enamel. Great for the teeth and delicious. Absolutely zero reasons not to try it.