1. Salt Water Rinse
Salt is an effective antiseptic and it can also help to reduce inflammation. To alleviate pain symptoms from sensitive teeth, gargle with a salt water rinse twice daily. To use a salt water rinse:
- Add ½ to ¾ tsp of salt to a glass of lukewarm water and mix well.
- Swish the solution in your mouth for up to 30 seconds.
- Spit out the solution.
2. Honey And Warm Water
Honey is an antibacterial agent, and can be used for wound management. Honey can help to speed healing, and reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation.
To reduce pain from sensitive teeth,
- Rinse your mouth with warm water and a spoonful of honey.
This rinse will promote oral healing.
In addition to cooking, turmeric can be used as an anti-inflammatory treatment. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin known for its anti-inflammatory effects. It has been used in herbal treatments, in treatments for digestive orders, and as an agent to enhance wound healing.
For oral health and to alleviate pain from sensitive teeth, you can massage ground turmeric on the teeth.
- Make a topical paste from 1 tsp turmeric, ½ tsp salt, and ½ tsp mustard oil.
- Apply this paste to the teeth and gums twice a day for pain relief.
4. Coconut Oil
You might have heard of oil pulling, which uses a high-quality oil like coconut to coat the teeth and protect them against cavities and gum issues. Oil pulling is ideal for those who have sensitivity, and the best oil to use is coconut because of its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
- Use about a teaspoon to a tablespoon of coconut oil and let it melt in your mouth.
- Swish the oil around your mouth as you would a mouthwash and then spit.
Onion contains an ingredient known as quercetin, which calms sensitivity and inflammation. It’s long been used to heal the body of pain and discomfort. To use onion for sensitivity, you’ll
- Cut a piece of onion and place it in your mouth where you’re experiencing the pain.
- Leave it there for about a minute or two and remove.
- You can repeat this application a few times a day.
6. Avoid Acidic Food And Drinks
Exposure to red wine, pop, fruit juices and acidic foods-such as oranges and pickles-can put your enamel under constant attack. Limit these foods and drinks, and try to brush about 20 minutes after eating them (not earlier, or the brushing may hurt your enamel further). Even if your teeth aren’t yet feeling sensitive, it’s a good idea to be cautious about consuming certain foods and drinks, as enamel loss is irreversible.