Using desensitizing toothpaste, applying a little clove oil, gargling with warm salt water, steering clear of hot and cold foods and drinks — these are some of the most common solutions for sensitive teeth.
If you’re someone who’s experimental and you want to give some lesser-known home remedies for tooth sensitivity a go, just keep on reading. Below you will come across a few of them.
Pure Vanilla Extract
Do you love creating all sorts of baked goodies and desserts from scratch? Then it’s not unlikely for you to have a bottle of pure vanilla extract somewhere in your kitchen.
This common ingredient possesses painkilling properties, and that’s why daubing a little of it on the affected tooth using a cotton swab can help provide you with much-needed relief from tooth sensitivity.
There’s one more common baking and dessert-making ingredient that can help keep your sensitive teeth from ruining your day, and that’s cinnamon powder.
All you need to do is combine equal parts of cinnamon powder and raw honey, and then daub the resulting mixture on the affected tooth.
Black Tea Bag
If you are fond of drinking a cup of black tea, then you should not worry that much about having sensitive teeth. That’s because you have easy access to a superb home remedy for it — those used black tea bags.
Simply dunk a used black tea bag in warm water for a few seconds. Squeeze out a little of the water and then place the black tea bag on the problematic tooth to let its tannin content zap that pain.
There’s another type of tea that you may use for managing tooth sensitivity, and that’s peppermint tea — yes, that herbal beverage you take for dealing with some digestive issues.
Simply allow a cup of freshly-brewed peppermint tea to cool to room temperature. Once already cool, use it as a mouth rinse. Allowing it to remain in your mouth for a couple of minutes is a great idea.
If you don’t mind the pungent smell of onion, go ahead and count on this staple kitchen ingredient for making tooth sensitivity go away naturally.
All you need to do is gently rub a small piece of raw onion on the affected tooth — onion can help reduce pain as well as zap bacteria present that can certainly make matters worse.
Garlic and Salt
There’s one more item that can be found in the kitchen that may be employed as a home remedy for tooth sensitivity, and that’s a fresh clove of onion.
Finely mince one and add a little rock salt to it. The mixture should then be applied on the tooth that is acting up all the time. By the way, this is also an effective home remedy for a toothache.
Fresh Ginger Root
Everyone knows that ginger is a phenomenal remedy for nausea, vomiting, indigestion and acid reflux. Not a lot of people know that ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties make this herb good for dealing with tooth sensitivity, too.
What you need to do is finely mince a small piece of fresh ginger root. Using a cotton swab, apply a little of the juice on the achy part of the tooth. Just a warning: don’t let it come into contact with your gums.
Do you have a guava tree in your backyard? If yes, then it only means that you have quick access to some tried-and-tested effective home remedies for tooth sensitivity — guava leaves.
In a pot of water, boil some tender guava leaves. Allow the brew to cool to room temperature. You may chew on the boiled guava leaves as well as use the water as mouth rinse.