Tackle Sensitive Tooth At Home

April 9th, 2018 by Sanjeev Sharma

Sensitive teeth can be extremely painful to deal with especially when it starts to impact our day-to-day lives. Cavities, receding gums, decay and worn out enamel are a few causes of teeth sensitivity. You might experience a sharp pain down to the roots whenever you are consuming hot, cold or sweet and sour foods. The roots contain thousands of tubules or channels that lead to the teeth’s nerve center. The cold or hot food reaches the center by travelling through the tubules when the dentin that covers the roots gets exposed.

Listed below are a few home remedies you can follow to avoid or cure sensitive teeth.

Coconut Oil:

Being a natural anti-bacterial agent, coconut oil helps reduce Streptococcus bacteria that cause plaque and keeps the mouth clean, preventing tooth sensitivity. It also aids in reducing bad breath, gum diseases and tooth aches. Take 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it around for around 20 minutes, take care and do not swallow it as it contains the bacteria from the mouth. It is advised to do it daily before brushing your teeth.

Clove Oil:

One of the most popular remedy for oral care, cloves have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and aesthetic properties that help reduce several oral problems including tooth sensitivity. Dab cotton on the oil and leave it on the affected area for 30 minutes.


Garlic is another powerful agent that aids in reducing tooth aches. It is rich in allicin which is an aesthetic, anti-bacterial medium. Take a few garlic cloves and crush them into a paste, add some water and table salt to the mixture. Apply the paste on the affected area for several minutes and wash off with warm water. Do this twice a day.

Salt Water:

Salt water improves the PH balance in our mouth and creates an alkaline environment that is harmful to the bacteria which results in the reduction of tooth aches and more dental problems. Mix half a teaspoon of salt with warm water and rinse your mouth with it for at least two times a day. It gives fast and effective results.