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Home remedies of tooth sensitivity

Easy Tips to Use at Home for Tooth Sensitivity

Sometimes, hot, cold, sweet or even sour foods can trigger a sharp, uncomfortable sensation in the teeth. This is called tooth sensitivity. The roots of a tooth have innumerable tiny channels or tubules that lead to the pulp or the inner, soft chamber of the tooth. The stimuli of hot, cold or sweet travels through the tubules to the nerve centre of the tooth. Oral health experts in wimpole street say that this happens when the outer dentin layer of a tooth wears away because of various factors, including receding gums.

The various dental conditions that are known to cause this problem include:


  • Oral cavities caused by tooth decay
  • Worn fillings
  • A fractured tooth
  • Exposed roots of a tooth, due to worn tooth enamel
  • Gum disease


In addition to these factors a private cosmetic dentist in London says, consuming large amounts of acidic foods or drinks and using the wrong dental products may also give rise to this problem.


Tooth sensitivity is curable


Fortunately, tooth sensitivity is a reversible problem. There are certain remedies that you can even try out at home to cure the problem and reduce sensitivity.


Rinsing with saline water


Rinsing with saline water relieves tooth sensitivity. Salt water improves the pH balance in the mouth and an alkaline environment is created. Harmful bacteria cannot survive in this alkaline environment.


  • Add half a teaspoon of normal table salt to a cup of water and heat it well.
  • Leave for about 10 minutes to cool.
  • Rinse the mouth with this saline solution.
  • Hold the solution at the point of sensitivity for a few minutes.
  • Repeating this two to three times a day for a week should producenoticeable results.




Clove is a very useful in dentistry mostly because of its anti inflammatory, anti bacterial and antiseptic properties. It also helps alleviatenormal toothache and oral infections, with its analgesic effect.


  • Grind 2 whole cloves to dust and add a little olive oil to it to make a thick paste.
  • Apply this paste to the affected tooth for at least half an hour.
  • You may also dab a tiny cotton ball in clove oil and place the ball directly on your affected tooth.
  • Add a few drops of clove oil to a glass of lukewarm water and rinse the mouth well with it.


Guava leaves


Guava leaves were prescribed to cure toothache in the ancient Vedas of India, because of their analgesic properties. This home remedy works best when you’re suffering from pain resulting from tooth sensitivity. According to the latest studies, the leaves of the guava tree are rich in flavonoids like quercetin and keampferol. They are also rich in anti-inflammatory and pain-killing properties.


  • Chew one or two tender guava leaves for 3 to 4 minutes, then spit it out.
  • Add 4 to 6 fresh guava leaves to a cup of water and boil for about 5 minutes.
  • Let the solution to cool down and use this as mouthwash.


Our expert at the Wimpole Dental Clinic suggests trying these remedies at home for prompt relief.

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