A sharp, sudden pain or discomfort in teeth when you come across certain substances (sweet or sour foods) and temperatures (hot or cold) is known as tooth sensitivity.

Woman feels tooth sensitivity after biting an apple

Some of the common factors that lead to tooth sensitivity are cracked teeth, tooth whitening, dental decay, gum diseases, thinning of the enamel due to improper brushing, poor oral care, and certain dental procedures and treatment like deep filling, crown fixing and teeth cleaning.

Simple ways to get rid of tooth sensitivity

1. Oil Pulling With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil pulling is an effective remedy that aids in lowering the streptococcus bacteria in your mouth. Coconut oil possesses antibacterial properties that help to reduce the plague and lessen the tooth sensitivity. The truth is oil filling is found to promote oral health and prevents a problem like bad breath, toothaches, and gum disease.

Take 1 tsp of extra-virgin coconut oil in your mouth.

Swishing it in your mouth for 20 minutes. Dribble out and rinse your mouth with warm water.

Do this regularly in the morning before eating or brushing your teeth. You can also use sesame oil.

Note: Do not gargle or swallow the oil as it contains harmful bacteria from mouth.

2. Salt Water

Salt water is a perfect choice of treatment to get instant relief from tooth sensitivity. Salt water has the potential to balance the pH of the mouth, which creates an alkaline environment in which bacteria cannot live on. Further on the salt water can also treat gum sores and reduce the after effects of recent dental treatments.

Add ½ tsp of salt in a cup of warm water.

Flush your mouth with this solution and hold It for a few minutes.

Spit out the solution and flush your mouth with water. For best result do this twice daily.

3. Clove / Clove Oil

Clove is proven to possess strong anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anesthetic properties for these reasons it is widely used to reduce tooth pain and combat oral infections.

Mix 5- 7 drops of clove oil in a glass of lukewarm water and then flush your mouth with this solution. 

4.Guava Leaves

Guava leaves are used as an age-old remedy in Ayurveda to get relief from pricking pain of tooth sensitivity. Proven by studies the presence of flavonoids in Guava such as quercetin, kaempferol, rutin with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties help to relieve a toothache and tooth sensitivity.

Chew 2 tender fresh guava leaves for a few minutes and then spit it.

5. Garlic

The abundance of allicin in garlic makes it a potent antibacterial agent and a natural anesthetic that helps to get relief from tooth sensitivity. It also kills the germs that cause infections and cavities.

Make a paste by crushing 2- 3 pods of garlic with little water and ¼ tsp salt. Apply this mixture on the affected areas, let it stay for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with warm salt water. Repeat it twice daily for a few days.