Home Remedy for Tooth Sensitivity to Cold
How to deal with Tooth sensitive to cold:
1. Drink Through a Straw
Sipping on cold beverages can be painful. Instead, drink them through a straw so the liquid bypasses your teeth and will be less likely to trigger a twinge of sensitivity.
2. Eat Dessert Differently because of sensitivity
You don’t have to give up your favorite frozen desserts,just try eating them differently. Rather than biting into ice cream or sorbet, lick it instead. This way, you’ll avoid direct contact with your teeth and get to savor it longer.
3. Breathe Through Your Nose
To prevent a gust of cold air from hurting your sensitive teeth, cover your mouth with a scarf and breathe through your nose when you are outside so your teeth aren’t exposed.
4. Practice Good Oral Care
Reduce your risk of sensitivity to cold by brushing twice daily with a soft-bristled/electric toothbrush & flossing. Good oral care routine can help protect your teeth &prevent conditions like enamel wear or receding gums,which can lead to sensitive teeth.
5. Brush with Sensodyne Every Day
Sensodyne toothpastes contain ingredients that help relieve sensitivity and protect your teeth,so you can fully enjoy your favorite cold foods, drinks, & activities. Find which Sensodyne toothpaste is right for you. Apart from sensodyne, you can also use fluoride containing toothpaste.
*With twice daily brushing.
6. Rinse with salt water
Rinsing your mouth and affected tooth/teeth with salted lukewarm water helps relieve pains, reduces inflammation and desensitize the nerves causing the shocking sensation in your teeth.
7. Coconut oil Rinse
Coconut oil contains analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that helps relieve tooth sensitivity to cold. Pour a teaspoon into your mouth and swish for 20 minutes. Then spit it out and brush with a fluoride containing toothpaste or mouth wash immediately. You will get some relieve.
8. See a dentist.
of course you don’t expect me to tell you not to go see a dentist to help find the cause of your sensitive tooth and give definitive treatment. The commonest causes of tooth sensitivity in our environment are:
-Whitening teeth treatment
-Bruxism (teeth grinding),especially at night
-Damage of enamel with hard toothbrush
-Dental procedures for example scaling and polishing
-Erosion of the teeth with acidic foods and drinks
– picking your teeth with toothpick instead of dental floss.
-build up of plaques
toothguy DENTIST @theoluwaseunre
With contributions from Dr Udomoh