How to Help Sensitive Teeth at Home

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Many people have experienced sensitive teeth at one point in their lifetime. Common causes include gum recession, teeth grinding, damaged enamel, tooth erosion and some dental procedures such as crowns, fillings, and bleaching. No matter what the cause, Fairfield Dental Arts is here to help you find a solution. Try some of these at-home remedies to help aid your tooth sensitivity, and let us know what works for you!

Coconut Oil Pulling

There are many benefits of oil pulling and coconut oil. Both can be used to remove bacteria, promote healthy teeth and gums, get whiter teeth and help sensitive teeth.

What To Do:

First, you’ll need to melt a small amount of coconut oil and put it in your mouth. Swish it around in your mouth for about 20 seconds. Once you’re done, spit it out and rinse your mouth with warm water. Repeat the process daily.

Rinse With Salt Water

Rinsing your mouth with salt water will kill bacteria and reduce plaque.

What To Do:

Add a tablespoon of sea salt to a glass of warm water and mix it until the salt dissolves. Put a small amount in your mouth and swish vigorously. You can repeat the process twice a day.

Avoid Grinding

You may have a habit of grinding your teeth, or you may do it and not notice. Grinding your teeth damages your enamel and causes sensitive teeth by wearing down the tooth. Changing your sleeping position may help reduce teeth grinding as well as wearing a mouthguard to bed.

What To Do:

You can find cheap, over-the-counter mouthguards at any pharmacy store or sporting goods shop. If you prefer something more custom, we are happy to make you one at your next visit.

Change Brushing Habits

If you aggressively brush your teeth, learn to brush your teeth gently. Aggressively brushing your teeth doesn’t help clean your teeth. In fact, it wears them down quicker and exposes the nerve.

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Buy a brush with gentle bristles and brush in a circular motion around each tooth,

Contact Us

Fairfield Dental Arts will help you with your sensitive teeth if none of these home remedies worked for you. You can make an appointment by calling us or on our website.