Surprisingly, 1 in 8 adults have sensitive teeth.
If you’ve been struggling with this, you’re not alone. Don’t worry though, there are ways to help with this problem.
A healthy smile benefits your health in many ways. But what if you have tender teeth? Strengthening teeth is easy. Here are a few natural remedies.
Prevent Sensitive Teeth
The best thing you can do for sensitive teeth is by preventing it in the first place.
There are different home remedies you can do to make sure that your teeth stay as strong as possible.
Make sure that you are keeping up with oral hygiene. That means brushing and flossing regularly while also going to the dentist.
You should also not eat many acidic foods or drink any acidic beverages. That’s because the acid will start to get rid of the enamel on your teeth, and that enamel doesn’t come back.
For more information on how to prevent making your teeth tender, you should know what causes it. This post explains it; check it out!
Your diet can be one of the best ways to start strengthening teeth.
Fermentable carbs, the ones that are found in cookies and candies, sodas, breads, and some cereals should be avoided. These carbs will mix with the bacteria in your mouth to create an acid that will start destroying your enamel.
This is called demineralization.
This will really start to affect your teeth if you eat a lot of sugary, processed food and don’t brush your teeth often. That way you are just letting the acid sit on your teeth to destroy your teeth’s protective layer.
Another reason your diet is important is that ancient humans didn’t have the problem of sensitive teeth. That means that it may very well be linked to our modern diet.
To strengthen your teeth you should focus on eating lean proteins, dairy products that are low in fat, whole grains, and your fruits and vegetables.
By choosing the right foods, you can ensure that your teeth will be strong and healthy.
Turmeric is great for all kinds of things, mostly because it is an anti-inflammatory.
Because your sensitive teeth might be an issue from your gums, you can make a paste with salt, mustard oil, and turmeric. Apply this directly onto the sore teeth and your gums twice a day to get some relief from the pain.
Drink Green Tea
Green tea is also something you should add to your diet to strengthen your teeth. Like the turmeric, this also is an anti-inflammatory but also has antioxidant effects.
You can drink the green tea, but you could also use it as a mouthwash. Not only will it help reduce inflammation and take away some of the pain, but it will also make your teeth stronger over time.
Vanilla extract is often used as an antiseptic and a pain reliever. Some people use it for babies when they are teething to ease some of the pain.
You can also use it for your teeth. Pour some of the extract onto a cotton ball or swab, and then put that on your gums and teeth for a few minutes at a time.
You can repeat this as often as you need to.
Make Sure You Get Enough Fluoride
Fluoride is in most of our water and in most toothpastes. You should check to make sure that it is in your toothpaste and your water because fluoride helps with strengthening teeth.
If it’s not in your water or toothpaste, you can always talk to your dentist about getting a topical fluoride instead.
Use a Salt Water Rinse
Salt water has so many healing properties because salt is an antiseptic while also acting as an anti-inflammatory.
To get the benefits from the salt water, just make a salt water rinse. Get some lukewarm water and add up to 3/4 of a teaspoon of salt. Mix it together, and then swish it around your mouth for anywhere up to 30 seconds.
When you’re done, spit out the solution. Eventually, you will start to notice that your teeth start to feel better.
Hydrogen peroxide also acts as an antiseptic but also as a disinfectant. Many people use it to clean wounds to stop an infection from starting.
However, you can also use it as a mouthwash. This will start to heal your gums and prevent inflammation.
To make a mouthwash of hydrogen peroxide, get warm water and add two caps worth of 3% hydrogen peroxide.
Swish it around in your mouth for up to 30 seconds and then spit it out. Afterward, make sure you rinse your mouth out.
Brush Your Teeth
This seems like an obvious suggestion, but this one is so important.
Don’t brush too hard because the bristles can tear away with the enamel. Find a soft-bristled toothbrush and use that twice a day.
Make sure that you are brushing your teeth from a 45-degree angle for at least two minutes each time.
Don’t forget to brush your tongue too, because there are lots of bacteria on it, and that bacteria can mix with foods to create the acid that will break down your teeth.
Use These Tips for Strengthening Teeth
These are some great tips for strengthening teeth so that you can have a healthy and lasting smile.
However, these aren’t all the tips for making sure that you have strong teeth.
Check out this blog post for even more tips.