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Natural Remedies for Tooth Sensitivity

Natural Remedies for Tooth SensitivitySensitive teeth can make it hard to eat or drink anything that is cold, hot, sweet or sour. It can even make breathing in the cold weather painful. If you have sensitive teeth, conservative, at-home care may help you ease the pain and protect your teeth from long-term damage.
At-home remedies include:

1. Thiamine
Also known as vitamin B1, thiamine reduces pain and sensitivity.

2. Calcium Hydroxyapatite
This helps restore lost tooth enamel and is available in supplement form.

3. Clove Powder
Cloves have a long history of use for tooth pain.

We can help you decide which of these supplements is most appropriate for your needs, along with the safest and most effective dose. Natural supplements may not be enough to ease all sensitivity and may require other conservative treatments. Other ways to reduce tooth sensitivity is brushing with a soft-bristled brush and using sensitivity toothpaste. Limit your intake of highly acidic foods and beverages including soft drinks, wine and citrus fruit. Fluoride treatments may be appropriate for some patients.

In some cases, tooth sensitivity can be a sign of a more serious problem. You may have exposed roots, gum recession, an untreated cavity or even an infection. Treating these problems will lead to the resolution of the sensitivity. You may need dental bonding, a filling or root canal treatment. We can explore your options and explain the best treatments for your problem tooth. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our dentist.

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