How do you get rid of sensitive teeth?

Author: Dr. Nhan Tam View: 587
Dear doctor, I am 25 years old this year, I often feel tooth sensitivity when I eat or drink hot or cold foods. Can you advise me on the cause of tooth sensitivity and how to stop the tooth sensitivity? (Mai Linh - Ho Chi Minh City)


Hello Mai Linh, thank you for sharing your concerns with Nhan Tam Dental Clinic. Regarding the case of sensitive teeth, we will give you specific answers as follows:

According to statistics of the World Dental Organization, 50% of the adult population has symptoms of tooth sensitivity when eating hot and cold foods.

The condition of sensitive teeth, also known as sensitive teeth, if not taken care of and corrected in time, will affect the lifespan of teeth in particular and overall health in general.

Causes of tooth sensitivity

There are many reasons why your teeth are sensitive. Among them, the abuse of acidic foods is the root cause. This substance is often present in soda and soft drinks that cause enamel erosion, and stimuli such as hot, cold, and sour will cause dentin and dentin tubules to be exposed and lead to tooth sensitivity.

In addition, receding gums can also expose dentin and cause sensitivity. Tooth decay is also a dangerous cause of tooth sensitivity when eating and drinking food that is too hot or too cold, even in large cavities, when air enters you will also feel sharp pain.

How to stop teeth sensitivity immediately?

When your teeth are sensitive, you can immediately apply the home remedies that Nhan Tam Dental Clinic shared below:

Taking care of your teeth and mouth

Proper dental care and hygiene helps protect the best and safest natural teeth. Thereby reducing the wear of enamel, exposing dentin, causing sensitivity when eating.

In particular, good oral care helps limit the receding gums that cause unnecessary damage to the teeth. You should choose a brush with soft bristles, suitable toothpastes with full of whitening active ingredients and strong teeth to protect your teeth well.

Use gel to cure sensitivity

Using gel to treat sensitivity is a therapy that many people use because of its extremely fast results. Currently, in pharmacies, there are many types of gels that help reduce tooth sensitivity of many brands with many different genres.

But this therapy should not be used arbitrarily, but requires a prescription as well as the guidance of a specialist. Otherwise, the tooth will not only not be sensitive, but also more seriously damaged.

Use garlic

Garlic is one of the effective folk remedies not to cure toothache but can reduce the pain of tooth sensitivity. In the composition of garlic contains Fluor and Allicin to help protect and restore dentin.

You just need to crush the garlic clove, mix it with salt as possible, then put it in your mouth or you can thinly slice the garlic and rub it on the tooth surface for a few minutes. After a few times of applying garlic, you will notice less pain in your molars.

Gargle with salt water

This is a folk remedy that has been used for thousands of years. You just need to dilute salt water and soak this solution for about 3 minutes and can be sucked several times a day to quickly relieve tooth sensitivity.

The above remedies for sensitive teeth only provide temporary relief from pain. To completely solve this disease, you need to go to the dentist for medical examination and treatment.

The effective method of treating sensitive teeth today is to include fillings and porcelain crowns. Depending on the condition of each person's teeth, the doctor will advise the most suitable solution.

After filling or porcelain veneers, the teeth are both less sensitive and whiter. You will own strong teeth, comfortably chew and smile confidently.

Hopefully, some ways to cure tooth sensitivity quickly will help you somewhat reduce sensitivity and discomfort. But to solve the situation of sensitive teeth in a definitive way, you should go to the dentist for advice on the best treatment method!