Do you ever find yourself wincing when you take a bite of cold ice cream or a sip of hot tea in the morning? If you’ve experienced this, you aren’t alone – you may be suffering from sensitive teeth.

Sensitive teeth can really be a pain to say the least. While it isn’t a life-threatening issue by any means, it’s quite an annoyance. I have a friend who complains about her sensitive teeth every time we meet for lunch. After listening to her for so long, I began to wonder, are there ways to cure sensitive teeth? There must be an underlying issue or a way to treat the condition, right?

So I went ahead and spoke to my dentist. I also did some research of my own. Luckily I discovered several ways to help alleviate your sensitive teeth right in your own home. As always, I was happy to uncover some all-natural ideas as well. While an appointment with your dentist is the absolute best option for solving any teeth issues, there are some things you can try on your own too.

If this is the first time you’re experiencing sensitive teeth you may be wondering what has caused this condition to suddenly develop. So let’s start there.

What are the Causes of Sensitive Teeth?

Your teeth can become sensitive for a variety of reasons. Mouth Healthy and Colgate toothpaste mention several causes for new onset of tooth sensitivity. These include:

  • Cavities or tooth decay
  • Fractured teeth
  • Worn fillings or tooth enamel
  • Having a tooth root exposed
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth erosion from highly acidic foods and drinks
  • Tooth erosion due to bulimia or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Gum recession that leaves the root of your tooth exposed

How to Cure Sensitive Teeth

The good news is that treatment of sensitive teeth is often very easy. The approach depends on what is causing the sensitivity in the first place. Speaking with your dentist will help you pin down the root of your problem. If you believe that your sensitivity might be due to tooth decay, infection or disease, you should definitely speak with your dentist to sort out the problem immediately.

If you think it might simply be an enamel barrier breakdown, you can try some home-based remedies for relief from your sensitivity right away.

First off, I want to tell you about my favorite all-natural remedies for curing sensitive teeth. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know I love all-natural approaches to anything that ails me. As you can imagine I was super excited to find all-natural solutions to sensitive teeth as well!

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