Hello all, Sensitive teeth were making eating and drinking miserable. Started taking borax about a month ago and teeth feel great now. No sensitivity at all any more. Also teeth don't seem as rough as usual.
I got tooth sensivity by brushing too hard with an electric toothbrush but I cured it completely by brushing with Sensodyne. After a few days the sensitivity was gone. I don't use Sensodyne anymore because I don't want to use tooth pastes with fluoride but no problem because the sensitivity never came back!
For the last year, I've been experiencing frequent sensitivity in my teeth. At first, I thought it was my morning lemon juice and water so I cut that out, but I still had it. Then I switched to a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth and while that helped a lot, it didn't eradicate it. The only time I had any relief was when I took ibuprofen. Finally, one day, my husband came home from his annual physical and said he was in great shape except that the doctor said he should start taking a daily calcium pill because people over 50 start losing calcium. That's when it hit me. I remembered the old Wonder bread commercials from when I was little... "12 vitamins and minerals for strong bones and teeth! " or something like that.
I went out and bought a bottle of calcium pills and began taking 1000 mg. A day. In no time, my tooth sensitivity was gone! I stopped using the special toothpaste and went back to my morning lemon juice and water and still no tooth sensitivity. It's been about four months now and it hasn't returned. All I have to do is take my daily calcium pills and I'm fine!
If scrub or whiten your teeth you could make them sensitive. To tone down dental drama, you can use Alpha lipoic acid. MSM helps with receding gum line along with some other collagen supports like vitamin c, gelatin and silica. Salt and phosphorus are minerals in teeth.
1/2 tsp baking soda in 8 oz.water, mix, rinse and spit ~ helps calm down the teeth/cavity pain. Activated charcoal brushed on teeth and gums at night and left overnight kills off bacteria, cuts down pain signals in the mouth.
Walnut tincture feels good in the mouth or one iodine drop in some water swished around the mouth. a 1/2 tsp of coconut oil coating the teeth before bed and leave there at night. These all work for me and a few other things.
I recently had a crown replace and now the remaining tooth, under the new crown, is very sensitive. The dentist said use sensitive toothpaste or get a root canal. The sensitive toothpaste uses fluoride, which I would rather avoid. Any suggestions? The new crown is all some sort of composite material, no metal, that they milled in the office while I waited. I've been using clove oil, but it's not really convenient to carry about to work, etc, and doesn't really solve the problem. Is there a way to desensitize the nerve?
Romaine lettuce is excellent for sensitive teeth and rebuilding enamel. Any greens, really, for the matter will help. Chew about a head of lettuce a day, organic preferred, for about a week or so. I've done this and it has helped my teeth tremendously. There is also a wonderful toothpaste called coral white that has all natural ingredients and will help build and strengthen your teeth.
I found, accidentally, that taking vitamin c on a regular basis cured the sensitivity of my teeth.