Herbs to Treat Sensitive Teeth
If you often feel pain in your teeth then it could be a sign you have sensitive teeth. This should not be ignored, sensitive teeth can cause inflamed teeth which can not be restored and eventually cause tooth death. Some herbs can help overcome this problem.
Sensitive teeth is a general term used to indicate the existence of dentine hypersensitive (DH), which is the opening of dentin due to thinning of enamel or of gums.
Various herbs can be useful for teeth and gums. Herbs can kill or inhibit harmful bacteria in the mouth that cause plaque formed on teeth and lead to the development of gum disease, including sensitive teeth.
According to livestong, here are some herbs that can help reduce tooth sensitivity:
1. Green tea
Green tea can help prevent tooth decay and gingivitis. Green tea contains compounds that may help suppress harmful bacteria in the mouth that is responsible for the formation of plaque, which causes tooth decay and gum disease or gingivitis.
Green tea also contains antioxidants that can protect cells and in the mouth from damage from free radicals and vitamin C which protect the gums.
Gargle with green tea before bed to reduce plaque and bacteria.
Neem is an antimicrobial ayurvedic herb that can combat dental plaque and periodontal disease when applied to the teeth and gums. According to PeaceHealth, using 1 gram of neem leaf extract 2 times per day is an effective treatment to prevent and treat teeth and gum disease, which also eliminates the source of tooth sensitivity.
3. Echinacea and chamomile
Echinacea and chamomile offers anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial that can help treat inflammation of the gums, and sensitive teeth.
Clinical trials have found that using a mouthwash containing echinacea, myrrh, chamomile, sage, mint and ratania is more effective than commercial mouthwash to reduce the inflammation of the gums due to gingivitis, as well as help reduce tooth sensitivity.