Home Diagnosis Guide DIY Fixes For Common Dental And Other Oral Problems

DIY Fixes For Common Dental And Other Oral Problems

by DrPrem Jagyasi

We often run to our dentists and specialists to get rid of simple and common dental and oral problems. Sometimes, the problems are quite simple that we can easily treat them on our own while being in the confines of our homes. Here are some of the problems that you can easily fix on your own.

Tooth Sensitivity

Young woman with sensitive tooth ache crown problem

Tooth sensitivity is an unpleasant experience you have whenever you eat or drink something cold, hot or sweet. Sometimes, even the cold wind outside starts a weird throbbing and stinging sensation in teeth. That sensation is so horrible that many start avoiding consuming ice creams, hot tea, and anything they feel triggers tooth sensitivity.

You can treat this condition on your own with the help of a few simple yet extremely effective DIY remedies. Use toothpaste that is made especially for sensitive teeth, don’t brush too hard, avoid teeth whitening pastes and other products for they are abrasive, avoid acidic fruits and drinks, and get rid of the tooth grinding habit.

Canker Sores

Mouth ulce

Canker sores, also known as Apthous Stomatitis, are painful mouth ulcers that are caused by a number of factors. Now you can get rid of them using a few home remedies. The best way to ease the pain is by numbing canker sores with a DIY numbing spray that you can make by combining olive or grape seed oil, peppermint, and eucalyptus essential oil.

Soak chamomile tea bags in water and then place them on the sores for five minutes or so. Doing this twice a day relieves discomfort and promotes speedy healing. You can also apply some coconut oil or honey on the canker sores to get rid of them at the earliest.

Jaw Soreness

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A variety of reasons such as Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), internal or external injury, tooth abscess, severe gingivitis, degeneration of jaw joint and wisdom tooth can be held responsible for jaw soreness. You can do much to cure it without visiting any specialist. You can massage the jaw muscles gently to see desired results, can apply hot and cold compresses, do jaw exercise and wear a mouth guard at night so that you don’t grind your teeth.

Yellow Teeth

Beautiful young woman teeth close up

Sparkling white teeth make people look attractive, younger and healthy. On the other hand, yellow teeth take a toll on a person’s confidence and happiness altogether. A variety of reasons ranging from aging, poor dental hygiene, excessive consumption of tea/coffee, tobacco, cigarettes and hereditary factors contribute to teeth discolouring. Many visit dentists for restoring the natural white shine of their teeth but you can achieve the same results at home only.There are a number of home remedies that you can try including rubbing diluted baking soda on teeth, rubbing orange peel on teeth before going to bed every night, rub strawberry paste and lemon.

Burnt Tongue

Woman stick ones tongue out

Burnt tongue pains and irritates a lot, so it is better to know some effective home remedies that help get rid of that horrible sensation at the earliest.As soon as your tongue gets burnt, eat lots of sugar. Also, do a couple of other things including placing ice cubes on the burnt tongue, applying mint toothpaste, breathing orally with the tongue sticking out of the mouth, cold water gargle and some antiseptic cream.

Gingivitis

gingivitis

Spitting blood along with saliva while brushing teeth is a sign that a person has gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gums caused by bacterial infection. If the problem isn’t severe, you can easily treat it by maintaining proper oral hygiene. 

You can be your own dentist and your own oral health specialist for a variety of conditions. A number of home remedies successfully cure dental and oral problems.

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