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    Sensitive teeth?

    I will probably have to get some major dental work. But I was curious if I could improve my extremely sensitive teeth somehow. I can hardly eat or drink anything cold without deep, severe pain. We're talking a glass of cold water or even a salad is just too much. The pain is in all the molars where I had crowns put on last year. I'm so unhappy I had this dental work done. It ruined my life. I almost don't even chew my food anymore. Anyway, I know I need to get a dentist to help me, but in the mean time, has anyone done anything primal-wise to improve the sensitivity of their teeth?
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    Sounds like your roots may be going and you may need root canals or extractions.

    Bone broth and gelatin.
    You could try oil pulling and brushing with baking soda or a natural toothpaste. Try to avoid cold foods and acidic foods - citrus, many other fruits, tomatos etc

    Hope it is just a temporary thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    I will probably have to get some major dental work. But I was curious if I could improve my extremely sensitive teeth somehow. I can hardly eat or drink anything cold without deep, severe pain. We're talking a glass of cold water or even a salad is just too much. The pain is in all the molars where I had crowns put on last year. I'm so unhappy I had this dental work done. It ruined my life. I almost don't even chew my food anymore. Anyway, I know I need to get a dentist to help me, but in the mean time, has anyone done anything primal-wise to improve the sensitivity of their teeth?
    Couple suggestions:
    1. Make sure you are using a soft toothbrush;
    2. Use Sensodyme -- it's a good product and it works;
    3. Are you grinding your teeth at night? You may need a night guard and only a dentist will be able to tell
    4. Research a product called MI Paste. This is to be used on your teeth after you brush and floss at night. You apply a small amount of MI Paste and it remineralizes the teeth and reduces sensitivity.

    I have very very sensitive teeth due to brushing too hard and grinding my teeth at night. I cannot eat any cold fruit or drink anything that has ice cubes in it. Ice cream has me on the ceiling -- so all cold things are a 'no go'.

    Best to check with your dentist --- make sure the Crowns are okay and no other issue.

    Best of luck.
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    beautiful
    yeah you are

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    I have a very similar condition like yours and what ive found is very useful is to mix it up.
    One week go with the herbs, the next week with sensodyne, the next with colgate, the next with oralB, and so on.
    Its like the IF-carb refeed thing, gotta keep those thresholds on their toes!!!

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    Mixture of Cod Liver oil and butter oil, as recommended by Weston A. Price's research (a dentist himself)....can actually help re-mineralize teeth and create a 2ndary dentin. Bone broth is also great to add in the mix as mentioned above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    I will probably have to get some major dental work. But I was curious if I could improve my extremely sensitive teeth somehow. I can hardly eat or drink anything cold without deep, severe pain. We're talking a glass of cold water or even a salad is just too much. The pain is in all the molars where I had crowns put on last year. I'm so unhappy I had this dental work done. It ruined my life. I almost don't even chew my food anymore. Anyway, I know I need to get a dentist to help me, but in the mean time, has anyone done anything primal-wise to improve the sensitivity of their teeth?
    I had a bunch of crowns done at once due to chemo wrecking my enamel. It took my teeth a year or so to "settle down" and stop being sensitive but they did. All by themselves. The nerves have just been jangled on a deep level in the grinding down process. Just give it time.

    All the advice about re-mineralization is good but it doesn't really apply to crowns.

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    I've noticed that if I use regular toothpaste, they're sensitive. Even Sensodyne. I'm currently using Earthpaste and loving it. No pain, nothing. My teeth feel cleaner, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twibble View Post
    I've noticed that if I use regular toothpaste, they're sensitive. Even Sensodyne. I'm currently using Earthpaste and loving it. No pain, nothing. My teeth feel cleaner, too.
    +1 for the Earthpaste.
    I used to have sensitive teeth especially with cold drinks. I first switched to a natural toothpaste ala Tom's of Maine and it got better. Now I'm using Earthpaste and I'm going to switch to home made toothpaste. Like coconut oil and baking soda. I'm also flossing more and doing oil pulling. I'm still brushing with an electric brush but I'm also considering going for a soft manual brush.
    I now have zero pain left, and my teeth look healthier. Also I have less plaque on my teeth.

    I think the important factors for healthy teeth are:
    - No sugars (easy on paleo)
    - Use natural toothpaste (or even no toothpaste)
    - Flossing
    - Oil pulling

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    I keep hoping they will settle down. I'm really very unhappy. I cannot close my mouth all the way anymore. One of them sticks out too much and I don't like the way it grinds/sticks/catches on the one below it. I went to the best dentist in town, too. I had multiple referrals from friends and the dentist had won the local best of award multiple years.

    I noticed my natural toothpaste says that it's whitening and tartar control but no fluoride. I can't see how that would affect crowns, but perhaps it does.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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