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5 Signs You Might Have a Sensitive Mouth

Is your mouth throwing you subtle hints, like canker sores that won't leave the party, or teeth that scream when they meet ice cream? It's time to upgrade your oral game and pamper that sensitive mouth of yours.

Let's be real folks, many of us are quietly enduring the discomfort and pain inflicted by everyday dental products. Toothpaste, mouthwash, and teeth whiteners are often packed with more chemicals than a science lab, and they're not exactly doing your mouth any favors.

But guess what? You're not alone, and there's light at the end of the sensitivity tunnel. In this article, we're diving into seven signals that you have a sensitive mouth and chat about how to give it some TLC.

1. Tender Gums

If your gums are staging a protest, it might not be your fault. Even if you're a pro at oral hygiene, those feisty gums could be pointing fingers at your oral care products.

Irritated gums often show up as redness and swelling, but your gums are happiest when they're rocking that pale pink vibe. If they're throwing a fiery trantrum or are painful when touched, they might be irritated.

2. Desert-Like Dry Mouth 

Some oral products, especially mouthwash, can turn your mouth into a desert where your tongue feels like it's been glued to the roof of your mouth. Alcohol-heavy mouthwashes can leave your mouth feeling as parched as a forgotten houseplant. Add in some sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and artificial flavoring, and you've got a recipe for the ultimate dry spell.

You might be experiencing dry mouth if your tongue sticks uncomfortably to the roof of your mouth or if you detect a less-than-fresh scent on your breath.

3. Canker Calamity 

Canker sores, those pesky little critters that love setting up camp on your inner cheeks and lips, are like the drama queens of oral irritation. They crash the party, steal the spotlight, and leave you with a mouthful of discomfort.

Sure, indulging in sour candies or acidic foods can be the culprit, but if you've sworn off those, your oral care products could be the culprits.

4. Burning Mouth and Tongue

Regular toothpaste packs a wallop of minty flavor that we’ve come to expect. That intense mint sensation is often the result of a mix of strong artificial additives.

Some folks are into it for the quick bad-breath cover-up, but others find it a bit extra.  When your mouth or tongue tingle with a burning sensation after brushing, you’re probably experiencing a reaction to the harsh flavors and chemicals in your toothpaste.

5. Sensitive Teeth Sensation

If your teeth are staging a protest when it comes to ice cream or cold drinks, but your dentist hasn't spotted any new cavities, it's time to have a chat with your toothpaste.

Most toothpaste brands have a Relative Dentin Abrasivity (RDA) that's off the charts. While a little scrubbing action is great, some toothpaste varieties go overboard and erode your enamel, making your teeth sensitive to the cold.

So, What's the Game Plan?

The main culprit behind your oral irritation is often those typical oral care products. To rescue your sensitive mouth, it's time for a product makeover, especially when it comes to toothpaste and mouthwash.

Toothpaste Alternatives

When you navigate the toothpaste aisle in most stores, it's like entering a candy store for oral hygiene enthusiasts. But here's the deal: most won't solve your sensitivity puzzle; some might even make it worse. 

Instead of picking the usual suspects, consider trying a natural toothpaste offering a gentler scrub and a more relaxed minty vibe that won't overwhelm your senses.

You could whip up a DIY version with ingredients like sodium bicarbonate, sea salt, and a dash of peppermint oil (if you're feeling crafty). But for those of us with busy lives or non-chemistry degrees (no judgment here), ready-made, all-natural toothpaste is the way to go.

Meet our Herbal Toothpowder Tabsthey're like the rockstars of toothpaste. These little brown tablets bring the healing aura with Ayurvedic herbs and none of the drama-causing chemicals. Say goodbye to SLS, parabens, artificial dyes, or fragrances, and say hello to a slightly sweet, earthy flavor with subtle clove vibes.

These tabs are all about balanced saliva production, nurturing your oral microbiome, keeping your breath fresh, and offering a gentle cleaning experience.

Mouthwash Alternatives

Mouthwash aims to freshen your breath and protect against cavities, but it really just adds too much drama. Instead of relying on mouthwash, consider giving oil pulling a whirl. It's an ancient Ayurvedic practice where you swish oil in your mouth for several minutes.

Oil pulling, especially with DrTung’s Oil Pulling Concentrate, can be a game-changer for sensitivity. Sesame oil, a star player, is specifically praised in Ayurvedic traditions for its balancing act on the oral microbiome, dry mouth relief, and gum pampering. And the concentrate's addition of over 20 botanical ingredients takes healing properties up even a notch further.

Bonus: Oil pulling not only kicks cavities to the curb but also says "buh-bye" to bacteria growth, which means a winning fight against bad breath.

The Takeaway

Oral irritation is no joke and it can make you think twice about indulging in your favorite foods. But here's the deal: it's often the harsh chemicals hiding in mainstream oral care products that are at the root of the problem. 

Making the switch to non-toxic toothpaste might just be the remedy you've been hunting for, offering your mouth a detox it deserves.

Embracing oil pulling as part of your oral routine can provide relief for existing sensitivities while setting the stage for a healthier, more harmonious oral world.

By making these tweaks, you're not only dialing up your oral comfort but also ensuring you're treating your body like the treasure it is. Harsh chemicals aren't just hard on your mouth; they're also unwelcome guests in your overall well-being.

Ready to take charge of your oral sensitivity and bring the fun back to your mouth? Check out our Herbal Toothpowder Tabs and Oil Pulling Concentrate and let the good vibes roll! 




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