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Home Remedy for Toothaches

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

sensitive teeth

Toothaches can bring even the strongest person to their knees. The tingling, aching, frustrating feeling of a toothache can disrupt your entire day. We try to prevent it by using special toothpastes, such as Sensodyne, but that provides little to no short-term relief. Sure, there’s Orajel, but here are some natural alternatives if you want to make some yourself.

Salt water. Add a spoonful of salt to a glass of warm water. Stir the mixture until the salt dissolves. Swish the mixture in your mouth, focusing on the area of the affected tooth. Do this for 5 minutes then spit out the salt water.

Salt & Pepper. Yes, the two things sitting on your dining room table right now can help alleviate your toothache. Combine ¼ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper with a small amount of water to make a paste. Apply the paste to your tooth and let it sit for approximately 5 minutes. Remove the paste by rinsing with warm water.

Garlic. Make some garlic paste by smashing 3 cloves of garlic with 1 teaspoon of water. After you’ve made a smooth paste, apply a small dab directly to the afflicting tooth. The antimicrobial properties of the garlic should help alleviate the pain. Meanwhile, mouthwash should freshen your breath afterwards.

Asafoetida & Lemon Juice. Mix equal parts of asafoetida powder and lemon juice, about a teaspoon each, to make a paste. Then, apply the paste to the affected tooth, leave on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it out with warm water.

Clove oil. Place 1 drop of clove oil on the affected tooth. If you don’t have clove oil at home or can’t find it in the store, you can make a paste from cloves or clove powder and coconut oil. Apply the paste to the affected tooth, let it sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing your mouth with warm water.

Peppermint oil. If you want to numb the area, add a drop of peppermint oil to the affected area.

These homemade remedies work to help alleviate pain and discomfort associated with a toothache. Remember, toothaches are preventable. If you eat a lot of carbs and sugars, you may want to reduce your intake. They are known to wear down your enamel. Though these home remedies are meant to help, we still recommend you visit a dentist to ensure there is no further issue. Go on to TalkLocal and we’ll connect you to one ASAP.