Home Remedies for Toothaches
Here are some tried and true home remedies for toothaches that may just save you a trip to the dentist. Typically the cause of pain is inflammation or infection and it is possible to take care of those issues with these very simple solutions. Most problems start in the gums and can quickly escalate to a full blown level 10 toothache that has you begging for relief.
Salt Water: Mix a heaping teaspoon of salt in a small glass of warm water and gently swirl around inside your mouth for as long as you can, spit out. Repeat as needed.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and hold it in place. (Do not use this for extended periods as vinegar can erode away tooth enamel if used excessively and repeatedly)
Garlic: Take a clove of garlic, smash it and apply. Place it inside your cheek like chewing tobacco. Can also be mashed and mixed with salt for extra help.
Peppermint Leaves: Chew on fresh peppermint leaves.
Lime: Cut a slice or wedge of lime and apply the juice or bite into it if you can to release some of the juice directly.
Baking Soda: Take a cotton swab and moisten it with a bit of water, dip it in baking soda with a good amount of baking soda then apply. You can also make a mouth rinse by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda in a small glass of warm water, dissolve the soda then swish the mixture in your mouth. This can also be combined with salt for added benefits.
Cloves: This remedy is as old as the hills. Simply rest a full clove against the sore area until pain goes away.
Thieves Oil: You can also use a drop or two of Thieves Oil (Young Living). I use this for my own teeth as I have sensitivity and gum issues that have now been resolved using these products. This is a hot oil so use a small amount (2 drops) on a Q-tip directly on affected area. Only use a therapeutic grade when using it internally.
Tea: Make a fresh cup of tea then take the warm tea bag and place on affected area. Careful not to tear the bag. The tannins that are naturally in tea leaves can naturally numb the area.
Try gently brushing your teeth with a specially formulated toothpaste like Thieves Oil Dentarome or floss gently to remove any debris that may be adding to the inflammation/irritation.
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