12 All Natural Toothache Remedies Your Dentist Doesn’t Want You to Know About
Long before commercial toothpastes came out, people took care of their teeth in a natural way.
Nowadays we know that pain in the teeth doesn’t have to mean that it is a result of cavity, but it can be also caused by fractured teeth, gum disease, tooth eruption, abscesses, tooth decay, teeth grinding, abnormal bite, and damaged fillings.
When you have a toothache you can also have a fever or notice swelling in the area.
So, before you reach for a painkiller, try these remedies:
Some essential oils such as clove, myrrh, spearmint, cinnamon, tea tree, and peppermint oil can kill the bacteria in the mouth and soothe a toothache.
Blend some turmeric with cayenne pepper and apply it directly onto the painful area to soothe it.
Salt water gargle
If you add some salt into 1 glass of water and gargle it, you will reduce the swelling, prevent inflammation, and soothe the pain.
Garlic has powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and analgesic properties which are great when it comes to soothing a toothache. You should crush 1 clove of garlic, add a pinch of salt and chew it on the painful area.
Take a piece of cucumber and hold it on the affected tooth so you can soothe the pain.
Wheatgrass is full with antibacterial properties. If you chew it with the painful tooth you will fight infections, detoxify the gums, and kill bacteria.
Peppermint tea is particularly powerful because it contains antibacterial properties that will soothe the pain.
Myrrh is very powerful when it comes to killing bacteria. You should add 1 tsp. of myrrh into 2 cups of water and rinse your mouth with the solution.
Since onions contain antimicrobial properties they can kill bacteria and relieve the pain. You should put 1 slice of raw onion on the painful tooth and it will calm the toothache.
Guava leaves contain analgesic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, and a high content of flavonoids. You should take one leaf and chew it until the juice starts to come out. You can also make a mouthwash from it by boiling 5 leaves in water, letting the water cool down, add a dash of sea salt and rinse your mouth.
You can swish a hydrogen peroxide solution (3%) in the mouth for half a minute to fight any mouth infections and pain. Rinse your mouth afterwards with water and do this 2-3 times per day.
If you mix coconut oil, peppermint oil, and turmeric, you will make a natural toothpaste that will lower the pain from your toothache.
You should apply some ice on the swollen and painful area to lower the inflammation and swelling.
Vanilla extract will prevent infections and alleviate a toothache if you put it directly on the painful tooth.
Clove oil contains analgesic properties that can numb the pain. You should mix 3 drops of clove oil with coconut oil, take a cotton ball and soak it in the mixture. Apply the solution to the affected area and rinse it with water afterwards.
If you want to get an immediate relief from a toothache you should chew a piece of gum on the painful tooth until you get to the dentist’s office.
If you apply pressure on your hand where the thumb and index finger meet you will relieve a toothache.