Good Health Tips for Toothache

by pinksoda

toothache2One of the greatest fun spoiler, poise wrecker and beauty killer is when ladies is experiencing a terrible TOOTHACHE. Oh yes! I can definitely relate to that! Having a toothache is excruciating, painful and a complete torture! It takes over your life at its worst!

Here are few home remedies that will help alleviate the pain.

Home Remedy For A Toothache #1:Ice

Ice can eliminate all kinds of pain and swelling in the mouth, just as it can help strains or sprains. You can use either ice cubes that are wrapped in a towel or wash cloth or you can use frozen food. If you use food, smaller items like peas are more ‘bendable’ and therefore adaptable to a painful toothache. Hold the cold substance directly against the tooth area that hurts. Just remember that if the food thaws you should either eat it or throw it away – don’t refreeze it. That’s a major no-no.

Home Remedy For A Toothache #2: Peeled Cucumber

Get a peeled cucumber and then cut it into thick slices and hold these pieces in your mouth. You would feel that the pain is gone.

Home Remedy For A Toothache #3: Salt
Warm salt water can work well for toothache, especially if there is some kind of bacteria or infection. Don’t believe it? Take a sore and go swimming in the ocean for a while and see what happens. Make sure the water is warm and VERY salty and swirl it around your mouth. You can repeat this frequently because it definitely helps your mouth in every possible way. You probably don’t want to swallow it, though.

Home Remedy For A Toothache #4: asafetida, lemon juice water

Mix ½ tsp of asafetida with lemon juice and lukewarm water and make it a paste. Now apply it on the affected area. You should use cotton to apply the paste to the sore area of your tooth.

Home Remedy For A Toothache #5: Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a natural oil from Australia that is very effective in killing bacteria and alleviating pain. You can mix it with water or put it directly or any painful or injured area. The direct approach is tougher to bear, but definitely more effective.

Home Remedy For A Toothache #6: Dried Peppermint

You can put a small stack of dried peppermint inside your mouth and around the sore tooth. You will need to keep it there for nearly 20 minutes and then spit it out. This will help to ease your pain.

Home Remedy For A Toothache #7: Clove

A favorite spice in my house is cloves. My kids love them in pumpkin pie and they’re great in an apple recipe, but they’re also famous as a natural remedy for toothache. Some older herbal books recommend chewing on whole cloves, but just the thought of that when I have a toothache gives me the shudders. Instead, go to a drugstore or discount store like WalMart and find some oil of cloves. Put a few drops of this oil on a cotton ball and hold it against your sore gum and tooth.

Home Remedy For A Toothache #8:

This is by far the most powerful method … it involves a substance called Campho-Phonique, which is available in any drugstore or pharmacy and is very cheap. I’ve used it all my life for painful areas. It is especially effective in the mouth since the mouth is hard to heal due to the constant dampness. Just put a couple of drops of Campho-Phonique on a cotton ball and be prepared for an effective cure for toothache. It won’t fix your tooth, of course, but it will eliminate the pain. Warning: it tastes pretty bad – but it certainly won’t hurt you. It’s up to you to decide which is worse: a short term bad taste or pain. Your call.

These natural home remedies may work great for you or may not, depending on the severity of the pain. We don’t want to suffer and endure the pain while we are at it, so this are all worth trying. But remember, the always best remedy is to visit your dentist and have that throbbing teeth checked.

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