You don’t have to take medications every time you get Toothaches. Often times, You get Toothaches when there is something wrong with your tooth or your gum.
Although, it isn’t life threatening but sometimes it could result into serious conditions that will require immediate medical treatment.
By the way, don’t try to ignore toothaches, it could get worse if left untreated.
However, if you want to know how to relieve the pain that comes when it strikes or simply prevent this horrible experience. Then follow this article to the end.
Here are natural ways in which you can resolve toothaches without having to visit the drugstore.
Natural ways to ease Toothaches
Salt Water rinse
To begin with, Salt is naturally a disinfectant, and many people use it as the first line of treatment when they begin to feel the terrible pangs of toothaches.
It’s an easy-peesy process
- Get a glass of warm water
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- Mix thoroughly
- Use as Mouthwash
Usually, It disinfects your teeth naturally, loosens food particles that may be stuck between your teeth.
You can reduce and get rid of oral wounds using this simple salt water rinse.
2. Brush using Fluoride Toothpaste
First of all, Fluoride is a very important ingredient your toothpaste should contain. Dump that non-fluoride toothpaste in the trash can now!.
However, Extensive research has shown that when you regularly brush with a fluoride toothpaste, you have a cavities free teeth.
Fluoride toothpastes are available in supermarkets and stalls around you, so make sure you get one.
3. Cold Compress
Naturally cold compress can numb or relief any pain you are feeling, and most especially with toothaches, cold compress works super fine.
By the way, The blood vessel in the area where you are feeling the pain constrict when you apply cold compress, thus reducing Swelling, inflammation and the pain in the process.
Here’s how to
- Get a clean towel
- Wrap a bag of ice in the towel
- Apply on the affected area for 20 minutes
- Repeat this process every few hours
4. Garlic/Garlic oil
Yeah right!, Garlic. It is a natural disease fighter and has a lot of properties that are very good for your overall well being.
You can chew a piece of Garlic or place chopped bits on your tooth or apply the oil squeezed out of it.
Garlic is safe for consumption, cooked or uncooked, the only thing is it stays on your breath which many people may not like.
But if you don’t mind that clause, you can give it a try and let’s know what you think in the comment section just below this post.
5. Clove oil
This is another natural remedy that numbs pain. Particularly, It has active ingredient capable of thrashing pain just like Benzocaine, the numbing ingredient in the over-the-counter toothache gels we use all the time.
6. Guava Leaves
Besides, its famous anti-inflammatory properties, it also heals wounds very fast.
However, Guava leaves also contain antimicrobial activity that greatly helps oral care.
Hence, it’s one of the perfect option when toothaches strike!
Here’s how to use them
- Get Clean Guava leaves and chew
- crush the guava leaves and apply the secretion from it to the affected area
- Also, you can boil it in water to make mouthwash.
7. Thyme oil
Yes, you read that correctly! Famous as food seasoning but more famous for its beneficial health properties. Thyme oil is gotten from Thyme itself and is a good remedy for toothaches.
Additionally, It contains antibacterial and antioxidant properties that can help treat toothaches.
How to use
- Add a drop of water to a cotton ball
- Add a drop of essential oil to the same cotton ball
- Apply to the affected area
- In addition to that, You can add a drop of the oil to a small glass of water and make a mouthwash.
However, you don’t have to wait till you begin to feel the pains. Because, often times most dental problems, even deep cavities hardly present pain or other symptoms at the onset.
In conclusion, you need to inculcate a proper oral hygiene into your self care routine.
I hope this post helps you resolve your toothaches.
Lastly, Feel free to drop a comment in the comment section below, let us know what you’ve used in the past that helped.