Do you remember your last toothache? Not fun right? That's why I want to give you my five best ways to cure a toothache naturally.
If you are reading this article right now with no pain in your mouth, most likely, you have not thought about how unpleasant that last sharp pain in your teeth was.
Changed your hygiene habits after your last toothache?
If not, perhaps it would do you good to inform you about how to prevent this type of pain.
But I will not limit myself to just preaching. I will help you with the best five recipes so that you can cross with a little more elegance this unpleasant and painful situation.
But wait. Do not go running to the bathroom where you keep the medicines, better go to the kitchen where you keep certain foods that you will use. That’s right! As you probably already heard we can use a variety of foods to treat our toothache, at least while we receive medical attention.
Take a little prevention every day in the form of oil pulling, dental brushes, mouthwashes and the use of dental floss. Here's what else, then you should add a dash of healthy oral hygiene habits. For instance, I suggest you schedule visits to your dentist. And finally, take up good healthy eating habits. If you do this, I assure you that if you put this recipe in practice, you will be significantly reducing the chances of being affected by a toothache!
You were not expecting that remedy, right?
Let’s keep our kids under the same scope, keep in mind that their oral hygiene “structure” is different due to various factors such as that they are still learning to control the toothbrush or still not having cleaning standards as consolidated as an adult. You should pay more attention to your kid's oral hygiene, keep them cavity-free.
Cure Toothache Naturally
And for those who are looking for something more in the short run, here are my five best recipes to cure a toothache naturally.
1. Water with salt
Common salt has an antiseptic action which can relieve the pain that affects you. Take a glass of mineral water. Heat it until it is a little beyond the warm point and add a teaspoon of salt. Stir for about 3 minutes and then make swabs in your mouth (without swallowing). You can repeat this couple of times a day to decrease the pain and growth of the infection.
Free of charge benefits: Salt helps the body to be properly hydrated!
The antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties of garlic have an active ingredient called allicin. Grab a large garlic clove and crush it into a “paste,” put this “paste” on the affected tooth and leave it to act for approximately 7 minutes, rinse with warm water.
Added benefits: Garlic helps with the levels of acidity in your body, increase the appetite and help with the health of your heart!
Lemon juice has antiseptic and astringent properties. Squeeze the juice of two lemons (do not mix with water) and proceed to rinse for about 5 minutes. A useful variant of this recipe is to add salt to the lemon juice and gargle (be careful that gargling with this remedy can be very acidic and make you cough a couple of times).
What else could you get from the lemon: Is an excellent solvent for toxic substances, your mouth will benefit from it.
4. Black tea
The benefit is from tannic acid with its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Unlike the previous recipe, my recommendation is to drink a cup of black tea after applying the compress so that you get the benefits in the same way by internal absorption. Warm a bag of black tea, soak a clean cotton swab in this infusion and regularly apply the cotton on the affected tooth.
What else is in a black tea bag? Tons of antioxidants.
Clove is a spice and contains a substance called Eugenol with sedative properties. Boil 5 or 6 cloves in mineral water (make sure the concentration is high, and the color of the mixture looks intense) leave it warm and make swabs of approximately 3 to 4 minutes.
Other benefits: Its aromas will serve to relieve nausea that perhaps your toothache is causing you.
While there are natural recipes will help you cure toothache naturally, you need to see your dentist as soon as possible. Pain is not good, and it always leads to something worse. So the sooner you get that check out, the better. Also, prevention is a whole lot better than cure.
Peter Boulden is the head dentist at http://www.atlantadentalspa.com. In his spare time he likes to help people anyway he can, and his best spent time is a movie night with the family.