The main cause of toothaches for most children and adults is tooth decay. The bacteria that live in our mouth thrive on the sugars and starches found in the food that we eat. These bacteria form a sticky plaque that clings to the surface of the teeth. Here’s some advice on relieving toothache at home.
- Salt and Pepper for relieving pain
Salt and pepper have great anti-bacterial properties and they can calm and relieve your toothache. Mix equal portions of regular table salt and pepper to make a glue-like toothpaste. Apply this mixture on the infected tooth and let it act for a couple of minutes.
- Oil pulling to get rid of teeth infection
Swish 2 tablespoons of oil for 15-20 minutes in the morning on an empty stomach. Doing this for a few days will help you get rid of bad breath and yellow teeth and will also reduce tooth infection.
- Garlic to relieve toothache
Mix a crushed garlic clove or some garlic powder with table salt and apply it directly to the painful area. Or, you can chew one or two garlic cloves for best results. Repeat this procedure for a few days.
- Cloves are a natural pain reliever
Smash 2 cloves and blend them with olive or any vegetable oil. Then apply this mixture on the painful area. You can also mix clove oil drops in a glass of water and use it as a mouth wash to instantly relieve your pain.
Bite some fresh ginger root and let it act for a while.
- Salt in warm water for toothache
Put a tablespoon of salt in a glass of warm water and mix it. Use this water to thoroughly flush your mouth with it. It will help you reduce swelling and inflammation.
Put some ice in a cotton cloth and crush it. Hold the cloth, with the ice in it, close to your jaw or cheeks. You can also put a crushed ice cube in your mouth or gargle with icy cold water for a few minutes.
Onions have powerful antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. To relieve the pain, simply chew a raw onion for a few minutes.
- Guava leaves are a herbal remedy
Bite 2 or 3 guava leaves to relieve toothache. Or, you can put some guava leaves in boiling water with some salt in it and use this as a mouth wash.
Add a few drops of mustard oil to half a teaspoon of turmeric powder to make a thick paste. Apply this on the aching area and let it act for 15 minutes before spitting it. Repeat the procedure regularly to relieve the pain.
- Peppermint leaves to get rid of pain
Bite some fresh peppermint leaves with the aching tooth. You can use dried leaves if you can’t find fresh ones.
Black tea contains tannins which can reduce swelling and give you a temporary relief.