If you are here it must mean you have a toothache, sorry to hear that. These 7 effective natural toothache remedies should help you find relief until you can make a trip to the dentist.
7 Effective Natural Toothache Remedies
Why is it toothaches usually hit late at night, on weekends or holidays? It makes you wonder if your teeth know your dentist’s hours. There is nothing worse than a toothache, so what can you do to get you through until you can get a permit fix? Check out these 7 Effective Natural Toothache Remedies!
1. Many people swear by Cloves:
Cloves contain eugenol, which is a natural form of anesthetic. In other words, cloves numb whatever they come in contact with.
Place the whole clove in your mouth either on or near the tooth that that is giving you the problem and bite down. As the oils release, you will get a bitter taste and a tingling feeling in your mouth, it’s at this point many people want to spit it out…DON’T, this is a sign that it is doing its thing, hold it as long as you can.
2. My personal favorite Garlic:
Garlic works like a natural antibiotic and can inhibit the growth of bacteria.
Either peel garlic and smash, add a dash of salt, and make a paste that you apply to the tooth.
Or just pop in a clove and chew. I like to let mine set under my tongue for a few seconds after I chew before I swallow it. That helps to speed up the body absorbing it. Just don’t expect to get a kiss afterward.
3. Brandy, Bourbon or Jack:
When it comes to killing bacteria, it’s a known fact alcohol wins hands down.
While some people soak a cotton ball with the alcohol of their choice and place it on the tooth, others prefer to swish, rinse and hold it straight up. Either way, it can be pretty effective.
4. Oil Pulling:
Oil pulling is said to work for many by removing particles that may have become lodged in a cavity or lodged in the gum. This one is one I would recommend for children, even if they swallow it, it should not hurt. I say should not only because I guess anything is possible.
Place virgin oil in your mouth a swish around holding it as long as possible. Want to know more about Oil Pulling? Check out my Oil Pulling 101.
5. Pure Vanilla Extract:
Although I have heard some say lemon extract works as well. This is another remedy I have used with children and have had good results.
Put 3 to 4 drops pure vanilla or lemon extract directly on the tooth or place 1/2 to 1 tsp. in your mouth and rinse.
6. Good old Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar:
When in doubt, bring the vinegar out!
Apply vinegar to a cotton ball by soaking it, then place the cotton ball directly on the tooth in question OR simply swish around a mouth full holding as long as possible.
7. Tea Bag:
Depending on the person and the reason why the tooth is aching, the teabag cure can work two different ways. First, try the warm bag. Dip your teabag in a cup of warm water. Then place the bag on or by the aching tooth. Try to keep it on the tooth for about 5 minutes or more.
If the warm bag does not work, you can try the cold. Place the wet tea bag in the freezer and leave for 10-15 minutes. Then remove from the freezer and place on or by the aching tooth. Leave in place for 5 minutes or more.
Do you know of any effective Natural Toothache Remedies that I do not have listed here? Feel free to leave them in the comments below as we would love to hear them.
Please note that I am not a medical professional and this post is not meant to replace your medications. As with any health treatment, be sure to consult your doctor before trying anything new.
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