We all try to be conscientious about caring for our teeth, but just about everyone suffers from dreadful toothache pain at some time. And it’s excruciating! Most of these uncomfortable toothaches affect our ability to get through our day which makes the pain feel even more unpleasant.. Yes. it may be essential to see a dentist – but not always. Sometimes a home remedy for a toothache is more efficient and it’s definitely a good idea if you can’t get a dentist appointment ASAP…
If you are uninsured a home remedy for a toothache is especially welcome because it is so much cheaper than a dentist’s visit.
Naturally, it is better to prevent a toothache than to cure one. So regular dental checkups are always wise. It’s best to go at least once per year, or even twice a year, if necessary. But in case of emergency, here are five ideas.
5 Natural Remedies For A Toothache
Pepper: Positioning a pinch of pepper on an aching tooth is a powerful natural remedy if the cause of the pain is a cavity. Some folks prefer a mixture of pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
Onions: A little-known toothache remedy is a common and ordinary onion. Bacteria can be a cause of toothache pain and the onion is a natural enemy to some kinds of bacteria. Want relief in minutes? (Ridiculous question, right?) Then try laying a piece of onion on your aching tooth. Not only can onions be a compelling home toothache remedy, they can PREVENT future toothaches since they wipe out nasty bacteria that bring about cavities.
Garlic: Humans have used garlic as a home remedy for a toothache for centuries. By placing a raw garlic clove on the painful tooth, relief may be quickly felt. In fact, some claim that the relief is permanent and has the added benefit of eliminating infection.
Avoid sugary drinks: Another powerful preventative action is to reduce or do away with sugary drinks and foods (yeah, yeah, I know – easier said than done.) But it’s true that sugar increases the chances of a painful cavity. If you can’t give them up, brush your teeth after eating these treats.
Vitamin C: Drinks and food with large amounts of vitamin C are very nourishing for teeth and gums. Low sugar fruits like limes, lemons and grapefruit are ideal for preventing loose teeth, cavities, gum disease and painful toothaches. If parents encourage the consumption of these, the probabilities of childhood troubles with teeth and gums will be greatly reduced.
It’s wise to be careful about believing such claims but my neighbor was groaning with a toothache over the Labor Day weekend. Not only was it a holiday weekend but it was after most businesses close on Friday afternoon. She knew she couldn’t even contact a dentist until Monday morning. I cautiously recommended Putnam’s book – with no guarantees. She dashed across the yard to my house early the next day to tell me that she had followed directions exactly and her toothache was no more! When I saw her a few days later, she let me know that she had a new purse – bought with the money she would have spent at the dentist!