Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Home Remedies for Toothache

Regular brushing is very important in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing your teeth removes the bacteria of dental plaque that promote tooth decay and that can cause gum disease. Brush your teeth twice a day. Brushing the teeth in the morning gives beauty to the teeth and brushing the teeth in the night, keeps the teeth healthy and strong. As one has to take care of the bad odour of the mouth, it is very essential to brush the teeth after every meal.

Clove oil is great to use for toothaches. You can make your own by mixing together equal amounts of whole cloves and vegetable oil and allowing it to sit for several weeks. Cinnamon oil can be made the same way.
  • Boil some cinnamon in a cup of water. Store it in a clean bottle in your bathroom. Use it as a mouthwash frequently. Parsley leaves are rich in chlorophyll, nature's own deodorizer. Chew some leaves regularly and your breath will remain fresh. Alternatively, you can chew some cardamom seeds to sweeten your breath.
  • Mix salt with finely powdered rind of lime. Use this as tooth powder frequently.
  • One excellent toothache remedy is garlic. You can chew on a clove of garlic, or hold it against the tooth. The antibacterial properties of garlic are well known

  • Another well known folk remedy for bad breath is to chew on fresh mint leaves and stems. Mint contains menthol, which has a pleasant aroma.

  • A simple home remedy for toothaches used for centuries involves cloves. Bruised leaves of clove can be placed in the mouth on the effected tooth. This apparently works because a mild antiseptic is contained in the leaves. Oil of cloves, a strong antiseptic, can be used on a plug of cotton to pack a cavity until you can get to a dentist.

  • Chewing on cardamon seeds is said to cleanse and sweeten the breath. Cardamon oil works better but is more expensive and harder to find.

  • Chinese green tea may be nature's best anti-cavity mouthwash. The tea is apparently rich in fluoride, which protects against tooth decay.

  • Before brushing with regular toothpaste, brush with a pinch of table salt to get shining teeth.

  • For relief from gum pain, smash gooseberry and apply the juice to the gum.

  • Heat ½ teaspoon asafetida in 2 teaspoon lime juice. Soak a piece of cotton in this solution and place it in the tooth cavity.

  • Apply a mixture of powdered black pepper and clove oil on the affected part.

  • Pound some asafetida in a mortar & pestle and add some lime juice. Heat it slightly. Soak a piece of cotton and hold it on the affected area.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon coconut oil and fry 3 pieces of clove Powder. Apply on the affected area.

  • Soak a piece of cotton wool in few drops of clove oil. Press on affected areas.
    Paste of dry ginger applied to gums along with a little salt.

  • For yellow teeth mix salt with finely powdered rind of lime (nimbu ka chilka). Use this as toothpowder frequently.
    Burn the shells of almonds and powder. Use as toothpowder
    Brushing the teeth with salt and few drops of lemon juice helps in removing yellow teeth.

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    1. I m really very thankful for ur Gr8 remedies,It's really helpful....

    2. I really have to thank you for sharing such helpful remedies on how to treat toothache. When I experience tooth ache, what I did is to used ginger or garlic and it ease the pain, anyways thanks again and I hope to see more of your post

    3. thanks for the very helpful and informative post on how to treat toothache using home remedies. There are actually a lot of remedies for tooth ache specially at home, but the problem is we don't give much important to it. Anyways thanks again

    4. If you want to make your teeth healthy you should use:-
      1. Baking soda
      2. Strawberries
      3. Orange peel
      4. Avoid smoking

    5. I enjoy a lot your blog, and decided to post my thanks for all the informations I found here. I usually like to use home remedies for minor medical issues, and always try to find more and more remedies what I can use.
      For the thoothache for me best works the following: Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied 3 times a day till the tooth stops aching.


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    All information on is not a substitute for professional medical advice. For specific medical advice and treatment, please consult your doctor. We will not be liable for any complications, or other medical accidents arising from the use of any information on this web site. After reading these remedies the responsibility lies on the readers, whether they further use these remedies or not. I have collected these remedies from different sources such as books (translated from tamil to english) and some of the remedies are given by my mother-in-law. Rekha Srinivasan