12 All Natural Toothache Remedies Your Dentist Doesn’t Want You to Know About

A long time before people have started using commercial kinds of toothpaste, people used natural ways to improve dental health and soothe toothaches.

Even though this pain was believed to be a result of cavities only, these days, it is well known that toothaches might be a result of various factors, such as gum diseases, fractured teeth, abscesses, tooth eruption, bruxism (teeth grinding), damaged fillings, an abnormal bite, and tooth decay.

A toothache is usually accompanied by swelling in the area, as well as fever and headache.

Yet, before you do anything else, you need to try some of the following natural toothache remedies:

Essential oils

Essential oils like cinnamon, myrrh, clove, tea tree, spearmint, peppermint oil soothe toothaches and their symptoms, by killing bacteria in the mouth.

Ginger-cayenne paste

Mix some cayenne pepper with turmeric and apply the powerful natural paste on the affected area to soothe a toothache.

Salt water gargle

Add a pinch of salt to a glass of water and gargle it to prevent inflammation, soothe the pain, and reduce the swelling.

Garlic

The strong antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of garlic will help you treat a toothache. Crush a garlic clove, leave it for a few minutes for its compounds to activate, add a bit of salt, and start chewing it with the affected tooth.

Cucumber

Slice a fresh piece of a cucumber and hold it over the painful tooth.

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass has powerful natural antibacterial properties, so chew it directly with the affected tooth to kill bacteria, fight infections, and detoxify the gums.

Peppermint tea

This drink offers powerful antibacterial properties that will help you alleviate a toothache.

Myrrh

It is a strong natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent which destroys bacteria. Just add a teaspoon of it to two cups of water, and use the mixture to rinse the mouth.

Onions

The antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of onions destroy bacteria and relieve the pain. Just place a slice of raw onion over the painful tooth, and you will effectively relieve a toothache.

Guava leaves

Guava leaves have strong anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antimicrobial properties, and are rich in flavonoids. Therefore, chew a leaf until it starts releasing the juice, or prepare a natural mouthwash by boiling 5 leaves in water, allowing the liquid to cool to warm temperature, and adding a sprinkle of sea salt.

Hydrogen peroxide

To temporarily relieve the pain, and fight infections in the mouth, swish with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution in the mouth for about 30 seconds. Next, rinse several times with water, and repeat a few times daily.

Turmeric paste

Mix some turmeric with peppermint and coconut oil, and use the mixture as a natural toothpaste and brush the teeth to reduce pain.

Ice

To reduce the swelling and inflammation, apply some ice to the affected area.

Vanilla extract

To alleviate a toothache and prevent infections, dab some vanilla extract on the painful tooth.

Clove oil

Clove oil is rich in eugenol, a compound that offers powerful analgesic properties that numb the pain. Just mix a few drops with coconut oil, and soak a cotton ball in it. Apply it to the painful area, leave it to act a bit, and rinse with water.

Chewing gum

To stop the pain until you get to the doctor’s office, take a gum and chew it with the affected tooth.

Acupressure

You can fight a toothache by applying pressure on the spot where the thumb and index finger meet.