12 Secrets To Become The Macgyver Of Toothaches…

If you have a poor dental hygiene or you’re not familiarize with the proper way of cleansing your teeth, you’re probably familiarize with toothaches. Even if you do take a good care of your teeth, toothaches are really common because oral bacteria is hard to get rid off. Here you have some homemade treatments you can use when toothaches attacks.

● Ginger

Ginger root has chemicals that generate long lasting anti-inflammatory effects and chemical compounds that inhibit the rate of toothache pain. If you’re suffering from a toothache you just have to:
Ginger root

1. Properly whas the ginger’s root.
2. Let it dry.
3. Cut a small but thick piece
4. Remove the outer skin of the piece and then put the pealed piece in your mouth.
5. Take a bite of the ginger root using the tooth that hurts and move the juice around the painful tooth using your tongue.
6. Wait for the pain to go away and then go and continue to enjoy life.

● Garlic

Garlic Garlic’s main biological active component is allicin, which is responsible for the broad-spectrum of anti-bacterial activity in garlic.

Allicin makes garlic perfect for realizing toothache. You just need to prepare a paste by peeling and smashing two garlic cloves and mixing them with 1 tablespoon of salt.

Then you apply the paste directly on the infected tooth, relax and wait for the pain to go away.

● Oil pulling

This technique belongs to Ayurvedic traditional medicine and dates back 3,000 years.
Smile It involves pulling approximately 1 tablespoon of oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out. Coconut, sunflower or sesame oil are used commonly.

This treatment is proved to be effective against gingivitis, bad breath, plaque and even other things like head-aches, bronchitis and even encephalitis¹.

● Onion

Onion has a lot of anti-bacterial properties that play a vital role in reducing toothache.
Chewing onion for at least three minutes is very effective when it comes to killing the germs that cause toothache.

Placing a small sized onion on the affected area can rapidly cure a bad toothache.


Glass water

● Salt with warm water

Salty water reduces swelling and inflammation.

Mix a tablespoon of salt with some warm water and then use it to wash your mouth.



● Peppermint Leaves


Mint has anti fungal properties that kills the bacteria that produces the toothache and it also has a cooling effect.

You just have to crush a few fresh mint leaves and apply the mint paste on the tooth.



● Tea bags

tea bags This is a traditional old folks remedy that can be very helpful. Tea bags work because some of them have astringent tannins which helps reduce swelling and clot blood.

To assure the effectiveness of the remedy, you have to make sure you select a type of tea with high amounts of tannin acid.

After doing that, microwave or heat up the tea bag, till it’s warm, NOT HOT, warm.

Then, bite the warm tea bag and place it against the painful tooth and gum

● Salt and pepper

Salt and pepper


Salt and pepper have strong anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that are great for a sensitive tooth.

To use them, you have to mix equal amounts of salt and pepper with water until you make a paste and then apply it directly on the aching tooth.

● Guava leaves

GuavaThe cortex and leaf extracts of guava act against numerous bacteria because they are rich in flavonoids.

Guava leaves are chewed to relieve toothache and to cure bleeding gums and bad breath


● Cloves

Cloves Long before dentists used cloves to help pain because they contain eugenol, a powerful anesthetic and antiseptic that stops pain in its tracks and wipes out germs.

You can smash 2 cloves and mix them with any vegetable oil and apply it on the painful area.

● Turmeric

Turmeric Turmeric is known for its many benefits and for its pain relieving abilities.

Just a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a small amount of water is enough to make a healing paste, which can be applied to the area or applied on a cotton ball, to be placed in your mouth.

You can also mix it with honey.

● Ice cubes

Coldness works when it comes to aches because it numbs the area realizing you from the pain for a little while.

Crush some ice, put them in some gauze and press it against your cheek.


(1) http://www.oilpulling.com/whatisoilpulling.htm

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John Hatch - Senior Nutritional Researcher

A passion for natural health.  John Hatch has spent the last 15 years dedicated to researching and writing on natural health topics. Fueling his passion is a wife and two beautiful boys that he wants to see grow up healthy, happy and in a clean world.