Many years ago before the commercial toothpastes, people were using many other natural ways to maintain their dental health, as well as to treat or soothe toothaches and dental conditions.
Toothaches are mostly a result of cavities, but according to the latest researches toothaches might be developed from fractured teeth, gum diseases, bruxism (grinding the teeth), tooth eruption, abscesses, tooth decay, abnormal bite and damaged fillings.
Mostly toothache is followed with swelling in the affected area, or sometimes maybe headache and fever.
Give these natural remedies a try, before you start or try anything to treat a toothache:
Salt Water Gargle
Simply sprinkling a little bit of salt in a glass of water and gargling with it can reduce and soothe a toothache, reduce the swelling in that area and inflammation as well.
Create a paste of turmeric and cayenne pepper and apply it directly on the painful tooth, it will soothe the pain and inflammation as well.
You can soothe a toothache with the use of some essential oils, such as peppermint, spearmint, tea tree, clove, myrrh and cinnamon oil. Also the use of these oils will kill the bacteria in the oral cavity.
Applying a slice of cucumber on your painful tooth, will soothe the pain and inflammation.
The garlic contains powerful analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which can easily soothe a toothache. Simply crushing a garlic clove and sprinkling a little bit of salt on it, and then chewing it with your painful tooth, will soothe the pain quick.
The peppermint tea contains one of the most powerful antibacterial properties, therefore it is able to relieve from toothache as well.
Since it contains strong antibacterial properties, chewing it with your painful tooth will soothe the pain, detox your gums, fight against infections and eliminate bacteria.
You can easily relieve from pain and eliminate bacteria with the use of onions, because it contains strong antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. You need a single onion slice, and you only need to apply it on the painful tooth to relieve from the pain.
You can eliminate bacteria with myrrh because of its powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. You need to add a tablespoon of it into a glass of water, and rinse your mouth with that mixture.
Swish a little bit of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution in your mouth for half a minute if you want to relieve from a toothache temporarily and fight against infections. Then you should rinse your mouth with water for a couple of times.
The guava leaves contain powerful antimicrobial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, they are also a rich source of flavonoids. So chewing these leaves for a while will relieve from the toothache, or you can prepare tea from it and swish it with a little bit of salt in it.
You can reduce the swelling from the painful tooth by applying ice cubes directly on the area
Mix turmeric with coconut oil and peppermint oil, and you should use this mixture as a natural toothpaste, brush your teeth with it and you will soothe the pain.
There are strong analgesic properties contained in the clove oil, which can easily soothe the pain. You need to mix a couple of drops in coconut oil and simply soak a cotton ball, then put the cotton ball directly on the affected tooth, after that rinse your mouth with water.
You can prevent from infections and soothe the toothache if you apply some vanilla extract on the tooth.
You can easily prevent from a toothache if you pressure between your index finger and your tooth.
Chew a gum on the painful tooth if you want to soothe the pain. This will only relieve from the pain until you go to the dentist.