Toothache is one of the most common and most unbearable pains. This pain is so intense that it distracts you from doing even the simple daily tasks, puts you in a bad mood and prevents you from eating and living your life freely.
The best option to cure a toothache is to run to your dentist. However, toothache usually occurs at unexpected times, including late in the evening or during the weekend- bad times to go to the dentist! Or imagine you are traveling or you cannot go to the dentist for some reason. What would you do to relieve the pain? You would certainly resort to the use of drugs. Why not opt for a natural alternative to instantly relieve your dental pain?
What causes toothache?
Dental pain is usually due to cavities and pulpitis which, in turn, results from poor oral hygiene.
On the other hand, hypersensitivity, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, abscesses and some dental procedures such as tooth extraction and installation of amalgam can cause dental pain.
How to relieve toothache naturally?
If you have a toothache in the middle of the night, consider using this simple and effective trick to relieve the pain quickly. The ingredients are certainly available to you!
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- In a bowl, mix the two ingredients into a paste.
- Then, using a cotton ball, apply the mixture on the painful area. Leave on for a few minutes before rinsing.
You can use this remedy up to 3 times daily.
Why does this remedy works?
This remedy consists of two very beneficial ingredients for Oral Health:
Cloves contain eugenol, a component that has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties which reduce tooth sensitivity, relive the pain and eliminate the bacteria responsible for bad breath and tooth decay.
Note that the cloves are used in the production of dental products. Moreover, the eugenol contained in the clove is responsible for the intense smell in the dental offices!
Coconut oil benefits are no longer a secret! This vegetable oil is particularly effective to whiten the teeth and improve the oral health.
Coconut oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent the proliferation of bacteria responsible for dental plaque, yellowing and decay. As a bonus, regular gargling with coconut oil guarantees you a bright smile thanks to its bleaching properties!
Recall that coconut oil is also excellent for preventing gingivitis and counters bad breath.