12:12 PM | 09-03-2021

What are home remedies for toothache?

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08:54 AM | 10-03-2021

Hello Sithembiso,

Toothache mostly results due to poor oral hygiene which is due to improper brushing and flossing. A toothache may also occur due to tooth decay, tooth fracture, abscess of tooth or infection of gums. But, a toothache can be managed in a natural way. 

Here are some tips which will help you to get rid of toothache.

  • Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt with a glass of warm water and use it as a mouthwash. Saltwater is a natural disinfectant and it can help loosen the food particles and debris that may be stuck in between your teeth.
  • Mix 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with equal parts of water and use it as a mouthwash. It will help to remove pain and inflammation. 
  • Hold a towel - wrapped bag of ice to the affected area for 20 minutes at a time. You can repeat it every few hours. This cold compress will help to remove any pain. 
  • Crush a garlic clove to make its paste and apply it to the affected area. It will kill the bacteria that may cause dental plaque.
  • Dab a small amount of clove oil onto a cotton ball and apply it to the affected area. Do this few times a day.
  • Brush your teeth properly twice a day.
  • Do flossing daily.


Apart from the above tips which will help you to get relief from pain and inflammation, diet is also important. 

  • Eat only plant-based natural foods. 
  • Avoid sugars and sugary foods. 
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks and also carbonated drinks. 
  • Avoid processed, packaged, preserved and oily foods. 

Thank you

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