There are a few things in life that we could all do without. Taxes, aging, and toothaches. Brilliant huh? I’ll end the article here! Just kidding. Toothaches are no fun. When a toothache comes it’s one of those “get me out of here” moments. Like a throbbing headache in your mouth you don’t want to eat, drink or talk. You don’t want anything to disrupt an already painful situation and make it worse.
Toothaches can be caused for various different reasons. Before I share with you a few highly effective quick, safe and natural remedies for remedying toothaches i’d like to take a minute to share with you how you can prevent toothaches in the future. Ideally natural remedies are only needed when there’s an unexpected problem. If you keep your healthy in a healthy homeostasis and keep your teeth healthy you can end toothaches for good, and that is the real aim of the work that I do. Not just to teach you how to remedy the pain or discomfort, but to heal your body and health so that it doesn’t come back in the future.
What Causes A Toothache?
The two main causes of a toothache are an infection or gum disease. An infection in your teeth (or gums) occur when you’re immunity is not operating at its ideal level. Any infection in the body is a result of a weakend immune system. Gum disease occurs when bacteria accumulates in the gums of your mouth and this causes Gum Disease, Gingivitis. This is when your gums become red and swollen and bleed easily.
Toothaches are caused by your lowered immunity, oral care and over-consumption of acidic and sugary foods.
How To Prevent Toothaches
Immune function is effected by your daily choices. Foods that typically cause inflammation in the gut such as dairy, meat, sugar and gluten typically lower and hinder the responsiveness and effectiveness of the immune system. Over time, the consumption of these foods continues to damper and eat away at your body and it’s ability to respond effectively.
If you begin to shift away from processed foods, sugar, dairy, gluten and other grains and meat and instead eat more vegetables and fruits your immune system benefits tremendously, along with your gut health in general.
An added benefit is that by consuming less sugar you’re improving immune function. All the while avoiding something that rots your teeth and causes tooth decay and gum disease. Too much sugar or acidic foods in general cause gum disease, tooth decay and will lead to toothaches.
Beyond diet, you can improve your oral care by doing the following:
- Floss Your Teeth: The American Dental Association recommends that you floss your teeth once a day to remove excess food particles and plaque buildup. To me, this seems a bit excessive if you’re eating healthy and avoiding sugar for the most part. I don’t think cavemen had floss at all! I think once or twice a week (or a few times a month) is more reasonable personally, especially if you eat a mostly organic low-sugar diet. Specifically i recommend vegan Xylitol floss found on amazon here.
- Scrape Your Tongue: There’s a device called a tongue scraper that removes bacteria and other harmful things in your mouth and just pulls it right off your tongue. You can do this once a week or so to really keep your tongue clean which helps to improve oral health as a whole. Get a tongue scraper on amazon here.
- Brush Your Teeth Daily: This should come as no surprise. Brush your teeth daily but also use a chemical and fluoride-free toothpaste. I recommend Earthpaste toothpaste (found here) as an all-natural chemical free toothpaste for preventing toothaches.
Taking care of your entire mouth is important, gums, teeth, tongue and all. If you focus on eating healthier, reducing intake of sugar, soda and other acidic foods and drinks your teeth will rejuvenate themselves. Healthy dietary sources of calcium, potassium and magnesium are very important for healthy an strong teeth also.
Try This Natural Toothache Remedy…
What You’ll Need:
How To, Step By Step:
Step 1: Rinse your mouth with warm water to remove impurities.
Step 2: Take 1-teaspoon of coconut oil and mix with a 1/2 tsp of organic clove powder, or 5 drops of clove essential oil. Mix until there is a paste (if using powder) or mix until the color is consistent.
Step 3: Place this coconut/clove paste on your toothache and let it sit for approximately 15 minutes or until discomfort recedes.
Cloves have been known to reduce toothache pain and discomfort. You can also get whole organic cloves and chew on them for the health benefits. They are a high antioxidant spice that has a minty flavor. It’s great for your health as they’re rich in minerals as well as preventing and healing toothaches and toothache pain.
Additionally as an even more effective toothache paste you can get organic neem poweder (here) and mix 1/2 teaspoon of this into your mix above. There are people in India who chew on neem leaves and they rarely get toothaches or tooth decay of any kind. Neem is also beneficial for bad breath.