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How to prevent Toothache

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Most people can avoid severe dental problems with regular dental care.

  • Maintain a healthy diet, brush and floss often. Bacteria thrive on refined sugar and starch and need this in order to burrow through the enamel on teeth. One should watch what they eat and be careful about food that sticks to and between the teeth. Regular brushing habits can be key to tooth pain prevention. Brushing after eating or adding foods that can act as a natural toothbrush should be part of one’s preventive care routine (end meals with a salad or apple).
  • Prevent tooth decay with fluoride. Fluoride is effective in preventing tooth decay in children. Fluoride is a natural element and is found in many water supplies and vegetables. Check and see if tap water is fluoridated. If the water is not fluoridated, the dentist can prescribe fluoride tablets or fluoride supplements for children younger than 10 years of age.
  • One should arrange to have the teeth cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist at least twice a year. This has been shown to be effective in preventing both decay and gum disease. Dental X-rays may be needed every year to identify problem areas.
  • One should keep their bridge or dentures clean. The dentist can offer suggestions. Even if one does not have all of their original adult teeth, they can prevent new dental problems if they try these preventive tips.
  • Wear a protective dental guard or headgear while playing sports to help prevent injury.
  • Do not smoke. Tobacco smoking may make some dental conditions worse.

Remedies for Toothache Pain

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

If you find your toothache still pains you after trying either Ibuprofen, Aleve, Codeine, Tylenol, Aspirin, or Acetaminophen, then give these home remedies a try to stop toothache pain.
A toothache is a soreness or pain within or around a tooth, signifying irritation, and swelling, reddening and possible infection with a possibility of tooth or gum abscess. Toothache is a very common problem that occurs to anyone without any warning.
Sharp, throbbing, shooting or constant pain is the first sign of upcoming toothache. If not treated the tooth will eventually be extracted.
The severity of a toothache can range from chronic, mild to sharp, and excruciating. The pain may worsen or get aggravated by eating and drinking hot and cold foods and beverage. The weather can also worsen the situation.
The main cause is tooth decay that results from diet comprising of excessive consumption of soft drinks, candy, pastries, refined carbohydrates and sugar in all forms. Bacteria in the mouth break down sugar in acids that combine with calcium in the enamel and also cause decay or erosion.
Proper cleaning of the teeth is essential to prevent tooth decay and consequent toothaches. Brushing in circular motion ensures that all the dental surfaces are cleaned. For gentle stimulation to improve blood circulation in the gums, brush the gums lightly.
Dental decay, destruction of the bone around the teeth and infection of the gums can be prevented with an appropriate diet. Restrict sugar intake, ensure that your diet includes plenty of raw veggies, whole wheat bread and whole foods.
1 – First try a pressure point remedy by rubbing an ice cube into the V-shaped area where the bones of the thumb and forefinger meet on one hand for 5 to 7 minutes.
2 – A clove of garlic with a little of rock salt, placed on the affected tooth will relieve the pain. Alternatively you can chew a garlic clove daily in the morning.
3 – A good home remedy for toothache is to Place 2 – 3 drops of vanilla extract on the tooth that is aching this will provide instant pain relief.
4 – Apply a dab of “Vicks vapor rub” on the side of the face where the pain is. Place a paper towel on top and lay down in bed. The heat from the vicks absorbs into the skin and brings you toothache relief.
5 – Cut off a piece of potato and put on your sore tooth for about 15 minutes.
6 – A hot tea bag pressed to the tooth will provide almost instant relief.
7 – Halls Cough Drops has a small amount of anestetic in it. Pop two in your mouth and let them disolve.
8 – The juice of wheat grass is an excellent mouthwash for dental decay and cures toothache. It draws out toxins from the gums and checks bacterial growth.