Oral Health Problems You Can Treat At Home

 In Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Family Dentist

Effective Home Remedies: Oral Health Problems You Can Treat At Home

Suffering from jaw pain, toothache or canker sores?

Pain is your body’s way of informing you that you should see your doctor immediately. If you are suffering from a severe toothache, visit your dentist right away. But if you have minor pains and toothaches, these can be treated at home. Check your kitchen cabinet for ingredients and tools you can use.

If your mouth is troubling you, here are home remedies for oral health problems you can try.

1. Toothache

Clove Oil – The oil of clove is an age-old home remedy for toothaches. It works since it contains the chemical eugenol that has antibacterial and anesthetic properties. Mix ¼ teaspoon of olive oil and two to three drops of clove oil. Soak some cotton into this mixture and put it in your mouth near the affected tooth. Keep it in place by biting it down. However, you should not go to sleep with the cotton in your mouth.

Lozenges or Cough Drops – Lozenges and cough drops have a small amount of anesthetic to help relieve minor toothaches. Pop one or two and suck on them, but do not chew them.

Vick’s VapoRub – Apply a small amount of Vick’s VapoRub on your cheek where the tooth hurts. Before lying on that side, place a towel first on your pillow.

Other home remedies you can try to relieve minor toothache include placing a cucumber slice on the tooth or a cotton ball soaked in alcohol. You can also directly apply a hot tea bag on the affected tooth because tea has tannic acid, which helps reduce swelling. Some people also claim that onions, wheat grass, garlic, and salt water rinse can relieve a toothache.

2. Sensitive Teeth

No-Frills Toothpaste – When your tooth feels sensitive to hot or cold temperature and to pressure, avoid using whitening toothpaste. Instead, you should use no-frills toothpaste or one that is made for sensitive teeth. This toothpaste contains chemicals that can desensitize your tooth. When sensitivity persists, go to a reputable dentist in Dublin, Ohio. Dr. Rudi can further investigate the underlying cause of your sensitive teeth.

3. Jaw Pain

Eat a Soft Diet – While waiting to see if the pain can resolve on its own or until you get a dental appointment, you must switch to a soft diet. Give yourself several days to eat a soft diet and see if the pain fades away. But if it doesn’t go away, you must visit your dentist to determine its underlying cause.

4. Canker Sore

Hydrogen Peroxide and Water – Often, canker sores resolve on their own. However, the pain can be terrible. While waiting for the sores to heal, consider applying a mixture of half water and half hydrogen peroxide to the sore using a cotton swab. Then, add a dot of Milk of Magnesia. Repeat this up to four times a day.

Milk of Magnesia and Benadryl – Mix equal parts of liquid Benadryl and Milk of Magnesia, and swish it around your mouth for about 60 seconds before spitting it out.

To learn more about effective home remedies for different dental health problems, contact us today. Our team at Dental Reflections Dublin are happy to share information while providing you the compassionate dental care you deserve.

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