5 natural remedies to get rid of tooth and gum pain
01/7Try these simple home remedies
Tooth and gum pain is a common health issue that can be caused due to several reasons. It can either be simply by brushing too hard or due to tooth decay. No matter what the reason is, a toothache can be quite annoying and can even make it difficult to eat, talk or concentrate on any other work.
If the pain is unbearable, of course you will have to visit a dentist, but if you are suffering from mild pain then you can easily treat it at home. Here are 5 natural remedies that may provide quick relief from tooth and gum pain:
Salt water is a natural disinfectant and can help to release the food particles stuck between the teeth. The concoction can also reduce inflammation and kill the harmful bacteria living on the gums that are responsible for bad breath and cavity.
How to use it: Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Now take a sip of this mixture and swish around the mouth for a few seconds and then throw it.
Garlic is a superfood with a variety of medicinal properties. Commonly used for treating cold and flu, garlic contains allicin, which has antibacterial properties and is quite effective in treating tooth and gum pain. It kills bacteria responsible for dental plaque and also acts as a pain killer.
How to use it: Crush a garlic clove and apply the paste on your tooth or gum for some time. You can also chew a clove of fresh garlic for relief.
Essential oils are even effective to reduce nagging toothache. It is absolutely alright to take essential oil orally but in limited quantity. You can use clove and peppermint essential oils when suffering from the problem of toothache and gum problems.
Some teas contain a compound called tannins. Studies suggest that tannins can decrease gum pain by killing the bacteria thriving in the mouth and maybe irritating the gums. Green tea, hibiscus tea, and black tea are packed with tannins and can be used to get rid of nasty gum pain.
How to use it: Put a tea bag in boiled water for 5 minutes, then remove it and let it cool for a while. When the bag is still warm, apply it directly to the concerned area for 5 minutes.
Studies suggest that Aloe vera gel has natural antibacterial properties that can destroy germs and prevent tooth decay. So, you can use aloe vera gel when suffering from the problem of toothache and gum pain.
How to use it: Take some natural Aloe gel and apply it to the painful area of the mouth and massage gently.
07/7When to see a dentist
It is easy to treat mild to moderate gum pain at home, but if the pain persists for more than 5 days then see a dentist
6 natural ways to treat a burn on the roof of the mouth
01/9These are simple home remedies
You all know how it feels when you take a sip of hot coffee or take a bite of your steaming hot pizza- you end up burning the roof of our mouth. This problem is quite common and we all have faced the consequences of being impatient. The burning and tingling sensation in the mouth can make it difficult for you to eat anything and can even cause discomfort while talking.
The tissues inside our mouth are very delicate and can get easily burned by hot foods and drinks. Fats oils and other liquids hold the heat for a very long time and having them before they have cooled down can burn the delicate skin of your mouth. Here are six natural ways to treat a burn at home
The first thing you should do if you have scalded your mouth accidentally is to drink cold water. As per the American Academy of Dermatology, if a person has experienced a burn, they should immediately submerge the area in cold water for 10 minutes.
When you have burned the mouth, you should fill your mouth with cold water or put a cube of ice in your mouth for a while.
Having something sweet like honey can even be beneficial when you have burned your mouth. Honey coats the burn and keeps it moist. The sweet and viscous food substance has antimicrobial properties that kill harmful micro-organisms and expedite the healing process.
04/9Yogurt or milk
Eating yogurt or drinking cold milk can also ease the discomfort of the mouth. Yogurt or milk puts a coat on the burned skin that prevents irritation and itching. They also help to keep the wound moist and help in the healing process.
Mint contains methanol, which reduces the burning sensation in your mouth. Packed with antibacterial properties, mint also reduce the risk of infections. You can apply mint toothpaste on the roof of your tongue or can even chew a mint gum for relief.
06/9Breathe through your mouth
This is the most simple way to soothe a burnt tongue. Stick your tongue out and breathe through your mouth. The cold air will provide you some relief.
07/9Vitamin E oil
Vitamin E soothes the burning tongue and helps in the healing process. You can take a Vitamin E capsule, open it and apply the oil on the roof of your tongue. This will provide you instant relief and help in tissue regeneration.
08/9What to avoid
Apart from following these simple home remedies, you should avoid some food items that can irritate the skin.
-Avoid hot, salty and crunchy foods
-Avoid alcohol and tobacco products
-Avoid products with cinnamon
-Drink plenty of fluid
-Avoid acidic foods such as tomatoes and orange juice.
09/9The bottom line
Burning the roof of your tongue is mostly heals automatically after 1 week. But if you do not notice any improvement after 10 days then visit your doctor. Also, be careful while having hot food next time.