Herbal Treatments For Toothache and Teething

There aren’t many pains that are worse than toothache. Whether it is from cavities, the roots of teeth or from the gums, it is a pain that nobody wants to have. It is even worse when it is a young child who is teething, since they have no idea what is happening. They only know that it hurts. Either way, it is painful and it is a common occurrence that you can’t get in to see a dentist immediately. Thankfully, there are some sound and safe herbal treatments that might help. What to avoid Before mentioning what can be used to alleviate toothache and gum pain, there are some things that should be avoided. It does little good to get rid of the pain only to do something that brings it right back. Avoid eating sugar, which almost always increases pain. This might sound like it is common sense, but one of the biggest culprits is toothpaste. Most toothpaste on the market contains high levels of sugar. If you need to brush your teeth, use baking soda, not toothpaste. Avoid hot and cold foods. Both heat and cold cause more nerves to be active. This is especially true if the cause of the pain is a cavity. This also means that you should breathe through your nose rather than your mouth to avoid temperature changes over the painful area, too. Anise Anise and anise extract are superb for easing toothache pain. Swabbing the gums with anise numbs them and brings Continue Reading →


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