Natural Remedies To Cure A Toothache

toothacheMost toothaches occur when the root of a tooth is irritated. This may be because of tooth decay, gum disease or infection.  Tooth pain can also occur after a tooth extraction.  So what can you do to ease the pain?  Here are some ideas on natural remedies to cure a toothache.

One way to cure a toothache that is caused by gum disease or infection is a remedy made with the following natural products. First, put several drops of wild oregano oil under the tongue.  After a few minutes, rinse your mouth with colloidal silver.

Another thing to try is to rinse your mouth with warm salt water and massage the gums with oregano oil.

Ginger is another natural remedy.  Take a piece of fresh ginger and place it in your mouth over the infected tooth.  The pain should diminish after a few minutes.

Clove essential oil kills bacteria and relieves pain from a toothache. Try soaking a cotton ball in the oil and apply it around the infected tooth.

A teaspoon of black seed oil mixed with ½ teaspoon of vinegar also helps reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Use this mixture to rinse the mouth.

Lastly, using a cold pack on the outside of the mouth temporarily relieves pain from a toothache.  If a toothache is keeping you awake at night, this may be just enough to numb the area so you can get some sleep.

If you have a toothache for more than a few days, or if it gets worse each day, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.

How To Relieve A Toothache And Dental Infection Naturally|All Healthy News

Students Who Binge Drink Forget To Brush

binge drinkIt probably doesn’t come as a surprise that students who binge drink are more likely to forget to brush their teeth.  They probably forget a lot of things!  A study, published in the Journal of Periodontal Research, proved found that gum health of binge drinking students was definitely lacking.

Because students are at the age that they tend to drink more they need to be more aware of their oral health. Excessive drinking not only can cause overall health problems, but can cause major issues to the teeth and gums.

To see more about this study and how to prevent gum disease, read the full article here: Binge-drinking students more likely to forget to brush their teeth – Dentistry.co.uk

Gum Disease And Bone Loss

toothbrushGum disease is one of the most widespread illnesses across the world. If it’s not too serious, it can be reversed by improving on oral hygiene and regular dentist visits. But if periodontitis is left untreated it can lead to tooth loss and bone loss.

Infection of the gums and teeth leads to bone inflammation.  This causes bone tissue to break down.  Read more about how and why this happens in an article from Newburg Family Dental here: Proteins and Periodontitis: Delving Into the Cause of Bone Loss | Newberg Family Dental

Yogurt Helps Prevent Gum Disease

yogurtRecent studies have shown that foods with lactic acid, such as yogurt, are good for the health of your mouth. Dr. Shimazaki of Kyushu University in Japan conducted this study and stated that consuming yogurt and other lactic acid, but not milk and cheese, were associated with better periodontal health.

Gum disease is a bacterial condition that is associated with receding gums and tooth loss. Gum disease develops when plaque builds up along the gum line. Besides regular brushing and flossing, the best thing to prevent gum disease is to eat healthy foods. Specifically, the benefit of yogurt on periodontal disease may be based on the lactobacilli that is found in lactic acid foods.

Read more about this study from Dr. Shimazaki on World Dental here: Yogurt May Prevent Periodontal Gum Disease

Treating Gum Disease May Cure Prostate Symptoms

prostate symptomsSome recent studies have shown a link between gum disease and prostate inflammation, known as prostatitis. If this is the case, treating gum disease may help reduce prostate symptoms, which can make urination difficult.

The study, which was conducted by Case Western Reserve University in Cleavland, included 27 men, age 21 and older, who had prostatitis as well as some gum disease.  In the study, the men received treatment for their gum disease but no treatment for their prostate symptoms. 21 out of the 27 men studied had improved conditions of their prostate within after their gum disease was treated.

We’ve heard many times that treating gum disease can improve our overall health and ignoring periodontal problems can lead to other issues and disease in our bodies.  This is just another example of how important it is to practice excellent oral hygiene.

Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms|Web MD