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5 natural remedies to get rid of tooth and gum pain – Times of India

5 natural remedies to get rid of tooth and gum pain – Times of India

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Dec 2, 2019, 23:00 ISTclose01/7Try these simple home remediesTooth 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:readmore02/7Salt waterSalt 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. readmore03/7GarlicGarlic 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. readmore04/7Essential oilsEssential 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.How to use it: Take two-three drops of essential oil in your fingers and massage your teeth with it. readmore05/7Tea bagsSome 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. readmore06/7Aloe veraStudies 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.readmore07/7When to see a dentistIt 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. readmore

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