Olive oil treatment for teeth?
A toothache can be very painful, which can show up in around a tooth or the jaw. And the toothache pain is usually worse when you eat anything cold or hot.
There are many common causes of toothache such as cavities, gum disease, abscess, cracked tooth, irritated tooth root and others.
If you've ever had problems with your teeth due to tooth decay or issues with your gum you'll love this home remedy.
Olive oil can be used to treat everything from tooth aches to gingivitis.
Ever gone to a dentist and return home with a tooth ache? It is not only painful but you have a hard time eating or sleeping from something as common as a tooth ache.
The next time you have a tooth ache, try this remedy. It's completely non-toxic and it's a pain-free treatment.
Clove oil is actually a well-known home remedy for toothaches to provide temporary relief. It's used topically and it's effective in its antiseptic, antibacterial qualities. Clove also contains an ingredient such as eugenol, that is considered a natural pain-killer.
Mix a few drops of clove oil with olive oil (1:3 ratio clove oil to olive oil). Just dab the mixture using a cotton ball on the tooth. Leave it as long as it is needed but the pain should subside fairly quickly.
If you don't have any clove oil, you can blend 2 tablespoons of whole cloves into a blender to get a powder form. Mix the powder with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Word of caution - Clove oil is not made to be swallowed as it may cause burning sensation if it is applied undiluted. Just rinse out the mouth once you feel some relief.
As such, this remedy should not be used for children, pregnant or nursing women. Check with your specialist if you have any urgent questions.
Have bleeding, swollen, red or puffy gums? Unfortunately, you have gingivitis. This is bad news!
Gingivitis is where you have inflammation of the gums. It's one of the more common periodontal diseases that affect the tissues around teeth and gums. This is usually due to poor oral hygiene.
Unfortunately, if gingivitis is left untreated it can lead to more serious gum issues and ultimately, tooth and bone loss.
There's so much you can do to fight gingivitis. Prevention is key! It starts at home by starting a good habit of daily brushing, flossing as well as going for regular dental checkups and cleanings.
Forming a good habit of oral hygiene is important in the fight against gingivitis from reoccurring.
There's also olive oil! It can help fight red, swollen gums and stave off periodontal problems.
Just rinse your mouth with the mixture of olive oil with water. The best news is that this remedy may also help to ward off periodontal disease by preventing the formation of plaque, which causes tartar build-up.
You can also use saline solution to reduce the swelling of the gums. Use a pinch of salt and put into lukewarm water. Gargle using the solution twice a day.
You can also try the same remedy above for toothaches using clove oil to cure gingivitis.