The first thing is to prevent the cavities that lead to a tooth ache.† Please read our other articles on Oral & dental Health for information on doing that.
What is a tooth ache?
Whenever the protective layer of enamel on a tooth has decayed, exposing sensitive nerves, you will feel pain.† The pain you experience in or around a tooth may come from one easily identified spot.† You might feel an ache when you chew or bite down, or when you eat or drink something hot, cold, or sweet.
More serious problems could be a tooth abscess, gum disease, impacted wisdom teeth, or inflamed sinuses.
Symptoms:† Dull or sharp tooth pain, tender or swollen gums, swelling of the fact and neck, fever.
This is a job for your dentist.† A simple filling could fix the problem.† Perhaps it will require more work.† It depends on how severe the problem is.
Anise The ancient Egyptians used anise, the licorice-like herb, to treat an aching tooth.† Itís another temporary soother.
Cloves have also long been used for tooth aches.† Some dentists consider clove oil as a trusty remedy.
Honey Unprocessed honey, like youíd find at a health food store, packs a good hydrogen peroxide punch.† This nutrient tastes sweet and has the power to knock out killing bacteria.† Itís good for treating wounds, and is a temporary salve for an aching tooth.
Wasabi This green-colored Japanese horseradish is said to help prevent cancer, heart disease and asthma.† Now itís making a name for itself as preventing tooth decay.† The chemicals in wasabi called isothiocyanates stop bacteria from sticking to your teeth.
Try this spicy condiment the next time youíre in a sushi restaurant.† Better yet, stockpile some at home and experiment with it in your own dishes.† Just remember Ė a little of this fiery topping goes a long way.
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