15 Natural Toothache Remedies That You Have To Try

Science | By Cole Damon | January 23, 2018

Before modern medicine found the cure for toothache, people relied on natural remedies. While we're not asking the reader to not avail the advantages of modern medicine, it doesn't hurt every once in a while to try something a little more... natural. Here are 15 natural home made remedies the ingredients of which can actually be found on your own kitchen shelves!


Oil extracted from cloves is by far the most effective home remedy to offset tooth pain. The simplest of treatments involve placing the clove into your mouth, near the tooth which hurts. All you have to do is bite and grind.

Salt and Warm water

Extremely inexpensive and easy to prepare. Simply sprinkle some salt in warm water and rinse your mouth with it for up to two to four times for four days. Guaranteed to help with swelling of the gums.

Apply that ice

Take a block of ice and directly apply it towards the surface of the tooth which hurts. It will quickly reduce both the pain and swelling. Rinse your mouth cold water. You can try this for a few days.

Peppermint Tea

Oil extracted from peppermint is a powerful antiseptic solution against microorganisms and viruses which specifically target the oral cavity. For ideal results, douse a few peppermint leaves under hot water for 30 minutes. Not only is it delicious but also effective.

Raw Garlic

Peel the garlic and apply it on the tooth which is hurting. Continue to chew the garlic for at least 2 minutes. If the pain does not subside, repeat the process for another cycle. A few reputations will get rid of the pain.


Onions are overabundant and not only give taste to our food but are effective at alleviating tooth pain. Simply slice an onion open and apply it over the tooth which aches. Let it sit for a few minutes and kill the harmful bacteria.

Pepper powder

Mix a table spoon of pepper powder with a pinch of salt. Add a few droplets of water and turn the mixture into a paste. Apply this paste over to the painful area of the mouth. The pain will subside upon persistent use.


The good dose of vitamin C from goose berry treatment helps to prevent tooth decay and alleviates toothache. Almost all common problems with the mouth can be cured by treating it with gooseberry (also known as Amla).


Lemon skin, which is normally ditched because of its terrible bitterness actually has more uses than to be discarded in the bin. Mix one teaspoon of ground lemon peel with one tablespoon of salt. Use this as tooth powder and massage it over the area which hurts.


Essential oils extracted from Myrrh are natural remedies against tooth pain and are commonly used as an ingredient in mouthwash and toothpaste. Add a teaspoon of myrrh in two cups of water. Use a few times everyday.

Vanilla extracts

Vanilla has uses outside of just baking and cooking. For instance, vanilla extracts can be used as a natural remedy for tooth aches. Simply place a few drops of vanilla extract on your finger and rub it over the affected area.

Turmeric paste

This vibrant, golden spice has a profound effect on the health of our teeth. They make our teeth whiter, help with gum irritation, oral infections and teeth which become brittle over the years. Brush your teeth with a few drops of turmeric powder everyday.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Mix two parts of hydrogen with four parts of water. This will be your new mouthwash for the month. Hydrogen peroxide is extremely useful against microorganisms which proliferate disease and viruses. It can be found at your nearest chemical stores.


Heat up a mixture of lemon juice with hing and them apply it over the affected area for 30 minutes. Repeat the process for a period of 7 days regularly. You can also use it with your regular toothpaste.

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