We all experienced toothache at least once in our lifetime.Toothache can be felt and it can hurt every part of your body.  I have had quite a few when I was a teenager and it was so bad that they made me sick. I had two of my grinders removed due to tooth decay and the cavity was large and deep. Since then I never had a severe toothache but had few small ones now and then. Toothache can irritate a person, can distract a person from what they are doing, and also can cause sleeplessness.

Prevention is always is better. To avoid toothache, it is always take few preventive steps. Cleaning the teeth after food is one of the best thing to do. Brushing the teeth before bedtime is another important thing to do to prevent tooth decay. Having clean, healthy teeth and strong gum is always an asset.

When I was young we used to crush the rock salt and clean our teeth with our fingers. I have also used herbal tooth powder like “Gopal Tooth Power” which is still available in the market and people are still using them.

Gopal Tooth Powder

Gopal Tooth Powder

Gopal Tooth Powder packet contains dried herbs that are formulated from Siddha medicine. The ancient formula in Gopal Tooth Powder contains mild but effective herbal abrasives which will gently remove stubborn stains.

Remedy for toothache:

There few things my mother gave us to get rid of the toothache. She taught us to goggle salt water couple of times and do one of the following. Add one table spoon of salt to a glass of water to make a strong cleaner. 

1. Chewing cloves and parking it where the rotten tooth can relieve the pain immediately.

2. Chewing fresh garlic will work wonders. Though you may have a bad breathe, you tooth ache will vanish temporarily.

3. Chewing fresh ginger can temporarily relieve the pain.

4. Years ago we could buy tooth tincture. Keeping the cotton dipped in tooth tincture can relieve the pain.

5. Applying crushed aspirin directly on the affected tooth will also reduce the pain.

6. Applying cotton soaked in clove oil to the affected tooth reduce the pain.

7. The last but not the least is orajel, it is a must for every household first aid box.

These are some of the remedies that I have collected from my mother over the years. My mother also said that these remedies are temporary and we should find out the root cause of the toothache and eliminate them. She always urged us to go the healthcare professionals to get medical help.



Nowadays there are very good toothpastes available in the market that is good for the teeth, plenty of varieties to choose from. Most of these toothpastes contain fluoride, a toxin and the effect of fluoride may be disputed. Study so far states that the benefit of fluoride far outweighs its danger. Some health conscious people are ditching toothpaste containing fluoride in favour of fluoride free brands. The choice is yours to choose, our ultimate aim is to have strong healthy teeth and gums.


I am not a medical or dental professional. Though it worked for me, this home remedy is not always a substitute for professional medical care. See a doctor medical professional immediately. Some of these medicines are anecdotal evidence. I have tried some and the rest are told to me. The ingredients are natural and we use them regularly so there is less or no harm to human body. 

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