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10 Home Remedies For Toothache (Plus My Own Inventive And Fast Means of Treating Toothache)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: 13 ways to take care of the tooth to avoid cavity or toothache

Chapter 2: 10 Home Remedies For Toothache

Chapter 3: STEPS TO USING OREGANO OIL AS HOME REMEDY TO HEAL TOOTHACHE

Chapter 4: 3 Ways Oil Pulling Works

Chapter 5: How to use clove oil as home remedy for abscessed tooth

Chapter 6: 4 steps to use garlic as home remedy for tooth ache

Chapter 7: 5 steps of using oil pulling as home remedy to treat toothache

Chapter 8: 5 methods to use garlic as home remedy to treat tooth ache

Chapter 9: Toothpick can make your teeth decay

Chapter 10: Too much fluoride is bad for your health

Chapter 11: There is link between tooth decay and the sugar

Chapter 12: 6 Brushing Mistakes That Maybe Destroying Your Teeth

Introduction

Through, my personal experience with my brother and my mother toothache, I know that it is a very critical illness which I don’t wish my enemies.

However, there are various home and herbal remedies to relieve and cure you of toothache.

This book ‘Top 10 Home & Herbal Remedies For Tooth ache’ is going to put you through several home and herbal remedies for relieving and curing toothache including the special bonus of my own personal inventive and fast herbal remedy for relieving toothache.

Chapter 1: 13 ways to take care of the tooth to avoid cavity or toothache

1. One of the ways to get relief from toothsche is to apply a cold compress on your cheek near the aching tooth for a few minutes.

2. You can also drink ½ glass of wheatgrass juice daily on an empty stomach to get relief from toothache.

3. Make sure you are brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily.

4.  It is recommended you use toothpaste containing fluoride to reduce the risk of developing an abscessed tooth.

5. Occassionally use an antimicrobial mouthwash to rinse your mouth properly to prevent infection.

6. It is recommended you change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months to ensure effective cleaning of the teeth.

7. Quit smoking.

8. Make sure you avoid chewing too much gum.

9. Please, to avoid or get rid of toothache, limit your consumption of sugary items .

10.  Always rinse your mouth properly after eating sugary items.

11. Avoid caffeine when suffering from an tooth pain or infection.

12. Following a healthy diet can help to avoid abscessed tooth.

13. Regularly visit your dentist for regular checkups and professional cleanings.

Chapter 2: 10 Home Remedies For Toothache

Toothache also known as abscess tooth is very painful and disturbing. If you or anyone close to you have toothache, the following home/herbal remedies can help to provide relief.

Top 10 herbal/home remedies for toothache

1. Garlic

One of the herb that can be used to treat tooth ache is garlic. This is because garlic has anti-inflammatory and natural antibiotic properties that make it highly effective for treating toothache. Garlic is readily available in most kitchen and if not in your kitchen, you could get it in the nearest foodstuff shop or market.
Garlic is blessed with numerous health and medicinal properties. This make it possible for it to relieve pain and prevent the spread of the infection.
PROCEDURE FOR USING GARLIC AS HOME REMEDY TO RELIEF TOOTHACHE
1. Put a fresh garlic clove in your mouth and crush it with your teeth. Chew it until the pain subsides. Spit it out and rinse your mouth with warm water. To reduce the residual odor, you can add a few drops of clove oil to the warm water.
2. Second option is to mix ½ teaspoon of garlic powder with a pinch of table salt and apply it directly on the affected tooth. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes, then rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
3. You can also rub garlic oil on the affected tooth.
4. Repeat any of these remedies 3 or 4 times a day for a few weeks.

2. Oil Pulling

Abscessed tooth or toothache can be very disturbing. Oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic practice, is also of the home remedy that can be used to treat an abscessed tooth or painful gums. This is possible because oil pulling helps reduce the amount of bacteria present in the mouth. It also helps to remove toxins from the mouth and from the entire body, which promotes both oral and overall health.
If you are suffering from abscessed tooth or you know someone suffering from it, the following steps will help to get relief from tooth pain using oil pulling.


5 STEPS TO USE OIL PULLING AS HERBAL REMEDY TO GET RELIEF FROM TOOTHACHE

  1. Put 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin coconut oil in your mouth.
  2. Swish the oil inside your mouth for at least 15 minutes. Do not swallow it.
  3. After 15 minutes, spit it out and rinse your mouth with warm water.
  4. Repeat the process twice daily for about a month for positive results.
  5.  Do this on an empty stomach.

OIL pulling is an ancient and effective home remedy for treating toothache. It works then and is still working today. So, anytime you are having tooth abscess, try the steps above to use oil pulling as home remedy to get relief from the pain associated with cavity, and all forms of tooth decay causing pain

3. Clove

Anyone that has experience any form of dental pain will agree with me that it is very painful. Finding a medicine that can relief the pain is the number one aim of the victim and finding one especially home or herbal remedy is relieving. One of the best home or herbal remedies for any kind of dental issue, including an abscessed tooth is clove.
This is because clove has antiseptic, analgesic and antibacterial properties that can help alleviate toothache, inflammation and soreness in the gums.


METHODS TO USE CLOVE AS HOME REMEDY FOR ABSCESSED TOOTH

1. Dip a cotton ball in clove oil and hold it on the painful area for a few minutes. 
2. Another option is to place a whole clove between your infected tooth and your cheek. Chew it from time to time to release its juice. Allow the juice to remain in your mouth for at least 30 minutes. Then rinse your mouth with warm water.
If you are suffering from abscessed tooth, I recommend using clove as herbal remedy to get relief from such pain.

4. Black Tea Bag

Another efficient and effective way to treat toothache is a black tea bag . This is another good home remedy for an abscessed tooth. This is possible because black tea bag has tannins that help reduce pain and inflammation. Black tea bag also have antioxidants that help fight infection and promote good oral health.


STEPS FOR USING BLACK TEA BAG AS HOME REMEDY TO RELIEF TOOTHACHE

  1. Soak a black tea bag in warm water for a few minutes.
  2. Remove it from the water, wring it out and put the tea bag on the affected tooth.
  3. Leave it there for few hours or overnight.
  4. Rinse your mouth with a warm salt-water solution.
  5. Repeat once daily for a couple of weeks.

5. Hydrogen Peroxide

Another home remedy that can help to relief toothache is hydrogen peroxide. This is possible because it has disinfectant and antibacterial properties that help kill the bacteria that cause toothache.
Hydrogen perixide can also help to alleviate inflammation and pain. Only  3-percent hydrogen peroxide solution can help get rid of yellow teeth, for oral health, and use food grade.


STEPS TO USE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE TO RELIEF TOOTH PASTE


1. Mix 2 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide with 1 tablespoon of warm water. Use this solution to rinse your mouth and spit it out completely. Follow this remedy 3 times a week.
2. Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with enough hydrogen peroxide (about 1/2 teaspoon) to make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area for a couple of minutes and then rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water.
3. Repeat this remedy a few times a week until you get result.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar

Another effective home remedy for an abscessed tooth is apple cider vinegar. This is possible because it has anti-inflammatory and disinfectant properties that help reduce pain and inflammation while disinfecting the affected area.

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STEPS FOR USING APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AS HOME REMEDY TO TREAT TOOTHACHE


1. Put 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in your mouth for a few minutes. Spit it out completely, being sure not to swallow it. Rinse your mouth with warm water. Repeat this process a few times a day.
2. The second option is to mix 1 teaspoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it twice daily.

7. Salt Water

Salt is readily available at most home and is another home remedy for relieving toothache. If you have developed toothache or tooth decay before, someone might have introduced sait to you as a means of relieving yourself from the pain associated with tooth decay. Salt is able to alleviate toothache because it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help reduce inflammation, ease pain, draw out any infection and can prevent the survival of bacteria in the mouth.


STEPS TO USING SALT AS HERBAL/HOME REMEDY TO TREAT TOOTHACHE

  1. Add 1 teaspoon of salt or refined salt to a glass of lukewarm water. Mix it until the salt dissolves completely.
  2. Rinse your mouth with this solution.
  3. Do this 2 or 3 times a day to clear the infection and reduce discomfort and pain.

8. Turmeric

Turmeric is an herb that is useful for many diseases. Turmeric can relief  and heal toothache because it is rich in antibiotic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmerics can help reduce pain and inflammation caused by an abscessed tooth. It also promotes oral health.

PROCEDURE IN USING TURMERIC TO HEAL TOOTHACHE


1. Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with a little water to make a paste. After brushing your teeth, apply the paste directly on the affected area. Allow it to sit for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.
2. Another method is to mix 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of lukewarm water. Use it to rinse your mouth a few times daily.
3. Third option is to mix ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder with 1 teaspoon of olive or mustard oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes before rinsing your mouth with warm water.
4, Repeat any of these remedies many times daily until you get result.

9. Oregano Oil

Oregano oil is another home/herbal remedy to heal abscessed tooth. Oregano oil can perform this function because it contains antibacterial and antioxidant properties, making it a good remedy for an abscessed tooth. It also boosts immunity and helps the body fight tooth infections and speed up the healing process.


STEPS TO USING OREGANO OIL TO CURE ABSCESSED TOOTH

1. Put a few drops of oregano oil directly on the affected tooth and gums and leave it for at least 15 minutes.
2. Prepare a mouthwash by mixing 3 to 5 drops of oregano oil in ¼ cup of warm water. Swish this solution in your mouth for about 10 minutes, then spit it out completely.
3. Repeat the remedies above 3 or 4 times a day.

10. Peppermint

According to the people who have used peppermint to relief pain from abscess tooth, they said it works like a miracle. This is due to the fact that oregano oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation as well as prevent the spread of infection.

BONUS: My own inventive means of treating toothache

Anytime i feel that am having toothache i will go and buy bitter kola and use crush part of it with my teeth. Then i will leave it close to the teeth or tooth causing the ache. I will leave it for a very long time in my mouth. My best method is to leave it in my mouth overnight. waking up the pain will have relieved me or gone. Repeating it the next day will make it perfect for me. However, i recommend you use this method immediately you feel a slight ache on your teeth, don,t wait till it escalate before you use it.


Chapter 3: STEPS TO USING OREGANO OIL AS HOME REMEDY TO HEAL TOOTHACHE


1. Scrub a few drops of peppermint oil on the affected area using your fingertips for a couple of minutes.
2. You can extract fresh peppermint juice from the leaves and apply it on the affected tooth.
3. Repeat these remedies a few times daily until you get result.

Chapter 4: 3 Ways Oil Pulling Works

Oil pulling basically works in three ways.

1. Saponification

(The “Soap Making” Process)Oil belong to the class of food known as ‘fat’. Therefore, the oils used for oil pulling contain fat. The alkali hydrolysis process emulsifies the fat into bicarbonate ions, normally found in the saliva. Soaps which are effective cleaning agents blend in the oil, hence increasing the surface area of the oil and in turn increasing the cleansing action.

2. The Oil Is Protective

This is because the viscous nature of the oil inhibits plaque accumulation and adhesion of bacteria.

3. There’s An Antibiotic-Like Effect

The oil produce an antibiotic-like effect, helping in the destruction of microorganisms and potentiating the action of vitamin E in the oral cavity due to the antioxidants present in the oil which cause detoxification by preventing lipid peroxidation.

Chapter 5: How to use clove oil as home remedy for abscessed tooth

Anyone that has experience any form of dental pain will agree with me that it is very painful. Finding a medicine that can relief the pain is the number one aim of the victim and finding one especially home or herbal remedy is relieving. One of the best home or herbal remedies for any kind of dental issue, including an abscessed tooth is clove.

This is because clove has antiseptic, analgesic and antibacterial properties that can help alleviate toothache, inflammation and soreness in the gums.


METHODS TO USE CLOVE AS HOME REMEDY FOR ABSCESSED TOOTH

1. Dip a cotton ball in clove oil and hold it on the painful area for a few minutes. 
2. Another option is to place a whole clove between your infected tooth and your cheek. Chew it from time to time to release its juice. Allow the juice to remain in your mouth for at least 30 minutes. Then rinse your mouth with warm water.
If you are suffering from abscessed tooth, I recommend using clove as herbal remedy to get relief from such pain.

Chapter 6: 4 steps to use garlic as home remedy for tooth ache

 Garlic

One of the herb that can be used to treat tooth ache is garlic. This is because garlic has anti-inflammatory and natural antibiotic properties that make it highly effective for treating toothache. Garlic is readily available in most kitchen and if not in your kitchen, you could get it in the nearest foodstuff shop or market.

Garlic Home Remedy for Tooth Abscess Garlic is blessed with numerous health and medicinal properties. This make it possible for it to relieve pain and prevent the spread of the infection.

PROCEDURE FOR USING GARLIC AS HOME REMEDY TO RELIEF TOOTHACHE

1. Put a fresh garlic clove in your mouth and crush it with your teeth. Chew it until the pain subsides. Spit it out and rinse your mouth with warm water. To reduce the residual odor, you can add a few drops of clove oil to the warm water.
2. Second option is to mix ½ teaspoon of garlic powder with a pinch of table salt and apply it directly on the affected tooth. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes, then rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
3. You can also rub garlic oil on the affected tooth.
4. Repeat any of these remedies 3 or 4 times a day for a few weeks.

Chapter 7: 5 steps of using oil pulling as home remedy to treat toothache

 Oil Pulling

Abscessed tooth or toothache can be very disturbing. Oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic practice, is also of the home remedy that can be used to treat an abscessed tooth or painful gums. This is possible because oil pulling helps reduce the amount of bacteria present in the mouth. It also helps to remove toxins from the mouth and from the entire body, which promotes both oral and overall health.
If you are suffering from abscessed tooth or you know someone suffering from it, the following steps will help to get relief from tooth pain using oil pulling.

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5 STEPS TO USE OIL PULLING AS HERBAL REMEDY TO GET RELIEF FROM TOOTHACHE

  1. Put 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin coconut oil in your mouth.
  2. Swish the oil inside your mouth for at least 15 minutes. Do not swallow it.
  3. After 15 minutes, spit it out and rinse your mouth with warm water.
  4. Repeat the process twice daily for about a month for positive results.
  5.  Do this on an empty stomach.

OIL pulling is an ancient and effective home remedy for treating toothache. It works then and is still working today. So, anytime you are having tooth abscess, try the steps above to use oil pulling as home remedy to get relief from the pain associated with cavity, and all forms of tooth decay causing pain.

Chapter 8: 5 methods to use garlic as home remedy to treat tooth ache

Garlic is one of the home or herbal remedies to get relief from toothache.

Below are 5 different methods you can use garlic to treat tooth ache.

Method 1: Plain Garlic

Chewing on a garlic clove is one of the most effective ways to get relief from an aching tooth because plain garlic, when crushed, will release allicin that works as the antimicrobial agent on the pathogens invading the tooth.

Garlic also have the ability to bring down swelling and pain within minutes because of the antiinflammatory property.
You can use a garlic clove or garlic powder for plain garlic relief from painful tooth

USING GARLIC CLOVE 

PROCEDURE

  • Peel the papery skin off a garlic clove.
  • Place the garlic over the affected tooth and slowly crush it between your teeth to release its juices.
  • Continue to press it a couple of times and hold it over the tooth for a few minutes. The released juice may sting a little, but it will shrink the abscess (if any) and reduce the pain drastically.
  • Spit out the garlic and rinse your mouth with warm water.

Chewing on a garlic clove will bring relief within 20 minutes. Repeat this 2 or 3 times every day until you get relief and the infection clears up.

USING GARLIC POWDER SW

PROCEDURE

  • Dip a damp cotton swab in garlic powder.
  • Apply the garlic powder on the aching tooth. It will sting a bit but should be bearable after a few seconds.
  • Let the garlic powder work on the tooth for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Once the pain recedes, rinse your mouth with warm salt water.

Repeat 2 or 3 times daily until you get relief from your toothache.

Method 2: Garlic Mouthwash

MATERIAL NEEDED

  • Garlic juice (anti-inflammatory) – 1 teaspoon
  • Table salt (antiseptic) – 1 teaspoon
  • Warm distilled water – ½ cup

 PROCEDURE

1. Add 1 teaspoon of garlic juice to ½ cup of warm distilled water.

2. Add 1 teaspoon of table salt to it.

3. Stir well to blend the ingredients in the water.

4. Transfer the solution to an airtight bottle and let it cool down.

5. Take a mouthful of the homemade mouthwash and swish it around the affected tooth or gum for 1 minute.

6. Spit it out and rinse your mouth with plain water.

Repeat 3 or 4 times a day until you get relief from tooth abscess, gum infection and pain.

Method 3: Garlic, Black Pepper & Salt

Combining some black pepper powder and salt and apply it as a poultice over the aching tooth is another effective way to use garlic for tooth abscess, gum infection and pain.
This is possible because the black pepper works as an analgesic to bring down pain, while also boosting garlic’s antimicrobial properties while salt helps draw excess fluid out of the infected tooth or gums, thus reducing inflammation.

Material needed:

  • Black pepper powder (analgesic) – 1 teaspoon
  • Table salt (antiseptic) – 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic, crushed (antimicrobial) – 1 tablespoon

Procedure to use mixed garlic, salt and black pepper for toothache

1. Put 1 tablespoon of crushed garlic in a bowl.
2. Add 1 teaspoon each of black pepper powder and table salt to it.
3. Mix them well.
4. Use a cotton swab to apply the mixture on the affected tooth.
5. Let it sit for a few minutes, until the pain subsides.
6. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
Repeat this method twice daily for 4 to 5 days until you get relief from toothache.

Method 4: Garlic Soak

Another effective method to treat tooth pain is using a garlic soak made of clove oil and garlic juice is a powerful mixture tooth pain.  This is possible because garlic clove oil is a potent antimicrobial that will create a soothing effect on the applied area  while the garlic juice fights off the infection.
Materials needed:
Clove essential oil (pain reliever) – ½ teaspoon
Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed (antibacterial) – 4 or 5

Procedure:

1. Use a garlic press to crush 4 or 5 peeled garlic cloves and collect it in a bowl.

2. Place the crushed garlic on a cheesecloth and bundle it up.

3. Twist and squeeze the cheesecloth to extract 1 teaspoon of garlic juice.

4. Add ½ teaspoon of clove essential oil to 1 teaspoon of garlic juice.

5. Soak a sterile cotton ball in the solution and place it over the abscessed tooth.

6. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then remove the cotton.

7. Rinse your mouth with a salt solution if the garlic solution feels too strong.

8. Use this garlic soak 2 or 3 times a day for 4 to 5 days or longer, until the abscessed tooth is healed completely.

Method 5: Garlic & Rock Salt (for a Tooth Cavity)

Do you know what rock salt is ? Well, rock salt is a natural form of salt obtained by evaporating sea water. Due to his unprocessed nature, it retains the maximum amount of minerals. Therefore, combining rock salt with garlic will help to eliminate that cavity and tooth decay that is given you ache. The rock salt will also help to replace minerals in the eroded tooth.
Materials needed:

  • Garlic, crushed (antimicrobial) – 1 teaspoon
  • Rock salt (remineralizes teeth) – ¼ teaspoon

Procedure to use mix garlic with rock salt to treat tooth ache

Add ¼ teaspoon of rock salt to 1 teaspoon of crushed garlic. Mix the two well. Apply it over the cavity. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse your mouth with warm water.Repeat 2 twice daily for like  3 weeks.

Chapter 9: Toothpick can make your teeth decay

A dental practitioner, Abdulkadir Katagum, has exhorted the general population against the utilization of toothpick in light of the harm it could do to the gum of the teeth.

Katagum, who is the wellbeing organizer, Nigerian Medical
Affiliation’s dental unit, FCT section said that during the time spent
uprooting the dirt on the tooth with toothpick, it could deliver harm on the gum, which could lead to tooth rot.

He suggested the utilization of dental floss rather than toothpick, which he said could be found in most centers or stores.

He said quite a few people in the wake of eating, make utilization of toothpick to pick in between their teeth. It is definitely not sound or useful for the teeth.

He suggests that individuals should use dental flush. This will go far in avoiding harm to the spot of your teeth.

He prompted against successive utilization of sugary sustenances like sweet, chocolate, bread rolls and
mulling over gum, among others.

He said that maintaining a strategic distance from such propensities would lessen the shots of getting dental caries (or tooth rot).

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Katagum said different measures to avert tooth rot incorporate flushing the mouth after each supper, brushing the teeth twice day by day.

He said, medium textured toothbrush is prescribed and it ought to be put away in an upright position to keep germs from interfacing on the swarm and change your brush at regular intervals.

He advised the use of toothpaste that contains fluoride, which will help to battle tooth rot and keep the gum solid.

Chapter 10: Too much fluoride is bad for your health

Fluoride is a natural mineral abound in water, soil and foods like tea leaves, egg, fish and meat. Fluoride is useful when consumed in reasonable quantity such as when small quantity is used in washing our tooth and mouth regularly.

Benefits of fluoride to our health

Fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth and prevent cavities, prevent against tooth decay when taken in small quantity.
Journal of America Chemical Society says, “Fluoride helps to harden the enamel coating that protects teeth from the acid produced by decaying bacteria.”
Fluoride makes it easy to wash away decay-causing bacteria through brushing and other activity by preventing the bacteria from having a strong grip on the tooth. Despite of all these aforementioned benefits of fluoride, it also have it side effects on health especially if used or consumed in excess. One of the side effects of fluoride is DENTAL FLUOROSIS.
Dental fluorosis occurs during tooth formation. It ranges from mild to severe dental fluorosis. The mild can be hardly spotted because it is whitish while the severe can be spotted at a glance because of its brownish discoloration of the tooth.
Though, the occurrence of dental fluorosis has increased over the last 40 years in non-fluoridated environments, studies shows that the greater the exposure to fluoride during tooth formation the greater the risk of dental
fluorosis. Decades ago, the main sources of fluoride were food and water but today, fluoride is available everywhere through products like toothpaste, mouth rinses and dietary supplements.
Now the big question am asking my readers is: Did most of the consumers know the actual or appropriate quantity of fluoride to consume over a given period of time and at a particular point in time? The answer to my
question is big NO if I guess right. That is why fluoride has recently attracted criticisms from scientists and researchers.

Safe quantity of fluoride


According to a reputable online source, “A 100ml tube of toothpaste contains about 188.5mg of fluoride more than three times a lethal dose for a one-year old-yet nowhere on the packaging are there any warnings that this product might be harmful to your child.”
Accordingly, experts confirmed that 50mg of fluoridated toothpaste can kill a one-year old child weighing 10kg.
WHO guideline suggest a 1.5mg per litre of drinking water is the safe level of fluoride in drinking water.
Therefore, parents and guardians are urged to keep fluoridated commodity out of the reach of children.


Chapter 11: There is link between tooth decay and the sugar

There is link between tooth decay and the sugar

If you have tooth decay, you could blame it on sugar. The sweetness of sugar is an obsession to some people. Excessive consumption of refined sugar and sugary products is indeed the No.1 cause of dental decay. Growing consumption of sugar is significantly increasing the incidence of dental caries, tooth decay and cavities.

Chapter 12: 6 Brushing Mistakes That Maybe Destroying Your Teeth

The teeth and mouth are a very important part of the human body so much so that poor dental care has been linked to several health problems including heart diseases and erectile dysfunction. The truth is a lot of people see good dental hygiene as brushing regularly not knowing that there are certain mistakes made during teeth brushing that can have serious effects on their personal health. There’s a possibility that you’re making one out of these six mistakes and that’s why we are here to have your back.

  1. Your Choice Of Brush Is Bad: The best kind of toothbrushes are those with soft bristles that can slip beneath your gum tissues and remove any type of plaque that has built up there. It is important that any plaque formed is removed as this will help to reduce your risk of developing gum disease. Medium or hard brushes when used with excessive pressure can cause your gums to recede. This will expose the lower part of your teeth or your surface roots.

The exposed root surface is not as hard as the enamel-covered part and brushing this area will only wear it out and cause small cavities.

2. You Don’t Rinse Your Mouth

Spitting out your toothpaste after brushing doesn’t entirely remove all the harmful bacteria that you released while brushing. It’s best to rinse several times with water until there’s a reduced feeling of the taste of the toothpaste. You can also try making us of alcohol-free mouthwash containing hydrogen peroxide.

3. You Don’t Clean Other Parts Of Your Mouth

Your tongue has the potential to trap as much harmful bacteria as the gum and teeth.Food debris can get stuck in between the crevices of the tongue known as papillae. Brush and scrub your tongue as much as you brush your teeth.

4. You Brush At The Wrong Time Of The Day

While it is good to brush in the morning after waking up and after every meal, it is also important to brush before going to bed. As a matter of fact, your brush should be the last thing your teeth touch before going to bed. Taking a snack before going to bed significantly increases the chances of food getting lodged in between your teeth which may result in cavities. More so, brushing in the morning is important, mostly because protective saliva production slows down when you’re asleep which cause the bacteria in your mouth to grow and multiply faster.Spending at least 2 minutes brushing twice a day can help to lower the bacteria in your mouth.

Ensure you spend at about 30 seconds on your upper right teeth, upper left teeth, lower right teeth and lower left teeth.

5. Your Brushing Technique Is Wrong

The way you brush your teeth goes a long way in determining how healthy your teeth is. Brushing your teeth with a few straight strokes is a good way to remove plaque.Position your brush at an angle of 30- to 45-degrees so that the bristles touch your gum tissue. Rotate your wrist in a circular motion to effectively remove the plaque.

When you brush the back of your front teeth, ensure that your brush is vertically positioned as this will ensure the bristles reach the entire tooth.The back of the mouth hides a lot of plaque and you should give that area a lot of attention.

6. It Takes You Eternity To Replace Your Brush

It is recommended that you change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.

According to a study conducted in England, the average tooth brush contains 10 million bacteria.Continuous usage of your brush will result in worn out bristles which won’t be able to effectively remove bacteria. More so, if you’ve previously fallen ill, there’s a chance that residual bacteria or viruses will stick to your toothbrush causing a potential re-infection.

Closing

Am sure you would have learned how to treat toothache with some home and herbal remedies. If you think you have really gained from this book, kindly give a good review of the book for encouragement and motivation to do better.

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