Toothaches are the worst! Just a few weeks ago, one of my kiddos was reduced to tears because of a problem with his tooth. We got him into the dentist just as soon as we could, but it broke my heart to see him in such pain, unable to offer any help. Then, just the other day, my eldest daughter was also complaining of tooth pain! Fortunately, by this point, I was an expert on the matter and I could use a few of the home remedies I learned on my son to help my daughter with her tooth pain. Say goodbye to over the counter medication, we were able to reduce her tooth pain with things we had around the house, until, of course, we could get her into the doctor.
Rinsing with salt water is a great way to disinfect your mouth without harmful chemicals. Salt is a natural disinfectant, and the particles may help loosen any food stuck between your teeth, reducing pain. For best results, begin rinsing with salt water just as soon as you begin to feel pain. Rinse twice per day.
For stronger cases of tooth pain, I recommend trying to rinse with a mouthful of hydrogen peroxide. Not only with the peroxide kill the bacteria causing the pain, but it can be used to prevent plaque build up in your mouth. Mix three parts peroxide with three parts water for best results. Rinse twice per day.