Dental Tips: A Sweet Toothache Solution For Your Child

20 January 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Blog


It is only natural to want to be a good parent to your child, especially when he or she is dealing with a toothache. The best thing you can do in this situation is talk to your dentist as soon as possible. But, you can also try a natural paste to relieve your child's pain while you wait for the dental appointment. 

Helpful Secrets In Your Natural Toothache Solution

The following are a few reasons this toothache-relieving paste might be helpful to your child:

Manuka Honey

You can purchase this special type of raw honey from your local health food store or online. You want this type of honey for two reasons: One, it will sweeten the solution for your child and the second reason is that it will help kill oral pathogens. Raw Manuka honey contains hydrogen peroxide that helps kill bacteria. But, studies showed that Manuka honey goes a step further than other types of honeys by targeting the type of bacteria that cause dental decay and plaque. This should help diminish the source of your child's pain. 

Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon contains a strong active ingredient called cinnamic aldehyde, which helps kill bacteria. This ingredient is strong enough to diminish your child's toothache, not to mention that the taste is sweet as well. 

Clove Oil

You can find clove oil from your local health food store or online. Just try to purchase the kind that is organic and 100 percent pure. Yes, clove oil is strong, but the sweetness of the Manuka honey should help mask the taste while you put this solution on your child's aching tooth. The reason clove oil is helpful is because it contains high amounts of eugenol, which is an active ingredient that will help numb the nerves around the tooth and gums. 

You can talk to your dentist regarding any other ingredients that you can use in your temporary toothache solution. 

Making The Sweet Toothache-Relieving Paste

All you have to do is add 5 teaspoons of raw Manuka honey into a sterile container, and mix in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Then add 3 drops of clove oil into the mix and blend until you reach a paste-like consistency. Apply this paste to the tooth that is giving your child trouble, and let it sit there for a few minutes. 

You can apply this mixture a few times a day if you need to; just remember that this solution is only temporary and won't help should the issue worsen. So do your best to get your child to his or her dentist as soon as possible. 

For more information, contact Barry Groder DDS or a similar dental professional.