Easy Home Remedies for Your Teeth Care

Even though your tooth ache might not be too much to bear, it can still be extremely painful. Pain is the signal given by your body that you should visit a doctor. But there are a few minor pains and toothaches that may be curable at your home itself. Or the pain could be reduced till the time you visit a dentist in Cary. So, if you have trouble the next time around, you can try out these simple remedies at home.

Use a little clove oil

Using clove oil has been a home remedy for centuries. It is highly effective as it contains a chemical called eugenol that has antibacterial and anesthetic properties. You can apply it by soaking a cotton ball in a mixture of olive oil and clove oil and then put it inside your mouth close to the tooth that is troubling you and then bite it so that it remains in that spot. However, you should not fall asleep with that cotton ball tucked inside the mouth.

You can put a cough lozenge or drop inside your mouth

Cough lozenges and drops also constitute of a small portion of anesthetic and that signifies that your minor toothache can be relieved too. Pop a couple of them in your mouth and keep sucking.

These kitchen staples can also help

A commonly used home remedy that can help alleviate a tooth ache is by inserting a hot teabag on to your affected tooth. Tea can reduce swelling as it constitutes tannic acid. A slice of cucumber when placed on your tooth may also work magic. The same applies to a cotton ball dipped in brandy. There are many people who believe that spinach, onions, garlic and rinsing your mouth with salt water may also give some relief from a tooth ache.

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Our practice & COVID-19 information

To Our Most Valued Patients:
 
Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, and continuing until further notice, we must implement new restrictions on patient care. This is based on the latest advice we have received from the Centers for Disease Control, the NC Dental Board and the American Dental Association. 
 
If you have an appointment at Howarth Family Dental Center for non-emergency dental treatment (such as a checkup or cleaning or fillings), the appointment has been canceled, and we will work with you to reschedule. We are now restricting treatment to urgent or emergency care only.
 
This decision was not easy, but necessary. The health and well-being of our patients and team members are our primary focus. We will continue to be available for urgent and emergency care.    
If you should have a true dental emergency, you can contact a member of our team by calling our office at 919-866-3200. Please be patient as it may take us a little longer to respond. We will also send updates via text and email as needed during the situation at hand.
 
We regret that we must restrict our patient care this way. We are serving our patients in the safest manner possible by following the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under these difficult circumstances. In doing this, we will safeguard the health and safety of our patients, our team members, and the entire community. Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding during these trying times and we wish you all the best of health.
 
In Good Health,
Dr. Gregg Howarth & Staff

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