Survival Quiz #27
(Modern Survival.org) – Which is one of the safest and most utilized toothache home remedies to relieve pain?
• Sips of Whiskey
• Warm salt water
• Crushed aspirin
• OTC Painkillers
Answer: Warm Salt Water. Here’s why…
Suffering from a toothache is miserable. Not only is a toothache incredibly painful, but it can also make a variety of tasks unpleasant, such as eating or simply concentrating.
Anyone who has ever suffered from a bad toothache can attest to how debilitating it can be. Thankfully, there is a simple solution that can help ease the pain.
Mix These and Rinse
A simple mixture of warm water and salt can go a long way toward easing the suffering caused by a toothache. According to healthline.com, saltwater can loosen or remove food and debris wedged between the teeth that cause irritation. Additionally, saltwater acts as a natural disinfectant for the mouth, capable of reducing inflammation and even healing oral wounds.
Saltwater will aid in the prevention of dental bacteria as well by increasing the PH levels in the saliva. This creates an environment in which bacteria cannot reproduce easily.
Creating the mixture is as simple as putting a teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water (sea salt will work for this, as will table salt). Be careful not to use hot water, as this could burn the mouth and the temperature change could make the toothache worse. Once mixed, swish the mixture around the mouth, as with mouthwash. Leave it in place for a minute or two, then spit it out.
For long-term tooth pain, the best bet is to see a dentist and have the issue taken care of permanently. Unfortunately, there could come a time when a dentist isn’t so easily accessible, which is why oral hygiene is so important now. For additional information as to why taking care of the teeth could become vital in the aftermath of a large-scale SHTF scenario, take a look at our article here.
~Here’s to Your Survival!
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