Except in cases where you experience some kind of blunt force trauma, tooth aches are normally the result of years of slow erosion to your teeth.
You are normally completely unaware of the process going on in your mouth where billions of bacteria thrive and excrete acids that slowly de-mineralize teeth over time.
It’s not until you get that characteristic jolt of pain to the offending tooth or the slow torturous throbbing pain that never seems to subside.
Here are some of the many different factors that can contribute to tooth aches:
You could suffer from tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is something that can suddenly appear, and one day you may notice your teeth are more sensitive to things than they were the day before.
When your teeth show extreme sensitivity to hot or cold situations, such as cold drafts or even moisture in the air, they are considered hypersensitive.
When the protective enamel layer is eroded away, this sensitivity can occur. This happens over time as we chew our food. Chewing is similar to a bevel, as each time we chew we grind our teeth and remove some of the protective mineral coating. Over time, our teeth are slowly filed down through the natural process of eating, and as more enamel is lost, the closer this gets to the pulp of the tooth. As the enamel thins, the pulp, nerve and dentine is less protected, and the tooth’s nerve becomes much more sensitive to hot and cold elements, and causing you to experience pain.
If you have a toothache the best cure is natural. One of the best natural toothache cures involves placing a garlic clove directly on the tooth causing pain. Garlic will help kill bacteria that is causing infection as well as having natural anesthetic abilities that will reduce pain in the afflicted area.
For a long term solution, what you should really be aiming for is to repair the tooth. As they are living entities with blood in them, a tooth is able to repair itself. That’s what teeth are supposed to do naturally but it’s because of our poor diet and lifestyle that teeth are unable to do this as effectively as our ancestors would have.
Our continual consumption of sugary and refined foods inhibits this process, although with the correct diet and the consumption of diary products, our teeth should be able to re-mineralize themselves.
To prevent this decay from happening in the future, you need to work at strengthening and rebuilding your teeth.
To learn how to prevent a toothache from ever happening again, see the recommendation below:
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