Natural Dental Cures

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There is a real need to use organic products and herbs incorporated into your normal dental routine.  Natural treatments used on your mouth can give your immune system a break, while detoxing it at the same time.  Infections of any sort can be healed completely organically, without any threat of harmful chemicals seeping in through your mouth.  Abscesses and swelling can be quelled and controlled.  Diet also greatly effects your dental health and can eliminate most health issues.  Here are some great ways to ease yourself into a healthier dental life, thus creating complete balance of our bodies and it's pH. 

• Sea Salt And Water Rinse

• Oil Pulling
       - Coconut virgin, Clove, Cashew Oil, Peppermint Oil
• Home Made Toothpaste
• Fenugreek Rinse
• Garlic
• Apple Cider Vinegar
• Rung out Tea bag
• Turmeric Paste

• Marshmallow Herb
• Oil of Oregano
• Red Clover Tea

Water and Salt

• Place 1/4 cup Sea Salt in a container.
• Pour a 1/2 cup boiling water in container.
• Add cold water to bring the solution to body temperature. 

• Rinse your mouth slowly and thoroughly, hold the mixture for a while. Also as a regular anti-bacterial treatment.
* Note if pain, swelling or infection continue, please add more salt to your mixture and do it as frequent as the pain comes.

• Please keep the infected area as clean as possible with  any of these: salt, baking soda, tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide solution or neem oil. 

• Rinse frequently with disinfectants such as salt, baking soda, tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide etc. When using hydrogen peroxide, make sure to properly dilute it with water. 

• If pain persists, soak a piece of cotton with a hydrogen peroxide solution and tuck or hold it against the abscess. If pain increases, follow for instance with a turmeric poultice. 

If you can tolerate the pain, do Oil Pulling.

Essential oils and Alcohol

• Since essential oils aren't water-soluble, you can mix them with alcohol. 1/4 cup Alcohol to a cup of water, and ten drops of oil. You can also use essential oils straight but diluted with oil (such as olive oil, sesame oil, etc.), making sure to use organic cold-pressed oils for highest quality and minimal pesticide and other toxic pollution.

• Personally I use essential oils straight and undiluted for maximum antiseptic effect by putting a drop or two directly on the part of your mouth that is infected.

What type of essential oil to use best

Before buying any essential oils, inquire about and research their organic qualification. I would make sure to only use organic therapeutic grade cold-pressed essential oils. This can bring on dramatic healing of a dental abscess or of the pain from an abscessed tooth very quickly. I know from experience. I used it for my own terrible tooth pain.  If you use an anti-viral and anti-bacterial oil such as virgin coconut oil, you may additionally speed up the healing of the abscess. 

Strengthen your immune system

Much like my other pages, I educate and stress the importance of a healthy diet. You can cure most tooth problems with that alone.  So use this routine along with your new diet, and treatments. 

Garlic Treatments

Garlic is one of the strongest anti-biotics out there. Use it's healing abilities and forget about the odor. Health should come first. Slice a clove of garlic lengthwise and place on the infected area, leave on or chew - repeat with fresh garlic until pain and  swelling back down. Please be careful. Sometimes garlic if left on too long can leave blisters in your mouth. Use it responsibly.

Also you can mix garlic and hot water. Let sit til room temp. Then swish in your mouth well, Then wash out mouth with clean water. 

Wet Organic Teabag

Soak a regular tea bag in water, wring it out, place on the swollen area, then hold it or suck on it or go to sleep. The tea bag helps to bring the infection to a head and absorbs some of the toxins/pus (it may be the tannin [an astringent] content which promotes the drainage of the toxins). After pus is released, rinse with salt water, hydrogen peroxide solution, tea tree oil or other natural disinfectants.

Turmeric (curcuma longa)

Reduces inflammation and infection pain from an abscess. Mix a teaspoon with some water (the consistency of mud.) After cleaning your mouth like stated above, apply directly to the abscess or put some of the mix on a cotton ball before placing it on the infected spot. Turmeric will stain, so make sure not to get it on clothes or your face. A quick cotton ball of alcohol across it should remove it. Turmeric tea is also a great way to cure your body at the same time. Add it to your oil pulling, or your salt rinse as well to boost it's power. 


Infused or heated a little in olive oil -- use q-tip to apply to painful tooth. Infusing just means blending the two together, it doesn't need to be hot or even warm. This has great results. 
Yarrow is a common weed native to the Northern hemisphere that grows freely in grassland, chalk land, roadsides and other sites with well draining ground. It is instantly recognizable due to its feathery leaves, strong stems and broad white flower heads made up of many small individual flowers.

Whispering Earth

Nature patiently waits and we have only to turn back to her to find relief from our suffering – Dr Bach

Yarrow as a Wound Healer:

This is perhaps yarrow’s most famous and most ancient use. Yarrow was found amongst other medicinal herbs in the Neanderthal burial site in Iraq which dates from around 60,000 BC and has become famous in herbal medicine as one of the earliest indications of human’s use of medicinal plants.  Myth tells us it was given to Achilles by the centaur Chiron so he could use it on the battlefield and its Latin name, Achillea millefollium, still reflects this tale. Its common names too included Soldier’s herb, herba militaris, Knight’s milfoil, carpenter’s grass and nosebleed. Yarrow is possibly the most useful wound herb we have as it staunches bleeding and is antimicrobial and pain relieving too.

Yarrow for Colds and Fevers:

It’s next greatest claim to fame is it’s ability to make us sweat. When fever is building, drinking hot teas of yarrow can help it to break by relaxing the circulation and the pores of the skin, allowing us to sweat freely and ridding the body of infection. Dr Christopher once wrote, “Yarrow, when administered hot and copiously, will raise the heat of the body, equalize the circulation and produce perspiration.” It may seem inadvisable to raise the body heat in cases of fever but by using yarrow we are supporting the body in responding to infection naturally. The classic formula for colds and flu is yarrow, peppermint and elder flower which should be drunk as a hot tea as soon as possible. The the patient should then wrap up warmly, keeping a hot water bottle at their feet and wait to sweat. When there is a high body temperature but no sweating, this formula is especially useful to help release the heat via the skin. Now is the time to get these herbs in stock before the cold and flu season strikes.

Yarrow for the Circulation:

Yarrow’s affinity for the blood and circulation can be seen internally as well as externally. It tones the blood vessels at the same time as dilating capillaries and moving the blood, thus giving it a wide range of applications. It has been used to treat high blood pressure, often in combination with Hawthorn and Lime blossom and it has a reputation for being able to prevent blood clots. It’s toning action makes it particularly useful for treating varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Yarrow really is a great herb for body pH balance, it moves where necessary and tones where needed. This dual action is what has given it is reputation for being able to both cure and cause nosebleeds.

Yarrow for the Digestion:

Being bitter, pungent and aromatic means that yarrow is particularly useful for stimulating the digestion and getting the bile and pancreatic juices flowing. Because of it’s affinity to the circulation as well it can help move congested blood in the portal vein which, in turn, helps the liver. Matthew Wood talks about using it for colitis and diverticulitis because of it’s ability to tone and heal the mucus membranes of the digestive tract. It was also an old traditional remedy for bloody diarrhea and dysentery.

Yarrow for the Reproductive and Urinary Systems:

Maria Treben considers yarrow “first and foremost… a herb for women” and quotes Abbe Kneipp in saying “women could be spared many troubles if they just took yarrow tea from time to time.” It is such a wonderful herb for the reproductive systems because it can both staunch heavy bleeding and stimulate scanty bleeding. It is also wonderful when there is congestion resulting in dark clotted blood and period pains. It is useful for vaginal infections or irregular discharge as well as spotting between periods.

Yarrow is a good urinary anti-septic and, when drunk as a warm or cool (rather than hot) infusion, the diuretic properties are emphasized making it a useful remedy for cystitis and urinary tract infections. It has also been praised for helping cases of urinary incontinence. Culpepper informs us that it “helps such as cannot hold their water.”

If we think about some of the ways in which yarrow might work we can start to draw together all these different facets of it’s healing ability. When you taste yarrow it is pungent and aromatic with quite a bitter aftertaste. The volatile oils which make it so aromatic and warming. It can move congestion and stagnation, equalize the circulation and open up the skin. Volatile oils are also often anti-microbial. The bitterness balances it’s warmth with more cooling qualities and also stimulates the digestion. Though the bitter gets our juices flowing and the aromatic qualities get things moving, you can also tell yarrow is an astringent which is what makes it so helpful for toning blood vessels. It may seem like a plant of contradictions but yarrow is just another example of how wonderfully complex our herbs can be. They demand that we know them, rather than just a list of their actions, and that we let go of linear thinking and delve into the realms of experiential understanding instead. Preparations are usually made from the areal parts including leaf, flower and some stem, though I usually leave out the toughest bits. They can then be used in a variety of ways:

Tea – Take hot for colds and the flu; warm or cool for cystitis. Or use as a wash for grazes or rashes.

Tincture – For chronic congestion in the reproductive system and high blood pressure (teas could also be used here).

Baths - For skin irritations.

Sitz baths – For cystitis, vaginal infections, bleeding fibroids, haemorrhoids, post-partum healing, heavy periods etc.

Foot baths – For chilblains.

Infused Oil – For first aid healing ointments or soothing creams for irritated skins.

Poultice or Compress – Spit poultices for wounds and first aid situations, compresses for larger areas of grazed skin.

Wound powder – Finely powdered dried herb can be sprinkled on minor wounds.

Spray – The tincture or herb infused in witch hazel can be sprayed on to varicose veins to tone and move stagnant blood.

Flower Essence – Said to be protective for those who are overly sensitive to their environments and the emotions of others.

Essential Oil – A wonderful anti-inflammatory for skin conditions.

Please note, yarrow is best avoided during pregnancy.

Yarrow was also considered a sacred herb by many cultures of the world and has lots of interesting folklore attached to it. 


The mallow family includes the beautiful hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), whose large, colorful blossoms grace Hawaii and other tropical environs, and hollyhocks (Althea rosacea), a summer garden favorite throughout Europe and North America. It is used by herbalists in several herbal remedies.

All of the mallows bear lovely but short-lasting blossoms with thin, moist petals that become sticky if crushed. Althea is from the Greek althino, meaning "I cure." It is so named because mallow has been used medicinally for centuries. The Greeks used marshmallow to treat wounds, toothaches, coughing, and insect stings. The Romans valued marshmallow roots and leaves for their laxative properties. Mallow is mentioned by Hippocrates and Culpepper in their herbal treatises. The confection marshmallows are so named because they were originally flavored with the roots of this herb.

Mallow is used as a soothing demulcent to help heal skin, wounds, and internal tissues. The bladder responds particularly well to mallow preparations. With the help of a skilled herbalist, many people may improve chronic bladder infections and avoid repeated antibiotic therapy. Mallow also may be used for stomach irritation and ulcers, sore throats, coughs, and bronchitis. Mallow preparations may be used topically to treat abrasions, rashes, and inflammations.

Keep reading to learn about marshmallow preparations and warnings.

Borage oil and Spirulina

Borage oil and spirulina, -  a tablespoon of oil a day with a 1/4 tablespoon of spirulina. Will fade within three to four days. 

Inside borage, is Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA) in high quantities. It has anti-inflammatory and other healing properties. 

Olive oil and cabbage leaf packs

Eminent naturopath Father Thomas Häberle writes that he had great results using olive oil massages for diseases of the head and bones. Thanks to its ability to penetrate the hardest bones, olive oil can bring healing in these areas. It is anti-inflammatory, penetrates deeply and its effects are long-lasting. He also combined the olive oil with salt which increases the heat and thus the enhanced blood supply produced by olive oil massages. Minor jaw infections will typically yield to daily olive oil massages.

• Soak cabbage leaf in olive oil over night. Use to oil pull from leaf in morning. 

Other Treatments

Belladonna - Best used for early dental abscess accompanied by redness and throbbing.
Bryonia - Use for acute inflammation or if pricking pain is relieved by firm pressure.
Hepar Sulphuris - Use for abscess accompanied by pus formation.
Myristica - Use when swelling is accompanied by numbness of the area.
Pulsatilla - Use when the pain is accentuated by heat and relieved by cold water.
Pyrogenium - Use when pus is present without drainage.

Baking soda 

A powerful healing agent and a natural part of our body, baking soda is always worth adding to whatever else you do, or even trying first thing. If you've read though my site you know it's wonder. 

In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in alternative medicines or treatments. People seeking more relief than drugs can give them, or looking to treat their illness/pain without medication, are flocking to the “natural” alternatives being offered, including magnetic therapy.

Magnetic therapy is based on the premise that since all living things exist in a magnetic field (the Earth), and since the human body itself has a magnetic field, then the application of static magnets will help to re-arrange or restore that magnetic balance. What benefits does it offer? Proponents and medical supporters of magnetic therapy claim that the use of magnets on certain parts of the body relating to pain, injury or disease, can help to re-direct the flow of positive and negative ions in the natural magnetic field, thus increasing blood flow, and drawing away acids and inflammation that have built up in the surrounding tissues.

Red Clover Tea

Red clover flowers reputedly are a wonderful and effective anti-cancer herb. 

- 1 teaspoon of red clover in a strainer/infuser, steeped in a cup of boiling water for a minimum of seven minutes and drunk twice daily. Effective against the pain of an abscessed tooth (reduce to just one cup a day after the pain subsides).

Apple Cider Vinegar

Put some organic apple cider vinegar on the abscessed tooth/gum area. Make sure to rinse your mouth with water afterwards since vinegar will leach calcium from your tooth enamel. Apple cider vinegar should always be cleaned from any part of your mouth after ingestion or use.

Fenugreek (trigonella foenum-graecum)

Suggested application to draw the infection from an abscessed tooth: make fenugreek into a tea and use as mouthwash, also apply directly by soaking gauze or cotton with the fenugreek tea and place on abscess (renew every hour). If required, lance the abscess to help it drain.

Another suggestion is to use fenugreek in powdered and/or boiled form as a pack to help draw out toxins.

Wheatgrass juice

Wheatgrass, a rich source of chlorophyll and other nutrients, is claimed to have amazing healing benefits and has been used in cancer treatment as a nourishing and detoxifying agent. Apparently it also has been used in the treatment of advanced gum infections. In The Wheatgrass Book, Dr Ann Wigmore reports dentist Homer Judkin's stunning successes in controlling Vincent's angina (trench mouth) and advanced cases of pyorrhea with chlorophyll injections into the gums.

Suggested application would be for instance swilling it in your mouth like a mouthwash and/or applying it directly to the area of concern (similarly with wheatgrass powder [likely available in health food shops] diluted with some water).

Goldenseal/yellow root (hydrastis canadensis)

Goldenseal is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. To remove the swelling and pain from an abscessed tooth, try applying as long as tolerable. Be wary as Goldenseal is quite bitter but a real remedy for many ailments. 

While Native Americans used goldenseal traditionally for skin diseases, ulcers, and gonorrhea, now it is used primarily for treating and preventing the common cold and other respiratory infections.   It is often used to boost the immune system; some studies suggest it may increase white blood cells. This means not only will the virus of the common cold have a hard time affecting to you, but other illnesses can be combated, too. No wonder it’s become one of the most popular herbs in America.

There are many benefits of goldenseal.  It can help treat a range of ailments from allergies to diarrhea.  It can ease the flow during a woman's menstrual cycle , as well as be used as a wash to treat cuts and sores.  

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