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Why People Are Biting Into Garlic Cloves

No, we aren't trying to ward off vampires or get more space on the bus. Garlic not only has a strong smell, but it's healing powers could provide you relief for the pain that you can't get rid of.

Garlic acts like an antibiotic, and with repeat applications to the infected area, it can cure an abscessed tooth and give you immediate relief from toothaches until you can see a dentist.

When garlic is cut or crushed, the juice that is released is high in the compound Allicin. This element is what is responsible for garlic's powerful antibacterial agent and natural anesthetic, with gives pain relief to the affected area that it's applied to.

Try these Garlic Remedies for Quick Toothache Pain Relief.

Garlic and Salt:

Combine garlic with a sprinkling of salt

Crush it into a fine paste and apply it to the affected tooth.

Rinse with warm salty water to help draw out the infection and kill bacteria.

Garlic Clove Halves:

For severe tooth pain, inflammation and abscess pain relief, cut a garlic clove in half and place cut side against the affected area. Rub gently for 7-10 minutes until the pain subsides. Then chew the garlic halves with the problem tooth to release more of the juice. Once complete, finish by washing your mouth out with warm salt water.

Chewing garlic also strengthens the immunity of the weakened tooth allowing it to heal the infection.

Garlic Mouthwash:

Crush 4 cloves of garlic into a cup and add a teaspoon of salt. Fill with hot water and stir well. Wait a few minutes for the mixture to cool down, and take a small mouthful thoroughly swishing around the affected areas.

You may experience mild to moderate burning or stinging feeling when using raw garlic.

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