In children, toothaches can arise as a result of frequent consumption of foods that contain sweeteners and high sugar. Heap of leftover sweet food on the teeth and between them will accumulate and make bacteria from these remnants multiply on the teeth. This is because bacteria in the teeth will make sugars release acidic substances that can damage the enamel layer as protective teeth. When this happens, the destructive bacteria will spread through the channel to the nerve which then causes inflammation and triggers a sharp and throbbing pain in the tooth.
Apart from food, other triggers that must be watched out by parents that can trigger toothaches are the causes of other diseases. Most parents don’t know the triggers for toothache caused by the disease. Examples of diseases that can trigger toothaches include sinusitis, angina, polyps and gingivitis.
Meanwhile, the attack of toothache due to this disease is generally relative. Because there are some children who only feel pain in their teeth and others feel excruciating toothache and are accompanied by headaches. When this condition occurs, parents are advised to immediately take their children to the doctor for immediate treatment. Sometimes, toothache strikes a child in unexpected conditions, such as at night. For parents to be wise in reacting to it.
Here are natural ways to treat toothaches in children:
1. Give an Ice Cube Massage
First aid to be able to reduce the pain suffered by children due to toothache, you can do this by giving an ice cube massage. Giving ice cubes will help relieve pain that is suffered by the child, because the part of the body where the ice cubes is placed will cause a numb effect so that the pain can be reduced.
2. Shallots and Garlic
In addition to being used as a spice for food, these two types of tubers are also effective in treating toothaches. In addition, this natural ingredient will be easily found in the kitchen. How to use it by taking one clove of onion and garlic, crush it then place it on the child’s tooth that hurts, the essence of the onion will be able to relieve the pain suffered by the child.
Besides red onions and garlic which are found in the kitchen. Salt is also the easiest cooking ingredient to find in the kitchen. Salt is effective in treating toothache. Not the salty taste that can relieve toothache, but the iodine content in salt which is so high can relieve tooth pain.
Those are some ways to treat toothache in children. You can do the above method as first aid when a child experiences toothache in unexpected conditions.