How to Use Cinnamon to Relieve Toothache

By LeafTV Contributor

Cinnamon contains a number of active ingredients that help relieve toothache temporarily. If you develop a toothache but can't get to the dentist right away, use this home remedy to help keep the pain at bay. Do not substitute a home remedy for proper dental care. A toothache is a symptom of a problem that should be dealt with as quickly as possible to avoid complications.

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Step 1

Purchase whole cinnamon from the grocery or from a natural foods store. It is available in a tubular form called a quill or stick made from curled bark. If you can't find whole cinnamon, purchase powdered cinnamon.

Step 2

Break up 1/2 inch of cinnamon quill and powder it in a coffee grinder, if you purchased whole cinnamon.

Step 3

Measure out 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 5 teaspoons of honey into a small bowl.

Step 4

Mix the cinnamon and honey together thoroughly.

Step 5

Apply a small amount of the cinnamon-honey mixture directly to your tooth. You can apply it with a clean fingertip, a cotton ball or a small, folded piece of gauze.

Step 6

Store the remaining cinnamon honey in an airtight jar with a tight-fitting lid.