Pencils Block Teeth Clenching
Americans' love affair for the good old Number 2 pencil typically begins with the first standardized test in elementary school. The writing devices can also be used to relieve tooth erosion and lower the risks of excessive dental wear and tear caused by bruxism (teeth clenching).
Millions of Americans suffer from stress on a daily basis. That pressure can result in a myriad of health issues including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes and slews of dental problems. Teeth clenching is only one of the unconscious side effects of the condition and that can process will strain facial muscles, cause tooth damage and can trigger Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ).
Laying a pencil between teeth can reduce those dental woes. The writing implement will force jaw muscles to relax as it block a bite. Chewing on the devices is not recommended, but the pencils are soft enough to absorb an accidental bite or two. Once in place the device can stop tension headaches DOA and minimize the risks of dental problems from occurring.
Turmeric for Dental Pain
Dental pain is not pleasant to endure and the only way to permanently relieve the condition is with proper oral hygiene and professional dental care. If however, the pain is happening today and a dental appointment is not until next week, the spice Turmeric can provide some immediate relief.
Turmeric contains curcumin, a natural phenol known for its antioxidant properties. Medical researchers are analyzing the potential health benefits of the spice in relationship to numerous disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, cancer and arthritis. The spice is a known natural antibiotic that can also relieve dental pain by placing some of the powder on a cotton swab and pressing it directly onto the source of the dental discomfort.
These home remedies for dental health should be considered a temporary solution to any dental problem. Individuals looking to find a permanent solution for their bad breath, bruxism or toothache should take the time to find a dentist through 1-800-DENTIST. Our operators are on duty 24/7 and will connect those in need with a great dentist quickly.