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When someone is grimacing and holding his or her face in the general mouth area, it usually means tooth pain that just won’t quit. We use the following remedy to help soothe the pain after a tooth extraction, but you can try it on any toothache until your dentist can see you.

Mix one teaspoon of Epsom salts with one cup of hot water. Swish the mixture around in your mouth, and spit it out. (Do not swallow it—unless you need a laxative.) One cup should do the trick. But if the pain recurs, get the Epsom salts and start swishing again.

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are folk-remedy experts and home tipsters based in New York City.  They have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard” and are authors of several books including Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural CuresSecret Food Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic. Date: March 15, 2017 Publication: Bottom Line Personal
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