Toothache? Try this at home.

Just like the Spanish Inquisition (Monty Python fans understand what I mean), nobody expects a toothache. Here's a Simple-Fixes tested remedy that can take down that nasty ache.

Toothache? Try this remedy.
Toothache? Try this remedy.

This may rank as one of my shortest tips ever! Guinness Book of World Record representatives are standing by to confirm my achievement. So, here goes.

Simple-Fixes-tested toothache remedy

I won't take credit for this little trick because I found it searching for DIY toothache remedies. One article from, in particular, caught my attention featuring everything from a saltwater rinse to garlic to peppermint tea bags. Since we just so happened to have peppermint teabags on hand, I jumped on that one. As much as I love garlic, I wasn't ready to pursue that option right out of the gate.


  1. Get a peppermint tea bag.
  2. Moisten it in some warm water.
  3. Squeeze out the excess water.
  4. Tuck it between your cheek and gum where your tooth hurts, and leave it there for 5-10 minutes or until you've had enough peppermint goodness.
Moistened peppermint teabag ready for action
Moistened peppermint teabag ready for action

Helpful tip

Unless you're going for the Minie Pearl look, remove the string and tab from the teabag before putting it to work.

Minnie Pearl always had the price tag hanging from her hat. Citation: Minnie Pearl. (2023, March 6). In Wikipedia.
Minnie Pearl's trademark tag look. Citation: Minnie Pearl. (2023, March 6). In Wikipedia.

Does it work?

Yes, it does! And with alacrity. So, next time you get a toothache, use the peppermint teabag remedy. If you use one of the others in the article, let me know how they do, and we'll update this post accordingly.