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This is a very simple and extremely effective home remedy for toothache and canker sores.

Cloves

Cloves are a special herb.  Cloves have strong antimicrobial properties against bacteria and fungi.  It also has numbing properties which are not fully understood.  The end result is an herb that can be used to almost immediately ease pain (10-15 minutes) and initiate long term healing of small infections and discomforts of the mouth.

Step 1: Mix the Ingredients

Mix olive oil with powdered clove to make a fairly thick paste.

Step 2: Apply the Paste

Use your finger or a q-tip to apply the paste to any sore, cut or the gums around a tooth ache.  Coat it on thick and then keep your mouth open allowing it to sit for a couple of minutes or until it dries

Step 3: Rinse It Out

After waiting for a minute or two, rinse the paste out of your mouth with water.  Use your tongue to loosen the clove paste up and spit it out, continue rinsing until your mouth is clean.

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