Pulp Fiction (and Fact): Treating Toothaches
Home remedies for toothaches have always been a bit unusual. See if you know which ones are effective and which you should stay away from.
Which of the following disorders is not a possible cause of tooth pain?
- sinus Infection
- heart attack
According to historians, ancient Babylonians believed the cause of a toothache was what?
- evil spirits
- tainted water
A Siberian folk remedy for toothaches involved gargling what combination of ingredients?
- milk and salt
- vodka and garlic
- tea and milk
What is the name of a salve that was once a common treatment for tooth pain?
What's a common visual depiction of tooth pain in cartoons and drawings?
- a hot water bottle on top of the head
- a thermometer sticking out of the mouth
- a cloth bandage wrapped around the head
Which of the following is not a recommended home remedy for tooth pain?
- pulling the painful tooth
- watching what you eat and drink
- taking ibuprofen
One of the most common remedies for toothaches can be found in what location?
- in your garden
- in your medicine cabinet
- at the pharmacy, by prescription only
Which of the following pain relievers is most recommended for toothaches?
Antiseptic ointments with which ingredient are recommended for toothaches?
- tea tree oil
Which liquid can you apply to a cotton ball and then bite down on to ease a toothache?
- clove oil
Which of the following beverages should you avoid if you have a toothache?
- tap water
- warm milk
What part of popcorn can be damaging to teeth?
- the heat from being microwaved too long
- the salt
- the kernels
Which of the following seasonings is commonly used to treat a toothache?
Massaging which area of the body with ice can help soothe a toothache?
- the neck
- the hand
- the stomach
What is the name of the acupressure point associated with relieving tooth pain?
Which side of the body should you practice acupressure or massage on to help reduce tooth pain?
- the same side that your toothache is on
- the opposite side of where your toothache is
- both sides of the body
Pressing what against the cheek may help to ease a toothache?
- a hot brick
- an ice pack
- your hand
What kind of pill should you apply directly to a painful tooth?
What is a symptom that indicates you should see your dentist right away?
- sensitivity to hot and cold
What is the best thing to do if you've tried a home remedy for your toothache but the tooth is still in pain?
- try another home remedy
- go to the emergency room
- schedule a visit with your dentist as soon as possible