Several years ago, the FDA began warning parents about using benzocaine-based gels to ease the discomfort of teething. Benzocaine is a local anesthetic that’s used in many over-the-counter remedies for not just teething but toothache, sore throat, canker sores, and...
When you’ve got a toothache, two thoughts crowd out most all others: how much it hurts and how much you want it to stop hurting. Many reach for something like Orajel or Anbesol to get them through until they can get to their dentist for real help. The active...
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