National Toothache Day – February 9th


 February 8, 2023

February 9th is National Toothache Day.

It’s not a celebration of toothaches, but a gentle reminder of the importance of dental hygiene. Probably an unnecessary reminder if you happen to be suffering from a toothache!

What causes toothaches?

There are many possible causes of tooth pain. Sharp pains are usually created when the pulp, the innermost layer of the tooth where the nerves are, is exposed. This can be due to a cavity, worn enamel, or even a chipped or cracked tooth. Dull throbbing pain is more often due to an infection. In either case, if you have a toothache you should seek advice or treatment from your dentist.1, 2

Omya’s Oral Care Offering

Omya offers a variety of natural ingredient solutions to formulate preventative oral hygiene products.

Omyacare® Natural Calcium Carbonates

Natural (ground) calcium carbonate mildly abrasive particles for toothpaste help to remove plaque and other debris that can lead to dental problems. A variety of options are available to suit your specific formulation needs.

Omyadent® 100-OG

A novel and natural remineralization agent consisting of hydroxyapatite and calcium carbonate. Omyadent® 100 provides a reservoir of bioavailable calcium and phosphates to support enamel remineralization.

Omyadent® 200-OG

A novel and natural anti-sensitivity agent* consisting of calcium carbonate and hydroxyapatite. Omyadent® 200 creates acid-resistant occlusions in the exposed dentin tubules that lead to sensitivity.

Formulating Innovative Toothpastes

Fortify Natural Remineralizing Toothpaste with COSMOS approved Omyacare® S 95-OG and Omyadent® 100-OG

Desensitizing Toothpaste with locally sourced Omyacare® S 70-AZ and Omyadent® 200-OG


  1. Tooth Pain. American Association of Endodontists.
  2. Dealing with tooth pain. Journal of the American Dental Association.