12 natural remedies for treating gum disease

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12 natural remedies for treating gum disease

If you suffer from swollen, irritated, painful or bleeding gums, you can treat your pain with natural remedies.
Be careful : These tips are for informational purposes only. Do not forget to take advice with your doctor if your problems are serious.

  • 1/ Sea salt

Salt water is effective in reducing swelling of the gums and inflammation. These are minerals found in sea salt, which helps fight infections.
How to do ? :
Use sea salt as a mouthwash.
Dissolve a small amount of sea salt in a cup of hot water. Gargle with a sip of the solution for 30 seconds then spit it out. Repeat this 3 times a day until the symptoms subside.

  • 2/ Baking soda

Baking soda is effective against gum disease and dental caries. Indeed, many toothpastes are composed of baking soda.
How to do ?
1 / Prepare a homemade toothpaste by mixing baking soda with warm water.
2 / Use this paste to brush your teeth twice a day.

  • 3/ Lemon.

With anti-inflammatory properties, vitamin C and as a powerful antioxidant, lemon is good for dealing with gum disease.
How to do ?
1 / You can prepare a paste by mixing the juice of a lemon and a little salt.
2 / Second, you apply it to your teeth and leave it for a few minutes.
3 / Finally, rinse your mouth well with warm water.

  • 4/ Cranberry juice.

Rich in vitamin C with high rates of periodontal disease, cranberry juice reduces gum disease and infections. All of these benefits are cited in a study published in the Journal of Periodontology.
How to use it ?
You should drink 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cranberry juice daily.

  • 5/ Honey.

With antibacterial and antiseptic properties, honey is a natural home remedy for fighting gum disease.
How to do ?
Rub a small amount of honey on the infected area after brushing the teeth.

  • 6/ Coconut oil.

With its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, coconut oil is an effective treatment against gum disease and infections.
How to do ?
1 / Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil + baking soda.
2 / Use it as a toothpaste 1 or 2 times a week.

  • 7/ Chamomile.

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, chamomile helps to relieve the pain and inflammation of the gums.
How to use it ?
1 / Prepare chamomile tea by adding 2 to 3 teaspoons of chamomile flowers in a cup of hot water.
2 / Infuse for 10 minutes. Filter and cool.
3 / You can use this tea as a mouthwash several times by.

  • 8/ Tea bags.

If you want to cure gum disease and infections, apply tea bags on area of the infected gums.
This remedy is more effective than drinking tea, because excessive consumption of tea makes your teeth discolored and colored.
How to do ?
1 / Dip a bag of tea in hot boiling water for about 10 minutes and let it cool. Hold the cooled tea on the infected area of your gums for about 3 to 5 minutes.
2 / Hold the cooled tea bag on infected area of your gums for about 3 to 5 minutes. This should be done a few times in a day to get relief.

  • 9/ Aloe vera.

With anti-inflammatory and healing properties, Aloe Vera is effective in treating diseased gums. It is also useful against bad breath and mouth ulcers.
How to do ?
1 / Apply aloe vera on your gums before going to bed. Spread it on all your gums and keep it in your mouth to stimulate healing process.
2 / Or, you can drink about 2 teaspoons of aloe vera juice twice a day.
 

  • 10/ Tea tree oil.

Tea tree oil kills bacteria and reduces plaque and gum pain. Indeed, thanks to these anti-inflammatory properties, it will help relieve your swollen and irritated gums. In 2008, a study in Australian dental journal reported that applying a tea tree oil gel helped reduce gum bleeding and gingivitis.
How to use it ?
1 / Use a toothpaste based on tea tree oil.
2 / Or, add a drop of tea tree oil to your regular toothpaste each time you brush your teeth. But do not swallow tea tree oil, because it is irritating to the stomach and can give diarrhea.

  • 11/ Clove oil.

Clove oil can be used to treat gum disease.
How to do ?
Rub the clove oil directly onto the infected areas.
Be careful, it burns at first. But it does not last long.

  • 12/ Ginger and salt.

With its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger combats toothache and gum disease.
How to do ?
Either you rub a little ginger on the sensitive areas. The gingerol in ginger will soothe your pains.
Or, you prepare a dough based on ginger and salt. Then, you apply this paste on your gums for one minute. Do this for 2 or 3 days.
 
All these natural home remedies will relieve you from the diseases of the gums. Pay attention to your diet. Avoid consuming too many sugar-rich foods like sodas, sweets, chocolate, biscuits, cakes, etc.

And you, are you using these natural remedies for your gums? Do you know other home remedies?

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