Dental Care: How To Treat Gingivitis Naturally In 10 Ways

June 30, 2009 by  
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or bleeding gums is an inflammation caused in the mouth. If left untreated, it
can lead to bone loss and eventually your teeth. It is caused by the
accumulation of plaque, bacteria and food particles between the gums and teeth.
Unfortunately, some people do not take this very seriously because the affects
of the condition on the gums and teeth goes unnoticed until the symptoms become
more severe.

Some of the symptoms of gingivitis are painful, bleeding, tender and swollen
gums. Additionally, some people have been known to have bad breath and a bad
taste in their mouth once they reach the advance stages of gingivitis. However,
gingivitis can be treated at home if you practice the following natural

  • Brush your teeth twice regularly using herbal toothpaste and mouthwash.
  • Rub gums with clove oil, some burning may occur or you could chew a
    piece of the clove.
  • Toothpaste containing mint, babool, neem, holy basil not only assists in
    avoiding the spread of infection, but also reduces swelling and
  • Gargle twice a day with a glass of lukewarm water containing a pinch of
    salt. Also, instead of salt you can use a teaspoon of triphala powder.
  • Gently rub aloe vera pulp onto your gums, after rubbing once, gargle
    with water and repeat the process.
  • Combine two teaspoons of white oak bark herbal powder, one teaspoon of
    myrrh herbal powder,3/4 teaspoon of peppermint leaves’ powder, 1/8 teaspoon
    of clove powder. Grind this mixture and store it in an air tight container.
    Take one tablespoon of this mixture and apply it to the affected area twice
    a day.
  • Mix baking soda and water together, dabbing the affected area with your
    finger and then brush with the herbal powder. This will heal and also
    neutralize the acidity of the bacteria to keep it in check.
  • Combine equal amounts of a 3% solution of Hydrogen Peroxide and water
    and gargle with it.
  • Increase your consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Include foods
    rich in fiber and vitamin C and low saturated fats. Unsweetened cranberry
    juice has proved to successful in the natural treatment of gingivitis.
  • Find toothpaste and mouthwash products that contain sage oil, peppermint
    oil, menthol, chamomile tincture all of which have been known to assist in
    treating gingivitis.

To prevent gingivitis, it’s important to see your dentist, brush at least
twice a day, floss and examine your mouth for any changes that may not appear
normal. The faster you pursue your dental care, the more likely you will be to
save and maintain your perfect smile.



4 Responses to “Dental Care: How To Treat Gingivitis Naturally In 10 Ways”
  1. Kapistru says:

    OralMax Gum Disease Treatment can help you with bleeding gums, inflammation, sensitivity and dental mobility.
    Can help stop bone loss and reduce the dental mobility from grade 2 to grade 0 (Miller’s Classification).

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  2. Joyce B. says:

    I think many people don’t realize how many diseases are linked to our overall oral hygiene practices. And, if we did we’d truly see how useful many of these tips were. Great post.

  3. Cheesa says:

    I never thought aloe vera is also acknowledged in treating gingivitis. I am really dumbfounded. I have made certain reviews on its benefits on our skin and I haven’t studied it might be used for gums as well. Truly, it is a so called “miracle plant”.
    Cheesa´s last [type] ..aloe vera acne treatment

  4. Weston Tody says:

    Bleeding from the gums is mainly due to injury, infection, or inflammation of the gums. Such infected or inflamed gums are medically called gingivitis. It can be seen as red line of blood in the gum line. If bleeding persists, then it should be taken seriously, as it is a possible indication of illnesses like leukemia, bleeding disorders, etc. One should be aware of hemophiliacs who usually bleed to death, so bleeding gums is a serious condition.-

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