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.

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