Periodontal disease is a severe mouth problem, causing immense discomfort to a person suffering from it. Bacteria are usually the cause behind this and hence it might turn chronic. Bleeding gums, Bad breath, Tooth loss, swollen gums, sensitive tooth etc. are a few symptoms.
The treatment for this must begin on time to prevent worsening of teeth and gums which can further lead to complication and can even lead to surgery since the harmful side-effects of periodontal disease cannot be reversed. The two forms of this disease are gingivitis and periodontitis.
Regular dental checkups and care at home is extremely important. Besides the expensive and painful procedures available with the dentist one can go for these inexpensive, easy and painless remedies which can easily be prepared as well as followed at home. A few are mentioned below for your consideration.
At least 8 glasses of water must be consumed throughout the day. Water expels out the bacteria from our mouth and prevents it from causing serious mouth disease..
One should brush at least twice a day, i.e. morning and night to avoid any problems. Change your toothpaste regularly.
Mix hydrogen peroxide commonly known as baking soda with equal parts of water. Gargle with the mixture and spit.
Use it as frequently as you can since it not only cleans your teeth, but also disinfects mouth. One can also brush with baking soda instead of toothpaste once or twice a week. It also helps in curing bad breath.
One must use mouthwash to remove the remaining bacteria from our mouth.
Increase the intake of Vitamin D with increased exposure to sunlight without sunscreen so that body can naturally synthesize Vitamin D. Also, calcium rich food must be consumed.
People who consume green tea are less prone to developing periodontal disease in comparison to people who drink other tea.
It helps in the removal of all the leftover food particles in between our teeth along with killing the bacteria.
Apply aloe Vera gel over teeth and gums eases pain by soothing the gum tissue.
To reduce the infection caused by the disease one can apply clove oil on the affected area. It will lessen the pain and heals the gums.
Just a drop of tea tree oil in your brushing routine can work wonders for you. It has antiseptic and antibiotic properties. Use this treatment twice a week.
Crush a few rosemary leaves and apply it on your gums by massaging. It boosts circulation and speeds up the healing process.
Use an electric toothbrush as it provides better cleaning of the mouth when compared to the normal toothbrush.
In case of a normal toothbrush try to go for the one with soft bristles and don’t forget to change your toothbrush at regular time intervals say about every 3-4 months.
With the help of a rubber bristle toothbrush or index finger or thumb. Do this for 5 minutes twice a day to expel the bacteria and fasten up the healing process.