When the gums become red, swollen and begin bleeding while brushing the teeth then it can be assumed that the gums have become diseased. The initial stage of gum disease is gingivitis which is mostly caused by improper oral hygiene, inadequate nutrition, certain medicines and systemic diseases. Untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis which is a more severe form of gum disease.
The bacteria found in plaque get an upper hand and begin producing toxins which stimulate an inflammatory response. The gums become uncommonly irritated by the toxins and the tissues and the bone that support the teeth begin to erode. The gums separate from the teeth and form spaces between the gums and the teeth. These pockets become infected and as the disease advances, the pockets deepen and more gum tissue and bone are destroyed. This damage can be easily arrested and the gums healed nicely with certain home remedies and by practicing good oral hygiene.
Best Ways Treat Gum Disease
Squeeze the juice of one lemon and mix it with some salt to form a paste. Rub your gums and your teeth with this paste for five minutes then rinse your mouth with water.
Lemon has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which will instantly reduce the painful swelling and will also stop the bleeding. The vitamin C found in lemon will combat the infection and heal the gums properly. Use this remedy three times daily.
Honey has powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and soothing properties. After brushing your teeth with an ultra soft toothbrush, rub some honey all over your gums.
Massage the gums well for five minutes then rinse your mouth with water. Use this remedy three times a day. Honey will not only reduce the pain and swelling but it will also help to contain the infection.
Neem is the best remedy for treating gum diseases. Its antibacterial properties can kill the harmful bacteria promptly and arrest the damage. Neem also helps to heal the damaged tissue and bone and makes the gums strong and healthy.
Grind some dried neem leaves to a fine powder. Take a teaspoon of neem powder and mix some salt and a few drops of mustard oil with it to form a paste. Rub your teeth and gums with this paste three times daily.
Take one teaspoon of sea salt and dissolve it into a glass of hot water. Gargle with this solution. Swish the solution in your mouth for several seconds before spitting it out. Keep doing this, until you have finished all the water.
Sea salt will reduce the inflammation and will soothe the irritated gums and stop the bleeding. It will also draw out the infection from the abscesses and precipitate the healing process.
Aloe vera helps to neutralize the acids in the mouth and destroys the bacteria thus arresting further damage to the tissues and bone. It also soothes the inflamed gums and facilitates the healing process.
Remove the gel from a fresh aloe vera leaf and chew a piece of it till it mixes well with the saliva. Swish the juice around your mouth for five minutes then spit it out. Use this remedy twice daily.