Natural Remedies for Gum Diseases

Gum diseases are due to the formation of plaque between the teeth. The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. If it is untreated it becomes severe and is called periodontitis. To treat gum diseases at an early stage you need to follow some home remedies. In this article we will discuss some of the home remedies.

Green tea
Drinking a cup of green tea daily reduces gum diseases. Green tea has anti inflammatory property. It contains anti oxidants which interfere with the inflammatory response associated with the gum diseases and cures the gum diseases.

Stress reduction
Reduce stress to prevent gum diseases. There is a relationship between stress and gum problems. Stress reduces the immunity and therefore the body can not fight against infections and gums become susceptible to infections and leads to gum problems.

Rinsing mouth with salt water
Dissolve a small amount of salt in warm water and rinse your mouth with warm salt water for 30 seconds and repeat it for several times. Salt solution reduces swollen gums and removes the infection. Daily doing this helps you to cure gum problems.

Brush with baking soda
After having meal, brush with baking soda to prevent gum disease. Mix the baking soda with water to form a paste and brush with it to neutralize the acids present in mouth. This prevents the tooth decay and gum problems.

Rinse with hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide has anti bacterial property. Rinsing mouth with hydrogen peroxide kills the bacteria in our mouth and oral cavity become healthy. Be sure not to consume hydrogen peroxide.

Brush with tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has natural anti septic activity which prevents the gums from infection. Rubbing gums and teeth with tea tree oil even eliminates the signs of gum problems. Brushing with toothpaste containing tea tree oil also has the same effect.

Rub honey on infected gums
Honey has both anti septic and anti bacterial property so it can be used to treat or prevent gum diseases. Rubbing the gums or infected gum with honey cures the gum problem. Do not apply honey on teeth as it contains sugar content.

Deficiency of vitamin-C causes scurvy (gum bleeding). Intake of rich content of vitamin-C helps to prevent gum bleeding as it has anti oxidant property. It protects the gums from infection by fighting against infection. Vitamin-C containing fruits are grapes, mango, oranges, strawberry, etc.

Vitamin-D has anti inflammatory property which prevents the inflammation of gums and reduces the susceptibility to gum problems. Sources of vitamin-D are sunlight and milk. Exposure to sunlight synthesize vitamin-D, and high levels of this in body prevents gum diseases.