Gum diseases are common in adults and they are more common in men than in women. Bacteria which live in our mouths, combine with mucous and food particles and form a colorless sticky substance known as plaque. If the plaque which is being continuously deposited on the teeth and the gum line is not removed by brushing and flossing then it becomes very harmful and starts corroding the gums and the soft tissues.
The gums become swollen and red and start bleeding. The initial stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis which if not treated timely, can develop into a more serious form of gum disease known as periodontal disease.
As the disease progresses there is tooth sensitivity, loss of bone that supports the tooth, foul smell from the mouth, painful and bleeding gums, receding gums and painful chewing. People who have diabetes or cancer and AIDS and people who smoke a lot are more liable to develop gum diseases.
Effective Home Remedies For Gum Disease
This time tested remedy destroys the bacteria and heals the gums very quickly. Mustard oil has powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and pain relieving properties which not only eradicate the infection but also bring tremendous relief in the pain and swelling.
Take a teaspoon of mustard oil and add a good pinch of salt to it. Massage your gums and teeth with this mixture thoroughly, for five minutes after which rinse your mouth with warm water. Use this massage twice daily. The bleeding will stop instantly and your gums will start healing nicely.
Nothing could better and easier than neem for gum diseases. This age old remedy has powerful, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which kill the bacteria rapidly, arrest further damage to the gums and set the stage for quick healing.
Grind some dried neem leaves to a fine powder. Take a teaspoon of neem powder, add a pinch of salt and a few drops of mustard oil. Massage your gums and teeth with this mixture three times daily.
Alum has very potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties.
Grind some alum to a fine powder and store it in a jar. Take a glass of extra warm water and add one teaspoon of alum powder to it. Rinse your mouth with this solution three times daily. Your gums will stop bleeding and the pain and bad smell too will go away.
This succulent plant is commonly used for treating all kinds of infections and diseases because of its potent antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibiotic properties. Take a fresh aloe vera leaf and skin it to remove the gel.
Put a big piece of the gel into your mouth and chew it well till it is completely mixed with the saliva. Swish the juice around your mouth for five minutes then spit it out. Do this, three times daily and your gums will become healthy again.
Squeeze the juice of one lemon and add some salt to it to make a thick paste.
Rub the paste allover the teeth and the gums and keep it for five minutes after which rinse your mouth with water. Lemon is full of vitamin C which kills the bacteria and reduces the swelling and pain.