5 Home Remedies For Gum Disease


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.

Gum Disease

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

Mustard Oil

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.

Mustard Oil

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.

Neem Powder

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.

Also Read

Causes And Treatment Of Gum Disease
Natural Remedies For Bleeding Gums
Dangers Of Plaque  To Your Health
Receding Gums Treatment Tips


Alum has very potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties.

Alum Powder

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.

Aloe Vera

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.

Aloe vera

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.

Lemon Juice

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.


One thought on “5 Home Remedies For Gum Disease

  1. Ender Karatay says:

    Natural recipe for gum recession disease ;

    1- 250ml water

    2- 1 dessert spoon dried thyme

    3- 1 dessert spoon dried mint

    4- 1 tea spoon ground cinnamon

    5- 20-25 pieces chamomile

    6- sliced ginger ; half of a hand finger

    Put all the ingredients into water and boil it.when it gets boiled 1-2 minutes is enough for boiling.if you boil it too much some useful ingredients will be diminished.later filter the water with a tea filter.it is ready for drink when it gets cool.

    How to use ;

    one mouthful ; morning and evening. gargle before drink it.

    insaAllah ( this is turkish word ) you will get well.

    drawbacks ;

    may be constipation

    test yourself when you use it

    stay in good health….

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