Gingivitis is a condition in which the gum surrounding the teeth is inflamed or swollen. When people don’t brush their teeth and floss regularly, bacteria can buildup near their gum line. In time, bacteria can cause their gums to become inflamed. Smoking, brushing too hard, unhealthy diets and not flossing regularly can also increase the risk of gingivitis. Some studies suggested that stress and hormonal imbalance may cause gingivitis. If gingivitis is not treated properly, it can lead to a serious disease called periodontitis. This disease can cause tooth loss and pain around the jaw.
Natural treatments and remedies for gingivitis
- Oil of oregano: This oil is effective at killing bacteria because of its antibacterial properties. Add a few drops into a cup of warm water and rinse your mouth with it after brushing your teeth.
- Baking soda: Add baking soda into a small cup of water, then dip your finger into the solution and rub it on the affected areas. Next, brush your teeth and rinse.
- Tea tree oil mouthwash: Tea tree oil is great for preventing bacteria growth because of its antibacterial properties. Use it to rinse your mouth at least twice a day.
- Non-sweetened 100 percent cranberry juice: Great for preventing bacteria from sticking to your teeth. Drink a few cups of non-sweetened cranberry juice daily.
- Sage tea: Sage is well known for its healing properties, and antiviral and antibacterial properties. Sage is great for gingivitis because it helps soothe inflamed gums. Drinking sage tea throughout the day can help reduce the risk of gingivitis.
Other tips for treating gingivitis
- Use toothpaste that contained tea tree oil, chamomile or sage. Avoid using toothpaste that contained fluoride because it is a toxin.
- Floss at least once a day to prevent plaque buildup in between teeth and gums.
- Eat a well-balanced diet that contains whole foods. Avoid junk food and refined sugar because bacteria loves to feed on them.
- Avoid smoking cigarette because it increases your risk of gum disease.
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