Lack of oral hygiene often leads to gum swelling, bleeding in gums or simply irritation and reddening of gums. This is an indication of mild infection in gums, a condition clinically referred to as gingivitis.

Necessary Precautions

Gingivitis is the first symptom of gum infection. Even though it is in mild form, if you do not bother to take care of this gum issue it could only develop into serious gum condition like loss of gum, bone and teeth. Therefore, it becomes rather mandatory to reduce the bacterial activity on the septic gums, so as to prevent further gum infection and deterioration. Centres for disease control and prevention also bring to notice that the problem of gingivitis gum disease could be associated with more severe health ailments like diabetes, heart attack, stroke and lung disease.
 

Best Natural Remedies for Gingivitis & Gum Disease

There are simple home remedies which we could include in our daily oral practice that would be supportive to stay clear of the malady of gingivitis.
  1. Salt – mixing salt in the water is a common home remedy for oral healthcare. It helps in eliminating bacteria in your mouth and also cleans the area of the affected gums. You can mix some salt in warm water and perform rising and gargles once or twice a day for better oral hygiene.
  2. Baking soda – This is a natural antiseptic for your gum infections and diseases. Baking soda mainly helps in reducing formation of plaque on the teeth and thus provides support to the gums. You could make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it gently on the gum-infected area.
  3. Lemon juice- the anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties of lemon juice also benefit as helpful therapy to the gums. By mixing the lemon juice in a glass of water and using this for swishing and rinsing will improve your gum health gradually. You could use it as a mouth wash every day to subside both pain and swelling in the gums.
  4. Aloe Vera– its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce both the gum redness and swelling. You could use the aloe vera gel to apply it on your gums directly and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing your mouth. Adding raw turmeric powder to the same would be added advantage.
 

Turmeric makes better Choice

Since ancient times in India, turmeric or kachi haldi has been regarded as an excellent home remedy for the ailment of gingivitis. This is owing to the fact that this natural herb delivers host of anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti- oxidant and anti-septic properties. Turmeric helps to relieve both the pain and inflammation in the gums and comes to use much effectually in most of dental ailments like foul breath, pain, inflamed, swollen and receding gums and also aids to boost the oral health. Thus turmeric is regarded to be great for the entire oral health and hygiene. You could use turmeric in many ways so as to protect your gums and relieve the signs of gingivitis.
As a home remedy it has been prevalent to mix a pinch or two of turmeric powder in Sarson tailam or the mustard oil and massage this mixture gently on the inflamed gums.
Other than this, you could make a paste of turmeric by mixing turmeric powder in little water. This paste could either be applied locally onto the gums or you could brush your teeth along with applying the paste onto your soft toothbrush and gently massage it on your gums.
Better and easy alternative is to go in for turmeric mouthwash which would be more effective and viable for your entire oral health. This is because turmeric has curcumin as the active ingredient which holds effective anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and thus provides rapid healing to the tender and inflamed gums. Using turmeric based mouth wash would help to reduce bacteria, swelling, pain, plaque, and make you feel mouth-fresh every day.
 
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