Are you dealing with pain and swelling in your gums? Are you spitting blood after brushing or flossing? Your body is telling you that something is not correct. Blood while brushing signifies an injury, and bleeding gums are not an exception.
Swollen gums and loose teeth are an indication that there is an infection in your gums. If you want to avoid further gum and tooth diseases, you can try out some natural home remedies to treat gum disease before seeing a dentist.
Adding some home remedies to your dental routine can keep gum diseases at bay and prevent your teeth from loosening. In most cases of teeth loosening, more than 80% of bone gets destroyed. But if you are in a stage where you have noticed only bleeding and there is no pain or loss of teeth, trying a few home remedies can help you. Let’s see a few top home remedies that can help you get rid of gum disease or loose teeth naturally.
1. Green tea:
It is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols and can assist you in counteracting the inflammatory response caused by bacterial growth in your mouth. Thus, boosting your immunity and helping reduce gum damage.
It consists of curcumin, an organic and non-toxic chemical compound that offers it a bright yellow color and antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to these properties, turmeric is one of the best ingredients for treating periodontal disease and oral cancers. It is a vital ingredient used in mouthwashes and cleansing plaque.Turmeric extract colorant is used as a dental sealant to prevent tooth decay.
Turmeric helps prevent gum diseases and inflammation of gums and decreases the risk of loose teeth and cavities.
But now, you might be wondering how you can add turmeric to your oral care routine?
There are several ways to add turmeric to your oral hygiene. You can make turmeric-based toothpaste to prohibit gum disease or homemade tooth whitening toothpaste. They are straightforward to do. But keep in mind that turmeric has a taste that might not be enjoyable for all, and adding turmeric to your toothpaste can make your toothbrush bristles yellow. But you can solve the taste issue by adding another ingredient like mint and using another toothbrush.
Turmeric toothpaste for treating gum disease
A turmeric toothpaste is a thick paste, and you can add one or two drops of peppermint to improve the flavor. There are two ways in which you can do this:
Now brush your teeth in the usual way and allow the turmeric to sit for about 5 minutes. Then you can rinse your mouth with water and brush with your regular toothbrush to remove the remaining turmeric powder.
3. Hydrogen peroxide:
It is a mild antiseptic that helps prevent skin infections caused due to scrapes and minor cuts. Using hydrogen peroxide diluted in water enables you to get relief from mouth irritation and kills bacteria that can lead to gum disease. You can also use hydrogen peroxide in a water flosser.
4. Aloe Vera:
You might have heard Aloe Vera helps treat scrapes and burns on your skin but have you heard about its oral benefits? When your gums are swollen and sore, you can find relief by using a thin layer of aloe vera gel on the affected area. Aloe Vera also helps in quick healing after gum surgery and decreases discomfort.
Saltwater is one of the natural disinfectants that assist in eliminating bacteria causing gum disease. Rinsing with salt water creates an alkaline pH in your mouth thus making it difficult for the bacteria to survive. Thus promoting a healing effect on inflamed mouth tissue. Salt also allows the fluid to move away from the gum swelling.
Gum diseases and loosened tooth occur when plaque starts building on your teeth and around your gums. Gum disease affects not only your oral health but also overall health. All efforts that you can make to control gum disease can decrease the risk of losing a tooth and other conditions. Natural ways to treat gum disease are a good start. And do not forget to visit your dentist as some diseases might need some deep cleanings. MyDentalPlan is a platform where you can get in touch with many dentists. They can also make some specified recommendations to assist you in maintaining oral health for a lifetime. Make sure you discuss all your efforts with them and develop a plan that fits appropriately into your routine.
About the Author:
Suprithi Choudhary, M.Pharm (Pharmacology) Medical Content writer
Suprithi is a Pharma Professional working as a medical content writer and previously worked as a Research Scientist and Senior Research Analyst
Special thanks to Dr Deepak Kulkarni, a dental surgeon with over 23 years of experience who proofread this blog. He graduated from the H.K.E's Dental College, Gulbarga, and has certifications in ACHS International Accreditation Education Plan; Advanced Rotary Endodontic - Restorative Continuum; and Leadership, Team Building and Customer Service Leadership from the Oscar Murphy International.