Home Remedies for Gingivitis

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Home Remedies for Gingivitis

Home remedies for gingivitis offers relief from the disease that is characterized by inflammation of the gums surrounding the teeth. It is one of the most common diseases that affect the health of gums, soft tissues and bones.

Causes of Gingivitis:

  • General illness
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Pregnancy
  • Unchecked diabetes
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Vitamin C deficiency
  • Rough edges of fillings
  • Unhygienic mouth appliances
  • Certain medicines such as phenytoin and anti pregnancy pills also causes gingivitis.
  • Hormonal changes during puberty

Symptoms of Gingivitis:

  • Bad breathe
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bright red or red-purple appearance to gums
  • Gum tenderness
  • Mouth sores
  • Receding gums Swollen gums

Home Remedies for Gingivitis

  • To ward off gingivitis one should maintain oral hygiene and do all required ensuring this. Using herbal toothpaste and herbal mouthwash could be a good option.
  • One should use toothpaste that is rich in neem, babool, holy basil and mint. These herbs check the swelling of the gums.
  • Rubbing clove oil on the gums is highly recommended home remedies for gingivitis. It might be bitter but one should do to get rid of this problem.
  • Use of too hot or too cold food items should be frowned upon. Use of oily and spicy food should also be checked to get relief from the problem of swelling gums.
  • One should gargle with a solution of lukewarm water and salt to disinfect mouth from germs.
  • Vitamin C deficiency is also a cause for gingivitis. So one should ensure the intake of vitamin C in diet. If it is not enough one should supplement it in the form of capsules.

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