Learn how to treat gingivitis before it becomes tartar, much harder to eliminate. Both erode our teeth and cause them to loosen.
If brushing your teeth leaves blood from your gums, that is the first sign that there is gingivitis. Also if you notice inflamed gums, a pretty reddish color. It is caused by the buildup of the plaque that lodges between the teeth and the gum. Learn how to treat gingivitis naturally in the following article.
What is gingivitis and how does it appear?
Gingivitis includes swelling and bleeding of the gum tissues caused by the plaque, that sticky substance from food waste and bacteria, due to improper hygiene or the consumption of certain foods (coffee, for example). The plaque then becomes a yellow substance called dental plaque.
This produces toxins that irritate and destroy the skin of the gums, making the separation with the teeth is greater, forming “bags” of infection that are eroded into the bone, which can cause the teeth to loosen or become loose.
Some of the causes of gingivitis are:
- An inadequate oral cleaning, that is to say, to pass the brush badly or not to do it after eating, not to use dental floss, etc.
- Hormonal imbalances, such as pregnancy, adolescence or menstruation.
- Nutritional deficiencies.
- Diseases such as osteoporosis or diabetes
- Consumption of certain medications, such as anticoagulants, antibiotics, antihypertensives, immunosuppressants or antiepileptics.
How to treat gingivitis naturally?
Make a mixture in equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and brush very well with this paste, especially in the area surrounding the gum line. The bicarbonate will help eliminate plaque, deodorize and polish your teeth, leaving them whiter.
Rinse the mouth with a mixture of 120 ml of warm water with half a teaspoon of salt every night.
Make an infusion with a teaspoon of mint one of dried anise and another of rosemary in ¾ cup of water, let boil about ten minutes, strain and rinse the mouth every hour.
Each morning, use as a mouthwash a cup of water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
Rinse your mouth with an infusion made with three drops of lavender oil and a spoonful of pure honey, diluting with cold or warm water.
Pour a handful of sage leaves into a cup of boiling water. Cover and let cool, then gargle with this infusion. This mixture has an antiseptic and fungicidal effect, relieving inflammation of the gums and keeping the teeth clean.
Pour two tablespoons of thyme into a cup of boiling water. Cover and after a few minutes make rinses or swishes to combat the bacteria that cause gingivitis.
In a cup of boiling water pour two tablespoons of geranium. Leave the infusion for 15 minutes. Strain and rinse with it once or twice a day.
Boil two tablespoons of dried mallow per cup of water for five minutes. Make rinses when it is warm and repeat several times a day.
Mix 50 grams of honey with 7 drops of lemon juice and another 7 of peppermint essential oil. Perform daily rinses.
Boil half a teaspoon of arnica with a mauve and a half of horsetail, add to a cup of water. Let it rest for ten minutes. Filter and add 5 drops of sage essential oil. Place in a glass container (bottle or bottle) with lid and shake well before use. Use as a rinse when your gums bleed.
Mix 50 grams of aloe Vera gel with 50 grams of pure honey and 8 drops of hydrogen peroxide. Make mouthwash twice a day with this.
Prepare an infusion with a liter of water and a handful of rue leaves. Make mouthwash three times a day, in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening.
To finish, I hope these tips are useful for you. Go testing until you find the one that has the most effect on you. However, these remedies are a support. In no case they substitute the treatment of the dentist.
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