Natural Remedies For Gum Disease

Some individuals are against the use of medicine to solve oral health problems, so this article will focus on the use of natural remedies to help fight gum disease.

Reduce Stress

The first thing you can do is release and reduce stress. The increased stress puts more pressure on your body, which includes your teeth. Increased stress also weakens the immune system making it harder for your body to fight damaging factors like bacteria, which causes disease. Financial stress has been the most likely to affect your teeth. Exercise, yoga, and other relaxing activities are recommended, this is one of the remedies.

Tea Bags

Use tea bags. If you place a tea bag in boiling water, then remove the tea bag and let it cool. When the tea bag cools to a comfortable amount, you should place the tea bag in the area that has the disease. Keep the tea bag in the exposed area for about 5 minutes; in that time the acids from the tea bag can work effectively to help heal the gums.  Drinking the tea is not as effective as putting the tea bag directly on the damaged area.

The Sea Salt Mix

A mix of water and salt is another one of the remedies. Place salt in a warm glass of water and mix thoroughly. Then take a sip of the solution and swish it in your mouth for roughly 30 seconds to a minute and then spit out the water. This should be repeated several times. This should also be done from time to time throughout the day to be fighting the disease continually. The mixture helps get rid of swollen gums and fights the infection at the same time. A good time to do this is after brushing your teeth.

Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice helps prevent bacteria from staying on your teeth. Drinking four ounces of unsweetened cranberry juice helps prevent bacteria from growing in and around your teeth.

The Honey Miracle

Honey has been known to have plenty of healing properties. Honey has antibacterial properties as well as antiseptic properties. These properties help fight infections and diseases. Rubbing honey on your gums (the infected area) after brushing your teeth will help heal. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t put too much honey because of its high sugar content.

Vitamin C

Foods containing vitamin see have antioxidants which promote tissue growth, bone regeneration and can help gums. These foods include kiwi, grapes, oranges, strawberry, lemons and so on. A list of vitamin C foods can be found online.      

Vitamin D

Increase the amount of vitamin D helps fight inflammation. Vitamin D will reduce your swollen gums and prevent a disease from occurring.  Often suggestions to increase vitamins in diets are targeted to older adults. Vitamin D not only fights inflammation but also helps fight the disease from happening. Often being outdoors is an excellent way to absorb vitamins or eating vitamin-rich foods.