Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is a common condition characterized by symptoms like persistent bad breath, red or swollen gums, bleeding gums, receding gums and loose teeth. If not treated, it can advance to periodontitis and lead to further complications.
The primary cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene, resulting in plaque buildup along and under the gum line. Plaque builds up when bacteria attach to the tooth and gum margins.
Factors like smoking, hormonal changes, genetic predisposition, poor nutrition, stress, certain medications, diabetes and other illnesses also contribute to the problem.
Here are a few effective home remedies that can be used to alleviate symptoms, treat gum disease and prevent further complications.
1. Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide works as a strong antibacterial agent that kills germs and fights gum disease. Plus, it helps whiten and brighten your pearly whites. Make sure you use the 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution that typically comes in brown bottles, rather than the highly concentrated version.
Mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water. Rinse your mouth with the solution for a few seconds, and then spit it out. Use it a few times a week until you are satisfied with the results.
Do not use hydrogen peroxide too often; once a day is sufficient.
2. Aloe Vera
Due to its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, aloe vera has been found to be beneficial in dealing with gum disease. Being an antimicrobial, it also kills the bacteria that cause gum disease.
Massage your gums with fresh aloe vera gel, leave it on for at least half an hour and then rinse it off. Repeat several times a day. Alternatively, swish some aloe vera juice around in your mouth a few times.
3. Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is a traditional Ayurvedic technique that is excellent for oral care. It helps strengthen the teeth and gums, reduces plaque, and relieves bad breath.
Swish one tablespoon of coconut oil around in your mouth and through your teeth.
Do this for about 15 minutes or until it becomes thinner and turns milky. Do not gargle or swallow the oil.
Spit it out and rinse your mouth with water.
Repeat the process daily for about a month.
4. Tea Tree Oil
The anti-inflammatory properties of tea tree oil help soothe irritated and inflamed gums.
Simply put a few drops of tea tree oil on your toothpaste or buy toothpaste with tea tree oil in it for brushing your teeth two times a day. Do not swallow the oil.
5. Coconut Oil
The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of coconut oil help in the natural treatment of gum disease. Combining it with baking soda will help neutralize the acids in your mouth, too.
Mix two tablespoons each of coconut oil and baking soda.
Use this in place of your toothpaste once or twice a week on a regular basis.
In addition to these remedies, make sure to maintain adequate oral hygiene, including daily brushing, flossing and using a mouth rinse to reduce plaque buildup on your teeth. Plus, get regular dental check-ups.
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Sage has an antibiotic in it ,its also better in taste and smell than hydrogen peroxide ! Be careful people ..just boil a glass of water and add two crushed Ts of sage leaves and soak it till 10 to 15 minutes max ,then add generous sprinkle of sea salt to it ,one Ts of red apple cider vinegar.. use it as the method of oil pulling ...
jesseny aviles that's what happened to me 😣 I have never had problems with my gums before and keep up on oral hygiene. After my braces were removed and I started using my retainer daily I experienced inflammation and pain on my gumline. I've also noticed slight receding and it's spread from back near my molars all the way to my canines.
tamazight kb unfortunately antidepressant causes dry mouth and bleeding gums, try to rinse with warm water and salt, a little peroixe mixed with water one a week, and try taking vitamin d3 and vitamin c that helps to stop bleeding gums.
I have had gingivitis for almost 10 years and I sometimes feel helpless because I don’t know what to do about it. I’ve been to the dentist many times over the years and I’ve been told to brush twice a day and use mouthwash- it’s something that everyone does anyways. Due to the gum disease, I have not been able to get braces. I am very insecure and self conscious because of it and I really hope that these remedies help me because I have tried everything that I’ve been advised by ‘professionals’ and nothing worked out so far.
I had gingivitis for what seems like my whole life. I found an Ayurvedic toothpaste called Ayumere, available at some health food stores and online. It stopped my gums bleeding by the second use! No kidding! I don’t know if it’s a cure necessarily, but it definitely stopped my bleeding gums, and it’s all natural! I’ve recommended to a few other people I know and they had the same results. I use the flavor with no mint. Good luck!
I HATE going to the damn dentist. The bright white lights in my eyes, them sticking their fingers in my mouth, and that damn suction straw drive me insane!!! I'm like, "Hell with it, I'd rather just go with eating my food with gums!!"
This video drives me nuts. Im a dental hygienist and there’s a ton a could say..
treat gingivitis before it turns into perio.
Professional treatment is the ONLY way to halt periodontal disease. It will not just go away with home remedies.
Jessica Walsh- You may be right, but keep in mind, the reason why most people clicked on this video in the first place is because they likely have no other options because of how outrageously expensive dental care is. Dental care is not covered by a lot of insurance plans, and with the average dentist visit costing hundreds of dollars, and that average estimate is NOT including any actual work or procedures recommended after the x-ray, exam, and diagnosis, many people absolutely cannot afford it. Because so many people cannot afford dental care, they feel they have nothing to lose by trying things they can do at home. If the people who are seeking out these videos had the option of quality, AFFORDABLE dental care as opposed to doing things like rubbing aloe vera on there gums, I'm certain they would all be at the dentist's office rather than searching the web for solutions.
But the problem with most dentists they don't tell you more... They are always in a hurry.... The hygienist will tell you you have gum disease but no recommendation now you need to make an appointment with the dentist again.. Nowadays when you see the dentist you need to diagnose yourself and ask questions unlike before as soon as the teeth been checked the dentist will recommend what to do. Doctors are lacking personal touch.. It now pure business.
I totally agree with you. I am dealing with this issue right now. I have always taken care of my teeth and have done (continue to even now) all the holistic/alternative ways...my periodontal disease has progressed to cracks and pieces of my teeth at the gum line breaking off. I DO NOT trust dentists any more than I trust doctors (nurse for over 30 years) BUT with gum disease SEE A DENTIST.
These remedies are not cures, they just provide temporary relief. Moreover, the acids from fruit juices, esp lemon juice, can eat away the enamel. Gingivitis must be treated from the inside. Cut out sugar, bread, pastas and other refined flour products and eat plenty of vegetables. The results will be slow and steady and gingivitis will be reversed if you follow this diet strictly.
I noticed that my gum health/plaque is non existent when I don't eat bread, crackers, cookies etc. I noticed that there was more residue on my floss. I think these things are gummy/sticky causing more bacteria. Glad you mentioned it here .
I've noticed that when I quit eating carbs for the most part I had improvement. Now that I've been eating carbs regularly again my gums are bleeding again. Oddly enough only my canine teeth ever have any problems.
Best treatment for bleeding gums and swollen gums is take a cup of lukewarm water put a bit of salt and Turmeric as much as you feel ok doing with and swish it around your mouth and try to keep it in mouth for as long as you can keep and than spit just see the effect after some time keep on doing it in morning and before bedtime and when your problem reduces than do it once every day.
Elizzaa Elise I’ve been trying all the remedies. Coconut oil pulling, turmeric, tea tree oil, clove oil, adding vitamin C and pre and probiotics to my diet, cutting out sugar, xylitol gum.. literally everything. No noticeable changes yet and it’s been about a week. I will let you know what ends up working for me! I have severe gum disease, receding gums and two (used to be 11) cavities that need to be filled. We’ll see what the dentist says when I go back in a month.
Nobody AND No One SHOULD Just RELY ON JUST ONE ANSWER! Even From YOU TUBE VIDEOS! There IS NO "PERFECT" "ANSWER" To LIVING IN A PHYSICAL LIVING GOO CORPSE Of A BODY, IS THERE REALLY?! IF YOU GOT A GOO BODY, THEN IT REQUIRES REPAIR/REPAIRS I Guess......JUST LIKE A CAR/AUTOMOBILE!
I don't have a natural remedy for bleeding gums but I'm sure you've all seen the paradontax toothpaste ads,the effective ingredient being stannous fluoride, well the same is in some crest toothpastes.I was using crest and it helped with my bleeding gums in a week. Try it and see what it can do for you.
So YOU JUST DON'T EAT Or CONSUME NOTHING, Until YOU DIE Of TOTAL SEVERE MEDICAL LEVEL STARVATION?! Well, THAT'S Not MUCH Of AN ANSWER To GUM AND TEETH HEALTH PROBLEMS! STARVING To DEATH WAITING For THE RIGHT ANSWER(S) AND DIET(S) LOL!
Do THIS, Do THAT, Take THAT, Take THIS, DON'T Take THAT, DON'T Take THIS......GGGGAAAAHHHHH! CUT THAT Type Of FOOD OUT, DON'T CUT THAT Type Of FOOD OUT!!!! Just CONFUSING As HECK, MEANWHILE, I'M STARVING To DEATH Here IN EAST TEXAS/TX. With My TEETH STARTING To GET MODERATELY WORSE!
But SOME YOU TUBERS VIDEOS SAY THAT FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE IS TOXIC POISON!!!! THEN THOSE SAME YOU TUBERS TELL YOU TO USE TOOTHPASTE!!!! I'M So CONFUSED!!!! From: ELISE In HOT EAST TEXAS/TX. What IS THE RIGHT ANSWER????
Thank.you ! The coco oil helped almost immediatly ,but i gave my gum a long massage with the oil and then i washed it with warm water . After 5 minutes i.could feel relieve . Nice advice and i am subscribed .
Isn't oil naturally anti-bacterian? So swishing oil around for a long period cannot be bad. The thing is you have to be careful not to swallow, which is maybe why dentists do not recommend it, compared to toothpaste. I don't know, I'm just guessing.
That doesn't make a lot of sense, it's antibacterial and it's prolonged swishing, which would help even if it was water. Maybe swishing with water is just as effective and maybe just using some listerine or flouride rinse for a minute is more effective, but saying it 'does nothing' is kind of stupid. Anyway, the science on it isn't clear one way or the other - it might be worthwhile and might not be. More research is needed before anyone can claim one way or the other. Dentists and doctors aren't scientists, you should treat anything they say with extreme skepticism.
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characterized by symptoms
such as persistent smelly breath, red-colored or swollen gums, bleeding gums, receding gums and loose teeth.
If not treated, it can advance to periodontitis and lead to further
These HOME REMEDY YOU TUBE MADE VIDEOS, Can Get WAY TOO CARRIED AWAY With "CURES" Sometimes, NOT ALWAYS, But SOMETIMES, SMS, And VERY CONFUSING Just WHICH "CURE(S)" You SHOULD DO TOO! GOOD NATURAL "CURE(S) INFO, LOTS Of IT IS, And BRINGS HOPE For A VERY REAL CONCERN, But LOTS Of THESE YOU TUBE CURE(S) VIDEOS, Also CONFUSE ME And HAS ME CHASING All Over The PLACE, For That ONE ULTIMATE MAGIC CURE(S).......
I'm not sure what you consider "old" but I'm 45 and started having problems almost a decade ago. My mom doesn't have a single tooth left, so I'm trying to avoid that. I've used tons of natural remedies, switching them out regularly, and I didn't stop having dental problems until I started using home remedies and stopped using toothpaste. I make my own paste, mouthwash, etc. Since the problems in the mouth stem from bacteria, you can use the same strategies no matter what the age. The only question, I think, is how bad can the situation be before it can't be restored; and the answer to that won't be known until it is tried and failed.
aftr my braces been removed,followed retainers ,bones of teeth becomes weak said the dentist.but the other dentist found it was not..bcoz one part of my upper gum when Im using floss it slightly bleed not bcoz of poor oral hygiene ,it recedes bcoz the retainer is pushing my gum away frm my tooth my pre molar
É visto en algunos video clips que hacen cirugia en el problema de perdida de encia.
Én otros tratamiento en casa con diferentes opciones.
El problema és que uno se queda sin saber cual és lo más efectivo.
En mi caso; mi problema és hereditário.
visito el dentista una vez al año ya que mantengo una buena higiene bocal y no hay razon para visitar lo cada 6 meses.
mi dentista me dijo que no tiene solucion ninguno producto excepto cirugia .
És muy confuso, veo que recomiendan produc. alternativos .