Gum disease is an infection of the gums and the tissue and bones surrounding teeth. It can affect a person at any age and is considered one of the most common dental problems.
You are likely to have g if:
- Your gums are dark red, sore or swollen
- Your gums bleed easily whenever you brush your teeth persist
- You have lingering bad breath
- You have shaky teeth
- Your teeth or your bite feels out of alignment
- Your gums have pulled away from your teeth
- Your teeth and gums have pus discharge
If you have any of the above-mentioned symptoms, see your dentist immediately for accurate diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with gum disease, there are many ways to go about treatment. You can seek professional dental care that can be surgical or non-surgical treatments.
Alternatively, you may consider natural healing for gum disease. However, this option does not mean you should stop seeing your dentist. In fact, your dentist will be able to give you good advice on natural healing for gum disease and help ensure effective treatment.
Natural healing for gum disease through herbs
Herbalists suggest rinsing your mouth with diluted myrrh tincture to relieve bleeding and swollen gums. Myrrh is also known as a deodorant so it can also help freshen breath. Chaparral, Peppermint and Sage tea are all excellent mouthwash.
Use toothpaste or mouth rinse that contains bloodroot, which is excellent in preventing plaque buildup and gum disease. Brushing your teeth with a few drops of tea tree essential oil added to your toothpaste will soothe irritated gums. Tea tree also has antiseptic properties that help prevent gum disease by fighting bacteria. You can also massage and stimulate gums with eucalyptus oil.
Natural healing for gum disease through nutrition
To aid the healing of gum disease, make sure your diet is high in vitamins C, A and B as well as zinc and calcium. Nutritionists recommend that you eat five portions or servings of fruits and vegetables daily such as citrus fruits, papaya, melons, berries, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes and peppers. Exercise the gums by eating raw fruits and vegetables.
Natural healing for gum disease requires good personal dental hygiene. Brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day. Use a soft toothbrush. Replace your toothbrush every 4 months. Floss your teeth at least once a day. Rinse your mouth after meals. Self-care is critical to treatment of gum disease. Remember that gum disease is the result of neglect so the only way to prevent or treat it is to start paying attention to your dental health.