Gingivitis is a type of infection that occurs in the teeth due to poor oral hygiene and bacteria. Inflammation in the gums surrounding the teeth is known as gingivitis. Bacteria that get accumulated between the teeth are the cause of inflammation in the gums.
While gingivitis is a chronic disease, can cause problems at a later date if not addressed in the initial period. The bacteria accumulate on teeth and cause gum inflammation. Bacteria feed on the plaque that accumulates on the teeth and remains soft at first. Eventually becomes calcified and hardened on the teeth. The plaque, food particles and bacteria microscopic together gives birth to discomfort and eventually, gingivitis appears in the gumline.
Natural Cure and Food for Gingivitis
Vitamin C rich diet
Gingivitis patients should consume saturated fats. Should include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. They should eat a diet rich in fiber. People deficient in vitamin C are at increased risk for periodontal disease. They should take supplements of vitamin C to improve gum health. Eating vitamin C rich foods is beneficial. Avoid sugar, fruit juices, white flour, white rice, soft drinks and syrups.
Vitamin D is found to have anti-inflammatory effects and may reduce susceptibility to gum disease.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has proven antibiotic properties. Tea tree topical oil gel was evaluated in a double-blind placebo controlled involving 49 people with severe chronic gingivitis. They were told to brush twice daily and were assessed at 4 and 8 weeks. The group that brushed with tea tree oil had a significant reduction in the degree of gingivitis and bleeding.
Cranberry can help prevent gum disease by bacteria from sticking to teeth. Look for the cranberry juice without added sugar in the health food store. A typical amount is 4 ounces a day. Consult your doctor if you are taking warfarin blood thinner or have kidney stones.
Essential oils for gingivitis
Essential oils can be helpful in gingivitis are geranium, lemon and tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is a powerful natural antiseptic. Add a drop of this oil on your toothbrush at the top of the toothpaste before brushing. This will help swollen and irritated gums and even prevent gum disease.
Make a mouthwash with a drop of each tree oil of geranium, lemon and tea in half a glass of water and gargle.
Herbs that may be useful in gingivitis include bloodroot, chamomile, Echinacea, myrrh and clove. These herbs can make anti-inflammatory actions and inhibit oral bacteria critical to successfully treating gingivitis.
Sanguinaria (mainly sanguinary) is used in some toothpastes and mouthwashes. This should be used according to manufacturer's direction and long term is questionable bloody.
Mouthwash containing sage oil, peppermint oil, menthol, chamomile tincture, expressed juice from Echinacea, myrrh tincture, clove oil and caraway oil.
Bite sharp enough food and fiber, like apples, pears, raw carrots and celery, which massage the gum chewing and stimulate blood flow to the gums.
Olive oil, sunflower oil and seeds germinated are useful for their vitamin content
Eat and drink little sugar as possible, which is the worst enemy of the gums (soft drinks, sugary snacks).
Do not take fluoride supplements: too much fluoride can cause tooth decay.
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