Gum Disease Causes And Symptoms And Natural Home Remedies For Bleeding Gums
Dr.Steve • onHealth & Beauty 8 years ago • 3 min read

Gum care is always neglected while listing a beautiful shimmering smile. On an average, three out of four people over thirty-five years of age, suffer from diseased gums. Good gum care is essential for proper dental hygiene. Healthy gums are red, regular, compact and hard while unhealthy gums are spongy, dark red or very pale.

Some of the symptoms of diseased gums are swollen gums, bleeding when brushing, receding gums and sensitivity. Here are some of the natural home remedies for a healthy gum.

Plaque, that develops on your teeth and specially around your gum line, is roughly always the cause of bleeding gums. Brushing and flossing may indeed help you at removing plaque. Still, some people call for more oral health attention even with practicing proper dental hygiene and regular expert appointments.

Once your comprehensive oral hygiene routine seem lacking to avoid bleeding gums and further teeth and gum issues, you could be among the several people requiring an anti-bacterial product which could extensively clear the bacteria living inside the mouth.

Good dental care is fundamental in eliminating plaque. Brush and floss on a regular, everyday basis. Never rush your oral hygiene routine. Be really careful, and be sure to brush the tongue as this is a primal place for bacteria to live. Utilizing a tongue scraper instead of a toothbrush is more effective in cleaning the tongue. Going to your dentist for scheduled check-ups and cleanings could also be beneficial to avoid bleeding gums in the long run. Bleeding gum can be identified by following symptoms-

  1. Bleeding noticeable at the time of brushing or while spitting, in saliva

  2. Eating a fibre rich or coarse food material may also lead to bleeding

  3. Bad breath

Causes of Bleeding Gums

  1. Fitting dentures

  2. Peridontitis

  3. Trench mouth

Home Remedies for Bleeding Gums

If you are already suffering from bleeding gums in any of its forms, then there are a number of simple home remedies that can help to stop bleeding gums.

Bloodroot is a somewhat rare plant that contains a number of alkaloids that help to fight oral bacteria. It has been tested with positive results and can be purchased in the form of a toothpaste marketed as a bleeding gums cure.

Another promising home remedy harnesses the healing properties of essential oils in the form of a mouthwash. This mouthwash contains sage oil, peppermint oil, chamomile tincture, myrrh and Echinacea amongst others. These herbs and essential oils have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can help to inhibit the growth of micro organisms in the mouth helping to prevent bacteria.

People who have a dry mouth will have less saliva and less oxygen in their mouth. It is more likely that sulfur-producing bacteria will thrive in a mouth with less oxygen. The sulfur-producing bacteria results in bad breath.

Herbal Treatment:

  1. Herbs that may be helpful in gingivitis are bloodroot, chamomile, echinacea, myrrh and clove. These herbs can provide anti-inflammatory actions and inhibit oral bacteria critical to successfully treating gingivitis.

  2. Bloodroot (mainly sanguinarine) is used in some toothpastes and mouth rinses. This should be used according to manufacturer's direction as long term of bloodroot is questionable.

  3. Mouthwash containing sage oil, peppermint oil, menthol, chamomile tincture, echinacea juice, myrrh tincture, clove oil, and caraway oil.

  4. Toothpaste containing sage oil, peppermint oil, chamomile tincture, Echinacea purpurea juice, myrrh tinctur and rhatany tinctures.

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