Oral health is sometimes overlooked, but keeping our mouths, teeth and gums clean is a must to prevent disease. However, most people don’t, leading to a variety of problems, including gum disease. Bleeding gums is one of the most common dental complaints. If you also suffer from gum problems, you most likely have a moderate form of gingivitis. Bleeding gums are very common and because it is so common, people usually don’t take it seriously.
Simple adjustments to your regular brushing and flossing practice can stop gum bleeding. You can also opt for these home treatments that may come in handy.
Vitamin C and K
Consuming foods rich in vitamin C and vitamin K can help boost your immunity and fight gum disease. Include additional fruits and vegetables such as carrot, lime, spinach, and kale in your diet.
Clove oil is considered one of the most effective home treatments for bleeding gums. Rub a few drops of clove oil on your gums, or chew one or two cloves. You may experience a slight burning sensation, but it will significantly reduce inflammation.
Turmeric is a spice that is easily available at home and can be used to treat a variety of ailments. Apply turmeric directly to the infected gums. Turmeric is antimicrobial and has wound healing properties, which is helpful for swollen and bleeding gums.
Rinse with salt water
Salt contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help reduce infections that cause bleeding gums. What you need is warm water and salt; combine the two and gently rinse your mouth with the liquid. It should be used at least twice a day.
Oil pulling is a technique where you swirl some oil in your mouth to fight infections that cause your gums to bleed. Clean your teeth with coconut oil or sesame oil to keep dangerous microorganisms at bay.
Aloe vera has many medicinal properties, including that it reduces gum disease. Massage a small amount of aloe vera pulp over your gums. Leave the pulp on your gums before cleaning your mouth.
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