15 Mind Blowing Ways to Treat Gum Infection Naturally (#7 is Wild)

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If you don’t have gingivitis, meaning inflammation of the gums, then you probably know someone who does. This problem is almost epidemic, as it’s been estimated that about 95 percent of the population suffers from, or will suffer from periodontal disease to some degree in their lifetime. This infection is caused by the bacteria that lives inside the mouth, which become attached to the teeth, turn into plaque, become hard over time and later develops into tartar.

Common symptoms of gingivitis is characterized by a swelling and redness of the gums, bleeding when you brush your teeth, pain or tenderness at the gum line, bad breath, a persistent bad taste in the mouth, and the formation of pus between the teeth and gums.

Prolonged inflammation can lead to gingivitis, which can lead to tooth loss. Recent studies have also found that this inflammation of the gums, if left untreated, can increase the risk of heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, atherosclerosis, cancer, and even premature death.

In order to prevent gingivitis or to treat it after it has begun, the bacteria that causes the inflammation must be removed. To do this, diligently begin an oral hygiene program and apply some of the following methods to reverse the progression of this disease.

Keep reading and find out the best ways you can fight gingivitis naturally and regain a healthy, happy smile.


1. Turmeric

Since turmeric is the ultimate anti-inflammatory, it only makes sense that this ancient spice can help to heal your gums. Mix together 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon of alum powder, 1 teaspoon of neem powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. Put this mixture in a small glass container with tight fitting lid. Three times each day, put a bit of this powder on your fingertips and rub it all over your teeth and gums for a minute or two, then rinse with plain water.


2. Simple Saline

This is easy and very inexpensive. Dissolve one teaspoon of salt in about a half a cup of warm water. Mix well and rinse with this solution for about 1 minute. Do this every time, right after you brush, especially before you go to bed.


3. Lemon and Salt

In a small bowl, mix ½ a teaspoon of salt and the juice of 1 organic lemon. Apply this paste to your teeth and gums and allow it to sit there for about 2 minutes. Rinse well with clear water afterwards. Do this only once per day.

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