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

Photo credit: bigstock.com

Photo credit: bigstock.com

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.

Continue to Page 2

PrevPage: 1 of 5Next

  • Joseph Dormer

    You read all these websites on how wonderful aloe vera is and you can’t get hold of any that you can be sure is decent stuff. I just want a pure gel as obtained straight from the plant or, if it has been processed, a guarantee that it has not been processed in such a way as to compromise its effectiveness, as many processing techniques destroy or at least greatly reduce effectiveness – obviously I want that, otherwise there’s no point in using it. The problem is they don’t put the information you need in the product description or on the label – either that or the information given is ambiguous or deceptive. Actually I’m not particularly keen on gels mixed with a load of chemical additives either. I don’t see why it should be so difficult to get pure gel, just gel that has not been messed with or chemically adulterated but there you are. I spent all last evening searching online before finally having to admit defeat. I even thought of trying to grow my own but the climate isn’t suitable here in the UK.