5 Home Remedies For Gum Infections That Really Works
Last month, I spent an upward of $5000 on a surgery for gum recession. The recession was in three areas in the gum, but provided that the cost was post insurance coverage, the surgery was still expensive. So I would recommend taking good care of your gum, starting with preventing gum infections.
Gum infection is a disease where your gums get noticeably red, swollen and therefore bleed easily after a brush or floss. Without proper care, gum infection can lead to periodontitis, a condition where you get recessed gum lines and bone loss under the teeth. Treatment for periodontitis is expensive as I cited above. Luckily, there are some easy home remedies which can help you get rid of gum disease.
Baking soda is a natural antacid that greatly treats tooth or gum disease because it can help with gingivitis (gum diseases).
To treat gum infection with baking soda, mix 1/2 a table spoon of baking soda and 1/2 a cup of water of water. Swish this solution 4-5 times then spit it out.
Another alternative for using baking soda to is to make a paste and brush your teeth with it. Mix a small amount of baking soda with water to form a paste then brush your teeth gently with it. This is a very easy solution for the treatment of this infection.
Potato is very useful in gum problem. Potatoes are nutritious, delicious and easy to prepare. However, some people are not aware of the fact that there are also healing properties in potatoes.
You can make a potato puree using raw potatoes to treat gum infection. Peel two potatoes and cut them into small pieces.
Then add half a cup of hot water and mash it until it becomes a puree. After that, place this puree where there is an infection in the gum. It is a very effective home remedy for gum infection.
Honey Green Tea
There are many great qualities in honey that keep you away from a wide range of health issues. Both honey and green tea are effective in removing the bacteria and cleaning infections. Tea also accelerates the treatment of any infections.
To make honey green tea, simply put one or two tea spoons of honey into a cup of green tea. Green tea can be made from dipping tea bags in hot water.
People use hydrogen peroxide to get rid of acne; and it is no secret, hydrogen peroxide is a common choice for any injury.
It’s useful to know that hydrogen peroxide also works for gums and is effective to fight gingivitis. Besides, hydrogen peroxide can easily be found at a drug store like CVS or Walgreens. To treat gum infection with hydrogen peroxide, add two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide into a small glass. Then pour two tablespoons of water into the glass and mix it well. Then brush your teeth with this mixture and gargle with some water afterwards to wash out any hydrogen peroxide left in your mouth.
Mouthwash should be part of everyone’s oral hygiene routine. Mouthwash fights plaque, the main cause of gum infections or gum diseases, such as gingivitis and pyorrhea. If your mouth is sensitive to the alcohol substance in the mouthwash, you can find the non-alcohol versions from companies like Listerine or Crest. Non-alcoholic mouthwash is not as effective as the ones that contain alcohol, but it is still good to use.
For better effect, keep the rinse in your mouth for a couple of minutes before spiting it out. I personally use the non-alcoholic version because my mouth got burning when I used the alcohol version. So I figure it’s better to use the non-alcoholic mouthwash which I can hold it in the mouth for two minutes than swishing with the alcoholic one for only two seconds.
Take good care of your gums by applying these home remedies when you see signs of gum bleeding or swollen gums. If the signs persists, it’s better that you consult with your doctor or dentist for better care and treatment.