How to treat your bleeding gums using Home Remedies?
Inflammation and bleeding of gums is also known as gingivitis. It is the initial stage of gums diseases and it is easier to control. If not treated and controlled, it may get worse and develop into advanced and complicated stages of gums diseases.
Gum bleeding is very common and many people suffer from it. The best advice always is to see your dentist who will diagnose your gums problem correctly and advise the best step to take. However a simple home remedy may work effectively. Most natural treatments at home are safe when taken wisely with a little bit of common sense. Here are some of them to treat your bleeding gums.
1. Citrus Fruits
If you are not intolerant to lactose and have no other problems relating to drinking milk, then it is one of the best home solutions. Milk is rich in calcium and, therefore, can be used as an effective home remedy for bleeding gums. However, bear in mind that milk is also a source of fat. When you take milk, fat may stick to your gum which is not good for healthy gums. It is, therefore, very important to brush your teeth after taking milk. Dentists advise not to take milk one hour before going to bed.
3. Clove Oil
It is of the most effective treatments to cure gingivitis and other gum related diseases. Rub the gums with clove oil or just chew a piece of clove. Remember, you may experience a burning sensation but this will cure the disease.
4. Gargling with Salt
This is the easiest of all home remedies. Salt is almost always there in any kitchen. Just take some lukewarm water and add a little bit of salt and gargle three times a day. Be careful not to use hot water to avoid scalding.
5. Gargle with Triphala
Make a combination of triphala and water and gargle as you would with salt.
6. Using Baking Soda or Sodium Bi Carbonate
Baking soda is another easy to use and readily available home remedy for bleeding gums. Dip your tooth brush in the baking soda powder and brush your teeth normally as you would do using toothpaste. Or make a solution of baking soda and water and swish around in your mouth a couple of times.
7. Saline Solution
It improves blood circulation in mouth and reduces swelling. Using a saline solution to rinse in the morning and evening will effectively cure and prevent / stop gum bleeding.
8. Raw Vegetables
Fresh and raw vegetables are great for overall health improvement. Vegetables are rich in vitamins and low in fats and calories. Chewing raw vegetables help to improve blood circulation in gums and thus may help to reduce and treat the bleeding of gums.
9. Cranberry Juice
Cranberry Juice has anti bacterial properties and can help in fighting against gum problems. Bear in mind that the cranberry Juice sold in the supermarkets is either too much diluted or mixed with sugar. It is best to have home made fresh juice.
10. Sage Oil and Peppermint Oil
Some mouth washes contain sage oil, peppermint oil or chamomile tincture. Tooth paste or mouthwashes containing these oils are very beneficial for teeth and gums health.
11. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is anti-bacterial which kills the harmful bacterial in mouth. Add 1 to 2 drops of tea tree oil into lukewarm water and swish around after brushing your teeth. Alternatively, put a drop of the oil on your toothpaste and brush.
12. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
EVOO contains oleic acid and other flavonoids which are anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants. If you gums are inflamed, EVOO is one of the best treatment. Take a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and swish around your mouth for a couple of seconds and then spit. It will wash away all the toxins. Repeat three times a day for best results.
13. Black Seed Oil
It is also known as miracle cure to treat any condition. It has ant-microbial properties and fights against harmful bacteria. Brush your teeth and then massage your gums with a few drops of black seed oil. You can also swish the oil around your mouth and then spit. Alternatively, add a few drops of black seed oil into a warm glass of water to make the most effective oral hygiene solution.
Honey is sweet, yet it is beneficial for gums because of its anti-bacterial properties. It is also rich in minerals and vitamins and provides the necessary nutrients for maintaining healthy gums. Take some organic or manuka honey and rub them on your gums twice a day.
Gingivitis causes gums to be red and sore. Alum works perfectly against the redness of the bleeding gums. Dissolve some alum in warm water and gargle with the solution. Repeat three times a day.
16. Cayenne Powder
Sprinkle some Cayenne powder on your tooth brush and then brush. It is anti-bacterial and fights against the harmful bacteria. You may feel slight stinging sensation when you first brush.
17. Use Aloe Vera
It is very useful against inflammation of gums. It destroys bacteria responsible for gingivitis. It also helps in speeding up of the process of healing. Massage the aloe Vera gel into the gums.
18. Oil Blend Solution
Take a half a cup of extra virgin olive oil and add 5 drops of black seed oil, 7 drops of tea tree oil, 5 drops of myrrh oil, 3 drops of lemon oil and 3 drops of peppermint oil. Use the solution for massaging your gums after brushing your teeth.
19. Garlic and honey paste
Garlic is a very powerful anti-biotic. When combined with manuka honey, it forms a very powerful anti-bacterial tonic. Rub the garlic-honey paste on the gums. Please note that you will feel burning sensation. In order to reduce the burning sensation mix half a clove of garlic into one tablespoon of raw honey and apply the paste.
Eating synthetic anti-biotic is not natural and bears many side effects. We do not recommend eating anti-biotic in the drug form. However, your doctor or dentist may prescribe anti-biotic pills or capsules as a last resort.
NB: We do not encourage self medication, these are just some self help in case doctors are far away from you, but if the pain persists, kindly consult a doctor as soon as possible.