Treating Bleeding Gums at Home

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When the gums start to bleed, it may be a sign that you have gum disease. Correct dental practices and a healthy diet make sure your gums stay healthy. The main cause of bad gums is bad dental hygiene. Plaque builds up around the gums. Bacteria attach to the teeth as well as the gums. A lot of people experience this. Visiting your dentist is a must. But you can also treat your gums at home.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera can help against inflammation in the gums, and reduce the chances of bleeding.

You just need a bit of the pulp to rub it on your gums, allowing it to settle there. Once the pulp has settled, rinse your mouth. Any drink/liquid with aloe vera in it can treat mild diseases of the gums.

Clove oil

This is an extremely effective treatment for gum issues.

You can either massage your gums with the oil or chew on a piece of clove. You may feel a burning sensation though.

Henna

Henna can provide a soothing and cooling relief when you feel your gums are swollen and irritated and bleeding.

Try boiling a handful of fresh leaves in five hundred milliliters of water. Strain and allow the mixture to cool before rinsing your mouth with it. Rise after eating and before you go to sleep.

Alum

As a natural astringent and having anti-septic properties, alum can make gums tighter and decrease gaps between gums and teeth. This stops food from accumulating in the gums.

Just mix a fourth of a teaspoon of alum powder in a half glass of water. Rinse after eating. It is great at removing small bits of food from gums. It is also great at treating bleeding gums.

Salt

This is probably easier to use than any home remedy since it’s always readily available in any home.

All you need is lukewarm (not hot or boiling) water to mix the salt in. Try gargling with this solution thrice daily.

Baking soda

Like salt, baking soda is almost always available.

Try dipping your toothbrush in the powder before brushing your teeth as you normally do. You can also try making a mixture of baking soda andwater for rinsing and swishing around the insides of your your mouth.

Hydrogen peroxide

This has potent anti-bacterial properties for fighting germs and gum problems. It also aids in stopping the gums from bleeding and brightening the teeth. A few more things to remember:

  • If you rinse your mouth with water mixed with tea tree oil, you can get rid of infectious microorganisms. It also soothes and relieves inflammation in the gums. Four drops of the oil in three ounces of water should do the trick. Rise your mouth with this every day.
  • The antioxidants in green tea can decrease swelling and bleeding in the gums, and regulate the building up of plaque. The polyphenols in green tea lowers the amount of plaque in the mouth and prevents cavities from building up.
  • Sage tea is anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. It can provide soothing relief to toothache due to bleeding gums. Just boil sage leaves for two to three minutes. After cooling and straining, swish it around the insides of your mouth.
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