Symptoms of Gingivitis
Gingivitis may be accompanied
by initial warning signs although the
onset of gingivitis is usually painless.
The fleshy, healthy pink color of the
gums may change to a bright red tone.
The gums may even appear purplish in
some cases. The gums may appear swollen,
tender, and sore to touch and they may
bleed after the slightest contact with
a toothbrush or dental floss. You may
even experience itchiness in the gums;
in some cases the itch is intense. The
gums lose their original structure and
the gum tissue recedes. Persistent foul
breath is also a sign of gum disease.
is a reversible medical condition. Try
some of the following natural cures
to treat gingivitis.
Cloves are considered
to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory,
and anesthetic properties. A decoction
of clove can fight bad breath and toothache.
Here are a few suggestions for using
cloves to treat gingivitis:
30 grams of cloves in 500 milliliters
of water for 20 minutes. Strain
the mixture, let it cool, and sip
it slowly. You can also gargle with
||Massage your gums
gently with essential oil of cloves.
You can also put a clove in your
mouth and chew it slowly.
Vitamin C is
vital for the production of collagen,
the basic protein building block for
the fibrous framework of all tissues,
including gums. It strengthens weak
gum tissue and makes the gum lining
more resistant, thus preventing bacterial
infection. Use vitamin C as a mouthwash
and in the form of a dietary supplement
to treat gingivitis.
||Mix one half of a
teaspoon of crystalline vitamin
C (also called Powdered Pure Ascorbic
Acid) in one cup of a sugar-free
citrus beverage. Swish the mixture
in your mouth for a minute and then
swallow. Rinse your mouth with fresh
water and complete this activity
twice each day.
||Consume one to
two slow-release vitamin C capsules
(500 milligrams) each in the morning
and in the evening.
||Squeeze one lemon
into one glass of warm water and
use this mixture as a mouthwash.
Chewable and powdered vitamin C can
erode the dental enamel so vitamin C
is often recommended for mouth rinsing.
Remember to rinse your mouth with plenty
of fresh water.
Some herbs can be used to treat several
dental diseases including toothache,
bad breath, and gum diseases. Look for
herbal toothpastes and mouthwashes that
have the following key ingredients:
sage oil, peppermint oil, chamomile
tincture, horsetail, white oak, clove
oil, caraway oil, expressed juice from
Echinacea and myrrh, cinnamon, aloe
vera juice, tea tree oil, lemon, and
thyme. These ingredients are greatly
beneficial in treating gum inflammation.