Home Remedies for Gum Disease


Posted on 2/2/2024 by Weo Admin
Photo Brian K. Rounds, DDS in Lacey, WAWhen we think of oral care, we usually think about brushing our teeth. However, our gums should not be forgotten. Here are some straightforward home remedies that many people have found to help keep their gums in tip-top shape:

Saltwater Rinse


Have you ever given this age-old trick a try? It is akin to gifting your gums a luxurious spa treatment. Mix a teaspoon of salt into warm water, let it swish around your mouth for about half a minute, and experience the soothing sensations as it provides much relief.

Turmeric Treatment


Beyond its culinary charm, turmeric doubles as a natural anti-inflammatory wonder. Create a paste with turmeric and water, tenderly massage it onto your gums, let it linger, then rinse. This simple yet effective treatment is also very affordable.

Aloe Vera for Gum TLC


Aloe vera, not just a sun-soothing hero, unveils its versatility. Apply a dollop of aloe vera gel directly onto your gums for a refreshing, cool sensation. It is like a breath of fresh air for those irritated gums.

Tea Tree Oil


Tea tree oil, the unsung hero of essential oils, pairs up with coconut oil for a dynamic duo. A few drops of tea tree oil added to a tablespoon of coconut oil can be gently massaged onto your gums. This is a great way to combat the bacteria in your mouth.

Cranberry Revitalization


Often confined to the Thanksgiving table, cranberries step into the limelight for gum health. Opt for sugar-free cranberry juice. This juice acts as a defender, preventing bacteria from overstaying their welcome. The vitamin C it contains is also good for your immune system.

Green Tea Uplift


Beyond its sippable allure, green tea transforms into a remedy in a cup. Brew it, let it cool, and use it as a mouthwash. The antioxidants within green tea extend a soothing hand to your gums, fostering a healthier oral environment.

These home remedies are like a personal self-care session for your gums. However, they cannot substitute for regular dental visits. If you need more assistance with your gums, our dentist is available to provide a thorough evaluation.


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