Home Remedies for Swollen Gums

by on October 12th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Swollen gums that bleed easily are a cause for concern and should be checked out by a dentist as soon as possible. In the mean time, try these home remedies to relieve inflammation.

Rinsing with a mixture of either baking soda or salt with lukewarm water is one of easiest ways to relieve painful, red gums. Do this at least twice a day swishing the mixture in your mouth for 30 seconds at a time.

You can also make a natural mouthwash by mixing a drop of myrrh liquid extract in 1/4 cup of water and swishing it around in your mouth for 30 seconds.

Because research has shown Vitamin C deficiency to increase the chances of developing gum disease, try to mix in fresh fruits such as kiwi and orange, and vegetables such as broccoli and peppers into your daily diet to increase vitamin C intake.

Needless to say; proper daily hygiene is essential and although many people consider flossing a pain, it’s one of the best (and actually easiest) things you can do to protect your gums and teeth and prevent costly treatments in the future.

Oral-Assistis a homeopathic remedy that relieves pain associated with tooth and gum abscesses, plus promotes oral health.

2 Responses to “Home Remedies for Swollen Gums”

  1. Dirk

    Oct 18th, 2010

    It is interesting that vitamin C was an issue in gum disease. I had never heard of that being reported anywhere before. Since my son has some trouble with his baby teeth not coming out real well, we have to really pay attention to his oral health. So that is good information to know.

    • A.Tarallo

      Oct 18th, 2010

      Hi!
      I was surprised to read that during my research too.

      Here’s an excerpt from the article I used and a link to the site:

      “The relationship between vitamin C and periodontal disease may be due to vitamin C’s role in maintaining and repairing healthy connective tissue along with its antioxidant properties.”

      http://www.perio.org/consumer/nutrition-benefits.htm

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