If we do not act in time to fight against dental plaque, it can become tartar, which is much more difficult to eliminate. Both erode our teeth, and eventually remove them.
If you notice bleeding from your gums when you brush your teeth, this is the first sign of gingivitis. Flaming and red gums may also be associated with this problem.
Gingivitis is caused by the accumulation of bacterial plaque.
It is manifested by the deposit of a transparent film between the teeth and the skin. Discover in this article how to treat gingivitis in a natural way.
What is gingivitis and how does it appear?
The symptoms of gingivitis are swelling and bleeding of gum tissue. These are caused by dental plaque, a sticky substance made up of food waste and bacteria.
These accumulate in case of poor hygiene or poor consumption of certain foods (coffee for example). Over time, plaque becomes more and more yellow, this is called tartar.
This helps to produce toxins that irritate and destroy the skin of the gums. The separation between the teeth then increases. Infectious areas appear. The teeth then erode to the bones and eventually loosen or even fall.
Some of the causes of gingivitis are:
- Inadequate oral hygiene, that is, the fact of bad brushing or not doing it routinely after eating, not using dental floss etc.
- Emotional tension
- Hormonal imbalances such as pregnancy, adolescence or menstruation.
- Some nutritional deficiencies.
- Diseases like osteoporosis or diabetes.
- Consumption of certain foods, such as anticoagulants, antibiotics, antihypertensives, antidepressants or antiepileptics.
What are the best folk remedies for gingivitis?
- Make a mixture with equal doses of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and brush well, especially the area around your gums. Baking will help remove scale, deodorize and polish your teeth, leaving them whiter.
- Rinse your mouth with a mixture of 120 ml of warm water and half a spoonful of salt every night.
- Rub the gums several times a day with figs cooked in milk or aloe vera.
- Eat one or two cheddar or gruyere chunks well made after your main meals (lunch and dinner). You can also eat a piece of raw apple without peeling it.
- Make an infusion with a spoonful of mint, a spoonful of dried anise and a spoonful of rosemary in ¾ of a cup of water. Let it boil for a few minutes, filter and rinse your mouth with every hour.
- Every morning, make a mouthwash with a cup of water and a spoonful of apple vinegar. You can also drink this mixture during meals.
- Make a mouthwash with an infusion of three drops of lavender oil spice and a spoon of pure honey, diluted in cold or warm water.
- Prepare a solution with a cup of hot water and two drops of myrrh tincture. Use it as a mouthwash before and after each meal.
- Pour a handful of sage leaves into a cup of boiling water. Cover and let cool, then gargle with this brew. This mixture has antiseptic and fungicidal effects, relieving inflammation of the gums and keeping teeth clean.
- Pour two spoonfuls of thyme into a cup of boiling water. Cover and after a few minutes, make a mouthwash to fight against the bacteria that cause gingivitis.
- In a cup of boiling water, pour two spoonfuls of geranium. Infuse for 15 minutes. Filter and do mouthwashes with one to two times a day.
- Boil two spoonfuls of dry mauve per cup of water for 5 minutes. Make mouthwashes when the mixture is lukewarm twice a day.
- Pour into the blender half a cup of blackberries, half a cup of milk, a spoonful of vanilla essence and a crushed banana. Blend until creamy. Serve and drink immediately. Blackberries eliminate bacteria that cause gingivitis.
- In a liter of boiling water, put a bunch of mango leaves, cover and let cool. Gargle with this preparation several times a day. You can also wash and crush two leaves of this fruit and chew them for 5 minutes.
- Mix 50 grams of honey bees with 7 drops of lemon juice and 7 others of mint essential oil. Make mouthwashes daily.
- Boil a cup of water with half a spoonful of arnica, a spoonful of mauve and half a spoonful of horsetail. Let stand for 10 minutes. Filter and add 5 drops of sage essential oil. Put the mixture in a glass container (bottle or bottle), close well and shake before using. Make a mouthwash as soon as your gums bleed. Do not store more than 2 weeks in a refrigerator.
More natural remedies :
- Mix 50 grams of aloe vera gel with 50 grams of pure honey and 8 drops of hydrogen peroxide. Make a mouthwash using this preparation twice a day.
- Prepare an infusion with a liter of water and a handful of street leaves from the gardens. Make a mouthwash with three times a day, morning, afternoon and evening.
- Mix one tomato, four spinach leaves, one sprig of parsley, two cloves of garlic and one broccoli, all washed and chopped. Add a cup of water and mix them. Drink one drink a day.
- Mix a handful of strawberries and a handful of mint in the blender. If the preparation is very thick, you can add a little water. Drink at the end of your main meals.
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