Home Remedies For Sore Gums

Home remedies for sore gums. See your dentist and try these home remedies:

When people don’t practice proper dental hygiene, bacteria in the mouth forms plaque on the teeth. These bacteria may cause your gums to become inflamed, which results in red, swollen, or bleeding gums.

Brush and floss regularly. If the root cause of your gum swelling is gingivitis, good oral hygiene is the first step to recovery. To keep your gums healthy and prevent gum disease, the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. Use only toothbrushes with soft or extra-soft bristles.

After brushing your teeth with a soft-bristle toothbrush, gently rub your gums with salt for a few seconds. Rinse it off with warm water. Do this once daily.

Salt water will reduce swollen gums, gum bleeding and will also decrease the swelling caused by infection. However, if the infection has advanced to an abscess, then you will need antibiotics. Add this mouth rinse to your twice-daily brushing routine. Mix ½ teaspoon of salt in 6 ounces of warm water until dissolved. Rinse your entire mouth, concentrating on the affected tooth and spit out. Repeat until all the water is used.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda: Mix 2 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide with 1 tablespoon of warm water and rinse your mouth vigorously for 2 minutes, then spit out. Do this once or twice a day for 2 weeks.

Oil Pulling: Designed to pull toxins from your body, this technique is primarily glorified as improving oral health. Detail’s on how to Oil Pull Here

Turmeric Powder: Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with enough warm water to make a thick paste. Apply to the affected area  and allow to work for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. If you prefer, you can mix the turmeric with extra virgin olive or coconut oil.

Chamomile Tea Bags: Soak a chamomile tea bag in warm water, squeeze out excess, then hold against the affected area for 30 minutes or more.

For Pain relief:  Use over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), as directed. Gels that you apply directly to the sore gums (such as Anbesol)

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