Your teeth are sensitive, and when you clean them, you suffer from bleeding gums, sometimes you feel a slight pain in your mouth, and the color of your gums is not healthy pink, but swollen red. Yes, this is gingivitis, which is the second most common oral disease, and if left untreated, it will cause you to lose your teeth one after another.
Of course, you should go to the doctor as soon as you feel that your gums are inflamed, but it is also very important to keep them with these home remedies that can reduce the inflammation.
Rinse with saltwater
The American Healthline website recommends rinsing your mouth with salt water twice a day, dissolving a spoonful of salt in a cup of warm water.
Of course, emphasizing the need not swallow the solution after rinsing the mouth, but rather spit it out through the mouth because it contains bacteria that cause inflammation.
This solution helps prevent and reduce the growth of bacteria in the mouth.
Grease the gums with oil
The website “Web Medicine” in Arabic states that applying coconut or almond oil to the gums for 30 minutes, then cleaning the mouth with water, can help reduce gingivitis.
And of course, again, it should be spitting out and not swallowed.
You can steep a black tea bag in boiling water for 5 minutes, and when the bag cools, place it on your inflamed gums for about 5 minutes. Healthline confirms that you can use green tea, hibiscus, ginger, and chamomile.
Although Web Medicine also recommends using tea oil, mixing 3 drops in a cup of warm water, and rinsing three times a day.
Aloe Vera (Aloe Vera)
Aloe vera, or aloe vera plant, has proven to be an effective treatment for scratches and burns, but it also appears to be beneficial for gums, as research has shown that aloe vera toothpaste is as effective as commercial pastes for reducing gum bacteria, as reported by the U.S. website “Guardian in Direct.”
You can use aloe vera gel as a mouthwash without adding any substance to it, three times a day, until you feel better, as advised by the website “Web Medicine”.
Mouthwash with guava leaves
Various scientific studies and research have shown that a guava leaf mouthwash is able to control plaque due to its antibacterial properties, according to what was published on the website “Web Medicine”.
The site recommends crushing six guava leaves, adding the powder to a cup of boiling water, letting it cool for 15 minutes, and then rinsing it daily.