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Home Remedies That Can Help During Gum Disease Treatment


Posted on 4/13/2017 by Dr. Dennison
A patients mouth suffering from gum disease.
Gum disease is a serious condition that, left untreated, can have some detrimental effects on your oral health, as well as the health of your whole body. Red, inflamed gums begin to recede, your teeth and jawbone become infected, bacteria invade your blood stream, you may lose teeth.

Treatment puts a stop to these dire consequences. But treatment doesn't stop at the dentist's office. There are several home remedies that you can use at home during your gum disease treatment to help your gums heal and keep your mouth healthy.

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is an Ayuvedic technique that has been used for years to promote oral health. Not only does it aid red, swollen gums, it helps to strengthen both gums and teeth. As the name suggests, oil, is used to pull toxins from your mouth and reduces plaque buildup on teeth. Coconut oil provides the best results, but you can also use sesame or olive. Simply swish the oil in your mouth for approximately fifteen minutes, spit and rinse again with water.

Garlic and Turmeric

Garlic may make your breath unpleasant, but it has some excellent antibacterial properties, helping to kill bacteria. Turmeric, a root often used in Indian cuisine, also has antibacterial properties and is also a great anti-inflammatory, which can reduce the swelling of your gums. Make a paste with fresh ingredients (which ensure the compounds are at their strongest) and rub it on your teeth and gums. Allow the paste to sit for several minutes before rinsing it out with water.

Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is another anti-inflammatory, that also contains antibacterial and pain-reducing properties. It has also been known to combat bad breath. You can use aloe vera in a number of ways. Fresh aloe vera (best directly from the plant) can be rubbed on your gums and left to sit for a few minutes and rinsed off. You could swish aloe vera juice and then spit it out. Or you could simply drink aloe vera juice (about two tablespoons) every day.

Treating gum disease is essential for both your oral and your overall health. Your dentist can help you to heal. There are also remedies you can use at home to help aid in the process. Contact our office for more suggestions.

University Periodontal Associates
3100 Richmond Ave, Suite 509
Houston, TX 77098

Phone (832) 975-0990

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