Saturday, August 1, 2015

Gum Disease - How to Treat It Naturally

Gingivitis and periodontitis are the top two illnesses that concern the gums. Both of them occur with swelling in the  gum area, softening of the tissue surrounding the teeth, bleeding before or after brushing, bad breath, development of pus and falling/loosening of the teeth.


Certain genetic factors and poor oral health practices are the culprits of gingivitis and periodontitis. Smoking and chewing tobacco share the top spot in making our gums and teeth susceptible to disorders. Presence of carbohydrates and sugars in the mouth due to the food we eat comes second. Nicotine from cigars and tobaccos, carbohydrates and sugars dig holes in the teeth and their foundation.

Reversing a gum disease could be very challenging especially when it is brought about by natural conditions. Puberty, pregnancy and menopause are some of the instances that contribute to various oral problems. Diabetes, obesity and stress are the other conditions of the body that harm the health of gums and teeth. Lastly, certain substances found in anti-depressants, oral contraceptives and heart medicines can also make oral problems worse.

The first signs of gingivitis and periodontitis must always be brought to the attention of a dentist. However, not all concerned are able to practice due to personal phobias challenging them. Because of this, people first try to cure them in a natural way. Natural remedies often come in the form of good oral hygiene. It first starts with the brushing and flossing everyday. Both should be observed every after meal. Next is regular massaging of the gums with the use of fingertips. This allows the blood to properly circulate in the area. Rinsing the mouth with saline solution can also lessen any form irritation in it.

There are substances, vitamins and minerals that can keep such irritations from plaguing the mouth. Drinking fruit juices rich in vitamin C and eating oranges, limes and guava contribute to the natural treatment for gum disease. Certain studies show spearmint or peppermint can help ease the effects of periodontal illnesses. For the regular massaging of the gums, tea tree oil is sometimes applied to the whole area. It is expected that these natural remedies may or may not work for some people. With this, it is still important that any oral condition be checked by a specialist.