Hi there!How is the summer going on ? Come on, it’s nearly over! We hope everything goes well. Today we want to talk about a disease that is unfortunately far too common, gingivitis.
Since today we are talking about a problem related to gums. Make sure you look at it on time otherwise it can get worse and become a periodontal disease.
If you too want to know more about this type of mouth disease, sit tight and have a look at all the things we have to tell you.
What is gingivitis?
It is the name we give to the inflammation that our gums suffer, this is a perfectly reversible disease when treated in time.
The gum tends to become red and inflamed, it can even bleed when we brush our teeth or when eating food. The best way to prevent the first sign of gingivitis is by having proper dental hygiene.
By brushing our teeth and using dental floss and mouthwashes, we can eliminate this plaque full of bacteria present in our mouth. But be careful because we cannot always remove it in this way.
As mentioned before, it is a reversible disease if it is caught in the early stages. It is here when the bone has not been affected by bacteria.
Another solution that can be considered is a Gingivectomy procedure
If you are not sure if you suffer from gingivitis or not, we will tell you what are its most obvious first signs. For example, the gum appears redder than normal and hurts, to the point that they can retract, exposing the root.
Another clear symptom is that a kind of pockets can come up in the interdental space, where food accumulates and become a place for bacteria and infection.
This can cause halitosis or bad breath.
The best way to prevent its appearance
As we have always discussed on the Clinic Tafur Blog, we advocate for prevention in all its aspects but when we talk about gingivitis even more. In addition to proper dental hygiene, it is also necessary to have a deep oral cleaning done by a dental professional.
It also helps to have a healthy and balanced diet as well as avoiding alcohol and tobacco. The use of dental irrigators will help you to remove any possible residual bacterial plaque remaining on your teeth.
Home remedies for gingivitis
Apart from the treatments for gingivitis that you can find at your trusted Dental Clinic, you should know that there are also different remedies for gingivitis that can be of great help to you.
The rest of the food and the bacteria remaining break down over time and this is where this natural remedy play an important role, since bicarbonate can easily neutralize all these acids.
Just grab some hydrogen peroxide and add a teaspoon of baking soda. You will see that if you mix it well you will get a kind of paste that you must apply directly to the affected gums and massage gently.
With a couple of minutes it will be more than enough and then you will only have to rinse your mouth with running water. It is advisable to repeat this process at least 3 times a week.
This plant has many properties and healing properties. The ideal remedy against inflammation caused by gingivitis. Just take an aloe leaf and remove the pulp inside.
You will see that a gel appears that you must apply to your gums, making circular and smooth movements. Repeat the process 3 times a week and your mouth will greatly appreciate it.
This tropical plant is a good ally, since it has high doses of antioxidant, especially anti-inflammatory properties. Just take half a glass of water and add a tablespoon of turmeric powder.
Mix everything well with a spoon until you get a paste. Just like we mentioned previously, massage the affected area, leave it on for about 4 or 5 minutes in your mouth.
Then rinse and repeat it several times per week and this should do the trick.
You can use this aromatic plant as a home remedy. To do so , prepare an infusion or herbal tea using a glass of boiling water and a couple of tablespoons of thyme.
Let stand a few minutes until it cool down and rinse with this tea.