Gum Disease Treatments to Try at Home

by | Feb 3, 2017 | Dental care

Treating gum disease if often time-consuming and tedious, but it is necessary to make sure your pearly whites stay where they belong. For most people, brushing twice every day and flossing is enough to keep gum disease away, but what if you do that already, but still have issues? Well, here are a few things to try and if these do not work then, it may be time to look for gum disease treatment in Adelaide.

Sea Salt Solution

Get some warm water and sea salt, then mix a small amount of the salt into the water. The water should be pleasantly warm, not too hot, not too cold. Gargle the solution and try to let it rest over your gums as much as possible. Let the solution stand for about 30 seconds. This will help reduce swelling and bleeding from your gums.

Rub Some Honey On

Honey is a natural antibiotic and antiseptic. This makes it great for treating gum disease since you can use it to reduce the infection naturally and at home. To use honey simply spread a small amount on your gums after brushing your teeth. Try not to get it on your teeth, however, since honey does have a high sugar concentration. Leave the honey on and let it work. Do this each time you brush for a couple of weeks. In most cases, this should help reduce the infection.

Tea Leaf Treatment

If sea salt and honey do not work for you, then you can still try tea leaves. No, you do not have to get actual tea leave. Just get a tea bag and let it boil for 2-3 minutes, then remove it from the water. Let the tea bag cool down for a few minutes until you can handle it without getting burnt. Once you can comfortably handle the tea bag, place it on your gums and leave it for about five minutes. The mild acid in the tea leaves will help reduce the infection without damaging your teeth.

These are just a few at home remedies for bleeding gums. If you have tried these and are still experiencing bleeding gums, then it may be time to see a dentist before the disease causes damage to your teeth.

For more information on Gum Disease treatments, contact National Periodontics today!

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