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Herbal Remedies For Gingivitis.

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ClovesInflammation of the gums that surround the teeth is known as gingivitis, which is a common disease of the oral cavity. Herbal remedies are useful in eliminating the bacteria which are responsible for tender, swollen and painful gums. Bleeding of the gums after brushing and bad breath are other associated symptoms of gingivitis. Good oral hygiene can go a long way in preventing its recurrence and to keep the bacteria away. Herbs that should always be present in your kitchen closet so that you can get rid of gingivitis are discussed below.



Home Remedies For Gingivitis.

  • Clove oil is rich in anti bacterial essential oils and a mouthwash made with a few drops of this oil is very effective. To make the mouthwash, dilute 5 drops of clove oil in 1/3 cup of clean water. This solution can be used twice a day after brushing. Rubbing the oil on the gums directly or chewing raw cloves is also helpful.

  • Neem leaves contain bitter compounds that have antiseptic properties, useful to clear infection of the mouth. Toothpastes that contain such extracts are available and must be used regularly.

  • Tea tree oil has proven antibiotic properties which kill a wide range of disease causing bacteria. A mouth rinse made by diluting the essential oil is a good treatment option.

  • Chewing a few mint leaves is the easiest way to get rid of bad breath. Doing this after every meal cleans and disinfects the mouth. Methanol, the active ingredient is a good antiseptic agent and a safe remedy.

  • Regular use of meswak, a herbal twig reduces significantly the bleeding that occurs in the gums and the plague formed by bacteria. Studies have also highlighted that there is a lower risk of tooth decay and pain on using this herb. It is obtained from the Salvadora Persica tree, native to middle east.


Don’t let your smile be marred by gingivitis. Use these herbs regularly and see the amazing benefits.  


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Herbal Remedies For Gingivitis.