Gums: gingivitis, periodontitis, Home remedies for gum problems

Gums: gingivitis, periodontitis, Home remedies for gum problems

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Home Remedies >> Gum Problems



Written and Reviewed By :
Dr. Riddhi P. Sardhara.



What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a condition in which the gums, deeper supporting tissue, and the bone surrounding teeth become infected and inflamed.



Home Remedies for Gum Problems

  • Chew Holy Basil (tulsi) leaves to cure gum infection.

  • Chew Figs (anjeer).

  • Eat foods rich in vitamin C, such as grapefruit, oranges, kiwi fruit, mango, papaya, strawberry, red pepper, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cantaloupe.

  • Simply take some diluted raw Honey (shahad) and apply it to the affected area(s). Allow the honey to work before it is flushed from your mouth.

  • The use of Neem twigs has antimicrobial, anti-malarial, anti-tuberculosis, detoxifying, antiviral, analgesic, and other properties.

  • For bleeding gums gargle with lemon water.

  • Take charcoal of black catechu bark, add rock salt, rub on the gum and teeth, it strengthens the gum.

  • Take a betel nut, make a powder, apply it with honey in bleeding gums, it helps.

  • Gargle with alum water(a pinch of alum in 2 glasses of water) in bleeding gums and pyorrhea.

  • Chew rosary pea plant leaves in burning sensations during new dentures, it helps.


  • Helpful Tips for Gum Problems

  • Rub manjana (ayurvedic) on gum once a week.

  • Brush the teeth with Karanja (Pongamia pinnata), or neem twig once or twice a day.

  • Floss the teeth with care, and according to the need.

  • Gargle with warm water or medicated water (with Haldi, the bark of pipal tree, or banyan tree).

  • Rub honey on the gums frequently to strengthen the gums.

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