Here’s a statistic I was staggered to hear a couple of years back, “3 out of every 4 people suffer from gum problems” in one way or another. Isn’t this incredible? How can this be? Well, quite simply because people eat a lot of bad foods, neglect to brush their teeth between meals and rarely floss. Of course over a sustained period of time this is going to affect a lot of people’s gums. Today we’ll take a look at some natural remedies for gum problems, but before we do that I’ll list off a couple of symptoms of gum disease.
Symptoms of Gum Problems/Disease:
- Sensitive Teeth
- Red Gums
- Bleeding Gums
- Sore Gums
- Swollen Gums
- Receding Gums
- Loose Teeth
Causes of Gum Problems/Disease:
- Bacteria spread from another person. Yes, the bacteria that causes gum problems can be contagious and spread through a variety of ways like kissing your partner for example.
- Vitamin C deficiency is another factor when looking at reasons for gum problems.
- Adult on-set diabetes has also been linked to gum disease.
Natural Remedies for Gum Problems come in herbal form. These treatments can be done from the comfort of your own home and they have been widely known to be very effective in curing gum problems. However, it is always important to seek your dentists advice just in case your condition has gotten very serious and other forms of treatments may be necessary.
Echinacea is a herbal treatment used for many different ailments from colds and flu to minor infections. It is also a great starting point whilst looking at natural remedies for gum problems and receding gums. Echinacea works to fight the bacteria by strengthening the body’s immune system. To use, rinse like you would with your regular mouthwash or swab onto swollen gums.
Every time we list natural remedies for different ailments, goldenseal seems to pop up as a treatment more often than not. So it’s no surprise it is listed as one of the natural remedies for gum problems. There’s a reason for this. Goldenseal is a potent antibacterial formula that works not only to help tone your gums, but also works to enhance the intake of nutrients provided by foods by secreting boil and stimulating digestion.
This herbal treatment is also very potent. Calendula has immune stimulating, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties that can be used to treat your gum problems.
There are a number of completely natural mouthwash products that have Aloe in them. This herbal treatment has been widely known to treat skin conditions but it is also a great remedy for gum problems.