Gum Disease Remedies
Gum disease is common in adults. Approximately 3 out of 4 adults have some stage of gum disease.
It can produce red, swollen or bleeding gums as well as bad breath.
Keep your teeth and gums clean to prevent the disease.
Herbal remedies that fight bacteria are helpful in keeping the disease in check.
• Echinacea –
Known for its infection-fighting properties, Echinacea is helpful in reducing bacteria in the mouth that contribute to gum disease.
You can use it as a mouth rinse or you can swab it onto swollen gums. It can also be taken in capsule form.
• Goldenseal –
A compound in the root of this plant is an antibacterial substance. It can help with gingivitis, and is also used to help keep the gums healthy.
Taken in capsule form, take up to 6 500-milligram capsules per day. Do not use if you have heart problems or are pregnant.
• Calendula –
With its beneficial healing properties, calendula is helpful as an anti-viral and anti-inflammatory.
It also helps with sore throats. For use on the gums, apply calendula tincture directly to the affected area several times per day.
• Aloe –
Aloe has soothing properties on skin and gums. You can find aloe as an ingredient in some mouth rinses.
You can also swab some aloe onto sore gums as needed; however, you should not swallow aloe gel.
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