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Gum infection is an inflammatory disease of the periodontal tissues resulting in the gradual loss of the

supportive membrane and bone around the roots of the tooth. Due to improper oral hygiene microbe
formation in the mouth are responsible for gum diseases. Simple, natural, homemade remedies help in
the initial stage of curing gum infection.

The following are effective natural cure or prevention for gum infection:

Cleansing Teeth

Brushing teeth twice a day for two minutes with a brush specially designed for gingivitis help to maintain
oral hygiene. One can use a mixture of baking soda and water as toothpaste. Baking soda helps to
maintain oral PH balance, thus neutralizes the acids in mouth which trigger gum infection. A mouth rinse
with salt water after brushing teeth helps to treat gum sores.

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is a method of rinsing mouth preferably with virgin coconut oil. The lauric acid and capric acid
content of coconut oil suppress gum inflammation. This is the first thing to do in the morning before
brushing teeth. The process includes rinsing one tablespoon of oil around in the mouth for ten to fifteen
minutes and then spitting it out. A mouth rinse with warm salt water is the next step. After that one can
brush.

Tee Tree Oil and Clove Oil

Tea tree oil and clove oil have strong antiseptic properties and reduce toothache. A few drops of them
can be added to the toothpaste while brushing teeth.

Aloevera

Aloevera plant soothes infected gum. The inner part of Aloevera leaf provides a gel like substance called
Aloevera gel. Aloe gel is antibacterial, anti viral and anti inflammatory. Rubbing fresh aloe gel to the
infected area decreases swelling and gum bleeding. Using a solution of aloe gel and water as mouthwash
disinfects the mouth and fight periodontal disease.

Neem

Due to its strong antibacterial properties neem leaf or neem oil kill the bacteria that cause gum diseases.
Regular topical application of freshly made neem leaf paste with a few drop of neem oil heals inflamed
gum.

Vitamin C

Adequate oral intake of Vitamin C helps to fight against infections. Papaya, broccoli, Brussels sprouts,
lemon, orange, Indian gooseberry and tomato are very good source of Vitamin C. Cranberry juice is also
an excellent source of vitamin C. Treating gum infections can be accomplished by increased regular
intake of Vitamin C in natural form.
Vitamin D

Due to its strong antimicrobial properties Vitamin D reduces the number of bacteria in mouth. Increasing
vitamin D blood levels lower the risk of gum infection. Regular sun exposure to the skin is the most
effective and natural source of vitamin D.

Avoiding Tobacco

Nicotine has a very harmful effect on dental tissues. Smoking or chewing tobacco decreases blood flow
in the gums, thus making gums more prone to infection. Quitting tobacco is absolutely necessary during
gum treatment.

It is very important to maintain proper oral hygiene and a balanced diet to prevent microbe formation in
the mouth which is responsible for gum infection. Home remedies are only effective when the infection
is at initial age. But if symptoms persist then it is advised to see a dentist.