Sunday, September 15, 2013

Natural Treatments for Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums are the result of swollen gums, and often start bleeding during brushing or eating rough food, it is mainly caused by poor hygiene, but it can also indicate a health condition, such as pregnancy, vitamin deficiency, scurvy, leukemia, or another infection.

Bleeding gums can be treated and prevented naturally, use the following home remedies to improve a dental condition within weeks.

Natural Treatments for Bleeding Gums
Citrus Fruits:  Oranges and lemons, and vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage can prevent bleeding gums by providing adequate vitamin C, since the deficiency of this vitamin is one of the major reasons for bleeding gums.

Milk:  Calcium constantly needs to be replenished to strengthen your gums, milk or other calcium rich foods should be taken on a regular basis for prevention of bleeding gums.

Raw Vegetables: Chewing raw vegetables cleans teeth and induces blood circulation in gums.
Cranberry and Wheatgrass Juice: These juices exert antibacterial properties to cleanse the gums of bacteria, and can give relief to those who have bleeding gums
Baking Soda: Baking soda kills bacteria by making the micro-environment in the mouth alkaline and can be applied directly on the gums with the help of fingers.
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Sage and Peppermint oil or calendula leaf and chamomile tea: Can be used to maintain mouth freshness and give relief from bleeding gums.

Saline: Gargles.

Massage: Massage gums gently with your fingers for good blood circulation.
Finally avoid fatty foods and smoking: they make the mouth conditions anaerobic favoring growth of certain bacteria.

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