Home Remedies for Gingivitis

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 23, 2014

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Gingivitis is a mild oral disease that causes inflammation, redness and irritation in the gums. With regular oral hygiene and care you can keep gingivitis at bay.
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    Gingivitis is a common gum disease which is usually mild and causes irritation, redness and swelling in the gums. Since the condition is usually mild, it may not show significant symptoms and may go undetected for long posing risk of more serious gum problems including tooth loss. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Common Causes

    Gingivitis is usually caused as a result of poor oral hygiene. Healthy oral habits and regular dental checkups can help avoid the condition. Here are some effective home remedies to prevent gingivitis from affecting your gums. Image Courtesy : Getty


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    Nothing works better for your oral health than proper and regular brushing. Use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft toothbrush to regularly brush your teeth at least twice every day. Gently brush your teeth in circular motion and clean them thoroughly. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Food and germs usually find their home between your teeth where toothbrush may not easily reach. A dental floss comes handy in such situations. Once you are done brushing your teeth, always floss your teeth to remove any food leftovers or other residues. You will be leaving your mouth at risk of gingivitis if you don't regularly floss your teeth. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Tongue Cleaning

    It doesn't take much effort to clean your tongue with a gentle tongue cleaner. So, don't leave your tongue undone as it may allow gingivitis to develop inside your mouth. Regularly clean your tongue after brushing and flossing your teeth. Image Courtesy : Getty


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    Every time you eat something, make it a habit to rinse your mouth with water. It will help remove the leftovers from between your teeth and reduce the risk of developing oral problems such as gingivitis.Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Improve Nutrition

    Poor nutrition lowers the body's natural immune response which allows problems such as gingivitis to easily affect you. Avoid too much of foods that are high in sugar and acids. Eat healthful diet to improve your immunity and ward off gingivitis. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Maintain Routine

    Breaking your oral care routine will allow bacteria to make home in your mouth and cause oral conditions such as gingivitis. Make sure you stick to your oral care routine and brush and floss your gums daily. Also regularly visit your dentist for checkups. Image Courtesy : Getty


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