If you have gum disease, you may experience several symptoms, such as inflammation, bleeding gums, and pain. If you are searching for a way to relieve your discomfort at home, you may want to try using this three-step herbal treatment regimen every morning and night. All of the ingredients can be found in pharmacies, herbal shops, and some grocery stores.
Step 1: Brush Your Teeth With Aloe Vera Paste
Aloe Vera calms inflammation and soothes the burning sensation that often accompanies gum disease. When combined with baking soda to create a paste, the herbal oil can reduce the swelling and discomfort.
To make the homemade toothpaste, pour a teaspoon of baking soda in the palm of your hand. Add seven drops of aloe vera oil and mix it with a cotton swab.
The consistency should be that of regular, commercial toothpaste. If the paste is too crumbly and dry, add one drop at a time until it is smooth and creamy. However, if the paste is too runny, add a small pinch of baking soda.
Once you have mixed the aloe vera paste, dip the wet bristles of your toothbrush in it. Then, gently brush your gums and teeth for a full two minutes. Leave the paste on without rinsing for five minutes to give the ingredients time to soak into the tissue.
When the time has passed, rinse your mouth completely with warm water. Then, go on to the next step.
Step 2: Rinse With Thyme Mouthwash
Thyme is a natural antimicrobial that kills the germs contributing to your gum disease. While the herb's extract thymol is found in many commercial antiseptic mouthwashes, you can make your own rinse by using dried thyme leaves and water. You will also need a small saucepan, a small square of cheesecloth, and a cup for this step.
Boil one cup of water in the saucepan, adding two tablespoons of dried thyme for one minute. Remove the pan from the stove, allowing the mixture to cool for one hour.
After the liquid has cooled completely, place the cheesecloth across the top of the cup. Slowly pour the thyme water through the cloth to strain the leaves out of it. Throw the used leaves away.
Use the remaining liquid to rinse your mouth for two minutes. Make sure you pass it between your teeth as you swish it around to thoroughly coat the base of the gums.
Spit out the mouthwash and wait five minutes before going on to step three.
Step 3: Rub The Gums With Clove Oil
Clove oil helps alleviate gum symptoms in two ways. First, it helps stimulate the blood's ability to clot which stops your gums from bleeding. Second, the oil absorbs into the tissue and numbs the nerve endings, helping to reduce any pain or irritation you may be experiencing.
Before applying the oil to your entire gum line, test one small section to make sure it does not irritate the tissue. If it doesn't, proceed with the application. However, if you do notice a reaction, do not use it until speaking with your dentist first.
To apply, saturate the end of a cotton swab with undiluted clove oil. Rub your gums with the swab until you have covered the entire surface. Do not eat, drink, or rinse your mouth for a full hour to give it time to work.
After about a month, you should see a significant decrease in the frequency and severity of your symptoms. However, if you start to notice your gums are getting worse, you may want to talk to your dentist about options for professional gum disease treatment. Check out sites like www.beecavedental.com for more information.