Gum infections are caused by unhealthy oral habits, nutritional deficiencies, smoking tobacco, consuming alcohol, intake of steroids etc. Following are some natural remedies that are effective in treating gum infections and enhancing the overall oral health.
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory and healing properties. It helps to remove the harmful bacteria and ensure healthy and strong gums. Massage your gums with fresh aloe vera gel and leave it on for at least half an hour and then rinse it off. Repeat this process several times a day. You can also drink about two teaspoons of aloe vera juice on a regular basis.
Apples: The vital nutrients in apples improve the strength and immunity of the gums and its ability to fight infections. Hence consuming an apple each day helps to treat and prevent occurrence of gum infections and other periodontal problems while ensuring complete oral care naturally.
Garlic: Garlic is a natural pain killer and antibiotic agent. Adding extra garlic to the regular diet of rubbing the infected area with a mixture of crushed garlic cloves and rock salt can help cure the infection and also reduce the pain in the gums.
Honey: Honey is a natural anti bacterial and anti septic agent that helps to cure gum infections. Rubbing some honey with the fingers over the infected gum area to remove the harmful bacteria and eliminating the infection.
Tea Bags: Tea bags are rich in tannic acid while the tea in it contains antioxidants that display potent antimicrobial properties. Steep a tea bag in hot water for 10 minutes, and then allow it to cool. Place the tea bag on the affected area for three to five minutes to kill the harmful bacteria and disinfect the gums effectively. Repeat this process few times a day until you get relief.