Admit how many times you forgot your evening teeth brushing? Residues of food and enzymes secreted by bacteria present in the oral cavity build dental plaque overnight. The plaque hardens and moves under the gums. They, in turn, become red and bleed when brushed. How to react? Learn about remedies for bleeding gums.
Take care of your oral hygiene
If your gums bleed, choose a soft toothbrush. Brush your teeth gently and use anti-periodontitis toothpastes. Floss your interdental spaces thoroughly. You should remember to not put the floss too deeply. Flush your mouth with specialist mouthwash available in drugstores or pharmacies. You may also massage your gums (press your gums gently, as if to pull them onto the teeth).
If your gums are red, most likely they are inflamed due to dental plaque formed underneath with bacteria. Contact your dental professional as soon as possible.
Get yourself herbs
Herbal rinses are very good at soothing irritated gums. Dental professionals particularly recommend camomile, sage, peppermint and thyme rinses. They have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and pain-relieving properties. How to prepare a rinse? Brew a teaspoon of herbs in a glass of boiling water. Rinse your mouth with the brew for at least 5 minutes. This activity should be repeated 2-3 times a day, for a month.
Use grandma’s methods
Natural methods of curing bleeding gums include the application of water with salt or baking soda. The solution of salt has antiseptic properties and makes the inflammation disappear and bleeding cease. A rinse of water and baking soda has a similar effect. Our grandmothers would also reach for water with lemon, as the fruit has anti-inflammatory properties and soothes irritations. Today aloe juice is yet more popular, facilitating wound healing and preventing infections.
Healthy gums are the basis for a healthy smile. That's why at Scandinavian Clinic dental professionals not only treat your teeth, but also take equal care of your gums.