Do you experience swelling, pain, and blood every time you brush your teeth? Your gums are inflamed, and you should ask your dentist for an appointment. Meanwhile, use these simple natural remedies to find relief.
Bleeding gums may hurt and jeopardize the health of your mouth. They are often a symptom of poor oral hygiene or plaque buildup but could also signal medical conditions or a vitamin deficiency. What can you do? Try these three natural remedies.
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Tea tree oil. It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can bring relief to bleeding gums. Mix a teaspoon of coconut oil with two drops of tea tree oil and massage your gums. After letting it sit for 10 minutes, thoroughly rinse your mouth with water. Do this twice a day.
Clove oil. It has an active compound called eugenol that possesses pain-relieving and anesthetic qualities, thus providing relief from bleeding gum symptoms. Mix two to three drops of clove oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil. Rub this mixture directly into your gums and leave it on for about 5-10 minutes. Use this solution twice a day.
Sage and peppermint oil. It can support good oral health by keeping the mouth clean and fresh and discouraging plaque buildup. Mix one or two drops of sage/peppermint oil with two or three drops of coconut oil. Add the mixture to your toothpaste and brush your teeth twice a day.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff