9. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties that help fight microorganisms. Plus, it helps reduce bleeding and gingival inflammation. Tea tree oil is also beneficial for other dental issues like oral thrush and herpes.
- Apply tea tree oil in the form of gel using a toothbrush, twice daily for several weeks.
- Another option is to add a drop of tea tree in your regular toothpaste and brush your teeth with it, twice daily.
Note: Do not swallow tea tree oil.
10. Black Pepper
According to Ayurveda, black pepper is another excellent remedy for periodontitis. Its medicinal properties help reduce bacterial infection by getting rid of plaque and tartar on the teeth and gums. Also, it helps strengthen the gums.
- One simple option is to prepare a mixture of equal amounts of finely powdered black pepper and salt. Use it to massage the gums gently 2 or 3 times a day.
- Another option is to prepare a mixture of 2 teaspoons of crushed pomegranate seeds, ½ teaspoon of pepper powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. Apply it on the gums. Massage for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Do this once daily.
- Combine equal amounts of spinach juice and carrot juice and drink it once daily to maintain oral health.
- Increase intake of foods rich in vitamin C.
- Take a vitamin D supplement, after consulting a doctor, to improve oral health.
- Avoid food products made from refined sugar or refined grains.
- Munch on crunchy fruits and vegetables like guava, apples, radishes or cucumbers after your meals.
- Instead of using toothpicks, use dental floss to clean spaces between the teeth.
- Never go to bed without brushing your teeth at night.
- Have a good gargle after each meal to remove the food particles stuck between your teeth.
- Make sure to get regular dental checkups.