7. Guava Leaves
Guava leaves are considered effective for providing relief from toothaches and gum disease due to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and analgesic properties. Plus, the guaijaverin in guava leaves acts as an antiplaque agent.
- Rinse and clean a few guava leaves thoroughly. Chew them and then spit out. Do this twice daily for at least a few weeks.
- Another option is to grind some tender guava leaves and use it as a toothpaste.
- You can also use a mouthrinse containing guava leaf extract.
You can also use clove to treat gingivitis due to its strong antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic properties.
- Simply chew 2 or 3 cloves, 3 times daily to treat gingivitis.
- You can also rub clove oil on your gums, leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. Do this twice daily.
- Another option is to add a few drops of clove oil to a glass of warm water. Use this mixture to rinse your mouth 2 or 3 times daily.
Follow any of these remedies daily until you are satisfied with the results.
Note: Pregnant women, small children and people taking blood thinning medicines should avoid using clove or clove oil.