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How to Get Rid of Gingivitis

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9. Peppermint


Due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, peppermint is also used in the treatment of gingivitis. It can also reduce inflammation and bacteria that cause bad breath.

  • Soak a few crushed peppermint leaves in water for 30 minutes and then use the solution to rinse your mouth 2 or 3 times daily.
  • Alternatively, prepare a strong cup of peppermint tea and drink it in between meals or cool it and use it as a mouthwash.
  • You can also use peppermint-flavored toothpaste to brush your teeth twice daily.

10. Tea Tree Oil

tea tree essential oil


Tea tree oil has antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties, hence it is recommended for treating chronic gingivitis. It can give quick relief from irritated and inflamed gums.

Use tea tree oil toothpaste to brush your teeth daily. If such toothpaste is not available, add a drop of tea tree oil to your regular toothpaste every time you brush your teeth. You can also use a tea tree oil-containing gel.

Note: Never swallow tea tree oil as it can cause stomach irritation, including diarrhea.

Additional Tips

  • Get regular dental check-ups.
  • Use a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth twice daily.
  • Replace your toothbrush at least every 3 to 4 months.
  • Use toothpaste that has antibacterial and antiseptic properties to maintain oral health.
  • Floss your teeth and scrape your tongue at least once a day.
  • Stop using tobacco as it can cause great harm to your teeth as well as gums.
  • Use a good antibacterial mouthwash twice daily to reduce plaque and gingivitis.
  • For stronger teeth and gums, eat more calcium-rich foods.
  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant that promotes oral health. Eat foods rich in vitamin C or take supplements.
  • Rinse your mouth with water and also drink some water after every meal.
  • Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots and radishes to stimulate saliva and help keep your mouth clean.
  • Stay away from high sugar foods since harmful bacteria flourish on sweets.
  • Eat cheese and yogurt to help control and reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth.
  • As vitamin D also helps reduce the risk of gum disease, take a vitamin D supplement daily.
  • Drink about 4 ounces of cranberry juice daily to help prevent bacteria from sticking to your teeth.

Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not get better or you have a lot of pain and discomfort.


How to Get Rid of Gingivitis was last modified: May 22nd, 2015 by Top10HomeRemedies
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9 thoughts on “How to Get Rid of Gingivitis”

  1. very educative for medical and paramedical students
    and even the workers in their service.
    Pls. keep it up.

  2. If a diascan report print that i do have gingivitis, but my gums are fine no bleeding or swollen gums can there be something else like sinus infection that the diascan shows. I suspected that a maxillo specialist wiring my teeth and I do not know the reason why. I suspected that a group of people did it to me to following me wherever I go for personal reasons. There is a terrible sound in my ears and head, sometimes is it not as loud, but sometimes unbeareble. The specialist told me not to put false teeth in and must not see a dentist or subtract again and there is still tooth that needs attention. I struggling for more than a year during that time I visiting the university hospital for more than a year with no success and at the end my gp prescibe sone medication and after that the specialist subtracted a molar and an upper teeth and cut my gum to remove a halve teeth that a previous dentist just out of spite forced it to brake off. That was hell and I do not know why he perform such a horrible deed.

    I would like to know if one would be able to see the wiring on a computer screen, because I suspect that it would not show up on tomogram.

    I really need some help. I suspected that there could be an unfair judgement against me and no body wants to come forward with the truth. Radiologists are also involved and family as well.

    The injection with the procedures was like boiling water in my veins.

    Thanks for listening.


  3. So all of this home remedies will help get rid of my gum disease everything on my gums because I got a painful gums and bleeding gums and soreness gums and my gums are hurting super bad and by the way so all this home remedies will help get rid of everything on my gum right even the bleeding the swell was and soreness? ???

  4. Thanks so much for posting this! I needed home remedies to help me with my bleeding gums while on the journey for healthier life!

  5. I was told that i had gingivitis about three years ago and now my bottom front teeth are starting to wiggle and I’m afraid I might loose them soon. I am 43 years old and I’ve been brushing my teeth 2-3 times a day, I’ve been flossing and I take really good care of my teeth. However my gums aren’t healthy and it’s probably of my 4 pregnancies as well as genetics. I don’t have

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