Home Remedies for Periodontal Gum Disease

Losing your teeth, while being abroad, is the worst nightmare for many people.  The fact that your dental expenses are not covered by your medical insurance makes it even scarier. Many people start losing teeth at an early age and may even end up with several crowns by the time they reach 30.

Many cultures around the world have feared the tooth loss. Gum disease is among the reasons why people lose teeth. The treatment may be very costly once the disease settles in. However, you can find another way to save money on the next visit to the dentist. There are a lot of alternative natural and homeopathic remedies for gum disease.

Home Remedies for Periodontal Gum Disease

Go through the list of the following suggestions that you can use at home:


Lemons possess anti-inflammatory qualities. That is why when you place some lemon on your gums you may feel an instant relief. Squeeze some lemon and add a bit of salt to the juice. Apply the paste on your teeth and gums and keep it for several minutes. Make sure you rinse the paste with a lot of water as lemons are also incredibly acidic. Acids from lemons may even damage your enamel if your keep the paste for too long.

Sea salt

Various cultures around the world use sea salt to treat gum disease and oral ulcers. I remember my grandmother telling me to mix water with a little salt and rinse my mouth with it for 30 seconds before spitting it out. This little trick helps in reducing the swelling of infected gums and getting rid of infections in your mouth.

Tea bags

Tannic acid from soaked tea bags proved its effectiveness in reducing the gum swelling. Place one bag of black tea in hot water, let it absorb the liquid and then put it on your gums for several minutes. Your pain and swelling would shortly disappear.

Baking soda

Baking soda is another natural disinfector. Make a paste by mixing a bit of water with baking soda. Use your toothbrush to apply the paste on your gums to prevent the spreading of the disease. This preventive technique is incredibly effective at preserving your teeth and destroying all the bacteria in your mouth.


You should appreciate honey for its restorative and healing qualities. It might seem a bit weird to apply sweet honey on your teeth. Nonetheless, this natural remedy is effective at combating tooth decay. Brush your teeth first and then apply some honey on the swollen area. Honey cannot be used as a preventive measure. It only helps with existing gum disease.

Cranberry juice

Natural and unsweetened cranberry juice can make wonders. This anti-inflammatory miracle juice will prevent the spreading of the bacteria in your mouth. Your gums will have more time to heal and rejuvenate. Try making your own cranberry juice, or buy some organic juice in the store as sweetened juices would promote the tooth decay and slow down the healing process.

Most of these methods are great at preventing gum disease. Nonetheless, even if you follow these suggestions you should still visit your dentist on a regular basis as infected crowns can promote gum disease. You need to consult with your doctor as soon as you notice the swelling in your gums.

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