Alternative Treatments For Gum Diseases

Written by Christa Gatewood
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If you think you might have the early signs of gum disease such as gum swelling, gum reddening, or tooth sensitivity, you should look into finding treatment now. The longer you wait to treat gum disease, the more time it will take to reverse it. You don't want it to go so far that it is irreversible. Letting gum disease go causes pain, bleeding of the gums, tooth sensitivity, tooth looseness, and eventually tooth loss.

Most gum disease can be reversed with an improvement in oral hygiene. This includes brushing regularly, flossing regularly and using mouthwash. However, some people do not see a lot of improvement in their gum health with only these changes. These people might want to look into holistic treatments before considering painful dental procedures.

Holistic Treatments for Gum Disease

There are some alternative treatments for gum disease that have been effective. One such treatment is to precede or follow brushing or flossing with a warm water and salt wash. This solution has been shown to reduce gum irritation from brushing and flossing and decrease swelling. The salt helps gums heal more quickly.

Herbal remedies have also been successful in stopping and reversing gum disease. As more people become aware of gum disease, more are embracing the use of herbs and essential oils to prevent it as well. Essential oils made from almond, spearmint and peppermint are effective and all-natural ways to combat gum disease. By turning to a holistic treatment you are preventing the introduction of chemicals into your body.

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