The following are the natural home remedies for teeth & gums:
1. Green Tea:
Green Tea contains antioxidants that help reduce swollen gums and control plaque build-up on teeth. Polyphenols, an active ingredient present in green tea helps to reduce plaque formation and stop build up of cavities.
2. Olive Oil & Coconut Oil:
It is highly recommended to add olive oil to salads and salad dressings to strengthen your teeth and limit plaque formation. It has anti-bacterial properties that stops bone loss and gum problems. In addition to this it can also be useful along side coconut oil to complete an effective oil pulling routine.
Honey is renowned for it’s amazing benefits and is often a key ingredient to many natural remedies, although it’s on a sweeter side, It contains anti bacterial properties that provide essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that help maintain healthy gums.
4. Clove Oil:
Cloves as well as clove oil is another effective natural treatment that works as an antiseptic to fight against gum problems, often also recommended during pregnancy. You can either chew a piece of clove or rub clove oil on your gums. This is an affordable and effective natural alternative to dental treatments and medicines for teeth and gum problems. It helps eliminate and prevent bacterial infections.
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5. Aloe Vera:
We all know the benefits that Aloe Vera has in healing, it includes antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial cleansing properties. It helps fight cavities; also reduce inflammation, bleeding and swelling of gums, thereby helping to soothe your dental problems. You can avail them in various forms such as Aloe Vera juice, supplement, toothpaste, mouthwash and gel.
Triphala is an effective remedy for reducing oral bacteria that causes gingivitis, plaque and tooth decay. Add it to water and gargle in the same way you would with salt water. You can avail triphala both in raw herb or powdered form.
This herb belongs to the sunflower family, best for painful gum tissues. It helps to relieve pain and works it’s wonder when gargled with water. You can either buy it in herb form or in product form containing arnica (available in most pharmacies).
8. Baking Soda:
Baking Soda helps neutralize the acids that cause gum disease. Wet your toothbrush, sprinkle some baking soda powder on it and brush your teeth. Rinse your mouth thoroughly afterwards. Similarly, baking soda can be mixed with normal toothpaste, but it is best to stick with baking soda water solution to rinse your mouth with or actually brush your teeth with it.
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9. Sage Tea:
Sage tea leaves work their magic like a charm because of their antimicrobial and antibacterial actions that helps eradicate toothache causing bacteria. Simply boil the leaves in hot water for about 2-3 minutes. Let it cool, strain the mixture and rinse your mouth with it as you would a mouthwash.
10. Tea Tree Oil:
Tea Tree Oil has antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, so it’s considered one of the best choice for treating teeth and gum problems. Rinsing your mouth with tea tree oil and water kills infectious microorganisms and provides instant relief to inflamed gums. Add 4 drops of tea tree oil in 3 ounces of water and rinse your mouth daily. Buy only branded ones, to ensure quality.
And let’s not forget the magic of the old traditional salt water mouth wash! Using a sea salt mouthwash as part of your oral care routine may help reduce bacteria and promote overall mouth health too.
Amazon have some very effective herbal based, halal and fluoride free toothpastes available to purchase online in addition to the miswak in which of course is also 100% natural and has it’s own unique benefits.
We hope that all the above mentioned natural home remedies and preventive measures for teeth & gums help you in taking the best natural care of your teeth, bleeding gums and over all oral hygiene, especially during pregnancy where natural remedies are highly recommended.
Nevertheless, we strongly suggest to schedule an appointment with your dentist if the need arises – it is best to get a professional opinion for certain issues. Dental cleaning is a must and if necessary scaling is recommended.
Do you know any more natural alternatives that you would like to share? Your thoughts and comments are highly welcomed and appreciated.