Gingivitis and halitosis or bad breath: Home remedies and mouthwashes

Preparing your own home remedies for gingivitis is very simple and has many advantages. Gingivitis is a very common mouth ailment that affects many people. The cause of gingivitis is the accumulation of bacterial plaque on the teeth. When gingivitis appears there is also inflammation and bleeding of the gums. If plaque is not removed and continues to build up, tartar appears and this can cause more serious damage to the gums and teeth, such as infection and sensitivity.

There are also symptoms that may be warning us of the presence of possible gingivitis:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Red gums
  • Mouth sores and wounds
  • Swollen gums
  • And, as explained before, a lot of sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks.

The accumulation of bacterial plaque and the appearance of tartar can be caused by different factors:

  • Excasa oral hygiene
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Pregnancy
  • Some medications
  • Diabetes
  • Previous infection
  • Excess or defect of saliva
  • Hormonal disturbances
  • Dental prostheses and other oral appliances in poor hygienic conditions

Home remedies for gingivitis

  • Aloe vera or aloe is beneficial for cases of gingivitis. Take a piece of gel and rub it on the gums. Repeat several times a day.
  • Some fruits like apple or strawberries can help.
  • Make a paste with half a teaspoon of baking soda and a few drops of water. Brush your teeth and gums carefully. Use it twice a week.
  • In a glass with 200 ml of water add 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide or peroxide (from a pharmacy) and rinse your mouth. Don’t swallow it, spit it out.
  • Rinse your mouth right after each meal with half a glass of water and a teaspoon of sea salt. Then brush your teeth as normal.
  • There are medicinal plants that are very beneficial for oral health, such as thyme, mallow, stevia, mint or myrrh. Prepare them in infusion and rinse or swish with them. You can alternate them.
  • * Coconut oil improves the gums. I recommend that you do oil pulling or oil extraction .

What is halitosis?

About 50% of people suffer from halitosis or bad breath and it is more common as we get older. Halitosis is known as the bad smell that the mouth can have. Sometimes halitosis can be a symptom of some pathology or problem of the mouth or stomach.

Causes of halitosis or bad mouth odor :

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • To smoke
  • Bad digestions
  • Constipation
  • Cavities
  • Periodontal problems
  • Bacterial plaque build-up
  • Oral diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal pathologies
  • Stress
  • Respiratory, kidney or liver diseases
  • Drugs
  • Bad eating habits

Home remedies for halitosis or bad breath

  • After brushing your teeth and tongue, rinse with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in 1/2 glass of water.
  • Chew a stevia leaf, it is also very beneficial for cavities and gums.
  • Make green tea and rinse it.
  • Thyme infusion is also effective for bad breath. You can drink it and also rinse it.
  • Dilute 4 drops of tea tree essential oil (make sure it is suitable for internal use) in 1/2 glass of water and rinse your mouth several times.
  • Chew some parsley or mint leaves. You can also make an infusion with mint.
  • Take an infusion of green anise or clove.
  • Brush your teeth with coconut butter.

It is important to visit the dentist regularly in order to have optimal oral care . .

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