How to relieve gingivitis naturally and how to prevent it

The gingivitis is a dental disease in which there is a inflammation of the gums. When it is in the first phase it is easier to cure since the dental plaque that is the cause of this disease has not yet affected the bone and the connective tissue that holds the denture.

If we do not go to the dentist in time or we leave treatment to cure gingivitis, the damage is harder to cure, causing periodontitis and damaging both teeth and jaw.

The symptoms that can alert us of being suffering from gingivitis are: red, swollen, sensitive gums or those that bleed with brushing. It is also common to have the jaw retracted, the teeth have a long appearance and bags are produced in the gums and between the teeth.

On the other hand, other symptoms or signs related to gingivitis are equally common, such as bad breath or having the sensation of bad taste or bad taste in the mouth.

The best prevention against gingivitis is the oral cleaning and the constancy in it, besides going to the dentist at least once a year or when we notice some of the symptoms that accompany gingivitis.

Below we provide a series of general advice and natural remedies that will help us prevent the appearance of gingivitis.

General tips to avoid gingivitis

There are some useful habits that can be very useful when it comes to prevent the appearance of gingivitis. Or, what is the same, they help in a very positive way to prevent our gums from becoming inflamed. They are the following:

  • Always wash your teeth after every meal.
  • Use in addition to the toothbrush, dental floss or interdental brushes.
  • Change the toothbrush every month.
  • Go to the dentist once a year for dental cleaning and scaling.
  • Healthy and balanced diet to help strengthen both the teeth and the jaw.
  • No Smoking.

The natural remedies that we provide are to alleviate the symptoms that accompany gingivitis, we must not stop or abandon the gingivitis treatment prescribed by the doctor, we must also follow their advice.

Natural remedies to relieve gingivitis

Nettle gargles

Among the beneficial properties that the nettle possesses are the healing and soothing properties that help to improve and relieve gingivitis.

The gargarismos we will prepare them with an infusion of nettle.

To prepare the nettle infusion we need about 75 grams of fresh or dry nettle leaves and half a liter of mineral water.

We put the water to boil and once it is boiling add the nettle.

We remove from the fire. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.

We fill the infusion and when it is cold we can use it.


Gargles can be done 3 times a day, and always after brushing our teeth.

Mouthwash with essential oils

This mouthwash is very easy to prepare so we only need 3 drops of lemon essential oil and 3 drops of tea tree oil and a glass of warm water.

Mix the oils in the glass of warm water, stir to dilute well. Once we have brushed our teeth we proceed to the rinse.

We take swishes of the preparation and keep it in the mouth for at least a minute and then expel it. We repeat until finishing all the preparation. We should not swallow the preparation.

Mouthwash of clay and sea salt

To prepare this mouthwash we need half a teaspoon of white clay for internal use, a thick salt tureen and a glass of mineral water.

We put the clay in the water, dissolve it with a plastic or wooden spoon, and add the spoonful of salt.

We stir well to dilute.

Once we have brushed our teeth we can do the wipes.

We will swish that we will keep at least half a minute and that we will be expelled until the end of the preparation.

We can do this mouthwash every time we brush our teeth.

Home remedy for delicate gums

This home remedy is ideal as well as effective when the gums are weak or they bleed frequently.

Bleeding is one of the symptoms that appear when you have gingivitis.

The ingredients we use for this home remedy contain beneficial properties to strengthen the gums, both lemon and watercress are rich in vitamin C, in addition the watercress are also rich in iodine and help us to strengthen the defenses of our body.


To prepare this home remedy we only need the juice of a lemon and the watercress juice.

We will need 30 grams of watercress, well washed and liquefied to extract its juice.

We extract the juice of a lemon and mix it with the watercress juice.

We put the preparation in a glass or cup and apply it to the gums.

We can apply this remedy 2 or 3 times a day.This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

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