Bleeding gums are usually a sign of mild inflammation. With thorough oral hygiene and homemade home remedies, it heals quickly.
Its unique aroma has made sage in the kitchen indispensable. But even in the medicine cabinet it is in good hands, because its essential oils, tannins and bitter substances act anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and astringent on attacked mucous membranes. Anyone who chews three leaves of fresh sage every day cleans, strengthens and disinfects the gums so that gum shrinkage and bleeding gums decrease significantly. Above all, the young shoots and leaves are used before flowering. Do not swallow the chewed leaves.
With its delicate, yellow flowers, the silverweed is a real eye-catcher on fields and on roadsides. A high concentration of tannins and flavonoids also makes it a perfect medicinal plant, which has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect.
Pour a tablespoon of dried and chopped silverweed (available at the pharmacy) in a mug with boiling water, let it cover for 8 to 10 minutes and strain. Allow to cool slightly and rinse your mouth several times a day.
Walnut tree leaves have a broad spectrum of healing agents, including tannins, essential oils and flavonoids, which also help with inflamed mucous membranes on the gums and pharynx. Boil two tablespoons of dried leaves with 500 ml (17 fl oz) of water in a saucepan and simmer for five minutes. Pour through a sieve, allow to cool and gargle at least twice a day for about two minutes.
Blueberry juice contains plenty of antioxidants that boost the immune system and make us less susceptible to infections. Drinking the red juice regularly, it relieves swelling and prevents bleeding. Either you buy it at the health food store or make it yourself. Blend 100 g (3.5 oz) of fresh blueberries with five times the amount of water in a blender and sweeten with a bit of sugar or even better maple sirup as desired. Drink two glasses of it daily.
As an alternative to sugar you can add some leaves of Aztec sweet herb before blending the berries.
Pulling oil is a simple and effective way to free the mouth of bleeding gums, plaque and tooth decay. Before brushing, take a tablespoon of cold-pressed olive, sesame or sunflower oil into your mouth and squeeze it through your teeth for 15 to 20 minutes. In between, take small breaks again and again, so that the application can work. Then spit it out, rinse your mouth with warm water and brush your teeth.
Tea tree oil
For inflamed gums, tea tree oil is a useful home remedy, as it prevents the proliferation of bacteria and disinfects small wounds. For prevention, stir five drops into a glass of water and rinse your mouth with it. Dab lightly on infected areas with a cotton swab. Do not swallow the oil.
The common comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is probably one of the best-known medicinal plants for bones and teeth. Already Hildegard von Bingen appreciated the many ingredients of the plant. Boil 100 g / 3.5 oz comfrey roots in 250 ml / 8.5 floz of water and leave for 15 minutes. Allow to cool and rinse your mouth thoroughly. Spit and rinse mouth with lukewarm water.
Salt has an antibacterial, disinfecting and anti-inflammatory effect and is very effective in the treatment of gingivitis. A saline solution reduces bacteria in the mouth and moistens the irritated mucous membranes. Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a glass of lukewarm water and rinse twice daily with your mouth. Plaque and mucus are released and the gums can regenerate.
Also helpful: garlic. Cut the toe, finely grate it, rub the paste into the inflamed gums and let it work.
Mild inflammation can be cured with a myrrh tincture, which is dripped for this purpose onto the index finger and gently massaged the affected area. The essential oil contained in the gum resin disinfects the gums, stops the bleeding and inhibits the inflammation.
For a healthy mouth
- Using dental floss: Remove any leftovers with interdental brushes from the interdental spaces after each meal. Because leftovers favor the bleeding gums
- Clean gently: When brushing, do not put excessive pressure on teeth and gums. Electric toothbrushes are often better as they stop under pressure
- Tooth cleaning: One should additionally have his teeth cleaned by the dentist once or twice a year. Some health insurance companies even pay benefits
- Take the bleeding seriously: If the inflammation does not heal, it can lead to periodontitis, an inflammation of the entire periodontium. In the worst case, you lose your teeth
- Quit smoking: Smoking is one of the main causes of bleeding gums, because smokers not only have more tartar and plaque but also an increased risk of severe periodontal disease