Home Remedies to Gum problems

If your gums are inflamed or bleeding when you brush your teeth, you may be suffering from early signs of gum disease. A visit to a dentist is a must and you may have to improve your oral hygiene routine. There may be nutritional shortcomings in your diet, and specific supplements may be suggested by a health practitioner.

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Treatment options

• Take propolis tablets/capsules for a few weeks; take according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

• Use a herbal mouthwash (see below and right) on a daily basis until there is an improvement.

MOUTHWASH MIX (NO.1)

Ingredients

• 30ml sage (tincture strength 1:2)

• 40ml chamomile (tincture strength 1:5) (for precautions see post 47.

• 30ml thyme (tincture strength 1:2)

To make

• Mix ingredients together.

• Pour into a clean, dark glass bottle.

• Label with the contents and the date.

• Store at room temperature for up to a year.

Adults and children over 5 years old: Dilute 1ml of the tincture mix with 30ml of water and swirl around your mouth for about 1 minute, twice a day after brushing your teeth.

MOUTHWASH MIX (NO.2)

Ingredients

• 30ml propolis (tincture strength 1:10) (for precautions see post 99)

• 40ml sage (tincture strength 1:2)

• 30ml calendula (tincture strength 1:2) (for precautions see post 114)

To make

• Mix ingredients together.

• Pour into a clean, dark glass bottle.

• Label with the contents and the date.

• Store at room temperature for up to a year.

Adults and children over 5 years old: Dilute 1ml of the tincture mix with 30ml of water and swirl around your mouth for about 1 minute, twice a day after brushing your teeth.

Home Remedies to Gum problems

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