Written on 16 July 2019
Bleeding gums during pregnancy? 10 home remedies to fight these mouth monsters
Pregnancy is a beautiful time and you give your best to ensure a healthy 9 months. You eat well, exercise regularly, never forget to take necessary medicines, avoid unhealthy food, take care of the doctor’s appointments. While all of these are essential for a healthy pregnancy, it is also important to keep in mind your dental health. If you are suffering from bleeding gums, tooth pain or sensitivity and your dentist postpones a dental treatment until the second semester, here are 10 magical remedies that you can do to relieve pain at home-
Salt water rinse: Rinsing with salt water is a good age-old remedy that has the power to dry up the bacteria. Dissolve half to 1 teaspoon salt in the glass of warm water and rinse. This solution can soothe irritated gum tissues and can control the level of bacteria inside your mouth.
Pomegranate: Known for its anti-bacterial properties, pomegranate is one such powerful fruit that fights well against dental plaque. Take 30ml pomegranate juice in a cup and rinse your mouth every day to ward off the bacterial infection.
Honey, ginger, and lemon tea rinse: The rinse of this antibacterial solution is known to be super effective when it comes to toothache relief, killing nasty bacteria inside your mouth even addressing a small sensitivity issue.
Aloe vera: This natural soothing healer is one of the best options in the treatment of tooth diseases. Being available in juices, supplements, mouthwashes, gels, and the kinds of toothpastes, it is for you to choose as per need and preference.
Turmeric: Turmeric is full of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying a turmeric paste to the affected gums can be highly effective in alleviating the symptoms of bleeding gums and toothache.
Milk: Powerhouse of vitamin K, calcium, and other anti-inflammatory properties, drinking warm milk every day is best to cure bleeding gums.
Baking soda: A popular addition to most kitchen cupboards, baking soda is an inexpensive remedy for various tooth ailments. Dab your wet toothbrush with a touch of baking soda powder and brush your teeth with it.
Oil pulling: Oil pulling is a traditional method to maintain good oral hygiene especially during pregnancy since you do not have to consume anything. Swish coconut oil or sesame oil around in the mouth in an equivalent way to mouthwash but for a little longer period.
Fresh peppermint tea: The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, makes neem a popular choice to treat irritated and inflamed gums. Make a tea out of fresh peppermint leaves and use it as a mouthwash and spit the water out after gargling.
Clove: The magic of clove is well known and well experienced in the case of tooth and gum problems. This natural effective antiseptic is a top alternative dental medicine.
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