- 1 How to cure Gingivitis in a week?
- 1.1 Don’t for Gingivitis
- 1.2 Do’s for Gingivitis
Ordinarily, we say that Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. Unless it is treated properly, it may lead to tooth decay. The beauteous part of it is that you can cure it in a very short span of time. Yes, I will answer you that how to cure gingivitis in a week. 4 years ago, I was also suffered from it. I could not forget those fidgety nights. Seeing blood in the sink after brushing my teeth had become my routine. Bearing this situation, I decided to follow several do’s and don’ts list and a top secret came into my hand to prevent gingivitis. Do you know? You can also follow this list easily.
What is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is a term which is derived from a word gingivae or gum. It is an inflammation or swelling of gum. Ordinarily, it is the first stage of periodontal disease, but it is enough to disturb your whole life. When we eat food, some particles of food turns into the plaque on our teeth. Plaque is the mixture of bacteria, protein from saliva and several dead cells. This plaque facilitates the bacteria to stick on our teeth. Moreover, when plaque and bacteria accumulate in the space between teeth and gum, it worsens the condition more. This conundrum is not difficult to control. It can be cured in 7 days without any medicine (At initial stages).
The main reason for this disease is plaque as I have mentioned earlier. Nevertheless, there may be the other reasons of Gingivitis which may aggravate the gingivitis.
- Family History: In several cases, it is observed, if parents (Both or one) have gingivitis, there are more chances to have gingivitis in their kids.
- Aging Factor: With the passage of time, plaque increases. If you remove the plaque with your increasing age, your gum will remain less susceptible to gingivitis and it is easy to treat.
- Hormonal Issues: During pregnancy and menstrual cycle, inflammation of gum escalates. Therefore, it is instrumental to take extra care of your gum during any hormonal change.
Signs and Symptoms
Varying signs and symptoms have been observed in different cases. Symptoms of it, usually, depends upon the severity of the disease. Usually, people don’t feel severe pain in gingivitis. However, the following symptoms are common in every patient with gingivitis.
- Redness of Gum
- Swelling in Gum
- Often bleeding while brushing the teeth
- Bad Breath
How to cure Gingivitis in a week?
Cure of gingivitis is a low hanging fruit if you follow the below-mentioned instruction strictly to alleviate the symptoms of gingivitis. First I will share a list of Don’ts, let’s start
Don’t for Gingivitis
Following are the prohibited actions, therefore, don’t try these moves, otherwise, you may lose your teeth.
Smoking is considered salt to wound with gingivitis. So, Smoking worsens the symptoms of it with the passage of time. Hence quit smoking without any further delay.
Chewing Tobacco also adds fuel to the fire. A research tells us that most of the patients with Gingivitis have greater chance to experience periodontitis (Another mild form of Gingivitis) if they are the regular user of tobacco.
3- Sweets/ Chocolate
The major reason of Gingivitis is a plaque. Plaque increases with the use of sweet and chocolate. Moreover, sweets and chocolates help harmful bacteria to stick in the mouth and multiply very fast. Please stop to eat sweets and chocolates if you have gingivitis.
Everyone knows that drinking Alcohol is injurious to health, but do you know how it effects to your teeth and mouth? Alcohol makes your mouth drier. Hence, food whatever you eat sticks in your mouth and causing plaque. Moreover, alcohol decreases the saliva and it may cause teeth decay.
5- Potato chips
Usually, these are not considered injurious to health. However, these are a great source of starch which increases the plaque.
All aforementioned items are strictly prohibited on the journey of cure of Gingivitis.
Do’s for Gingivitis
By applying the following methods in your life for a week, you may spend a quality life.
Brush your teeth
Develop a habit to brush your teeth after every meal. It will help you to keep your gum protected from any attack of bacteria.
1- Gargle with Lukewarm salted water
Start your day with a Gargle of one glass salted lukewarm salted water. Salted water is antibacterial. Furthermore, it decreases the inflammation in your gums due to Gingivitis.
Turmeric has been using as a home remedy for the various disease for hundreds of years specifically in South Asian countries. The best way to use it for Gingivitis’s cure is that apply it on gum for 10 minutes before gargling of salted water.
3- Clove/ Clove Oil
Clove has magnetic effects for tooth and gum pain. It sucks the teeth pain in no time. That is the reason, various kinds of toothpaste have clove in different quantity. Just place one or two pieces of clove under your teeth for five minutes to relieve the inflammation.
4- Hydrogen peroxide Solution
Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) is the combatant against bacteria. It kills germs and bacteria in no time. In the market, 3 % hydrogen peroxide solution is available, use this solution with an equal part of water. Rinse your mouth with this mixture for a minute. Gargle with it once a day to cure gingivitis.
Note: Don’t use it excessively to heal the disease.
5- Aloe Vera
The gel of Aloe Vera gel has healing property. Rub the gel on your gum for 4 to 5 minutes in a day, it will help to kill bacteria and alleviate the inflammation also. You can use this remedy several times a day.
Tip of the day
If you follow all above-mentioned instructions strictly for a week, I guarantee you will cure the Gingivitis. However, to remove plaque, deep cleaning (Scaling or lasers) is also the best option.