Healthy gums are as important as healthy teeth. Guest contributor Vani Chugh shares some wonderful natural remedies to improve and maintain the health of your gums!
Unhealthy gums not only cause pain, but also make people feel conscious and uneasy. Gum disease is mainly of three types: Gingivitis, Periodontics and ANUG (acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis). The most common causes of gum diseases include smoking. Smokers are five times more susceptible to gum diseases as compared to non-puffing individuals. Puffing the butt leads to the build up of tartar, destroying gum tissues. There are instances where diabetes, hormonal changes during pregnancy or puberty have also caused gum diseases. Using natural remedies to maintain good oral health is an easy yet highly effective method:
1. Lemony Pastes
Lemon has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Make a simple paste of lemon juice and salt. Apply this paste onto the affected gum regions. You need to keep this paste on for at least 2-3 minutes before rinsing it off. It may burn a little initially, but this indicates that the paste is fighting off the problem-causing bacteria. So bear with it and you'll be just fine.