If you notice early symptoms of periodontal disease, there are a few home remedies you can try to reverse it. One is oil pulling – a natural mouthwash. Simply swirl coconut oil around in your mouth for 30 minutes to help combat gum disease-causing bacteria and reduce its effect.
Enhance oral hygiene practices, including regular professional cleanings. Also try quitting smoking and managing any underlying medical conditions that might exist.
1. Excellent Oral Hygiene
Good oral hygiene practices are integral to overall well-being. They allow you to speak clearly; taste, chew and swallow healthy food; show emotion through facial expressions like smiling; and more. When your mouth is in good condition, bacteria are less likely to spread throughout your body and cause serious health complications like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
An effective oral hygiene routine includes brushing your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily to remove bacteria and food debris between your teeth, especially below your gumline where periodontal disease typically starts, and using antiseptic mouthwash (preferably one that carries the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance ) as another way to reduce bacteria in your mouth. Look for one with this certification from experts in microbiology, toxicology and pharmacology fields before purchasing.
Good oral hygiene practices can significantly lower your risk of gum disease; if you already have mild forms such as gingivitis, there are various home remedies you can try to improve oral health and reverse its symptoms naturally. Saltwater rinse: Rinsing with saltwater reduces inflammation while decreasing buildup of plaque and tartar buildup in your mouth – simply dissolve 3/4 tsp of salt in a glass of lukewarm water and use for 20 minutes every day until all plaque and tartar have been cleared away.
Regular visits to your dentist are vital in maintaining good oral health and warding off gum disease. Their professional cleanings can remove plaque and tartar build-up while offering tailored advice and treatments that could reverse any existing gum conditions.
2. Oil Pulling
Gum disease occurs when plaque and bacteria build up in the mouth, causing inflammation that leads to tooth loss and other oral health issues if left untreated. There are various treatments for gum disease available – from surgical interventions and medication to using natural remedies as part of daily habits – but by taking time to review your daily habits and incorporate some natural solutions, periodontal disease may be reversed without resorting to surgery.
Oil pulling is one of the easiest home remedies to reverse gum disease, according to the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. This practice involves swishing a tablespoon of coconut or sesame oil around in one’s mouth for up to 20 minutes in an antibacterial motion; its swish action removes harmful bacteria while flushing them from bloodstream and flushing out of body through flushing action.
This simple practice can reduce gum inflammation and help treat gingivitis – the early stage of periodontal disease characterized by red, swollen and bleeding gums – effectively treating it before its worsening forms periodontitis or periodontitis sets in.
oil pulling may improve dental health; studies have proven this. While brushing and flossing alone might do, oil pulling might be even more effective at eliminating plaque and bacteria from your mouth than just those two steps alone. It should not replace regular professional cleanings though as oil pulling could potentially harm teeth and gums; additionally, you should continue seeing a dentist regularly to ensure that any symptoms of gum disease don’t advance further.
3. Herbal Remedies
As it stands, periodontal disease can be reversed naturally by taking steps to improve your oral health, such as practicing daily oral hygiene and eating a nutritious diet with green tea consumption. Furthermore, visiting your dentist frequently and following his or her recommendations are also key elements in fighting periodontal disease naturally. For an added boost, herbal remedies that support teeth and gum health could also prove useful.
Roots, stems, and leaves of certain medicinal plants contain antimicrobial properties that help to inhibit plaque formation. Furthermore, these ingredients balance out saliva’s acid/alkaline balance to reduce gingival inflammation while also producing plant extract formulations for use on teeth and gums.
Studies have demonstrated the efficacy of herbal medicines for treating periodontitis, an infection which can lead to tooth loss. Herbal remedies can significantly decrease bacteria load while attenuating oxidative stress that results in bone and tissue destruction. They offer an affordable alternative to pharmaceutical products with lower side effect risks.
An earlier study demonstrated how piperine (found in black pepper and long pepper) can significantly decrease dental bone loss, the primary cause of periodontitis. Furthermore, it reduced periodontal pockets – which form when gum tissue becomes inflamed due to inflammation – as well as prevented its progression. Furthermore, aloe vera topical application significantly alleviated symptoms associated with periodontitis.
Clove oil is another natural remedy with antimicrobial properties, and should be used twice a day as a mouth rinse solution. Diluted clove oil can also be applied directly to gums for pain relief; and lemon juice swishing can both alleviate bad breath and stimulate gums.
4. Nutrient-Rich Diet
Gum disease is a serious oral health condition that, left untreated, can result in tooth loss and other severe health issues. While traditional treatment involves surgical interventions and medications, natural approaches exist that may prevent or reverse its symptoms without resorting to surgery or medications.
Step one in combatting gum disease naturally is to closely review your lifestyle and daily habits, including your diet. Many foods and drinks can increase periodontal inflammation; by adding antioxidant-rich foods into your daily meals, you can help decrease this process while strengthening immunity and speeding healing.
Sugary and starchy snacks should also be avoided to reduce harmful oral bacteria levels. Instead, consume plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fatty fish, whole grains, nuts and other sources rich in Vitamin C, D and minerals such as Zinc for optimal oral health.
Supplementation may also help ensure that adequate antioxidant levels are reached, in addition to eating healthily. Antioxidants are molecules which scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS), associated with periodontal disease. A healthy diet contains many sources of antioxidants such as carotenoids (including lycopene), vitamins C and E, glutathione and melatonin.
At its core, the best way to prevent or reverse gum disease is regular visits to a dentist for cleanings and good oral hygiene practices at home and cessation of smoking as one of its major risk factors for periodontitis. If early symptoms arise of gum disease there are home remedies which may help reverse it; more advanced cases will require surgery with cutting and moving the gums in order to expose damaged teeth and remove bacteria and tissue build up from underneath.
5. Stress Reduction
Periodontal Disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease, is a prevalent and serious dental condition caused by bacteria present in plaque, which irritate and erode gum tissue, eventually resulting in tooth and bone loss if left untreated. The good news is that it can be avoided and reversed with proper oral hygiene and lifestyle changes: Brush twice daily using fluoride toothpaste; floss daily and use medicated mouthwash regularly as part of a preventative routine; limit sugary beverages which increase inflammation while killing off the bacteria responsible.
Apart from taking these measures, there are other natural solutions you can try at home to reverse periodontal disease. One such natural strategy is oil pulling. This practice involves swirling oil around in your mouth for up to 30 minutes in order to decrease plaque and fight infection – most often done using coconut oil but other oils may work just as well.
Chewing xylitol-based gum is another natural way to combat gingival inflammation and plaque build-up, while eating more fruits, vegetables and less processed food will also contribute to improving gum health.
Reduce stress to improve gum health by lowering cortisol levels in your body – high cortisol levels have been linked with periodontitis, so keeping cortisol at an appropriate level is key for optimal oral wellness.
Additionally, it is crucial that patients visit Dr. Newhart on an ongoing basis in order to address any dental issues before they become more severe. Contact our office now and set an appointment!