Bleeding gums are a fairly common relatively harmless condition caused by a bacterial infection which is easily preventable.
It is caused by a build-up of plaque made up of the debris of food, germs and saliva. This combination mixed together hardens into tartar, a thin film-like substance, which infests and thus irritates the soft tissue surrounding the teeth and in the gums and causes external bleeding, though never heavy enough to cause major alarm
The best and simplest way to prevention is too brush your teeth regularly and well and using a toothbrush in fine fettle.
To really do the job properly you’ll need to floss regularly too. Toothbrushes, no matter how hard and well you brush, have a limited span. They can not reach into the cavities and the nooks and crannies of your mouth and by not being able to do so they can’t carry out their search and destroy mission on the build-up of lurking plaque. So dental flossing needs to be carried out on a regular basis for the best defence against the build-up of tartar and plaque.
Other Causes of Bleeding Gums
- Fitting dentures
- Trench mouth
Though bleeding gums is an affliction in its’ own right and a relatively harmless one at that, they can be a tell-tale sign of other much more serious diseases such as
- Vitamin D deficiency
If you believe that you are experiencing other symptoms attributed to the above as well as bleeding gums then you should seek medical advice immediately and if diagnosed with something more similar you should start treating that condition as a whole rather than the bleeding gums.
You may also experience bad breath as a by-product of bleeding gums, as plaque and tartar can cause this via all the rotten food and saliva. Though it is a separate affliction and may occur without gum bleeding and can be treated as such, if its appearance can be directly attributed to the gums then once treated for that it will disappear of its own free will.
Ayurvedic Remedies for Bleeding Gums
The best prevention and alleviation procedure for bleeding gums is to brush your teeth regularly and well.
However the Ayurvedic method does suggest a few alternatives.
Ayurvedic herbal remedies for bleeding gums
- Red toothpaste
- Red tooth powder
- Iremadi Talia
All of these simple solutions and remedies are readily available from Ayurvedic herbal stockists and contain relevant crystals and herbs to reinvigorate the healthy tissue in your gums and carry out repair and in doing so stopping the bleeding.
It is also recommended that you drink a glass of lukewarm water twice daily, upon rising and before going to bed, with a pinch of salt. This creates a saline solution that can scrub the teeth and gums clean and make them less prone to plaque and tartar build-up.
Grapefruit contains the acidity to carry out the same task and the regular ingestion of both the fruit and the juice will work wonders.
And finally there’s sesame oil, which can either be applied directly by rubbing onto the afflicted area, preferably by a damp cloth. Or in a less direct way by usage in cooking. This won’t have the same dramatic effect as direct appliance, but if you use it frequently enough it shall gradually seep into the gums and steadily work its magic.
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