Most of the bacteria found in our mouth are said to be friendly bacteria as they help us in proper digestion. However, a problem arises when their number crosses the healthy limit. In such cases, they can be problematic.
The excess number of bacteria in the mouth can cause many disorders like gingivitis, tooth decay, and gum disorders. You need to be aware of the circumstances which may lead to the increase in plaque building bacteria in your mouth. The gingivitis causing bacteria is found in plaque and they may lead to the inflammation of gums, bleeding, and even the separation of teeth from gums. Such circumstances if uncontrolled can lead to sore gums, hurting, and loosened teeth.
In order to prevent such dangerous circumstances, I suggest a natural remedy for gingivitis which helps in eliminating some bacteria from the mouth and strengthens teeth.
Natural Remedy for Gingivitis
If you are suffering from mild gingivitis, you may benefit from this effective natural herbal formula. Here are the ingredients, and method to use would follow;
- 2 parts of powdered white oak bark
- 1 part myrrh gum in powdered form or in granules
- ¾ powdered peppermint leaves
- ½ part anise herb
- 1/8 part powdered clove
If you find it difficult to get powdered herbs, you can grind them in a grinder and make the amount of powder as needed.
Place this mixture in a bottle or any other container. Do not worry if you cannot be so precise in the above-mentioned measurements, loosely judged measurements as near to the above-mentioned formula as possible, would also do for you.
The procedure of Using the Mixture
Under normal circumstances, using this mixture once a week would make sure the control over bacteria. However, if you are suffering from gingivitis, using the mixture 3 times a day is recommended. Put some powder on your toothbrush and apply on teeth and gums. Spit the saliva and powder a few times after brushing your teeth and gums with this powder. Do not flush out the powder with water because you need to keep some of the residues in the mouth for some time. Even if you happen to swallow a bit of that residue, there is nothing to be worried about.
Although, the powder is a bit bitter but very effective. If you want to reduce its bitterness, you can choose to add some more peppermint.
If you are suffering from severe gingivitis and toothache, you can damp the powder with distilled water and apply it directly on all your teeth and gums and leave it for as long as possible. There is no problem if the herbs get in between your teeth, it would work.
A number of clients have found this natural remedy for gingivitis very useful and they had got rid of the annoying toothaches. It successfully eliminates the need to have a traditional dental treatment from a dentist, however, if you really have a severe case, it would be better to see a doctor too along with using this remedy.