Gum inflammation symptoms | cause | treatment | gingivitis

Gum inflammation symptoms

Inflammation of the gums or gingivitis affects nearly 80 percent of the adult population and is usually the result of poor oral hygiene and poor nutrition.

Gingivitis causes

Gingivitis causes dental plaque - at the root of the tooth, which is full of bacteria and damages the enamel causing tooth decay, and the infection causes the withdrawal of gums (periodontitis). This process leads to the creation of "pockets" filled with harmful microorganisms that infect the surrounding tissue which often ends with loosening and tooth decay. This disease can be prevented or at least slowed down by the impeccable oral hygiene, and nutrition has a very important role as well.

Gingivitis; SYMPTOMS

Gingivitis Symptoms usually develop very slowly, and they are characterized by a soft, shiny, purple-red and swollen gums. Clear indicator of this infection are bleeding gums when brushing teeth, and dentists usually recommend a soft toothbrush with which it is necessary to better clean the dental plaque. In the case of neglecting the oral hygiene gingivitis turns into chronic periodontitis because it creates more plaque and there is a withdrawal of gums or dental flesh. In severe cases, this seemingly harmless infection can lead to tooth loss.

Gingivitis; TREATMENT

For the right treatment essential to us are minerals and vitamins in the diet. Calcium is irreplaceable mineral for maintaining healthy bones and teeth. In order to be properly absorbed vitamin is essential, which is mainly produced in the skin after exposure to sunlight. It is soluble in fat and can also be found in marine fish (tuna, salmon, and sardines), eggs, and milk. The liver and kidneys are responsible for the conversion of vitamin D from food in active form necessary for organism. When it comes to calcium, it is best taken in its natural form, and foods rich in this mineral are milk, yogurt, cereals, salmon, sardines, black molasses, green vegetables, especially broccoli and porridge. Bioflavonoids, together with vitamin C restore damaged tissues and helps to strengthen the gums. These compounds can be found in dark fruits (grapes, blueberries, and blackberries), citrus fruits, red wine, and soy. Folic acid (vitamin B9) is essential for the formation of red blood cells and tissue regeneration. An excellent source of this important nutrient are green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, citrus fruits, brown rice.


Researchers at the University of Berkeley (California) found that tannins, compounds from green and black tea, can destroy the bacteria responsible for the formation of gum disease and tooth decay. Vegetable tannins also contain highly-complex molecules called catechins, which are related to the gum tissue and tooth surface and preventing plaque full of microorganisms.  Green tea is an excellent remedy for inflammation of the gums because it is rich and nutritious and has minerals essential to the strength of the tooth.

  • Two tablespoons of finely chopped leaves and flowers of bristles and sage leaves with 4 dl of boiling water. Leave it covered for 2 hours, strain and rinse gums several times.
  • Two tablespoons of finely chopped horseradish leaves and flowers and leaves of teucrium chamaedrys pour with 4 dl of boiling water. Remove from the heat and leave it covered for two hours. Strain and rinse gums several times a day.

These recipes should not be used longer than five days.
Natural cure for gingivitis
  • Spoon of oak bark pour with one cup of boiling water and leave it covered for 2 hours. After each meal rinse your mouth with this tea that has antibacterial properties and strengthens the gums.

Saliva Protects Against Bacteria

Dry mouth can occur due to reduced secretion of saliva, and are very harmful to teeth. It has been scientifically proven that the compounds of the saliva protect the enamel from the causes of damage and also from consequences of tooth infection and inflammation of gums. Also the liquid removes residual bits of food and also prevents bacteria adhere to the teeth. The most famous means to encourage saliva production is evening primrose oil.

Bleeding gums; TREATMENT
  • In one litre of whey pour 1 dl of natural apple cider vinegar and 50 g of honey. Before each meal drink half a decilitre of this beverage. Regular consumption normalizes micro flora in the stomach, intestines and mouth, but at the same time prevents bleeding of gums.

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