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Treating gingivitis with home remedies: How to specifically prevent periodontitis


Inflammation of the gums usually does not cause pain, but is considered a precursor to periodontal disease - which in turn can lead to teeth falling out.

Inflammation of the gums usually does not cause pain, but is considered a precursor to periodontal disease - which in turn can lead to teeth falling out.

The tricky thing about inflammation of the gums (medically, gingivitis): It usually goes unnoticed for a long time.

Because of this, those affected often only recognize it late and are surprised when the dentist diagnoses inflammation of the gums.

This is usually not painful, but reddened and swollen gums and bleeding gums suggest

an inflammation.

As the portal operated by the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) further informs, the gums bleed when brushing your teeth or even without external influence.

Inflammation of the gums: Possible causes of bleeding gums, redness, and swelling

Inflammation of the gums can decrease.

But it can also persist, expand and become periodontitis, as stated on the website of

But it doesn't have to come to that if you follow a few

simple rules of dental care *


Plaque on teeth is believed to be the main cause of inflamed gums.

The film of bacteria is usually located directly at the transition between tooth and gum and can usually be reduced immensely by thorough tooth cleaning, regular check-ups at the dentist and professional tooth cleaning.

But not only plaque, smoking, diabetes or hormonal changes such as during pregnancy can also promote gum inflammation.

A dentist is the best point of contact for any type of dental problem and will

recommend the

best dental care

for your needs



Daily dental care should also include the use of dental floss.

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Home remedies for gingivitis: Essential oils to apple cider vinegar

According to the German Family Insurance, the following home remedies have proven effective in the event of gingivitis:

  • Essential oils:

     Drizzle two to three drops of clove, peppermint, or tea tree oil into a glass of water and rinse your mouth with the mixture several times a day.

  • Chamomile and sage:

     Rinse your mouth several times a day with chamomile or


    tea, recommends the German Family Insurance.

    The disinfecting and calming effect would reduce inflammation of the gums.

  • Ginger:

     The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects can be used to treat inflammation of the gums - simply rinse your mouth with ginger tea several times a day.

  • Salt water:

     A proven remedy for gingivitis - a teaspoon of salt dissolved in a glass of water as a mouthwash.

  • Apple cider vinegar:

     Apple cider vinegar is said to stimulate the flow of saliva, have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

    Mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and gargle with it half an hour before brushing your teeth, advises the German family insurance company.


* is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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