How can I treat gingivitis at home?

Well, I have slight gingivitis, so I would like to know some easy at-home remedies for gums. Today, I’ve tried a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash, brushing and flossing teeth more regularly, but are there any others? Is there a recommended toothpaste I can use for it as well?

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9 Responses to “ How can I treat gingivitis at home? ”

  1. Hearty on October 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Self-Care at Home
    The best home care for gingivitis is prevention.

    Regular dental visits to remove plaque build-up are necessary to combat gingivitis.
    Once a dentist removes plaque, regular brushing and flossing will minimize plaque formation. Even with good dental hygiene, plaque will begin to accumulate again.

  2. Anna3 on October 30, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I used to have severe gingivitis. I bought a Sonicare toothbrush and went from having horrible gums to getting a clean bill of health from my dentist last month. I also used Listerine (the really nasty kind), but I think it was the Sonicare toothbrush that really made the difference.

  3. Kris L on October 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Stop brushing and flossing, and buy a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and gargle with that STRAIGHT five times a day for four to six days … I had ‘trench mouth’ which is gingivitis gone crazy, and the dentist told me to do that … the gingivitis cleared up but that can’t happen if you are ‘brushing and flossing’ because those can ‘injure’ the gum tissues you are attempting to heal. I know that not brushing feels ‘dirty’ but you are only doing this for a few days, and your whole mouth will feel better after the gingivitis is gone and you can once again brush your teeth without bleeding.

  4. eazyboop on October 31, 2010 at 7:36 am

    use colgate total and use a SOFT brush . brush vigourously and go through the blood
    . brush after every meal. there are no remmedies. just dont smoke

  5. KB on October 31, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Closys antiseptic rinse!!! It’s the best, doesn’t burn, and tastes like water. You can use Listerine if you want to, but it really hurts, especially sensitive gums. You must buy the Closys at a drug store, as it’s not available in most grocery stores. Brushing after every meal, when you wake up, and before you go to bed is essential now that you need to get that gum disease under control.

    The toothpaste doesn’t really matter in the long run as long as it has fluoride. Basically, they are all the same. I use Crest complete with Scope for fresh breath. I really like it. My dentist gave me a sample of it.

    You might want to stroll the toothcare aisle in your local store and read some labels. You might find something that suits you — whitening, sensitive, etc. When you received your diagnosis for gingivitis, your dentist didn’t give you suggestions? If not, call the dentist’s office.

  6. xoxo on October 31, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Listerine is suppose to fight ginivitis. Ask your dentist.

  7. Jamaal on October 31, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Yes,there are plenty of tooothpaste that help but you have to be willing to do a few extra things to curb this present condition,for instance,carry a travel pack so you can brush wherever there is water. Or better yet,keep a bottle of water with you,and every time you think brush,brush. Colgate products have a good history chcek them out. Luck!

  8. Clark Kent on October 31, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Gingivitis is an oral health problem, an infection that mainly affects the gums above the gum line. When the bacteria spread below the gum line, an advanced periodontal disease known as periodontitis takes hold. The toxins produced by the bacteria literally cause the flesh and even bone to decay and rot away. As this process unfolds, the teeth will start to loosen. This is because the bacteria create little pockets in between the gums and teeth (in spaces that have been destroyed already by the toxins). The pockets become new sites of rapid bacteria production and the process speeds up. Given enough time, advanced periodontal disease will literally cause a person’s teeth to fall out. To prevent this worst condition to happen, consider maintaining good oral health habits like brushing and flossing, proper diet, and a shift in lifestyle like quitting smoking and alcohol. Regular visit to the dentist and a natural mouthwash best complement these oral care routine.


  9. King of Fresno on October 31, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I had a problem with gingivitis myself, and the best cure is to use Listerine twice every day. Keep brushing and flossing, of course, but Listerine is what really took care of the gingivitis.

    This also works on early periodontis, but you still need to have your hygenists clean your teeth regularly.

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