Can Gingivitis be Treated at Home?

A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body. It is something that everyone needs to understand. Neglecting your oral health will create problems for you and will make it impossible for you to achieve the perfect fit body that you dream of having!

Plaque and gum diseases are some of the problems that can lead to serious oral health issues. Not cleaning the plaque from the teeth for a long time can turn it into tartar. The hardened plaque is a serious problem, and you will need professional treatment for it. Even the gum disease starts with gingivitis and can lead to advanced periodontitis in no time if not taken care of in its initial stage.

Gingivitis is the initial stage of periodontal or gum diseases, which starts with inflammation and bleeding in gums. Bleeding gums is a common problem, and ti becomes visible while flossing and brushing the teeth. When one spits out the toothpaste, they can see blood in it, which is a sign of gingivitis.

Treatment of Gingivitis at Home

When you fall victim to gingivitis, it is not something to worry about. You can stop gingivitis from turning into advanced periodontitis if you take proper care. You can visit a dental expert for advice on how to treat gingivitis, and there are a lot of home remedies that can help you cure gingivitis.

General Treatments

You can treat the mildest form of gingivitis with general oral care. Brushing your teeth thrice a day, and flossing once every day are ways that can prevent your gingivitis from worsening. For the best results, you may choose an electric toothbrush with soft bristles. Moreover, you need to make a habit of replacing your toothbrush every three months. Giving up bad habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco can even contribute to a healthy mouth.

Salt-Water Treatments

Saltwater treatments provide exceptional results for gingivitis victims. Rinsing your mouth with salt water can reduce the inflammation in your gums. Salt can work as a disinfectant that can help your body heal itself. Besides reducing inflammation in the gums, it helps in easing the pain, reduces bacteria, removes food particles, and relieves you from bad breath.


Oil-pulling treatments are also very helpful for oral health and treating gingivitis. You need to swish oil around in your mouth for at least 30 minutes every day. It helps in eliminating toxins in your mouth and even improves your oral health. The best types of oil-pulling treatments include coconut and arimedadi oil-pulling.


If saltwater treatment is not working for you, you must choose advanced mouthwashes. The best mouthwashes for treating gingivitis includes lemongrass oil mouthwash, aloe vera, tea-tree oil, sage, and guava leaf mouthwash.

Other Options

Other ways to address gingivitis in your gums involves topical treatments such as clove application and turmeric gels. Make sure not to overlook the signs of gingivitis as it can make things worse for you and even affect your overall health.

If you have any additional questions about descaling or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Brian Gurinsky, our periodontist in downtown Denver & Centennial, CO!

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