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Tips and Tricks that will Keep your Gums Healthy

You should not wait for dental consultation, but do your bit to keep dental health tip-top.

Dental Health By Himanshu Sharma / May 01, 2014

Keeping your Gums Healthy

A bright smile always makes good impression. If you take care of your teeth and gums, your smile can speak volumes. You should not wait for dental consultation, but do your bit to keep dental health tip-top. (Image source:Getty)

Brush Regularly

It is advised that you brush your teeth at least twice a day for healthy and clean teeth. When you purchase a toothbrush, you have to check and see if there are soft bristles that won’t damage the enamel on your teeth. (Image source:Getty)

Floss Twice a Week

Practicing flossing on a regular basis is one way to get rid of food particles from both the surface of and the gaps between your teeth. One must floss at least once in a week. It will keep the grooves of your teeth clean and help prevent tooth decay. (Image source:Getty)


Our mouth needs a massage too. Massage of the teeth and gums can be done using the essential oils of eucalyptus, wintergreen and peppermint. They have antiseptic properties and stimulate blood flow. (Image source:Getty)

Bites to Activate Blood Flow

To activate blood flow after the massage, bite down gently, making the clicking sound when your teeth meet, 20 times. If your gums already show deterioration, do this twice a day. Otherwise, this routine can be done once to activate blood flow. (Image source:Getty)

Gargle with Natural Mouthwash

Use warm salt water or baking soda (dissolved in water) to gargle. The routine discourages bacteria and should be done after brushing your teeth. Folic acid as mouthwash is known to prevent and heal gum disease. (Image source:Getty)

Eat Right

Eat a plenty of fresh fruits, leafy vegetables, organic lean meats and whole grains to keep gums healthy. Incorporation of fish oil, flaxseed oil, avoiding sugar and cutting back on refined processed foods keeps gum problems at bay. (Image source:Getty)

Focus on Digestion

According to Chinese medicine, the gums are an extension of the digestive system. Excess heat in the stomach-due to improper diet, lifestyle, or emotional stress is one of the reasons behind gum diseases. It is important to keep your digestion on track to keep gum problems at bay. (Image source:Getty)

Chew your Food Well

Sometimes, a change in the way you chew your food is enough to keep gum problems away. Chewing food well enables proper enzyme secretion and healthy digestive function. (Image source:Getty)

Try Natural Herbs

Natural herbs, which help improve digestion, can work wonders for your gums. Besides stimulating digestion, the natural herbs keep bad breath and belching problems at bay. (Image source:Getty)

Drink Green Tea

Green tea has antibacterial properties to cleanse your oral cavity and help reduce fermentation. A study at the University of British Columbia found that green tea, because of its disinfectant and deodorant activities, helped prevent oral problems. (Image source:Getty)


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