If you suffer with periodontal gum disease or Gingivitis, we have devised some simple yet effective ways to help yourself at home. Gum disease can be painful and damaging. Left untreated it can lead to the loss of soft tissue and bone structure in the mouth that anchors you teeth to your jawbone.
- Brush your teeth. Twice a day is ideal.
- Floss and Interdental brushes. These help keep the areas between your teeth clear of debris like food particles.
- GumSaver – The long handled, dual headed brush will allow you to clean below the gum line and into the hard to reach areas between your teeth at the back of your mouth. This is often where the gum disease forming bacteria lurk.
- Green tea This type of tea contains antioxidants that help to reduce inflammation in the body, and can help reduce the spread of bacteria
- Hydrogen Peroxide is often used in producing mouthwash, it is often found in antibacterial gels, which are used in custom fitted dental trays. Hydrogen Peroxide is an effective way to keep oral bacteria at bay. Although users must careful not to swallow it.
- Warm salt water. Rinsing the mouth with a simple salt solution helps to reduce inflammation and kills bacteria, (Salt water should not be used daily as it can be damaging to your teeth.
- Baking soda (Bicarbonate of soda) mixed with water can also be used to brush the teeth and gums, to help neutralize the harmful acids that form in the mouth to cause gum disease.
- Oil pulling (swishing or rinsing) There has been little evidence to prove that rinsing with sesame oil can help reduce bacteria that cause gum disease, however this remains a popular practice.
What happens if you don’t treat gum disease at home
Left untreated gum disease can cause much pain and discomfort as well as lead to tooth decay and tooth loss. If you suffer with sore, bleeding gums and dental pain. The dentist will be able to treat your gum disease, with a number of treatments including use of antibiotics if required.
Treat gum disease at home with Gumsaver
Professional treatment of gum disease can be painful and expensive too. Your dentist and hygienist can give you advice on how best to keep your teeth clean and free of gum disease. Your dentist may recommend you use floss or interdental brushes, in addition to these we recommend regular use of the Gumsaver to treat your gum disease. It is not only safe and easy, but also very cost effective. Especially when compared to costly trips to the dentist or hygienist.