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4 mouthwashes that effectively treat bleeding gums

4 mouthwashes that effectively treat bleeding gums
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Bleeding gums is a common problem that we often notice when we are brushing our teeth, but we can also experience a sensation of inflammation in the teeth. This is a common symptom of gingivitis (gum disease). 

Here are a few possible explanations for your bleeding gums:

  • A growth problem with your teeth
  • Deficiency in vitamin B3 or vitamin C
  • A weakened immune system
  • Hormonal problems linked to menopause or pregnancy
  • Dental plaque or cavities
  • Brushing your teeth too roughly
  • Sometimes, diabetes can cause bleeding gums

To treat the problem, use one of these mouthwashes. Choose the one that is easiest for you, and remember that it is important to use it around 3 times a day for several days in order to see good results. Note that none of these mouthwashes should be swallowed!

1) Bicarbonate of soda mouthwash

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What you need:

  • 120 mls water
  • 15 g of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

Method:

1) Add the bicarbonate of soda to the water, stirring until it is fully dissolved.

2) Put it in the fridge for 15 minutes.

3) Use this mouthwash after each meal (3 times a day), rinsing your whole mouth and concentrating on any areas where you have pain.

2) Salt and ginger mouthwash

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What you need:

  • 120 mls water
  • 15 g of salt
  • 15 g of grated ginger

Method:

1) Add the ginger to the water and bring it to the boil.

2) When it starts to boil, add the salt. Stir it and take it off the heat.

3) Leave it to cool and then put it in the fridge for 15 minutes.

4) Rinse your mouth with the mixture for 2 or 3 minutes, three times a day.

3) Fresh mint mouthwash

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What you need:

  • 230 mls water
  • 5 fresh mint leaves

Method:

1) Pour the water into a pot and bring it to the boil.

2) Once it starts to boil, add the mint leaves to the water. Leave it for 15 minutes to allow the mint to release its juices.

3) Remove it from the heat and leave it cool, then putting it in the fridge for 15 minutes.

4) For best results, rinse your mouth well with this mixture 3 times a day.

4) Aloe vera to the rescue, as usual

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What you need:

  • The gel from one aloe vera leaf measuring 7 to 12 cm.

Method:

1) Retrieve the gel from the aloe vera stem.

2) Massage it into your gums until it is absorbed.

3) Once the gel is absorbed by the gums, brush your teeth.

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