Mouth care

Treat Pyorrhea Naturally

Pyorrhea is the term used to describe periodontal disease that is advanced. It mainly affects the bones and ligaments of the mouth and while not initially serious can lead to tooth loss and sepsis if not treated in a timely fashion. It is, thankfully, not a condition difficult to treat and with regular dental checkups and proper tooth care can be completely avoided!

 

How do I know if I have pyorrhea?

  • Tenderness in gums
  • Redness of gums
  • Swelling of gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Pus along the gum line
  • Bad breath

 

How can I prevent pyorrhea?

  • Maintain a regular tooth brushing, flossing and washing regime.
  • Gargle to make sure you get all the bits of food and bacteria out of your mouth and throat.
  • Make sure you visit your dentist twice a year for a check-up.
  • Treat any illnesses and injuries quickly.
  • Work to get allergies and post-nasal drip under control.

 

How can I treat pyorrhea?

  • Chew some guava fruit or leaf to help control gum bleeding.
  • Chew a few lettuce leaves after meals to help clean out bacteria.
  • Drink a mix of spinach and carrot juice to help bolster your immune system.
  • Eat banana’s they’re great at maintaining tooth health.
  • Rub orange or lemon peels over the gums to reduce inflammation.
  • Rub your teeth with a little mustard oil and rock salt after brushing to reduce plaque.
  • Swish some sesame oil.
  • Gargle with steeped fenugreek water.
  • Rub a mixture of honey, castor oil and camphor directly on the gums to help rid them of bacteria and to strengthen them.
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