Also known as periodontal disease and common among everybody, it varies from a simple gum inflammation to severe diseases that lead to soft tissues and bone damage, which affect the support structure of your teeth or maybe worse, losing our teeth. Depending on how well you take care of your gums and teeth will be a great determinant in the prevention of gum diseases. Periodontal diseases are caused by bacteria together with mucus and food particles, which if not well taken care of could result to a sticky colorless substance on your mouth, also called a plaque.

If these plaques are not dealt with immediately they harden forming a ‘tartar’, which is hard to remove through brushing. Hence, one needs to consult their dental physician to get rid of this permanent stain.


Tartar and plaque are only the first stage of gum disease formation, the longer they accumulate on your teeth leading to gum inflammation also known as gingivitis. Due to this the gums become red, swollen and bleeding out.
It is a mild, therefore it does not include loss of teeth and bones and can easily be retracted by brushing daily and flossing, and taking care or your oral hygiene.


It results from not treating gingivitis; periodontisis is inflammation around the mouth. The gums separate away from the teeth resulting to spaces known as pockets. These pockets become infected, the body’s immune system tries to fight these bacteria, but the plague still spreads to the gum line.
If not dealt with immediately your whole teeth get destroyed, this is due to toxins which destroys the bone and tissues that support the teeth.

Causes of gum diseases

They include:

  • Lack of a proper dental hygiene.
  • Smoking
  • Illnesses related to the immune system.
  • Emotional stress.
  • Poor nutrition.
  • Excessive consumption of sugar.

Natural remedies of gum diseases

Flossing: This method removes food particles that are in between the teeth, it prevents the growth of harmful bacteria formation.

Using cloves and tea tree oil essential oils: It constitutes of cloves and melaleuca also known as tea tree. You apply these essential oils on your gums or use it while brushing your teeth; it has antibacterial qualities which prevents gingivitis.

Using coenzyme Q10: About 100mg daily can heal any form of gingivitis.

Vitamin C: Taken twice daily it helps strengthen the gums and forms healthy tissue and teeth.

Taking green tea: About 1 to 3 cups daily make sure it is unsweetened and the polyphenols on it helps prevent gingivitis.

Oil pulling: Using 1 tablespoon of coconut and 2 drops of essential oils used to gaggle in mouth for about 5 to 20 minutes.

In conclusion, treating gum diseases helps to reverse tooth decay. As mentioned, you should always take care of your oral hygiene or alternatively you can make homemade remineralizing toothpaste. Foods that help treat gum diseases include: wild-caught fish, fresh vegetable juice, chewing gum with Xylitol, raw vegetables with apples, and fat soluble vitamins. Try to avoid foods such as: sugar, fruit juice, processed foods, grains and hydrogenated oils.

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