You can assist your dentist with your battle with gingivitis. You should consider adding a natural dental paste to your oral regimen. The helpful paste contains two ingredients: aloe vera gel and neem powder. The aforementioned ingredients will help heal your gum infection:
Neem & Aloe Vera are Powerful Ingredients
Neem comes from the neem tree. It has been used in India for oral health, but also for physical health as well. One of the compounds in neem, called numbin, is anti-microbial and anti-fungal. This allows it to be very helpful in defeating harmful bacteria, like the streptococcus bacteria, which is usually the primary cause of gingivitis.
The second ingredient that you will need is fresh aloe vera gel. You probably know that it can heal and clean wounds on your body. But this jelly-like substance can also assist in healing your gums. Aloe vera will be helpful because it can relieve gum inflammation, bleeding and swelling of the gums. This substance is also antiseptic and antibacterial, which make it helpful in killing oral pathogens.
Remember that this dental paste is only meant to help you. Gingivitis is a very serious issue that could cause you to lose your teeth. So make certain you see your dentist regularly. If you are suffering from advanced forms of gingivitis, this paste will help you and might prevent you from having to see an oral surgeon for corrections.
Now you can move on to making this helpful paste.
How to Make the Healing Gel Paste
You can find the 2 ingredients above at your local health food store. To make the paste, you will need the following amounts:
- 1/2 cup of fresh aloe vera gel (from the leaf)
- 3 tbsp of Neem Powder
To use your paste, follow the steps below:
- All you have to do is grab a medium sized, sterilized glass container.
- Add the aloe vera, and stir in the neem powder.
- Now take a small amount, and brush your teeth or rub on your gums (with clean hands).
- This gel paste should last about a week in the refrigerator.
Now you have a natural, gingivitis fighting addition to add to your oral regimen. Make certain you let your dentist know about this addition. If you are under treatment, your dentist needs to be aware of any changes to your dental regimen. And he or she will help monitor your oral reaction to the dental paste too.