Natural Remedies for Bleeding Gums

by Sam Malone

Gingivitis is the most common gum disease that causes bleeding. It is an infection that causes the tissues around the teeth and gums to be affected. It is necessary to seek immediate bleeding gums cure in order to prevent it from affecting the teeth and causing teeth problems. This occurs due to the toxins emitted by the food particles, plaque or bacteria that accumulate between the teeth. Bleeding gums is a very common problem that is found in adults. Bleeding is an indicator that the person has gum disease or is developing gum disease.

Some of the causes for bleeding gums include:

  • Fungal or viral infection in the mouth.
  • Hormonal changes especially during pregnancy.
  • Bad dental hygiene.
  • When dentures, tooth crowns or braces are not fitted properly.
  • Imbalances or impurities in the blood.
  • Deficiency of vitamins, especially Vitamin C.
  • Smoking, chewing tobacco or other unhealthy oral habits.
  • Reactions to certain drugs and medications that reduce the saliva in the mouth.
  • Plaque deposits in between the teeth.
  • Poor nutrition.
  • The use of oral contraceptives.


A person suffering from gingivitis is seen to have sore gums that appear red in color. His or her gums bleed while brushing. There is tenderness and a bad taste in the mouth. He or she will also have bad breath. The gums may also bleed when you bite into foods even as soft as bananas or bread. Bleeding gums also can cause ulcers in the mouth. They can cause plaque deposits or even pus between the teeth. The gums lose their original color and structure. One of the most common symptoms of bleeding gums is that there is redness and soreness of the gums.

Bleeding Gums Cures

  • Brush your teeth morning and evening or even better, after every meal.
  • The use toothpaste that is specially made for sensitive gums can also be a beneficial bleeding gums cure. Use a paste of neem leaves, mint leaves and basil leaves with a pinch of salt to make a good homemade toothpaste.
  • Floss with a mint flavored floss between all teeth after every meal.
  • Gargle your mouth with tepid water. To the water, add a little salt or potassium permanganate.
  • An effective home based bleeding gums cure is clove. You could either massage around the teeth with clove oil or just chew on a clove if clove oil is not readily available.
  • Aloe vera gel is also a good medicine. Massage this gel onto the gums once every day and rinse off with lukewarm water.
  • Make a paste with baking soda and water. Massage this paste onto the gums. This will remove the acidity that is caused by bacteria and will reduce the inflammation. This is another very effective homemade bleeding gums cure.
  • Increase your intake of fiber and vitamin C. This can be done by increasing your intake of seasonal fruits and raw vegetables.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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