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Gingivitis – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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Gingivitis is also called inflammation of the gum tissue. It’s a non-destructive periodontal ailment. Gingivitis can be treated with good oral hygiene however if ignored, it could cause serious gum infection.

Gingivitis Symptoms:

  • Painful and bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Discolouration of teeth
  • Reddish and receding gums

Gingivitis Causes:

  • Neglecting oral care
  • The bacteria in the mouth react with the food particles to form plaque
  • Plaque causes various gum diseases
  • Illicit drugs
  • Viral or fungal infections
  • Hormonal changes during puberty and pregnancy
  • Poor nutrition
  • Certain medication

Natural Home Remedy Using Margosa Leaves:

  1. Margosa leaves have antiseptic properties.
  2. Crush some margosa leaves to make a paste
  3. Massage the gums & teeth with this paste for 5 min every night
  4. Leave for 15 min
  5. Rinse mouth with water

Natural Home Remedy Using Cloves:

  1. Take 1 glass of hot water
  2. Crush 1 tsp of cloves to powder
  3. Take 1 tsp of clove powder
  4. Add this to 200 ml of water and boil this mixture for 15-20 min
  5. Allow this mixture to cool till it becomes lukewarm
  6. Strain the mixture
  7. Gargle with it every night


  • Avoid excessive consumption of sugar products as it increases the risk of developing plaque
  • Brush before sleeping every night

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