3 All-Natural Ways to Treat Periodontal Disease

All-natural health and dental remedies have taken the world by storm. With more and more people not wanting to add harmful substances to their body’s, people are looking to all-natural methods to help aid in things like periodontal disease. What is periodontal disease exactly? Periodontal disease causes both inflammation and bleeding gums. Affecting nearly half of Americans, periodontal disease can cause you to feel uncomfortable while doing everyday activities like chewing food and drinking water. If you have periodontal disease and would like to find some relief in an all-natural way, read on to learn more.

Grapes

Grapes aren’t just for good to eat when you want good luck. In fact, grapes are full of a natural substance called tannic acid. Tannic acid works to fight the bacteria that grows on your mouth which ultimately contributes to periodontal disease. Simply biting into grapes and chewing on them will release the tannic acid without you having to go to the store and buy something filled with otherwise harmful substances.

Cucumber Slices

Cucumbers are most notorious for helping to aid in inflammation around the eyes and restore the moisture in your skin. But cucumbers can also help to reduce the inflammation and swelling in your gums caused by periodontitis. Simply take a cucumber cut it into thin slices and place the thin slices in between your cheek and your gums. By sitting on your gums for about 5-10 minutes, the cucumbers will help to calm that irritation and inflammation that you may be experiencing.

Garlic

Garlic isn’t just good to add to your favorite Italian recipe in order to spice it up. In fact, garlic is filled with healing properties that can help to fight off infections due to its natural antibacterial properties. Simply place a clove of garlic in a garlic press and place the mixture directly onto your gums. Let the mixture sit on your gums for about 5-10 minutes.

If you have periodontal disease, the first step should be to contact Centennial Dental Center. However, if you are experiencing a flare-up and can’t make it into our office for a few days, try one of the above all-natural treatment options.

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