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Any home remedies for gingivitis?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Floss!

Good brushing and flossing, and perhaps use of a good mouthrinse like listerine.
If it is just gingivitis then this will be beneficial, but if it's progressed to a more serious form, affecting the bone, your home care will not cure the problem.

In brief: Floss!

Good brushing and flossing, and perhaps use of a good mouthrinse like listerine.
If it is just gingivitis then this will be beneficial, but if it's progressed to a more serious form, affecting the bone, your home care will not cure the problem.
Dr. John Francis
Dr. John Francis
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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Brush and floss

Early gingivitis can be managed by you with effective brushing and flossing but it must be done well and often during the day but, if there are tartar deposits this must be removed professionally before you can get better.

In brief: Brush and floss

Early gingivitis can be managed by you with effective brushing and flossing but it must be done well and often during the day but, if there are tartar deposits this must be removed professionally before you can get better.
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Oral hygiene

Excellent oral hygiene is the way to control.
Brush at least twice a day with either a manual or electric toothbrush, and floss. Clean your tongue. Healthy diet. But none of this is sufficient by themselves. You still neeed to have regular dental care. Especially if it has been awhile since you have had your teeth cleaned, you have calculus that is causing swelling and bleeding.

In brief: Oral hygiene

Excellent oral hygiene is the way to control.
Brush at least twice a day with either a manual or electric toothbrush, and floss. Clean your tongue. Healthy diet. But none of this is sufficient by themselves. You still neeed to have regular dental care. Especially if it has been awhile since you have had your teeth cleaned, you have calculus that is causing swelling and bleeding.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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2 comments
Dr. Michael Sokol
Flossing twice a day and avoiding sugar containing foods and sodas. Swishing your mouth with ward slat water with a little hydrogen peroside is helpful daily. However DO NOT swallow it.
Dr. Michael Sokol
Warm Salt Water not "ward slat water." Sorry!
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