How to Treat Gum Disease at Home

Bleeding gums when you brush your teeth is one of the signs of gum disease. A deep cleaning is often necessary to control gum disease. Your dentist can advise you how to continue to treat your gum disease at home following a deep cleaning.

Key takeaways:

  • Your dentist may recommend rinsing with saltwater to reduce inflammation and to help the gum tissue heal.
  • Drinking green tea can also help protect against oral bacteria and reduce inflammation.
  • Make sure you floss properly to remove plaque and food particles which can be trapped between teeth.

“Green tea, the non-oxidized version of black tea, has been shown to have many health benefits, from cognitive benefits such as improved mood and memory to protective benefits against cancer and heart disease.”

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