Remedies For Itchy Gums

Itchy gums could irritate you and spoil your sleep too. They can be due to many issues like gum diseases, allergies, germs or even dry mouth.

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You can prevent that itchy sensation and minimise the inflammation using certain home remedies. But if the problem persists even after trying remedies, meeting a dentist would be very necessary.

Certain reasons behind itchy gums could be bacterial infections, viral infections, fungal infections, deficiencies, medicines, teeth grinding, stress, allergy and even periodontal disease.

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Here are some home remedies to get rid of the itchy gums.

Tip #1

Try rinsing your mouth with cold water. This may help flush out food remnants or germs that cause the itching. Also, it may soothe the inflammation.

Tip #2

Place an ice cube on the affected gums. This may soothe inflammation and also keep the gum hydrated.

Tip #3

Try gargling with saltwater. Add a spoon of salt to a glass of hot water. Gargle for a few seconds and wash your mouth.

Tip #4

Wash your mouth with hydrogen peroxide solution. It can cure inflammation. Mix a spoon of hydrogen peroxide in half a cup of water and swish. Spit the solution after you wash your mouth with it.

Tip #5

Use baking soda. Prepare a paste by mixing a few drops of water into a teaspoon of baking soda. This paste can handle bacterial infections that cause the itchiness.

Tip #6

Avoid spicy food, coffee, smoking and acidic foods. They make the inflammation and itching sensation worse.

Tip #7

Aloe vera can reduce oral inflammation. Apply its gel on itchy gums for quick relief.

If none of these remedies work, it is important to visit you dentist.

 

 

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Story first published: Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 11:43 [IST]
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