healthyteethOne of the things I’ve come to appreciate as I get older is that more natural solutions to health issues often seem to be more effective. Or at least ‘effective enough’ but often without the side effects common with chemical blends and pharmacy drugs.

And most recently that’s something I’ve come to appreciate when cleaning my teeth. This daily mundane activity is just ‘something we do’ – we don’t give it much thought, we rarely take a second look at our toothpaste choice (are you still buying the same brand your parents bought when you were a child..?). But there are some serious different choices you can make when it comes to your dental health.

Particularly if you have noticed that you have any of the symptoms of gingivitis. Some of which can include irritation or swelling of the gums, bleeding, bad breath and even sensitivity for your teeth. Eating may also be uncomfortable somtimes. Luckily, there are some great natural ways that you can work on treating gingivitis and getting your overall mouth health back on track.

Of course, you are going to need to make absolutely certain that you work on proper oral hygiene at all times. This will mean flossing and brushing your teeth several times a day, especially after each of your meals. A good amount of oral care and rinsing with a quality¬† mouthwash will help you to keep plaque from building up, which is actually the root of a lot of dental issues, including gingivitis. But be careful of your choices here, a lot of mouthwash still contains lots of alcohol which has been shown to work against the protection your natural saliva provides for your teeth and gums. So if you’re not sure what’s the best mouthwash for bad breath read this.

Folic acid is something that has been shown to help when fighting against gum disease. You can find folic acid in pill form at your local pharmacy or in a number of foods including citrus fruits, beans, dark leafy greens, seeds and nuts, cauliflower, beets, celery and even squash. Other natural supplements that you can add to your diet for fighting gingivitis include both Vitamins C and E as well as CoQ10. The supplement CoQ10 is a wonderful antioxidant that you can find at many stores and it works to help prevent the build up of free radicals in your body, especially your mouth.

When it comes to the cleaning of your teeth, what you may not know is that you can actually use certain gums and mints to help you keep a lot of the plaque from building up on your teeth. Xylitol gum and mints are a great way to naturally reduce your chances for dental issues and it is a nice and natural way to freshen your breath at the same time. You can usually find these Xylitol products are your local drug store, health food store or online.

No matter what, you will be glad that you took the time to look into natural ways to treat gingivitis symptoms that you are having. When you have great oral health, you are going to feel better about yourself and you will be free from the discomfort associated with gingivitis. It’s worth spending that bit more time each day.