Oral diseases are the most common noncommunicable diseases globally and are estimated to affect half the world’s population, according to the World Health Organisation. While tooth decay is the most prevalent condition and is typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits, gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease which can result in tooth loss, is estimated to be the 11th most prevalent disease globally.
If your gums regularly bleed, are irritated and are swollen, there’s a good chance you have gingivitis, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. See your dentist before you try to manage this issue on your own, and be sure to tell her/him about any home treatments you may want to try.
These home remedies are backed by medical research and may help treat gingivitis.