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Help Avoid and Reduce Gingivitis With These 5 Home Treatments

Gingivitis is a gum infection that, if left untreated, can develop into periodontitis. This condition leads to red, inflamed gum tissue at the base of the teeth. If regular brushing and flossing aren’t preventing gingivitis, try one of the natural home treatments listed below to keep your gums healthy and to protect the enamel of your teeth from decay, as well as preventing tooth loss caused by damage to the root sockets of your teeth.

Lemongrass oil mouthwash. This treatment is simple to mix at home with the good quality essential oils. This product reduces plaque build-up by breaking up the layer of bacterial build-up that allows plaque to form at the gum line. When plaque is allowed to build up at the base of your teeth, the risk of gingivitis goes up as this plaque provides a place for bacteria to safely multiply in your mouth. Mix this product in small batches for freshness. Simply dilute no more than three drops of lemongrass oil in a cup of water and use it twice daily as a mouthwash.

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