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I grind my teeth while I sleep so I wear a night guard. This helps a lot but I still chew on the guard all night. Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, my gums are inflamed from doing so. Swishing with warm salt water is helpful but does not have as much as a lasting effect as using both salt water and a tea bag compress.
Use a tea bag that's high in tannin content such as black tea or green tea. Place in a small cup or bowl with a big pinch of salt and steep in a bit of boiling water for a few minutes.
Let the hot tea bag cool down a bit, then hold up to the inflamed area of your gums for about 5 minutes. This works for any type of gum inflammation such as gingivitis, or other tooth and gum related pains.
To help with sore gums, use a soft toothbrush and brush your teeth with salt, they will feel better. rinse with warm water and salt and use as a gargle.
Squeeze out a pea size of pure clear aloe vera gel on a clean spoon and add two to three drops of clove oil. Stir together with a cotton swab until you can't see the clove bud oil anymore. Using the cotton swab, you can now dab a little of the mixture lightly on your gums and voila, the pain is numbed. If using for an infant under the age of three, use only one drop of clove bud oil. You can buy the aloe vera gel in its purest form in most grocery stores. Look in the suntan lotion area. You want to make sure it's the pure clear aloe vera, without dyes or other colorants.
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i would like to know more about sore gums my gums has been sore for 3 weeks. - Helen
Along with the peroxide rinse, take lots of vitamin C (500 mg a day). Get the chewable kind and suck on them so the C goes right to the gums before you swallow them. I usually get 100 mg tabs and take them several times a day.
Use a soft toothbrush and brush your gums gently from top to bottom as well as your teeth (bottom to top for the lower jaw). Don't press too hard - you need to brush gums as well as teeth. In a very short time they should feel better and stop hurting. If they don't then visit the dentist to check for gingivitis which can be dangerous if left untreated (teeth eventually fall out). Gill
You could have gingivitis. Check with a dentist.
As a former Dental Assistant... FLOSS,FLOSS, FLOSS! Or as we said in the office... "Just Floss the ones you wanna keep".
I have always found rinsing with warm salt water several times a day is helpful.