Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. According to dental experts, it is the initial stage of gum diseases and can be easily prevented and treated. When the soft, sticky and colorless film of bacteria, known as plaque, gathers on the gum line, it causes gingivitis. Daily brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist may stop the development of gingivitis. However, if it is left untreated, it may develop to periodontitis which is an advanced stage of gum disease and can cause permanent damage to gums and teeth.
There are several home remedies available for treating gum diseases. One of the most effective remedy is to use olive oil. According to Dr OZ taking some olive oil and swishing it around in the mouth works best. Dr OZ further states that the oil is rich in anti-oxidants and monounsaturated fats which helps to reduce the building up of plaque. He further suggests swallowing the oil to kill the bacteria called H.pylori which may cause infection and ulcers in the stomach.
Research shows that olive is anti-inflammatory due to many of its healthy components. Some studies have found that it works almost in a similar fashion as Ibuprofen and aspirin. So, swishing the oil around in your mouth will not only cure gum diseases but also kill any pain including toothache.
How to Use Olive ~Oil for Treating Gingivitis?
It is very simple and easy. Take one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and swish it around your mouth for a few minutes and then spit. Do not swallow this as it mixes with toxins in the mouth. You may also apply it to gums and rub or massage the gums gently. Another way is to chew some fresh olive leaves and swish the juice in the mouth for a few minutes and then spit. For best results, repeat the process three times a day.