Gingivitis is a common and moderate form of gum disease (often referred to as periodontal disease), which is characterised by tender, swollen and/or inflammed gums that bleed easily. Without an effective daily dental hygiene routine, gingivitis may further develop into a more serious form of gum disease, known as periodntitis. Gingvitis affects almost everyone, but the initial symptoms are so mild that most individuals won't even realise they have it.
The most common cause of gingivitis is plaque, a soft bacterial substance that can build-up around the teeth and irritate the gums. Brushing you teeth daily (in the morning & evening), rinsing with Mouthwash, and flossing regularly with Dental Floss are all effective ways of looking after your teeth and preventing the formation of harmful plaque. If however you notice any of the aforementioned symptoms of gingivitis, then you may also wish to add a more specific treatment to your daily dental hygiene routine.
Natures Healthbox offer an extensive selection of natural products, specficially formulated for gingivitis. Alternatively, you may also wish to consider Turmeric, Aloe Vera and Lemon juice, which all contain Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties thought to be beneficial for the treatment of gingivitis. For the more traditional approach, you may wish to try an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing a tablespoon of Coconut Oil in the mouth everyday, just before you brush your teeth.