Sensitive gums are a problem that afflicts so many people. With the term “sensitive” refers to a painful condition at the level of the gingival surface that surrounds the teeth. Accurate oral hygiene is the basis of a healthy mouth, in which teeth and gums are strong, do not bleed and, unlike what you think, do not have a bright red color. In fact, healthy gums must appear pink. Red is synonymous with inflammation. To avoid irritation, it is good practice to use a brush with soft bristles and apply little pressure during the brushing, as well as daily use dental floss and a good mouthwash.
The causes and symptoms of sensitive gums
The main cause of sensitive gums is gingivitis. It is an inflammatory disease caused by poor oral hygiene and plaque accumulation. Some factors favor the onset of gingivitis as a malocclusion, dental malformations, the use of prostheses or bad fillings. This inflammatory state is easily recognized as well as by the color of the gums and the bleeding during the teeth cleaning also by the appearance of halitosis, swollen gums, sensitive, withdrawn from normal, pain in the jaw, sensitive teeth and blood in saliva.
Aloe vera vera mouthwash: why use it?
To prevent swollen gums or a possible inflammation, perform a proper dental cleaning after each meal in order to eliminate any food residue that fits between the teeth. In fact, the food that remains stuck between the dental interstices is used by the bacteria of the oral cavity as a source of nourishment, causing inflammation and bad breath.
In order to have a clean mouth every day it is good to always use dental floss and mouthwash. A good mouthwash will have the following characteristics:
It will also help prevent the formation of caries, halitosis and indeed gingivitis. The products available for sale in pharmacies, herbalists or the supermarket have a high cost, but a low quality of ingredients. The best way to use an appropriate product is to create it yourself.
Aloe vera is an excellent ingredient for the preparation of an effective mouthwash. The gel extracted from the leaves has antibacterial, refreshing, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
Recipes for a mouthwash based on aloe vera
Aloe vera and mint mouthwash
- 100 ml of water
- 10 ml of aloe vera
- 5 drops of peppermint
- 5 drops of eucalyptus
Pour 100 ml of water into a small bottle with a cap and add the essential oil of eucalyptus and peppermint with the dropper. Then add the aloe vera gel and mix it all by shaking the bottle. The aloe vera and mint mouthwash should be used every night before going to bed, diluting the contents of a cap in half a glass of water, rinsing the oral cavity several times. It is perfect for fighting gingivitis, canker sores, toothache and halitosis.
Aloe vera and bicarbonate mouthwash
- 120 g of distilled water
- 120 g of aloe vera gel
- 1 teaspoon and a half of bicarbonate
- 2 drops of mint essential oil
In a 200 ml bottle (you can recycle an old container of a finished commercial mouthwash) pour the water, bicarbonate and mint essential oil and melt well. Then add the aloe gel, stirring. Keep the aloe vera and bicarbonate mouthwash in the refrigerator. The addition of bicarbonate ensures the protection of dental enamel and combats acids that corrode the teeth.