Salt provides immense relief to denture wearers during the adjustment phase. It helps reduce swelling and pain in the gums. It also inhibits growth of bacteria in the mouth and reduces the risk of mouth sores or dry mouth.
To reduce gum pain, you can use turmeric for its pain-relieving properties. Make a paste of ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder and a few drops of water, apply the paste on the painful gums. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes, then gently massage the gums for a couple of minutes. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with lukewarm water. Try this twice atleast in a week.
Oil pulling is an age-old practice that supports oral health by removing harmful bacteria from your mouth. It helps keep your mouth moist and prevent dry mouth and it evens helps eliminate bad breath and reduce gum swelling.
Amla promotes healing and development of connective tissue that benefits the gums. Additionally, it cleans the mouth and helps get rid of bad breath. Take 1/2 teaspoon of dried amla powder along with 1/2 glass of water daily or one fresh amla daily.
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient required for healthy bones and teeth. It promotes iron absorption. Vitamin C deficiency is characterised by weakness, bleeding gums and defective bone growth.Vitamin C is abundantly available in fresh amla, citrus fruits, guava, banana and certain vegetables such as tomatoes.