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Gum Massage

Home remedies for gingivitis have been proven to work better than any professional treatment simply because gingivitis needs to be treated on a daily basis and it is unrealistic to see a professional on a daily basis unless you have a lot of disposable income, and even then.. who would want to go to the dentist every day!

There is no known miracle cure or herbal remedy that will cure your gingivitis.

The best way of curing gingivitis and improving your overall oral and gum health is to use a gum massaging technique consistently, until your gums have healed.

When brushing your teeth, the bristles of the toothbrush should be placed at a 45 degree angle on the teeth and pointed toward the gums, to ensure gum massaging.

Here is a breakdown of how you should brush your teeth.

Press the bristles gently towards the gums so they spread out.
Use small circular or back and forth motion…no long scrubbing strokes.
Don’t try to clean the entire arch at once. Clean your teeth two at a time.
Clean the surface of every tooth while massaging the gums too with your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle
Start with the cheek side of your last molar on the upper right and follow your gum line around to the last molar on the upper left. Now switch to the tongue side massaging your gums on every tooth molar to molar.
After thoroughly massaging the upper teeth, check carefully with your tongue. Your teeth should feel nice and smooth. If you notice “fuzzy” or rough areas especially near your gums, brush and massage those areas again and re check.
Your gums may bleed at first and you may have to rinse your mouth several times and also your toothbrush. This is okay, just continue to brush for a minimum of five minutes and gradually as your gums state to not belled when brushing, increase your brushing time to around ten minutes. This will greatly improve the health of your gums
Any tarter or dental calculus you may have will need to be removed by your dentist or dental hygienist.