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Oral Health: Don't Ignore Your Gums

When you go to your dentist, you are likely concerned about cavities and the stains on your teeth. If you are like me, then you probably never thought much about your gums. Unfortunately, this caused me to form a serious gum recession condition. My dentist said that hard brushing practices, poor flossing techniques, and even the consumption of sugary foods led to the recession. After some deep scaling treatments, I was informed that I needed a gum graft procedure. The gums are extremely important to your health. They provide your teeth with the nutrients they need and they protect the sensitive dental roots. The gums even keep bacteria away from your jaw bone. Don't ignore your gums like I did. Read my blog and learn about proper oral care techniques. Prevention practices can easily save your gums from necessary restoration.

2 Herbal Oils To Help Alleviate Sore Gums During Perimenopause

Perimenopause is the transition stage into full menopause. As you begin to reach full menopause, you will begin to notice a number of changes in your oral health. One of the many symptoms of perimenopause is tender or sore gums. Sore gums that are experienced during perimenopause are often a result of gum disease. Your body produces lower estrogen levels during this time and makes you more susceptible to developing bacteria build up and infection.  If you feel you may be suffering from gum disease during this time, then it is important to see a dentist. The pain experienced from sore gums can be unbearable and make it difficult to enjoy meals. Luckily, there are a few essential oils that you can use to alleviate some of this pain.

Clove Oil

Clove oil is a staple essential oil in oral health care. The oil is often used as a pain remedy after tooth extractions and to treat dry socket. Clove oil works well to reduce pain because it contains analgesic properties. Clove oil can be used to soothe sore gums during perimenopause by warming up the clove oil in a small pot. Use a cotton ball to soak up the clove oil from the pot. Once the cotton ball is soaked in clove oil, apply it to the areas of your gums that are in pain. Hold the cotton ball on your gums for a few minutes before removing. Reapply the clove oil using the cotton ball throughout the day in order to keep the pain at bay.

Spearmint Oil

Spearmint oil is frequently used to treat bodily aches and pains because it produces a cooling effect and contains analgesic properties. The herb helps to relax muscles throughout the body and reduce tension and stress. Spearmint oil can be used on your sore gums to provide pain relief. Start by warming up a pot of water. Once the water boils, turn the fire off and place a few drops of spearmint oil into the water. Place the mixture in your mouth and soak your gums in the spearmint mixture. The longer you soak your gums the easier it will be for the spearmint to be absorbed. Use the spearmint mix after each meal in order to soothe your aching gums.

Experiencing aching gums during perimenopause is expected, but the pain can quickly become unbearable. Therefore, use these tips to help alleviate the pain.

Be sure to see your family dentist if the problem reoccurs.