5  At-Home care tips for swollen gums

 

5  At-Home care tips for swollen gums

 

Treat swollen gums with care. Here are some tips for at-home care

  1. Soothe your gums by brushing and flossing gently, so you don’t irritate them. Use a soft brush preferably or dip your brush in warm water for a couple of minutes before brushing.
  2. Rinse your mouth with a lukewarm saltwater solution to rid your mouth of bacteria.
  3. Drink lots of water. Water will help to keep you hydrated and the  mouth moist and hence weakens disease-causing bacteria in the mouth.
  4. Avoid irritants, including strong mouthwashes, alcohol, and tobacco.
  5. Place a warm compress over your face to lessen gum pain. A cold compress can help decrease swelling.