Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, can manifest itself in a number of ways, including bleeding gums when you brush your teeth.
Nevertheless, you're not alone. Over 47% of adults aged 30 and older in the United States have gum disease.
Even if you do not have severe dental pain, you should not expect gingivitis to heal on its own. But, there are some natural remedies you can try before visiting dentist.
Rinsing your mouth with salt water (a natural disinfectant) or using a mouthwash are examples of such practices.
Healthline also suggests gargling with an anti-inflammatory oil like coconut oil for twenty to thirty minutes to help alleviate the discomfort of gingivitis.
Surgical procedures, such as pocket reduction surgery and bone and tissue grafts, are available to treat various stages of gum disease.
Non-surgical treatments, such as a deep cleaning with a local anesthetic, may be all that's needed to address minor dental problems.
While genetic factors can make some individuals more susceptible to gum disease, you can reduce your risk by brushing and flossing daily.
Furthermore, not smoking, eating right, and going to the dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups are also important factors in maintaining good oral health.