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There are many special ways to keep your gums safe and improve oral hygiene on a daily basis. Here are a few basic and practical procedures that are recommended by physicians.

Intake of Vitamin C: Vitamin C-rich foods can help to prevent any gum diseases or infections. Vitamin C and antioxidants are rich in fruits such as strawberries, papayas, bananas, grapes, and lemons, which are not only good for your body but are also helpful for your gums. They assist with the development of body tissues and bone regeneration. Rubbing lemon juice on sore gums and a little bit of salt can also momentarily alleviate pain.

Rinse with Hydrogen Peroxide: In terms of clean ear wax, you might have learned about the advantages of using hydrogen peroxide! Well, for keeping gum infections and inflammations at bay, it is also useful. Mix about half a cup of water with 1⁄2 teaspoon of peroxide powder and rinse your mouth regularly with it. In the case of toothache, this method is also used to ease the pain.

Rinse in salt water: Rinsing your teeth with salt water is an even simpler procedure than Hydrogen Peroxide. Make sure the water is lukewarm and, for great results, try this solution once or twice a day.

Gum massage: Regularly massage the gums; this ensures blood supply and avoids gum loss.

Chewing gum: Considered a healthy type of exercise for your gum and jaws, there are now many variants on the market of special dental chewing gums. These chewing gums contain Xylitol, a substitute for sugar that helps limit the growth within your mouth of bacteria.

Avoid excessive consumption of acidic foods (olive oil, low-fat yogurt, whole milk, butter…) on a regular basis, as they can cause gum irritation because of the imbalance created in the pH level of gums and saliva.

Flossing: you should make this a part of your daily routine, as it is one of the most effective ways to keep clean teeth. A toothbrush is not always capable of reaching every crack where tiny pieces of food may deposit, but flossing can help to solve this problem. Be gentle and pay attention to make sure you cover every spot.

Apples: does really an apple a day keep the doctor away?! Yes, eating apples is an effective way of curing gum infections and it is also a natural exercise, keeping your gums stronger and firm.

Hydration: believe it or not, drinking water frequently is not only good for your system; it also rinses your mouth, ensuring fresher breath and healthier body and skin.

Gums may also focus on the health of your digestive system. Bad breath and an unhealthy smile are avoided by eating healthy and maintaining good digestion.

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