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Help, since being pregnant, I have suffered with painful gums, which sometimes bleed, is there a natural remedy to help this?

First off, a dentist check-up is probably advised, before attempting any treatments at home. Secondly dental hygiene is paramount if you are prone to gingivitis or gum problems, your regime should include, brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day, ideally you should brush after every meal.

That being said, a change in hormones associated with pregnancy can often bring on inflammation of the gums and if not too serious can be treated with a homeopathic remedy.

  • Vitamin C is great for improving your gums overall health, so eating citrus fruit and fresh vegetables is definitely advised.
  • Clove oil is a tried and tested method of relieving inflammation of the gums, simply rub some oil into the affected area.
  • Gargling with salt water will help fight against possible bacteria causing the inflammation.
  • Garlic is a very good natural anti-biotic, eating it as well as rubbing it on your gums, will help fight any infection naturally.