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19 July, 2008

How To-72: "How to Stop Bleeding Gums"

How to Stop Bleeding Gums

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Bleeding gums are not uncommon, and most often, the culprits are either brushing too hard or flossing infrequently. Beyond lightening up with the toothbrush and/or flossing more regularly (every day, so that your gums get used to it), you can stop the bleeding naturally, with ingredients you'll find in your cupboard.
And how will flossing reach 3 to 4 mm or more under the gum line to eliminate the infection? The surface of your tooth is not infected, the tissue around the root of the tooth is infected.
Plain water pressurized irrigation is the only way to keep the wound (and it is a wound)clean and the bacteria out. You are removing loosely attached plaque before it becomes attached and allows bacteria to grow. Use it the am and before bed. There are models now that hook up to your shower and are very easy to use with no mess. A mixture of lemon and honey is not going to cure a periodontal infection.


  • Half a lemon
  • With a glass of Jahmela(just kidding)
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 teaspoon of honey


  1. Squeeze the juice out of the lemon.
  2. Mix it with the water.
  3. Add the honey.
  4. Stir it all up.
  5. Drink it, making sure to swish it all throughout your mouth before you swallow.


  • This drink should be taken every morning.
  • Massaging the gums gently with coconut oil also helps.
  • Massaging your gums gently with warm water and a soft toothbrush helps toughen them up. Tougher gums are less likely to bleed.


  • This remedy does not replace a dentist's attention. It is for temporary relief from bleeding gums. See a dentist as soon as you can because the problem could be serious.

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