2 Oral Rinses To Protect Your Child's Teeth From Chronic Gingivitis

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Young children often suffer from tooth decay, gum disease, and plaque buildup because they have a tendency to eat or drink sugary foods for extended periods of time which softens their enamel. While you may not notice the effects immediately, your child may begin suffering from chronic gingivitis. This form of gum disease slowly develops and lasts for a long period of time. It is important for your child to maintain healthy gums because they are the foundation that their adult teeth use to grow in. Therefore, there are a few dental rinses that you should give your child in order to protect their teeth from chronic gingivitis.

Lime Rinse

Much like lemons, limes are frequently used as a remedy to treat cold and flu. The skin of the lime is cold pressed and turned into an essential oil that can be used to treat wounds and cuts. Lime is very effective because of its antibacterial properties. These properties can help to prevent your child from suffering from chronic gingivitis. In order to create a lime rinse, cut a small lime in several circular slices. Place the slices in a medium pot of water and allow the water to simmer at low heat for a few minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and place it aside. Allow the limes to soak in the water overnight. The longer you let the limes soak, the stronger the mixture will be. In the morning, instruct your child to use the mixture to clean their mouth. Remind them to hold lime rinse around their gum line before spitting.

Lemongrass Rinse

Lemongrass is commonly used in herbal teas as a natural relaxant. It helps to relieve stress and tension from muscles and joints. However, the herb also contains antibacterial properties that are beneficial in curbing bacterial infection. A simple lemongrass rinse will be effective in protecting your child's gums from chronic gingivitis. In order to create the rinse, begin by placing a handful of fresh lemongrass in a small pot of water. Allow the plant to steep in the water at a low heat. After an hour, remove the pot from the stove and wait for it to cool. Give the rinse to your child and instruct them to clean their teeth and gums with it. Use the rinse immediately after meals in order to keep your child's teeth and gums clean.

Chronic gingivitis can often progress to more extreme forms of gum disease. If this happens, you risk the health of your child's permanent teeth. Therefore, use these tips to help keep their mouth and gums clean. If you have any further questions about how you can treat your child's gingivitis, contact a company like Kids Dental Tree.


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