Posted on: 4 February 2016Share
Early tooth loss in children is often caused by poor dental care which leads to gum disease and tooth decay. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can be reversed if it is caught early on. If it is caught too late, then this may result in periodontal disease. In order to remove periodontal disease, your children's dentist will need to perform a deep cleaning procedure. However, gingivitis can be reversed and removed by improving your child's at-home dental care routine. One of the simplest ways for improving the health of their teeth and gums is by adding mouthwashes to your child's dental care routine. There are a number of commercial mouthwashes readily available for use; however, there are a number of kid-friendly ones that you can make from home.
Cinnamon and Mouthwash
Cinnamon is a staple spice in the kitchen. It can be can be used for baking and cooking. However, the ingredient is often included in commercial mouthwashes because of its antibacterial properties. These properties make cinnamon effective in removing bacteria before they have the chance to spread. You can easily create your own kid-friendly mouthwash by adding fresh cinnamon sticks in a pot of water. Allow the water to boil, before removing it from the heat. Once it cools, you can give the cinnamon to your child. Instruct them to move the mouthwash around in their mouth for a few minutes before rinsing.
Peppermint and Butterbur Mouthwash
Chances are if you have purchased a commercial mouthwash, then you know that peppermint is a staple ingredient. Not only does the herb contain antibacterial properties for fighting off bacteria, but it also leaves your mouth feeling fresh. Butterbur, on the other hand, is not as tasty as peppermint. However, the herb is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it a great ingredient for soothing inflammation caused by gum disease. In order to begin creating a mouthwash, start off by placing fresh peppermint in a pot and wait for it to boil. Once it boils, add the butterbur and wait a few minutes until it cools. Strain the mixture and taste it to make sure that the butterbur flavor is not too strong for your child. Allow them to rinse their mouth with the mouthwash in the morning and night in order to get the best results.
Reversing gingivitis is no easy task. It will take some time before you begin to notice major results in the health of your child's gums. Therefore, use these mouthwashes to help get you started.