Bleeding gums are one of the first signs of gum disease. Proper dental hygiene and nutritious diet are the cornerstones of healthy gums and teeth. The primary cause of bleeding gums is poor oral hygiene, resulting in plaque buildup along and under the gum line. Plaque builds up when bacteria attach to the tooth and gum margins. Gum bleeding is very common and many people suffer from it. The best advice always is to see your dentist who will diagnose your gums problem correctly and advise the best step to take. However a simple home remedy may work effectively. Here are some of them to treat your bleeding gums:


Aloevera has many medicinal properties and one of the properties is to reduce gum inflammation, making bleeding less likely.

How to use: Take a small amount of aloevera pulp and massage it on your gums, Let the pulp settle on your gums before rinsing your mouth. Mild gum diseases can be taken care by consuming liquids that have natural aloevera in it.


Clove oil is of the most effective treatments to cure bleeding gums and other gum related diseases.

How to use: Rub the gums with clove oil or just chew a piece of clove. Remember, you may experience a burning sensation but this will cure the disease.


Henna has a cooling effect, it reduces swelling and irritation in bleeding gums.

How to use: Boil a handful of fresh henna leaves in 500ml. water. Strain and cool the water and use it for mouth rinsing after meals and at bed time to treat bleeding gums.


Alum is anti septic and a natural astringent. It helps to tighten gums and it reduces the gap between teeth and gums to prevent food deposits in the gums.

How to use: Dissolve ¼ tea spoon alum powder in half a glass of water. Use it for mouth wash after meals to remove food particles from gums and to treat bleeding gums.


Salt is the easiest of all home remedies. Salt is almost always there in any kitchen.

How to use:  Just take some lukewarm water and add a little bit of salt and gargle three times a day. Be careful not to use hot water to avoid scalding.  


Baking soda is another easy to use and readily available home remedy for bleeding gums.

How to use: Dip your tooth brush in the baking soda powder and brush your teeth normally as you would do using toothpaste. Or make a solution of baking soda and water and swish around in your mouth a couple of times.  


Hydrogen peroxide works as a strong antibacterial agent that kills germs and fights gum disease. Plus, it helps prevent bleeding gums and brighten your pearly whites.

Remedy 1: Mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water. Rinse your mouth with the solution for a few seconds, and then spit it out. Use it a few times a week until you are satisfied with the results.


  • Rinsing with tea tree oil with combination of water kills infective microorganisms and provides instant relief to inflamed gums. Add 4 drops of tea tree oil in 3 ounces of water and rinse your mouth daily.
  • Regularly consume green tea. It has antioxidants, that helps reduce swollen and bleeding gums and controls plaque build-up on teeth. Polyphenols, an active ingredient present in green tea helps to reduce plaque formation and stop build-up of cavities.
  • Sage tea works like a charm because of its antimicrobial and antibacterial actions that helps to eradicate the toothache related to bleeding gums. Simply boil the leaves in hot water for about 2-3 minutes. Let it cool, strain the mixture and rinse your mouth with it.