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Home Remedies for Black Gums

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Gum Brightening From Home?

The world is full of instant cures for just about everything. Around every digital corner of the internet, home remedies abound and while some of them are genuinely useful, others are suspect. With the rise of e-commerce, the traveling snake oil salesman has grown longer legs, covering not just a small territory in horse and wagon, but the entire world. Every day, thousands of people spend buckets of money on things they only hope will help their problems. At least half the time, those miracle products end up in the trash.

If you’re lightening your gums at home or thinking about doing it, it’s important to keep that in mind. If there was a “miracle cure” for dark gums that you could buy at Food Lion, no one who doesn’t like their dark gums would have black gums. Everyone would use that cure instead of having to look for something else.

With that being said, there are a few ways you can, allegedly and temporarily, lighten your dark gums at home. These methods aren’t tried and true — results vary from person to person. Still, if you’re looking for a quick, easy way to lighten your gums, they might work. If you’re looking for a way to permanently lighten your gums, we’ll get to that a little later.

Mileage May Vary

The first thing you need to know is that your level of success with these DIY solutions will vary. They won’t work for everyone because of natural differences in body chemistry. As with most home remedies, they never work 100% of the time on every single person. Some people may see some dramatic change while others might not see any change. It all depends on the individual.

Still, if you really want a quick fix, it’s worth a shot. Here are some methods of lightening your gums at home which may temporarily reduce multifocal gingival pigmentation:

  • Eucalyptus oil: With natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, just a small drop of this stuff will help you control harmful oral bacteria, as well as calm inflammation. The oil is rumored to lighten pigment in the gums for certain people. Even if it doesn’t, eucalyptus oil (in small quantities) is great for oral health. 
  • Clove: Like eucalyptus oil, clove is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Clove also stimulates the repair of damaged gum tissue. Use the leaf of the clove and massage it directly onto your gums. You may see some slight lightening after a few weeks of regular use.
  • Sesame oil: Known to draw out toxins, sesame oil also effectively stops plaque and tartar buildup and loosens what’s already lurking around your teeth. Removing these harmful elements helps restore good oral health. Swish a little around in mouth after brushing. Heat the oil before use to make it more effective in toxin absorption.

See What We Did There?

These DIY remedies have been rumored to help lighten gums in particular people. Do they really work? Sort of. The real trick is regular use but the truth is minor results. Just like with at-home whitening, you cannot expect an overnight change from a home remedy. It just isn’t going to happen. 

We’re not going to lie. The most compelling reason to use these natural helpers is not lightening your gums. It’s improving your oral health. If your gum discoloration comes from periodontal disease, these home remedies could help fight off some of the bacteria that are multiplying beneath your gums.

All three of the DIY products we listed will help you when it comes to your next dental appointment. Will they help transform your gums? Probably not. 

We like science at Britegums®. We like it because it’s tested and empirically proven. Britegums is the proven way to get those lighter, more uniform gums you’ve been searching for. 


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