Taking birth control will introduce a number of hormones into your system. The spike in hormones can cause your body to react in a negative way. One of the most common reactions to an increase in hormones in your system is gum inflammation. The inflammation may cause your gums to appear swollen and red. While the pain and discomfort caused by inflamed gums will not last forever, it can be difficult to deal with. Fortunately, there are a few dental rinses that you can use during this time in order to alleviate the inflammation.
Barley Grass and Lemon Rinse
Barley grass is considered to be a superfood. The herb is used to treat anything from sicknesses to infections. The herb is commonly used because it is packed with nutrients. The anti-inflammatories in barley grass can help to remove toxins in your mouth and alleviate your gum inflammation. In order to create a rinse out of the plant, begin by placing a handful of the herb in a medium sized pot. Place the pot on high heat and wait until it boils. Once it boils, add slices from a whole lemon. The lemon will not only act as an antibacterial, but it will help to balance out the grassy taste of the plant. Place the pot aside, cover it, and allow the herb to soak for a few hours. Strain the barley grass from the mixture and use the rinse. Move the rinse around your gum line and hold it there or several minutes before rinsing.
Black Seed Oil Rinse
Black seed oil has long been used to treat stomach aches and coughs. The oil has long been considered to be a multi-purpose oil because of its ability to treat various ailments. A large part of what makes black seed oil so effective is its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. When turned into a dental rinse, black seed oil can reduce inflammation. Add a teaspoon of black seed oil to a hot cup of water. Use a spoon to mix the oil and place foil over the cup. Allow the mixture to sit overnight. In the morning, use the rinse to clean your mouth, then concentrate on your gum inflammation. Keep your gums submerged in the rinse for several minutes before spitting.
Gum inflammation can make taking birth control feel frustrating. Therefore, use these dental rinses to help reduce and get rid of your inflammation. For more information, contact a clinic for general or cosmetic dentistry in your area.