Neem is a very popular herb for natural remedies, particularly in traditional Eastern medicines, like Ayurvedic practices. Neem is antimicrobial in nature, which means that it can seek out and destroy the bacteria or fungus that is causing your gum disease. Neem leaves can be boiled in water, and that water can be swished or drank for the effects to take hold on the gums. Need twig can be rubbed directly on the teeth and gums for these infection-fighting properties, or neem extract can be purchased for a more concentrated attack on gum disease.
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