- The first home remedy involves taking two teaspoons of aniseeds and one tablespoon of dried peppermint leaves in boiling water (two cups). Keep the leaves and seeds in the water after covering it with a lid and leaving it overnight. Strain the mixture and put one teaspoon of myrrh tincture. Take about two tablespoons of this mixture and use it as the mouthwash. This will not only do away with the germs but will also prevent soreness in the mouth.
- Keep your dentures clean at all times. Take them out at night and place them in a container full of cleansing liquid into which a cleansing tablet has been added. Brush the dentures with this cleansing liquid and a toothbrush with soft bristles. One can even brush with toothpaste which is meant for this purpose.
- Make use of salt when you get a set of dentures. Dentures may be partial (with a few teeth) or maybe a full set of false teeth. However, take full care of the dentures since these may become loose and ill-fitting with time. The dentures need to be replaced after every five to seven years due to this very reason. Each morning, rub the gums with salt for a few seconds. Rinse the mouth with warm water and then wear your dentures. One can also help prevent sore formation by mixing one tablespoon of salt in a glass of warm water twice a day. Use this as the mouthwash.
- Turmeric is a spice which has a lot of healing properties. It can be used for various activities like healing blisters, boils bruises et al. Likewise, it has useful functions even in the arena of dental sciences. Make a paste with a quarter of a teaspoon of turmeric powder to which you can add a three to four drops of water. Take this paste and rub it on your gum area for about three to four minutes. Make sure to rub gently and not with harsh movements since gums are sensitive and delicate and need to be handled with a lot of care. After massaging the turmeric paste, rinse it with warm water. Make it a point to try this method at least twice each day to get relief from painful sores in the mouth.
- The maximum time of discomfort is when the dentures are new. It takes your mouth a few days to adjust itself to the newness of wearing dentures. Thereby this is the time when sores can form, and you will feel queasy and uneasy. Try eating soft foods like banana, soups, baby food et al. for the first few days. You can even make a mash out of boiling rice with some lentils and consuming this mix after adding a bit of salt to it.
- Cloves are considered to have magical qualities about them as far as teeth are concerned. Grind three to four cloves to get clove powder. Mix this with just a few drops of olive oil and rub this mixture over your gums to get relief from soreness.
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