Your smile is one of the most intuitive indicators of your oral health, and by association, your overall health.  Unsurprisingly, black gums indicate that your health is compromised, and sadly, they are far too common among the general population.  Whether the source of your dark spots is as benign as abnormal melanin production, or as severe as periodontal disease, the universal consensus is that they ruin your smile and need to go!

Luckily, like the way we have natural foods that whiten your teeth naturally, there are 5 simple and powerful home remedies that can significantly improve the color of your gums, taking them from dark and decrepit to pink and healthy.  Best of all, these methods are natural, foregoing any lab-derived chemicals or harsh cleaning processes.  For these 5 miracle tips, read on!

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus has been regarded as a miracle cure for a myriad of ailments, thanks to its natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.  A small drop of this concentrated oil is all that is needed to remove grime from your teeth, kill harmful bacteria in the mouth, and soothe any inflammation along your gum line.  Once those problems are taken care of, your mouth will be in a proper environment for healing the black spots on your gums all on its own!  Of course, the anti-bacterial properties of eucalyptus oil will go a long way toward speeding this process up as well.

Sage Leaves

Another plant-based cure-all, sage leaves can be applied to your gums in numerous, all of which achieve the same outcome – healthy, pink gums.  Working as a tonic for your gums, sage leaves can be applied directly to the teeth and gums, prepared as a tea, or even juiced to release their beneficial effects.

Drink Green Tea

using green tea to clean gums

With all the headaches you’ve likely experienced in treating your black gums, you may find it hard to believe that the cure is as simple as a delicious, warm beverage.  However, green tea is widely known for its numerous health restorative properties, and your gums are not exempt from its health-improving properties.  The secret to green tea’s powerful healing properties lies in its high concentration of health-promoting antioxidants.  These natural chemicals are capable of fighting innumerable types of harmful bacteria, including the ones that may be turning your gums black.  Best of all, by drinking green tea to improve your gums, you’ll be improving many other aspects of your health at the same time!


cloves as a remedy for gum cleaning

As a plant with anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties, clove is a triple threat when it comes to oral health!  By stimulating repair and regrowth of damaged gum tissue, it can quickly whittle away any dark spots and leave behind, beautiful, pink gums.  Clove treatments are most effective when the leaf is massaged directly on the gums.

Sesame Oil

Through its toxin-removing properties, sesame oil can actually fight the buildup of plaque and tartar and loosen what is already present for easier removal.  Reducing plaque and tarter typically restores healthy color to your mouth very quickly. For best results, swish with a small amount of the oil daily.  For added benefit, make the oil lukewarm, to better absorb toxins.