Brushing and cleaning your teeth regularly will often clear mild gum disease. If it’s more severe, try antispetic mouthwash to kill germs and see your GP or dentist.
- Gum disease – Treatment @ NHS Choices
Excerpt: Antiseptic mouthwashes that contain chlorhexidine or hexetidine are available over the counter from pharmacies, although there is some debate about whether using mouthwash is necessary for people with healthy gums. Your dentist may recommend using mouthwash if it helps control the build-up of plaque (the sticky substance that forms when bacteria collects on the surface of your teeth). Your dentist will be able to advise you about which type of mouthwash is most suitable and how to use it.