A swollen gum is a problem involving abnormal bulging and projection of gums. The problem is quite common and may involve the triangular sections of gum between nearby teeth. Sometimes, the gums swell significantly, blocking the teeth completely. Causes include gingivitis, malnutrition, ill fitting dentures, pregnancy sensitivity to toothpaste, scurvy and poor dental hygiene. Certain precautions can help in curbing the condition. Avoid gum irritants such as commercial mouthwashes, alcohol, and tobacco. Brush and floss your teeth regularly. Visit a dentist at least every six months. If your swollen gums are caused by a reaction to some drug, change the medication after consulting your doctor. Also supplement your diet if the problem is caused due to certain deficiency. Read the complete article to know more about some simple home remedies for this problem.