Receding gums also referred to as Gingival recession. Receding gums is a condition where the gum tissue has receded and has exposed the root of the teeth. Its extremely common in persons over 40 and can be very uncomfortable.
Why do I have receding gums?
The reasons why you could possibly have receding gums is brushing your teeth to hard or brushing the wrong way. In time your gums will gradually recede due to the pressure. Your gums will also recede naturally as you get older, some more than others. Poor dental hygiene also plays a big role and can cause destruction to the gum area if not properly looked after. Gum disease is a big known cause for receding gums along with several other serious problems. More information on gum disease.
How do I know I have receding gums?
When you have receding gums you will have extreme sensitivity to sweet, cold or hot food and drinks. You may also notice that you will be able to see more tooth than normal.
How to stop receding gums?
Learn how to brush your teeth correctly, this is very important. Do not scrub at your teeth, aggressive scrubbing will most definitely wear your gums away. Good dental hygiene, brushing at least twice a day along with flossing once a day will reduce your risk.
Can my receding gums grow back?
Gums are nothing but tissue that cover the bones which support your teeth, so healthy eating could possibly help the growth of your gums.
Home Remedies for Receding Gums
Green Tea can help in the aid of gum growth, Green tea is full of antioxidants and can aid the heeling of many diseases. Its natural rich in goodness will strengthen the bond between your teeth and gums. Green Tea is an anti-inflammatory which will also reduce the swelling of the gums and aid in the vital process of the gum growth. A cup a day would benefit you, preferably in the morning.
Aloe Vera is a herb that is a natural anti-inflammatory agent which has cell repairing capabilities. Aloe Vera will reduce the inflammation and activate the cell growth in the gum tissue, also will help with bacteria and help fight infections. Aloe Vera comes in two forms for the mouth, one as a mouthwash and the other as a gel. Both the gel and mouthwash are effective.
Oil pulling with either sesame oil or coconut oil, both of these oils have excellent antimicrobial properties and can aid in the treatment of dental diseases, especially famous for the healing of cavities. Oil pulling can prevent and reverse receding gums. Sesame oil or coconut oil removes toxic elements from the mouth, kills plague and adds a protective layer to your teeth.
Drink enough water during the day this will prevent bacteria infections and flush away the toxins in your mouth aiding with the healing process of using Green Tea, Aloe Vera or Oil pulling.
Prevention is always better than cure! Maintain a Proper Oral Hygiene!