When the margin of gum that surrounds the tooth pulls back and exposes more of our tooth or exposes the root of the tooth is known as Gum recession. If we left this problems untreated, our teeth can be damaged due to the collected bacteria around them. And what is more is that our teeth can be lost.
The problems with gums recession happen slowly, and this is the reason why many people don’t know that they have this problem. The first sign of this problem is tooth sensitivity.
The reasons for gums recession include:
According to studies . , there is a risk from gum disease for more than 30% of the population, which have genetic predisposition.
- You can destroy your tooth enamel if you brush hard tour teeth, brush them slowly in order to keep your enamel and to avoid gums recession.
- Dental care that in not adequate: brushing, rinsing, flossing your teeth in an irregular way can collect bacteria into your mouth. The bacteria that are collected between your teeth can lead to tartar which is a hard substance that can be removed only by the dentist.
- Hormonal transitions: this issue, especially affects the females when they are pregnant, in puberty, or in a menopause. This can lead to gums recession and make the gums sensitive.
- Periodontal disease: the bone around the gum and the gum tissue are destroyed by bacterial infections. The main cause of gum recession is the periodontal disease.
Here is a list of 10 ways that will naturally help you to treat receding gums:
- SEA SALT WASH
One of the easiest methods for treating receding gums, inflammation and pain is when you wash your mouth with mix of sea salt and warm water. Take a cup of warm water and dissolve a bit of sea salt in it, then swish the mix approximately 15 seconds and spit it out. This technique should be repeated from 2 to 3 times per day.
- SESAME SEED OIL WASH
This term in Ayurvedic medicine, is known as ‘’oil pulling’. Washing your mouth with sesame seed oil is very beneficial. Sesame seed oil has very powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Take 1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil and wash your mouth with it for 15 minutes, then spit out the sesame seed oil and wash your mouth with water. Repeat this technique every day about one month.
- CHAMOMILE TEA
For chamomile is known to have antiseptic properties. The chamomile can also decrease the level of inflammation that is part of gum disease and recession. In a cup, mix hot water with 2-3 teaspoons of chamomile tea. Leave this mix in order to get cold about 10 minutes and then wash your mouth. Wash your teeth with chamomile tea few times in a day and as long as you need.
- TEA TREE OIL
Tea tree oil has excellent anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. According to a study made in Australia, tea tree oil decrease gingivitis and gum bleeding when it is regularly applied. Mix tea tree oil with your toothpaste and brush your teeth, or take your toothbrush and add few tea tree drops. Use this technique about 2-3 times in a day several weeks.
- COCONUT OIL
This oil is very useful and beneficial in treatment of gum disease. If you mix two tablespoons of baking soda with two tablespoons of coconut oil and wash your mouth, you will get rid of bacteria that cause acids. Also, you can use this mixture as a toothpaste once or twice weekly until the issue stops.
- MYRRH MIX
Myrrh mix is very beneficial and it’s recommended as a remedy when we have sore gums. However, not everyone knows about it as an oral treatment. Take a cup with warm water and put 12 drops of a tincture of myrrh. Use this mixture in order to wash your mouth during brushing your teeth.
- CRANBERRY JUICE
This juice is full with Vitamin C and that means that it’s an amazing antioxidant in curing oral problems. By consuming this juice you will be defended from oral infections as well as from gums recession. According studies, the risk periodontal disease is connected to the amount of Vitamin C that we take. If you drink few cranberry drinks in a day, they won’t allow bacteria in your teeth. Other fruits that are full with Vitamin C are: lemons, papaya, broccoli, oranges, grapefruit etc.
- GREEN TEA
Japanese scientists are the ones who found green tea. According to a study, we can get better attachment of the gums to the teeth, decreased gum bleeding and reduced depth of the periodontal pocket if we drink green tea every day. If we increase the intake of green tea, we will have better results. Green tea, as well as the cranberry juice are the two main products which promote gum health.
Septilin is traditional medicine mix that makes the immune system strong and decrease the inflammation. According to a study, periodontal treatment effects are improved in a 3 weeks if we use dietary supplements that are full with Septilin.
Flossing is a great technique that help us remove the plaque as well as bacteria that is collected between our teeth. By flossing we maintain good orals hygiene and stops gum recession. You don’t have to floss your teeth every day, floss them a couple of times in a month or in a year.