You may have heard the term gums recession before. That is a condition that occurs when the ends or margins of the gums recede and that makes the teeth more visible or “naked”. When it comes to this, your teeth are more exposed, vulnerable and visible. Because of this condition of the teeth, they are more sensitive and more pain is felt, and the bone tissues can be damaged and can lead to losing the teeth. In the gaps or “pockets” that are made around the gums and teeth are a lot of bacteria all the time.
Because of the slow development of this issue, many people don’t understand the importance of it. See your gums with a mirror and you will notice if there is any change. The first sign you will notice is the sensitivity, then the second sign is the size of the tooth. If the tooth looks bigger than before, the gums are receded, and that means you must take some steps to resolve this. Another sign that will give you the heads up for this issue can be tooth ache.
What makes gums recede?
This is due to a disease of the gums, but other reasons can be:
When there is a lot of bacteria in your mouth, it attacks the gums and that’s when it comes to the recede. If the gums get infected it damages the tooth bone and can lead to a lot of other problems too.
If teeth are not washed regularly, plaque is created on the teeth edges. This is a hard matter and pushes the gums to recede.
If you use your brush aggressively you will damage the teeth and the gums too. And that will lead to this issue.
When it comes to hormonal imbalances, mostly the women are affected ant their teeth and gums are more sensitive.
Smoking is linked to many problems like cancer or lung problems but teeth are really affected too. The smoke is piling up more and creating plaque more than natural to the gums.
This damages the oral cavity a lot! If your bites are with force and grinding, the teeth will be more damaged.
As we all know all kinds of piercings can cause health problems and infections. It’s the same with oral problems that can be caused by tongue or lip piercings.
Treating the receded gums
It is important for your health to see regularly your dentist. If you notice the signs of this issue on time, your dentist can heal it in no time. He will remove the plaque off the teeth and clean well the gum edges. But, if you don’t pay attention to all the signs your gums are sending you, your condition may get really bad and you will end up having surgery. The surgery can be about lost tissue regeneration, tooth bone regeneration, graft of the soft tissue, reduction in depth and more. No person in the world wants to get surgery, so because of that try to avoid it by taking care of your teeth all the time. You can either let your dentist heal you teeth or you can try some natural and home cures that we are giving you.
How do gums grow back again?
The gum is a soft tissue that keeps roots of teeth covered and shielded and keeps every tooth in place. To remove this problem, have good oral hygiene and try even oil pulling.
DIY home methods for receded gums to grow back
1. Green tea
As we already know, green tea is one really amazing and healthy herb tea. It is reach in antioxidants and they fight the bad free radicals in the body, including the mouth too. This is really good to know for periodontal disease. The green tea has catechin, a really strong antioxidant that kills that teeth disease. Also the catechin fortifies the link between gums and teeth. A lot of oral complications, inflammation and swellings in the mouth can be health by green tea. In order to use this cure you need to have 1 cup of the tea every day in the morning.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera it’s a worldwide used herb for topical and internal use. But the big accent is put on the famous skin care of this herb. It is able to fight inflammation, sooth the damaged area and repair it. For receded gums, the aloe will fight the inflammation and make the tissue repaired again. Also, it stops future infections to develop and removes bacteria. To treat the recede gums, you can use Aloe Vera in 2 different ways. First, you should rinse your mouth with the gel and then brush with it. After you do the floss and brushing, put the aloe gel on the gums and teeth below. The whole thing lasts for 5 minutes. And of course in the end, rinse the mouth very carefully. The second method is to use Aloe Vera like mouthwash. Brush the teeth and take the gel. Mix the gel with water and gargle every day after the brush.
3. Oil pulling
This method can be the best friend to you gums. It will help you fight oral problems and even heal cavities. It has many benefits and one of them is fighting inflammation and reducing plaque, bacteria and toxins. The teeth can be protected with a layer when using sesame oil and plaque will be removed too. To use this method you will need to take sesame oil and warm it up but not too hot. Then you will brush your teeth and rinse them with the oil. Gargle the oil a bit and start with half a minute. Slowly increase to 1 minute and finally with time, you can even reach 15-20 min.
4. Other oil pulling ways
You can do the same with coconut oil too. It will lessen the risk of infection and gum problems in the same time as healing cavities and decay of teeth. The best way to do this is with organic coconut oil. Brush your teeth and rinse them with the coconut oil for 1-2 minutes. With time, increase this and reach 20 minutes. Gums will grow back again and bacteria will not thrive in the mouth.
This herb s amazing and such oils are great cures. The oil can even be much more effective than the herb itself. The oil of eucalyptus kills germs and bacteria inside the mouth. Also, it creates healthy protection. It fights inflammation and there is no more swollen gums. However, dilute it with water to reduce the strong effect. How is used: you need 1-2 drops of the oil and 1-2 tbsp water. Dilute this ratio and soak the brush inside. Or use the finger to be soaked. Apply this on the gums and massage.
This ingredient can stop the gum receding in no time. The only thing you need to do is to take myrrh and make it in a powder and crush it. Then you should add water and make it look like a paste and put it on the gums massaging them. You should do this process for a few minutes and then end it with the brush.
7. Clove oil
Another oil famous for oral use is clove oil. A lot of people are uninformed on this oil and its benefits. This oil attacks the germs and bacteria in the mouth and stops those diseases. It also acts against inflammation and gum swelling. To remove periodontal problems or inflammation, chew one such clove after meals and have bad breath removed too. To use this, start massaging your gums with 2 drops of this oil, 3 times daily. Remember that very important thing is to consult your doctor before using this technique if you consume meds for blood clots.
Lemons can be good for the gums too. You can prepare a homemade lemon oil with ¼ or ½ cup of olive oil with ½ cup of 1 lemon juice. You should first put the oil in a jar and then add the lemon juice. . Cover with lid and shake fast. Wait a few weeks and during this time, shake the jar daily. When the oil is ready, dip the fingers in it and massage the gums for a few minutes 2 times per week.
More tips on prevention from gum receding
If you are aware of the signs your body gives you, then you will be able to prevent the development of the disease in time. We will give you some good tips on how to keep your oral hygiene good.
- Aggressive brushing is causing damage
- Brush along the gum edges and do not push them
- Gentle motions and strokes
- Use small head brush and the bristles must be soft
- Floss is a must!
- To have healthy teeth, brush and floss every time after each meal. And, use mouthwash too.
Mouthwash for healthy and clean mouth
A lot of mouthwash that you buy at the store are full with chemicals and don’t remove all the germs. But if you try and make your own homemade mouthwash all the bacteria in germs in your mouth will be gone.
All you need is some essential oils. You should mix 1-2 drops of essential oil and use sage, peppermint or clove, or some tea tree oil. After that you need to add ¼ or ½ cup of water and use this mouthwash daily.
You can also use hydrogen peroxide for fighting infections, but if it’s too strong mix it with some water.
To use mouthwash is crucial at the end of brushing and cleaning. Also, wash the mouth 2 times per day, in the morning and evening too.
Lots of water!
If water is crucial for our body’s health then it is crucial for our oral health too. We know that water removes all the toxins.Bacteria and germs are removed too and the mouth is left clean. If you can’t brush teeth after every eating, use water to gargle or push stuck food between teeth, swish and gargle and spit it. Or swallow, any way it is fine.
As you already learned by reading this, everything that is good for our body it will be good for our oral condition. The healthy diet, with good nutrition is also one of the things that you should be careful when it comes to oral health. Healthy food will boost your immune system and make it stronger, while the unhealthy food will make bacteria grow more in the mouth and cause a lot of infections.
You should add a lot of vegetables and fruits to you daily diet and food that is reach in vitamin C since it keeps the gums healthy. We recommend you to start eating more oranges, broccoli, pineapples, asparagus and strawberries.
It is really important to avoid sugars and carb drinks that will make bacteria even more. Also you should reduce and avoid alcohol, processed food, caffeine and white flour.
If you have lack of healthy foods, expect oral problems. For prevention, always consult doctors and see if you need more vitamins and nutrients. The supplements below are the best for healthy gums:
- Calcium for healthy bones
- Coenzyme Q10 for rejuvenating cells and growing back of gums
- Ginkobiloba for better blood flow
- Vitamin C for great immunity and fighting inflammation
- Zinc for immunity and fighting bacteria