The condition of receding gums in the mouth can often leads to pockets or gaps between the teeth and the gum line, which can be quite painful. In addition, the pockets are open to harmful bacteria which can lead to damage of the bone structure of the teeth. Numerous people experience tooth loss because of that. So, brushing your teeth few times a day is not enough, as you can see.
What causes gums to recede?
In a study published in the Online Journal of Periodontology it was revealed that one of greatest reasons for receding gums is the way you brush your teeth. The second reason for this condition is the genetics. Older people sometimes say that a person cannot escape from their genes, since they are ‘responsible’ for everything you have in your life. According to WebMD, 30% of the world population has the genes for development of receding gums. If you are part of this number, you are at risk no matter how good you brush your teeth. The third factor for this condition is the smoking.
If you ask yourself whether there is something to be done in order to treat this condition, the answer is yes. There exist several home-made natural remedies which will help you in the process of fighting against the receding gums. However, these remedies are only useful if the problem is detected on time. In case the condition is in the advanced stage, don’t expect a miracle. The condition then requires surgery. If you notice a few of these symptoms: bleeding, pain in the gum line, swollen gums, and bad breath), try out the following natural remedies and see if they can work for you. If they don’t visit your dentist to find a suitable treatment for your condition. Take a look at the following remedies:
It was found in a study that the regular consumption of green tea promotes healthy teeth and gums. At the same time, this tea decreased three indicators of periodontal disease:
- Periodontal pocket depth
- Attachment loss of gum tissue
It’s also called the ‘soothing healer’ because it reduces numerous gum diseases. If you really want to protect your gums, the next time you buy toothpaste or mouthwash, read the labels and search the ones that contain aloe Vera as a base ingredient.
Eucalyptus has anti-inflammatory characteristics that makes this plant a great fighter against gum disease. It’s has germ-fighting components that make it extremely efficient in elimination of all bacteria within your mouth.
If you want to create a mouthwash on your own, mix 2 tsp. of eucalyptus oil and 1 cup of warm water.
Vitamin C has been proved to be a natural remedy for gum recession, swelling, and bleeding. In a study conducted in University of California, San Francisco, it was proved that the consumption of vitamin C prevent the problem of bleeding gums.
That’s all you need to know on how to protect your teeth by using a few natural remedies. Instead of buying expensive treatments, you can protect your teeth and gums on your own in your house. And, better start until it’s become too late.