We would like to begin with the fact that there is a link between dental health and overall health. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that our mouth is a mirror of our health and disease. Therefore, inflammation and other signs in the mouth may indicate health problems.
Most of us know that our mouths are filled with bacteria (harmless and harmful bacteria). Harmful bacteria can cause oral infections, cavities, gum disease and bad breath. That is why it is necessary to maintain oral hygiene to prevent some serious dental problems, like periodontal disease and receding gums.
Receding gums are one of the most terrible signs of gum disease. When bacteria containing plaques accumulate on the gums and teeth, it causes severe inflammation, which can actually destroy the gum tissue. This can lead to the removal of gums from the teeth, exposing the roots, and the development of small pockets that contain harmful bacteria.
What are the signs of receding gums? Unfortunately, in the early stages of this dental disease, people do not notice any symptoms or signs. The first (hidden) signs of receding gums are the occasional blood when brushing teeth and tender spots when chewing. Once the disease begins to progress, other signs and symptoms appear, such as:
Bad breath, which is not eliminated with teeth brushing or mouthwashes
Dark red color gums
Bleeding gums while eating, brushing and flossing
Sensitive teeth to foods and drinks (hot or cold)
Loose teeth (move slightly) when eating or touching
Pain or discomfort when chewing As we said earlier, there is a link between dental health and overall health, so receding gums may indicate some health problems. Now we list all the diseases that point to your receding gums: hormonal changes, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, vitamin C deficiency, smoking, genetics, certain medications, bruxism, and poor oral hygiene.
How can you treat receding gums? Nobody likes to visit a dentist. But people who experience receding gums may have more painful and terrible tricks at the dentist. The most common conventional treatments are: deep cleaning, antimicrobial and antibacterial mouthwashes, oral antibiotics, and flap surgery.
If you are not really looking forward to visiting a dentist, this is what you need to try to boost your dental and gum hygiene and health. Scroll down to see a list of 10 do-it-yourself ways to treat receding gums. Do not forget to take notes, ladies!
#1. Green Tea
A cup of green tea a day can help you decrease periodontal pocket depth, and also improve the attachment of the gums to the teeth, and reduce gum bleeding. By the way, the more cups of tea a day, the better your dental results.
#2. Oil Pulling
Swishing with sesame oil or coconut oil in the mouth for 10 to 20 minutes a day. Some studies show that oil pulling removes toxins from the mouth, helping to prevent cavities and oral diseases.
#3. Coconut Oil and Himalayan Sea Salt Rub
You should gently massage gums with a mixture of coconut oil and pink Himalayan salt to reduce the inflammation in the gums. Let them work for a couple of minutes, and then rinse your mouth with fresh water. These two remedies have powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties than can help you relieve receding gums symptoms.
#4. Vitamin C
You need to increase the consumption of vitamin C-rich foods (oranges, kale, red peppers, broccoli and Brussels sprouts); they can help you reduce the inflammation and bleeding of receding gums.
#5. Aloe Vera
Some studies found that Aloe Vera gel have a beneficial effect on inflamed gums and pockets. So, you should try rubbing the gel on the gums to treat your receding gums.
Septilin is a proprietary blend of Guggulu, Guduchi, amla, licorice and other compounds that support a healthy immune system and reduce inflammation. Try to consume some dietary supplementation with Septilin to treat your receding gums.
Researchers found that amla supports healing and development of connective tissue. You can use it as a mouth rinse, or taken orally in a capsule form for long-term dental health.
If you want to floss your gums, you should choose your floss carefully. Use a natural floss that doesn’t contain PFOA or other nonstick compounds.
We recommend using oregano oil as a mouthwash. Oregano oil has strong anti-fungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-parasite compounds that can help heal your receding gums.
#10. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Researchers found that 300 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids daily for 12 weeks reduces gingival index, pocket depth, and bleeding while improving gum to tooth attachment.