Many people are concerned of gingival recession. But what is gum recession? What are the causes? And how to treat it naturally and effectively? To find out, we invite you to read the following article.
We talk about receding gums when the gums are detached gradually from the teeth, leaving enough space to house a breeding ground for bacteria. This is quite annoying and disturbing. In some cases it is hereditary, in others it is more common, it is due to poor oral hygiene or simply it is caused by the enemy of our teeth: smoking.
Unfortunately, without proper treatment, it does not disappear by itself. We must therefore resort to a dentist as soon as possible to prevent it from worsening and causing tooth loss. However you can accompany medical treatment by natural remedies to promote healing. Here are a few.
Green tea, a wonder for your teeth!
Green tea is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect, ideal for your gum recession. It is especially rich in catechins, a much more powerful than a conventional antioxidant molecule. Green tea therefore helps to eliminate bacteria and germs that invade your mouth. Drink it daily, it may be good for your teeth.
It is a medicinal plant which can alone replace Povidone Iodine. You’d be surprised by its antiseptic, astringent, coagulating and healing properties. To use it you should rub the gums with yarrow leaves or flowers as with a toothbrush, or use as a homemade mouthwash, just soak few leaves in warm water for a few days. It prevents generally all oral diseases and strengthens the gums and fights against gingival recession.
Oil based moutwash
10 billion micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa) reside in our mouth. Some of them can cause infections, inflammation of the gums, tooth decay and plates. Organic oils are there to deal with it all. No, it is not a joke! The oils contribute enormously to limit such gum recession. For example, coconut oil has astringent, antiseptic, healing and soothing effect and can easily replace mouthwash that we buy in supermarkets. Clove oil, cinnamon oil, or peppermint oil also has soothing and astringent effect. They remove tartar, prevent caries and whiten the teeth. To increase efficiency, you must slightly warm the oil before use; this facilitates the penetration and kills bacteria. Keep the oil in the mouth for 10 to 15 minutes making sure to circulate in every corner. This trick is to be used two times a week.
It is an old plant from the beginning of the world and yet its benefits continue to amaze us. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties are very well known. Its gel protects gum infections and fights existing ones. Aloe vera comes in different forms, but the healthiest and most natural is the one from the plant itself. To use it, cut an Aloe Vera leave in two, it will come out a rather viscous material that you put directly on your gums. Make regular brushing with this plant and you will soon feel the difference.
Eucalyptus essential oil
Its scent speaks volumes about its effectiveness. The essential oil of eucalyptus is the best solution to soothe your inflamed gums. It soothes, cleanses, heals, and kills the bacteria in your mouth. It even regenerates the gums. You can use oil or balm. Just dilute with carrier oil such as coconut oil, put a little on your gums. Leave it on for few minutes before rinsing. But this time, do it with fresh cold water. Cold helps reduce inflammation of the gums. This trick makes quickly reduce gingival recession. Apply this treatment once a week.
Pregnant or nursing women should avoid eucalyptus essential oil.
For those who have never heard of it, Myrrh is a resin and has very pronounced odor. Having numerous properties: anti-infectious, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, it is used since ancient times especially in the oriental medicine. Today, we can use it to treat gum recession and make them less susceptible and resistant to recession. You can use it as a mouthwash or as a paste that you can apply directly on your gums.