Receding gums is one of the dental problems in which the gums start to corrode and recede backwards. This leaves a major portion of teeth exposed and visible and they can be damaged easily. It also increases the sensitivity of teeth and risk of bacteria growth becomes more. Symptoms like tooth ache, increased sensitivity can be indicators and you should visit the dentist immediately.
Here are the causes of receding gums and 5 natural ways to treat them.
1 Cause of receding gums
Here are some of the causes of receding gums:
Periodontal diseases: bacteria growth in the teeth and gums can cause damage to the bone that supports the tooth and the gum.
Lack of oral hygiene: one needs to keep their oral hygiene perfect. That means brushing the teeth two-times-a-day, flossing to avoid buildup of plaque, which can lead to receding gums disease.
It can also be attributed to genetics. If your father or mother or anyone in the family had this disease, you are in a high risk zone.
Hormonal imbalance is one of the main reasons for receding gums among women.
2 Green Tea
Green tea is full of health benefits like antibacterial properties and it is full of antioxidants that are needed to counter the periodontal diseases. It has catechin, an antioxidant that destroys the factors that cause periodontal disease. It also strengthens the teeth and gum relation and avoids further damage to them.
3 Aloe Vera
You all are familiar with the benefits of aloe vera. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and even soothes burns and rashes in disorders connected with the skin. But it’s repairing capability works wonder even in the case of receding gums. You need to remove the gel from the aloe vera leaf and use it as a mouthwash and rinse it out. Another way is to put the aloe vera gel generously on your gums and leave it for 2-4 minutes and then brush your teeth normally.
Take one or 2 drops of eucalyptus oil and dilute it in 1-2 tbsp of water. Now dip your finger in the mixture and apply liberally and massage gently. The essential oil of eucalyptus have very strong anti-bacterial properties that destroy germs and bacteria in the mouth. The oil also reduces the swelling in the gums thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of the eucalyptus essential oils.
5 Clove oil
Clove oil is one of the foremost things to be used in toothaches and problems. Clove can destroy the germs and bacteria that cause damage to the gums and teeth. It also helps reduce the swelling in the gums and fight the periodontal properties. All you have to do is take 1-2 drops of clove oil and massage your gums. Do this 3-4 times a day and you will see the difference in a week or two. You can also chew a clove after every meal and make sure it touches every part of your mouth.
Note-Do consult a doctor before using this method if you are on any type of blood clotting medicine.
Lemons are great antiseptics and have antibacterial properties and using it will kill all the bacteria and germs in the mouth. It will give you minty fresh breath as well. But you have to dilute it with water or oil, or its acidic properties will damage the enamel on the teeth. Also use it just once a week. You can mix the juice of a freshly squeezed lime with ½ cup of olive oil. Leave the mixture for couple of weeks and use your finger to take out some of the mixture and massage your gums gently for 1-2 minutes. Do this thing 2 times a week.
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