If you have suffered from receding gums, you know how painful it can be. This condition often causes pockets (gaps) between the gum line and the teeth. When the pockets get opened for the bacteria to get in, the real problems start.
All of this results in damaged bone structure and supporting tissue of the teeth, often ending in tooth loss.
And regular brushing can`t help.
What is the cause of receding gums?
The Journal Of Periodontology Online has published a study which sums all the information you need about this condition.
The article says that the major cause of receding gums is the way you brush your teeth.
The second cause, according to the article, is genetics. Almost 30% of the population has the genes for gum disease development, no matter how often or how good you brush and clean your teeth.
Another factor for this condition is smoking, which causes not only receding gums, but many other gum problems as well.
What can we do?
There are lots of things to do, and many natural remedies which will reduce the effects of receding gums. But these remedies are effective only when the condition is discovered on time, not when the advanced stage requires surgery as the last option.
In case you notice frequent bleeding, pain at the gum line, bad breath or swollen gums, try one of these natural remedies to deal with the problem. Otherwise, visit your dentist, he will determine the condition precisely.
A study named after this soothing plant included 15 subjects treated with Aloe Vera, showing positive results in curing or reducing different gum disease.
Look for a toothpaste or mouthwash containing Aloe Vera, it will help with receding gums.
Vitamin C is believed to help bleeding, recession and gum swelling. This was proven by a 14-week study performed by the University of California, in San Francisco. The researching team discovered that vitamin C can decrease the severity of bleeding gums.
According to a study, regular consumption of green tea will promote healthy teeth and gums, and help with the problem of receding gums. Results from the study showed that symptoms of these 3 periodontal diseases were decrease from using green tea for some period of time:
- Periodontal pocket depth
- Loss of gum tissue.
Eucalyptus has anti-inflammatory properties, making it a powerful remedy for gum disease. Due to the antibacterial properties, it is also efficient in destroying mouth bacteria causing gum recession.
Make a home-made mouth wash using:
- 2 tsp. of essential eucalyptus oil
- 1 glass of warm water.
Try any of these natural remedies (or all of them) and avoid expensive treatments. The most important thing is to start taking care of the problem before it`s too late.