Receding gums don’t have to be a permanent problem
Suffering from gum recession can be really annoying and it can cause a hit to your confidence as well. Most gum problems are caused by the way you brush your teeth. Perhaps you’re brushing too hard or the toothbrush you use is too tough – or it can be a combination of the two. Are you having problems with gum recession? We have a few tips that might help you out!
There’s a natural remedy that can help you with gum recession.
Receding gums Receding gums can be caused by not brushing your teeth in the right way. When gums recede, the neck of the tooth (beneath the crown but above the root) gets exposed. When this comes into contact with heat, cold, sweetness or acids, you experience a rather unpleasant (more like very painful) sensation. Gum recession can be recognised by the exposed necks of teeth and the gums having a red colour.
So, now we know what to look for – but what can you do about it when you already have receding gums?
Natural remedies There are several natural remedies that can help you in your fight against gum recession. We do feel the need to mention that these remedies can no longer help you when your gums are so far gone that you need surgery. However, you won’t get to that stage overnight, so if you act in a timely fashion, you might still be able to fix things.
Green tea Multiple studies have shown that drinking green tea can help when you have problems with your teeth or your gums and they are in bad condition. Green tea can help to prevent bleeding and it can also reduce any cavities.
Aloe vera This plant can be beneficial for multiple different gum problems. Aloe vera also has protective properties. Have you managed to get rid of your gum problems? Then we would recommend continuing to use a type of toothpaste that has aloe vera as one of its ingredients.
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus contains anti-inflammatory properties, which can make it really helpful when it comes to combating gum recession. Want to try using eucalyptus? Rinse your mouth every day with the following mixture: 2 teaspoons of eucalyptus oil and 250 millilitres of warm water.