Gingival recession present the exposure in the roots of the teeth by a loss of gum tissue and retraction of the gingival margin from the crown of the teeth.
It is a common problem in adults over the age of 40, but it may also occur starting from the age of a teenager, or around the age of 10.
That period is a perfect for bacteria to grow, because the gum around the teeth corrodes and it looks like your gums recede backwards, and then your teeth are more visible. It can lead to extreme pain and sensitivity of the tooth because the root of the tooth will be exposed.
Because it can have a negative influence over the structure and bone of tooth you can lose your tooth.
This process happens gradually, first it is hard to notice the problem. In case your teeth have become very sensitive, and if you noticed that the size of your teeth has changed (that they are larger than before), then you may have these problems because those are the first two indicators.
What in fact causes receding gums?
Gum disease can be caused by another reasons:
- In case you don’t brush your teeth at least once daily, it can lead to calculus which is hard substance which can lead to gum recession.
- In case of aggressive brushing the enamel on your teeth will be destroyed which can lead to receding gums.
- It can be caused because of genes.
- Another thing especially among women is hormone imbalance.
- In case you are a smoker, then this is another good reason to quit smoking. Smoking causes lung diseases and cancer and also receding gums. Tobacco can get sticky plague on teeth.
- Peridontal diseases or bacterial infection in the gums damage the supporting bone of the tooth.
- Clenching and grinding your teeth, and also using force to take bits while you eat can cause receding gums
- Piercing your lips or tongue is the weirdest reason.
If you notice the problem on time your doctor can treat receding gums. He will remove the calculus or the plague from your teeth and the surface underneath the gum line. In case you don’t notice this problem on time, then you will need to do a surgery on your gums. One of the surgeries you will need to do may be regeneration of the lost tissue and bone of gums and teeth, depth reduction, or soft tissue graft. There are some homemade recipes, and if you consume them you can avoid surgeries. You should always ask your doctor if you have gums infection, because you never know what kind of damage the infection has done to your gums and teeth. In case the problem is not so serious, use some of these homemade remedies, and with proper oral hygiene you will solve this problem.
How can they grow back?
Gingiva presents part of the soft tissue lining of the mouth surround the teeth and provide a seal around them. Gingivae compared with the soft tissue linings of the lips and cheeks, are tightly bound to the underlying bone which helps resist the friction of food passing over them. If you have good oral hygiene with combination with many recipes such as oil, you can grow your receding gums again.
Herbs and spices are needed to make these homemade remedies.
Green tea is full of antioxidants that fight the free radicals that can cause periodontal disease, which is leading to receding gums. This tea will strengthen the connection between the gums and teeth, and it will lower the swelling of the gums that cause oral diseases. Drink 1 cup of green tea every morning when you wake up, and you will see the results.
Aloe Vera is another gum problem-solver. Its health benefits are connected with skin problems, because it has many anti-inflammatory abilities and repairing capabilities. Aloe Vera will fight against inflammation and will turn on the cells which are very important for repairing of the tissues, and you won’t have another infection, because it has antibacterial ability.
You can use in 2 ways the gel from aloe vera. You can use aloe vera gel like a mouthwash and for brushing. In situations when you flossed and brushed your teeth put some aloe vera gel and after that once again brush the teeth and gums with aloe vera gel for around 3 to 5 minutes.
Also you can use it like mouthwash. Take a little bit of aloe vera and dissolve it in water every day after brushing, and then you can swirl it through your mouth.
The sesame oil by forming a protective layer over your teeth, will reduce the chances of plague building. With this you will destroy the toxins in your mouth. This oil also can help with other oral diseases.
You need to arm up sesame oil, but do not overheat it. After you brush teeth take sesame oil in your mouth and gargle it and swirl it around your mouth. Do this a few minutes.
Coconut oil has power to reduce the chances of getting infections, which are reason for receding gums. This oil by healing your cavity and prevent tooth decay is one effective ingredient for treating receding gums.
After brushing your teeth use it as a mouthwash. Begin using 1 to 2 minutes and to increase gradually. The final goal is 15 to 20 minutes.
With essential oil from the eucalyptus germs and bacteria that are in your mouth can be destroyed, and it will be your protection against other oral diseases.
What you will need is 1 or 2 drops of this oil and 1 or 2 tablespoons of water. Before you put it in your gums dilute the essential oil. You should apply it on your gums and massage it gently, with your toothbrush.
It can stop the recession of the gums and it will prevent additional damages to the gums. Myrrh is used to cure different gums and mouth diseases.
Prepare a paste from it but combining with water. Put it on your gums and massage it gently just like in the previous method.
If you use this oil toothache will be past. Chew a clove after every meal and remember that it needs to touch every side of your mouth. Clove oil destroy the bacteria in your mouth and also bad breath. Cure every oral disease with this oil.
You will need 1 to 2 drops of clove oil to massage your gums with it, one to three times daily.
They are famous because of their antiseptic and antibacterial abilities. Do not use lemon oil every day because too much of them can destroy the enamel on your teeth, just use it once every week. Lemon oil will stimulate the growth of receding gums and it will destroy bad breath. How to prepare homemade lemon oil:
– ½ to 1 freshly squeezed lemon juice
– ¼ to ½ cup of olive oil
You should mix the olive oil in a jar with lemon juice and cover the jar and shake it well. Let the mixture for a couple of weeks but shake the jar every day. Start using the oil after three to four weeks.
You need to massage your gums for a few minutes, with your fingers, but apply the lemon oil on your fingers before that, 2 times weekly.
Tips for preventing gum recession
Here are a few ways to avoid oral diseases. Here are some tips.
Have proper oral hygiene
Some things you need to do to avoid this problem.
– Use gentle strokes and circular motion.
– Brush along your gym line, do not push the gums.
– Use a brush with small head and soft bristles.
– No aggressive brushing.
– Floss and brush after every meal is the best way to keep oral hygiene. In case you are not able to do that then after every meal use a mouthwash.
Mouthwash for a clean mouth
You need to free your mouth from bacteria and germs every day. Here is homemade remedy with essential oils.
– Combine 1 to 2 drops of essential oil, such as sage oil, peppermint, clove or tea tree oil and after that mix it with ¼ to ½ cups of water. Use it every day.
-Hydrogen peroxide protect your mouth, but you need to dilule it with water.
Water, water and water
Consuming water is healthy for the whole body, so it is good to keep your gums healthy too. Reasons why you should drink more water:
-It helps you get rid of the toxins from your mouth and your body.
-It keeps your mouth clean. You should use water to clean any food that is left on your teeth after every meal.
Good for your whole body is to have proper diet, eating healthy food, like a lot of vegetables and fruits. In case you eat junk food it helps the bacteria in your mouth to grow which is leading to infections.
You should consume fruits and vegetables the ones with vitamin C like strawberries, oranges, cauliflower, asparagus, broccoli, etc.
You must avoid cold drinks, and to reduce sugar consummation, alcohol, processed food, caffeine and anything that is made of white flour.
Consult with your doctor for any supplements
In case you have vitamin deficiency, you should consult your doctor to see what you need to consume to increase the intake of those vitamins or other important nutrients.
– For dental and bone health calcium is important.
-Vitamin C has power to boost your immune system, and it has a lot anti-inflammatory abilities.
-Ginkgo biloba has ability to improve your blood circulation.
-Zinc also has ability boost your immune system and it will kill different bacteria that cause infection and oral diseases.
-Consume Q10 will help you to grow back your receding gums.