Receding Gums: Causes And Home Remedies

How To Reducing Receding Gums

Oral health is not just limited to having clean teeth without cavities but also includes the health and integrity of gums that hold our teeth in their place and protect its roots.

Home Remedies For Receding Gums

Home Remedies For Receding Gums

In absence of proper gum care the gum tissue wears away making your teeth prone to damage and ultrasensitive.

The gum tissue contains moist mucous membrane, which is densely packed with blood vessels. This protective pinkish layer of tissue over the underlying bone of both upper and lower jaw forms a barrier between the teeth base and the invading microbes or plague.

What Is Meant By Gum Recession

The gum recession means the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds our teeth is pulled back and more of the tooth is exposed. The small spaces that is formed between teeth and gum line causes the bacteria to accumulate and grants them an easy entry to the bloodstream. The damage can spread to the adjoining bone structures and tissues of the teeth ultimately resulting in tooth loss.

What Cause Gum Recession

Several causes are behind gum recession. However, primary cause includes periodontal diseases or inflammatory bacterial infections. Other predisposed conditions include genetic factors and improper oral hygiene. Aggressive tooth brushing and over brushing may also lead to tears and wear of gums. Ongoing hormonal changes during pregnancy, menopause and even puberty in females can make your gums prone and sensitive to recession. Receding gums-may follow any traumatic injury to tooth/teeth. Nutritional deficiencies can also be associated with gum recession. Lack of vitamin C leads to the disease scurvy that lead to gingival complaints. Consumption of tobacco and other products that leads to accumulation of a plague have adverse effect on the mucous membrane lining. Some people have a tendency of clenching or grinding the teeth that too can cause the gingival margin to pull back.

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Gum Recession?

The signs and symptoms of gum recession include tooth sensitivity, pain emanating from the gum line, bleeding from the gum especially after flossing or brushing, bad breath, swollen and tender gum. If the gums are damaged up to the extent that they are unable to hold the tooth in its place there is loss of tooth.

What Is The Standard Treatment For Receding Gums?

The orthodontic treatment for receding gums include rectifying and realigning the gum margin gradually repositioning the teeth. Your teeth are thoroughly cleaned through scaling and root planning. The exposed roots get highly sensitive thus; a desensitising and a dent in-bonding agent may be prescribed. To camouflage the lost gum tissue area removable gum veneers is used.

Top Five Home Remedies For Receding Gums

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is one of the most effective methods to maintain oral health and prevent dental issues. In addition, oil pilling is believed to reverse gum recession.

Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling

Hold a tablespoon coconut oil in your mouth. Swirl and swish the oil for about 15 minutes in your mouth. After 15 minutes, spit out the oil once it turns milky and thick. Now rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth as usual. Repeat this every morning empty stomach for about one month. Regular oil pulling on daily basis also detoxifies your body and it improves your health.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. It fights the gum inflammation and also repair the damaged tissues. Aloe vera wards off of the plague buildup and oral infections.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera

Extract the fresh aloe vera gel and gently massage your gums with it for about 5 to 10 minutes. Now leave it for 30 minutes and then rinse it off. Repeat this 2 times in a day. Alternatively, you may also rinse your mouth with the aloe vera juice at least 2 times in a day.

Turmeric Paste

 Not only turmeric paste effectively controls the gum recession but also relieves the pain. Turmeric contains curcumin that is anti-inflammatory and reduces swelling, pain and inflammation.

To one-fourth teaspoon turmeric powder, add sufficient amount of water to make a paste. With your clean finger, apply the paste on your teeth and gum. Leave it for 5 minutes and then massage for about 1 minute. This is followed by rinsing your mouth with warm water. Repeat this, two times every day.

Green tea

 Green tea due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties reduces the chances of periodontal diseases. Make a habit of drinking green tea at least 2 times in a day.

Indian Lilac paste

 Indian Lilac is antibacterial and destroys the bacteria that cause gum diseases. Grind its leaves to make a paste and brush your gums and teeth with the paste for a few weeks.Indian Lilac paste

Home remedies for receding gums is not going to fix the periodontal disease or associated gum recession but will be helpful for the people who have gum inflammation and will help the people who have periodontal disease treated to maintain the gum health and avoid the future gum issues.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.