When the gum tissues surrounding the teeth wear away or are pulled back, the gum line recedes exposing more teeth and the roots of the teeth. Receding gums are the initial signs of gum diseases like periodontal disease and gingivitis. When gum recession occurs pockets form between the gum line and the teeth. Food particles get trapped inside these gaps and cause bacteria to fester and infect the gums. Gum recession takes place gradually and happens over a period of time.
The first sign is tooth sensitivity and usually a notch can be felt near the gum line. Bacterial infections, aggressive brushing, insufficient oral care, genetic factors and tobacco products can cause receding gums. If left untreated, this condition can damage the tissues and the bone supporting the tooth and result in tooth loss.
How To Cure Receding Gums
Eucalyptus oil has antimicrobial properties which kill the bacteria in the mouth and prevent plaque and tarter buildup. Its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties reduce the swelling and pain in the gums and effect quick healing.
Take a glass of warm water and mix seven to eight drops of eucalyptus oil into it. Rinse the mouth thoroughly every morning and at night before going to bed. You can also massage the gums with a solution of three drops of eucalyptus and some water.
Neem is the simplest and most effective remedy for receding gums. Neem is full of antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties which destroy the bacteria and heal the damaged tissues in the gums. Take a tender neem twig and chew it a little to flatten its tip. Rub the tip along the gums and the teeth and let the neem juice penetrate in between the teeth.
The gums and the mucous membranes will be stimulated and prevent the gums from receding further and the infection will clear off quickly.
Oil pulling is a harmless and effective remedy for receding gums. Put one tablespoon of sesame oil in your mouth and swish the oil around in your mouth. Suck the oil and pull it between the teeth again and again so that the oil mixes well and thoroughly with the saliva.
Continue sucking and pulling for fifteen minutes. Spit out the oil. When you spit it out the oil should be thin and whitish in color. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water.
All the impurities and the bacteria will be eliminated and gum loss will be prevented most effectively. Use this remedy every morning on an empty stomach.
Mustard oil is very good for strengthening the gums and reversing gum loss. It stimulates and revitalizes the gums. Its antibacterial properties cleanse the harmful toxins and bacteria and restore gum health. Take one teaspoon of pure mustard oil and add half a teaspoon of salt to it.
With your clean index finger massage the gums all the way to the back of the mouth with a little pressure for ten minutes. Rinse your mouth with warm water. Repeat this process every morning and every night.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil destroys the bacterial infection at the roots of the gums and eliminates tooth sensitivity. Rub a few drops of tree tea oil on the gums twice daily until the infection is gone and gum health is restored.