Gum disease is becoming more and more present nowadays. Gum recession is often one of the first signs that you have this disease! If you suffer from it, check out these home remedies for gum recession!
When your gums start receding, they create a space between your teeth and the gums. This will cause bacteria to enter the gums and start damaging the tissues. So to stop this, try our home remedies for gum recession.
There are many reasons for the receding gums. Some of those are poor dental hygiene, periodontal disease, heredity, hormone imbalances and aggressive brushing of the teeth.
And here are some of our home remedies for gum recession:
1. Sesame oil
First on our list of home remedies for gum recession is sesame oil. You can use sesame oil as a mouthwash. It will remove the toxic substances and plaque buildup in the gums, which too can cause the gums to recede.
Just take a quarter cup of sesame oil and swish your mouth thoroughly with this. It would be even better if you warm the oil a little bit. This can help as it can help in better absorption and removal of toxins and plaque. The oil will also give a protective coating to your gums and teeth and prevent recession of gums and dental decay.
2. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil can be diluted and used for swishing the mouth for preventing gum recession and root damage. Tea tree oil is a powerful anti fungal and microbial agent and destroys the bacteria and plaque buildup in the teeth and between the gums. Just remember that the oil is very strong and should not be used without diluting it, because it can cause burns.
3. Aloe Vera
Since Aloe Vera is an anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial agent, it’s great for treating receding gums. All you need to do is take the fresh gel from the aloe plant and use this for brushing your teeth. You can also use aloe gel as a mouthwash every day morning and after meals to protect your teeth and gums from decay and prevent the gums of recession. Aloe Vera also helps in healing of damaged gums and infections.
4. Coconut oil
Being antimicrobial in nature, coconut oil too is a great remedy for treating receding gums and the cause behind it. It’s also great for removing the dental plaque. Just take some virgin coconut oil and swish your mouth with it after brushing your teeth. This will give your teeth the necessary cover for protection against disease causing bacteria and germs and also prevent food particles and germs from sticking between and on the teeth and causing decay. Coconut oil can be used every day as a prevention method for receding gums and also for general oral hygiene.
5. Green tea
We’ve already seen several times that green tea, being rich in antioxidants, is very beneficial for our health. However, you should know that it can also help you in reducing the damage caused to the teeth as a result of receding gums. Green tea will reduce the inflammation of the gums and it will also help in destroying the bacteria in the mouth that can cause periodontal problems. Take a cup of green tea at least once a day to keep your gums and teeth strong.
6. Lemon oil
Lemon has mild antiseptic qualities and is also an excellent antibacterial agent. However, you shouldn’t apply lemon directly on a daily basis because it can corrode the enamel. Lemon oil can be bought or prepared at home by infusing olive oil with lemon for a few weeks.
This oil can be used for swishing your mouth first thing in the morning. Lemon oil helps in killing all the bacteria and prevents gum recession and tooth decay as well. Lemon also stimulates tissue formation and can encourage new tissues to grow in the place of damaged ones.
Clove has been used for a long time to help decayed and damaged tooth and infection. Clove oil is known to be a natural antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti fungal agent and helps in stimulating the growth and repair of damaged tissues. Cloves are very powerful as disinfectants and can stop bacterial action if you use it frequently. Use a clove every day or massage with clove oil for best results.
8. Sage leaves
One other of our home remedies for gum recession is sage. Sage leaves are a great addition to many dishes. But they also act as a tonic for the gums and are also an excellent treatment for the mucus membrane. Sage leaves can be directly rubbed on the gums and teeth for protection and treatment of receding gums. Sage leaves can be used for making a tea as well for preparing a rinse for your gums. Add sage leaves to a cup of boiling water and steep for ten minutes before using it for rinsing.
Myrrh is a kind of resin that is obtained from trees. It can be used for stopping the recession of gums and preventing root exposure and damage as well. It is also great for strengthening the gums. Myrrh can be used for rinsing the mouth or as a tooth powder or paste, whichever is more convenient for you.
Eucalyptus is a very exceptional essential oil! It helps in killing all the germs in the mouth and prevents tooth decay and gum diseases that lead to receding gums. Eucalyptus is also anti inflammatory in nature and helps in reducing swollen gums as well. All you need is to take some eucalyptus oil and dilute with water. Massage for a few minutes onto your gums every day and rinse off. This will stimulate new tissue growth and also reduce gum recession and damage due to bacterial action.
Wild yarrow like many of our home remedies for gum recession has several antiseptic and astringent qualities. The flower or the leaves of wild yarrow can be used for rubbing over your teeth and preventing gum recession to a great extent.
12. Rose vinegar
Rose vinegar helps in strengthening the gums and can be used as a rinse for the mouth. To make rose vinegar, take 3 ounces of rose petals and soak in red wine vinegar solution. Steep for about seven days and strain it. A tablespoon of rose vinegar can be added to one cup of warm water and this can be used as a mouth rinse every day to prevent recession of gums.
13. Sumac tree
Last but not least on our list of home remedies for gum recession is sumac tree. It’s known to have stringent qualities that can come of help for treating of receding gums. It helps in stimulation of the gums and also cleans the teeth, keeping them safe from decay and damage. Take a twig and peel the outer bark. Gently rub the inner part over the surface of the teeth and along the gums.