When the gum tissue around your teeth wear away and the gums seem to recede backwards there is larger area of the surface of tooth making them more visible. This health condition is called “receding gums”.
On this way it is easy for bacteria to build up and survive there. If you do not contain receding gums, even the root of teeth may become exposed which can then cause pain making your teeth extremely sensitive. Not only this, due to the damage caused to the supporting tissue and bone structures of your teeth, you may eventually lose teeth.
Symptoms of Receding Gums
Unfortunately gum recession is very general dental problem, many people suffering from it doesn’t notice that on time because the process is very slow and occurs gradually. However, if your tooth has become sensitive, you should check for receding gums because this one of the very first signs of receding gums. Also when you feel your tooth or teeth appear to be larger than earlier, immediately start treating your tooth as this is nothing but a receding gum problem.
You can list the symptoms of receding gums as follows:
Tooth appearing larger than usual
Pain or tooth ache
Causes of Receding Gums
Receding gums most often show that some gum disease is present. But also there are many more other causes of receding gums such as:
Gum diseases, or more precisely periodontal diseases means that bacterial infections that occur in your gums. These infections damage the gum tissue and your teeth’s supporting bone leading to gum recession and then other problems.
Smoking causes many diseases, such as cancer and lung diseases, but also receding gums. Those who consume tobacco in any form are prone to have sticky plaque on their teeth. This leads to gum recession.
Poor oral hygiene. If you do not brush you teeth or floss properly, it is possible to end up building plaque on your teeth. This plaque then turns into calculus, also called tartar. Tartar is the hard substance between your teeth and may cause gum recession.
Brushing teeth aggressively. Contrary to the previous cause if you brush your teeth too aggressively, then also you may get receding gums. This is because such an aggressive act wears away the enamel present on your teeth. This in turn makes the gums recede.
Piercing of your lips or tongue also causes gum recession. The jewelry you wear after piercing may get rubbed against the gums and that may lead the gum tissue to wear away.
Hormonal changes, especially in women, sometimes cause receding gums because the changes in hormones make the gums much more sensitive and vulnerable.
Below we present you some natural home remedies for receding gums
Aloe Vera for Receding Gums
It is proven that Aloe Vera is natural anti – inflammatory agent. Aloe Vera is popular as a beneficial herbal remedy for many the skin problems due to its anti -inflammatory and cell repairing capabilities. When it comes to receding gums, Aloe Vera not only reduces the inflammation of gums but also activates the cells that are important for repair of tissues. Aloe Vera also has anti-bacterial properties that help keep the infections away from your mouth.
There are two ways to use Aloe Vera gel for receding gums – for brushing and as a mouthwash.
Every morning and before you go to bed, when you have brushed and flossed, take some Aloe Vera gel on your toothbrush and brush your teeth and gums once again. Wash mouth properly after finishing off after 3-5 minutes.
Also you can use Aloe Vera gel as a mouthwash. After you brush in the morning, add some water to the Aloe Vera gel and mix well to get a consistency that’s easy to swirl around in your mouth. Wash your mouth with this Aloe Vera mouthwash. Do this every time you brush during the day.
Green tea for receding gums
Green tea has may health benefits, and one of them is treatment of receding gums. As it is well known, green tea has loads of antioxidants that keep away many diseases by combating free radicals. Free radicals in your mouth can cause periodontal disease that may lead to receding gums. Green tea has catechins, an antioxidant that helps combat even the existing periodontal disease. These catechins in your green tea will strengthen the bond between your gums and teeth. The anti-inflammatory properties of green tea will reduce the swelling of gums that obstruct the proper healing of your gums and oral diseases.
Make a cup of refreshing green tea for yourself in the morning. Have one cup of such green tea daily in the morning.