Home Remedies for Receding Gums

Gums are the soft tissue covering the roots that support teeth to keep them in place. Due to factors like poor oral hygiene, heredity, hormonal changes, and gum disease, the gum can recede, a condition that can be both painful and dangerous. This is because a receding gum can form pockets, which harbor harmful bacteria. Luckily, Dr. Jordan has found several home remedies that are effective in restoring a receding gum line.

Using Aloe Vera

Using gel extracted from aloe vera leaf can be quite helpful in reducing the severity of this condition. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which makes it ideal for repairing receding gums and activating cells that are vital for gum tissue repair. If you have trouble applying aloe vera gel to your gums, you can employ the use of oral products such as mouthwash and toothpaste which has aloe vera as a main ingredient.

Eucalyptus Oil

The eucalyptus essential oil has germ-fighting abilities which make it ideal for curing receding gums. Caution should be taken to dilute eucalyptus oil with water, since using it alone could destroy tissue in your mouth. Like aloe vera, eucalyptus oil has anti- inflammatory abilities which fight gum swelling.

Green Tea

woman drinking teaFor a long time green tea has been used to combat periodontal diseases due to its antioxidant capabilities. Green tea contains catechins, an antioxidant that fights even current periodontal infections you may have. These catechins fortify the bond between your gums and teeth. The calming properties of green tea will also diminish the swelling of your gums.

Vitamin C

Bleeding of the gums and the subsequent gum recession is often associated with decreased levels of Vitamin C. Intake foods rich in this vitamin to help combat gum recession.

Home remedies may help fight receding gums, but they’re no substitute for medical care. To restore gorgeous gums, call Dr. Jordan and schedule an appointment.

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