Last Modified on Oct 30, 2014
Stop receding gums with natural remedies and save your smile! Fight gum disease and gingivitis with herbal remedies and the correct brushing techniques. Learn about what home remedies have been used successfully by Earth Clinic readers. Bill and Ted, two of our most knowledgeable and valued contributors, offer much insight on this problem that benefits all of us. Check out their posts on receding gums.
What Causes Gingivitis and Periodontal Gum Disease?
Poor dental hygiene can lead to periodontitis, which is a gum infection that can break down both gum tissue and bone in the mouth, receding the gum line and causing tooth looseness and loss. With daily brushing, flossing, and regular checkups with your dentist plus the help of some natural home remedies, you can drastically decrease the chance of developing gingivitis and gum disease.
Normally gums are pale pink and firm, but if they're turning dark red and bleed it should be time to visit a dentist. Signs and symptoms of gum disease are swollen, red, or bleeding gums that can be sensitive to touch, bad breath, pus between the teeth and gums, bad tastes in the mouth, loose teeth, and even the appearance of longer teeth as the gums recede.
How to Stop Receding Gums Naturally
On this page you can find home and folk remedies to help cure receding gums, as well as discussions on brushing techniques and dental tips. Bee propolis for receding gums is quite popular with our readers for treating periodontal gum disease, as is hydrogen peroxide and vitamin C.
Bees make propolis to glue their hives together. It has been proven to have both antibiotic and antiseptic properties. Some believe that bee propolis is also an antiviral and anti-inflammatory. When gargled or sprayed into the mouth, it is excellent to cure irritations and infections, as well as being a good treatment for canker sores and sore throats. However, anyone allergic to bee stings should not use bee propolis.
Hydrogen peroxide is an amazing natural remedy with a multitude of uses. It contains no dangerous chemicals, consisting only of water and oxygen. This germicidal agent oxidizes disease organisms and kills them! Hydrogen peroxide is a very safe, effective natural sanitizer. In fact, our bodies make hydrogen peroxide to defend against viruses, bacteria, parasites, yeast and toxins. 3% Hydrogen peroxide makes an effective mouthwash and can be used with baking soda as a toothpaste. As well as fighting germs and infections, it will leave teeth whiter when used regularly!
Vitamin C supports the immune system and is an effective antioxidant. For dental problems, use calcium ascorbate - a form of Vitamin C that will not sting when applied to sore gums. It is available as a powder; simply spread on the gums and rinse after a few minutes. Success in curing receding gums has also been reported by taking Vitamin C supplements.
Let us know what you try to remedy your dental health. If you know of a cure that isn't listed here yet, don't hesitate to share it with us.
Hi I see that this question has been asked but I don't see the answer. So does anyone have a time frame on how long it takes to regrow receding gums?
I would really appreciate knowing. Thanks.