When the tissue in your gums starts to weaken, you will notice that your gums start to recede and the surface of your teeth become larger and more noticeable. This is called a receding gum line and can be caused by multiple factors. The most common reason gums begin to recede it poor dental hygiene. Many people tend to skip out on brushing and flossing if they are running late or if they are too tired to do it. Luckily, there are a few home remedies that, when paired with continual brushing and flossing, will help repair your gum line and make your teeth and gums stronger and healthier.
The continual introduction to bacteria in your mouth without brushing your teeth will cause severe damage to not only your gums but also to your teeth. If bacteria is left in your mouth, it will lead to gingivitis and periodontal disease. Green tea is a natural antioxidant and will battle the harmful bacteria. The antioxidants will bind your teeth and gums, helping your gums grow stronger. The catechins that are in green tea will also help improve the overall health of your mouth by reversing any signs of periodontal disease.
Drink a cup of green tea in the morning and at night. You can also place the green tea bag on your gums and hold it in place for five minutes so the juices have time to seep into your gum line.
Aloe Vera has long had a reputation for being a cure-all for minor ailments, and that includes the mouth. Aloe Vera is a natural anti-inflammatory, so it will soothe your aching gums and allow them to start the healing process. It will also help to restore the gum cells, which will repair the tissue in your gums. Aloe Vera is full of anti-bacterial properties and will wash bacteria out of your mouth while protecting it from further infection.
It's best to get Aloe Vera straight from the source, which is the Aloe Vera plant. If you don't have the plant, you can buy a bottle of Aloe Vera at most drug stores. You will want to use it as a toothpaste and brush your teeth with it twice a day -- once in the morning and once at night. You can also add a little warm water to the Aloe Vera gel and use it like a mouthwash twice a day.
Eucalyptus oil is one of the best solutions when trying to repair the tissue in your gums and reserve the signs of early gum disease. This oil is a natural germicide and will kill the germs in your mouth that eat away at your gums. It is also an anti-inflammatory, so it will further help your gums with the healing process.
Drop three drops of eucalyptus oil in two tablespoons of warm water and mix it well. Dip the tip of your finger in the solution and massage it into your gums for three to five minutes. Massaging will prevent further gum recession and will help stimulate new and healthy tissues. It is important to always dilute the oil before use. Straight eucalyptus oil can be too strong on your soft gums and may cause further damage.
A receding gum line is the beginning stage for gum and periodontal disease. It is important that you take care of your gums before the recession develops into something more dangerous. Talk to a dentist like Samuel D Knight, DDS if you are concerned about your receding gums. By following the methods listed above along with your daily brushing and flossing and any other recommendations from your dentist, you can repair your gums and prevent further damage.