Receding gums can be caused by a number of things, but almost always point to gum disease. Poor hygiene practices, hormonal imbalances, or brushing too aggressively can all cause damage to your gums that allow bacteria to grow.
Receding gums can be identified by tooth sensitivity, a large gap between the tooth and the gum, exposed roots, bad breath, or gum bleeding. If receding gums are not treated and taken care of properly, damage to the gum can become so bad that teeth may begin falling out.
While receding gums will need to be treated as quickly as possible to prevent additional damage, you don’t necessarily need to visit a dentist to begin the recovery process. You can begin treating your receding gums right at home.
Here are three natural remedies to stop gums from receding.
Drink Green Tea
- Due to the high amount of antioxidants, green tea has a lot of benefits, including treating receding gums. The antioxidants in green tea have the power to kill off gum disease-causing bacteria and reduce the inflammation associated with receding gums. So not only will green tea effectively treat receding gums, but will also relieve some of the pain accompanying the condition.
- To get a proper amount of green tea for stopping receding gums, begin your day with a freshly brewed cup of tea. This will also give you a fresh burst of caffeine to get your day started. Be sure you are choosing freshly brewed tea and not a pre-packaged product from the store. While they may seem like the same thing, the pre-packaged bottle usually contains additional sugars that can cause more damage to your gums.
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