Receding gums, to some extent, is a problem that most of us can relate to if we look close enough in the mirror.
This is technically a form of gum disease and it’s caused by plaque buildup, which irritates your gums and they simply try to get away (recede).
There seems to be a disagreement among experts on the idea we can make our gums grow back or not.
I can tell you from personal experience that when I stopped eating sugary foods and drinking alcohol, along with brushing twice a day with an Oral-B electric rotating brush, my gums start looking a lot better.
Then, I discovered the 2-step process outlined below that produced even more results.
Gum disease kind of an epidemic if you think about it and it has everything to do with the fact that all of our food is dosed with sugar. We don’t even notice it anymore.
I have an experiment for you, go into the kitchen and eat a spoon of peanut butter and close your eyes and notice how much sugar is in there.
Now, go into your fridge and take a drink of any form of milk you have in there (dairy, almond, coconut, etc.) and do the same thing. Finally, just take a bite of a slice of bread and let it sit in your mouth for a few seconds.
The food we eat today is sweet and that means sugar…and that means when traces of it are left behind in our mouths after we eat it decays and recedes our gums. If this goes unchecked long enough it can lead to serious gum disease (periodontal disease).
One mistake people often make is they brush their teeth with excessive pressure because they think it will make them cleaner. This is counterproductive because it can damage the tooth enamel, which leads to receding gums.
Other Causes of Receding Gums
1. Unfortunately, some of us have bad genetics and there isn’t much we can do to prevent receding gums, but we can slow it down.
2. Also, hormonal changes and unbalances can affect the gums.
3. It goes without saying, smoking wreaks havoc on the teeth and gums. Are people still smoking? Isn’t it 2017?
4. Grinding and clenching are a problem. I workout and tend to do this so I have to wear a mouthguard.
Natural 2-Step Process for Treating Receding Gums
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Historically dating back hundreds of years, it was used for dental treatment of all sorts.
Additionally, it acts as a protective agent by coating your teeth. Just take 1 tablespoon and swish it around in your mouth for 5 minutes and then massage some into your gums.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera relieves inflammation and repairs the gums. Drink 4 ounces of this first thing in the morning and again right before you go to bed. Again, be sure to massage some into your gums as well.