Receding gums can be painful and can lead to pockets between the teeth and gum line, which can allow the buildup of the harmful bacteria.
This can lead to damage of bone structure and supporting tissues of the teeth and at the worst case with the tooth loss.

Repairing Receding Gums

What causes receding gums?

A study showed that one of the main causes is teeth cleaning routine.
Genetic is another factor. If you have genetic predisposition you’ll always be at risk, no matter how good you clean the teeth.
Another cause, unsurprisingly, is smoking. Smoking can cause a variety of a gum problems.
Luckily, there are natural remedies that can help you to combat receding gums.
If you start to notice bleeding after flossing or brushing, swollen gums, pain at the gum line and bad breath you should try some of the following remedies:

Green Tea

A Japanese study found that regular consumption of green tea can be helpful for healthy teeth and gums.
This study found a decrease in 3 indicators of periodontal disease- bleeding, attachment loss of supporting tissue and periodontal pocket depth – when green tea was used everyday by study participants.

Aloe Vera

A study made in India, evaluated on 15 subjects found that aloe vera gel reduces gum diseases if it is administered orally.
This doesn’t mean to put suspicious gel on your gums, or break open leaves. There are aloe vera products like mouthwash, toothpaste and juice.


Eucalyptus has anti-inflammatory substances that are great for gum diseases. It fights germs and it kills the bacteria in the mouth.
To fight the gum recession, mix these two ingredients:
• 1 cup of warm water
• 2 teaspoons of eucalyptus oil

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is well known for gum swelling, recession and bleeding. A study done at the University of California, San Francisco, found decreasing of bleeding gums when Vitamin C is intake is increased and vice versa.

There are some important things to do, for overall oral health:

• Maintaining a consistent oral health practice
• Brushing in a circular motion
• Flossing daily
• Using mouthwash regularly


Source: davidwolfe