Many people are concerned and it is the happiness of our dentists: The gum recession. But what is gum recession? What are the causes ? And how to treat it naturally and effectively? To find out, we invite you to read the following article.
Gingival recession is when the gums become detached from the teeth, leaving enough space to house a nest of bacteria. It’s quite annoying and disturbing. In some cases, it is hereditary, in others; and it’s more common; it is due to bad oral hygiene or simply it is caused by the number one enemy of our teeth: the cigarette.
Unfortunately, without adequate treatment, she does not disappear on her own. It is therefore necessary to have a dentist as soon as possible to prevent it from getting worse and cause the loss of teeth. But you can accompany medical treatment with natural remedies to promote healing. Here are a few.
Green tea, a wonder for the teeth!
Green tea is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, ideal for your gum recession. It is especially rich in catechin, a molecule much more powerful than a classic antioxidant. Green tea helps eliminate bacteria and germs that invade your mouth. Drinking daily can only be beneficial for your teeth.
Thousand sheets ! Do you think we are not talking here about pastry but about the millefeuille plant better known as Achillée. It is a medicinal plant that alone can replace Betadine. You would be astonished by its antiseptic, astringent, coagulating and healing properties. To use it you should rub the gums with the leaves or flowers of yarrow as with a toothbrush, or use it as a mouthwash by leaving some leaves soak in warm water for a few days. It generally prevents all oral diseases and firms the gums thus fighting the gum recession.
The mouthwashes with oils! A treasure for your teeth
10 billion microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, molds and protozoa) reside in our mouths. Some of them can cause infections, gum inflammation, plaques and cavities. Organic oils are there to treat all this. No it’s not a joke! Oils contribute enormously to limit the recession of the gums, for example. For example, coconut oil has astringent, antiseptic, healing and soothing properties and can easily replace the mouthwash that is purchased in supermarkets. Clove oil, cinnamon, or mint oil also have soothing and astringent properties. They remove tartar, prevent cavities and whiten teeth. To increase their effectiveness, it is necessary to slightly warm the oil before using it, it facilitates the penetration and kills the bacteria. Keep the oil in your mouth for 10 to 15 minutes, making sure to circulate it in all corners. This trick is to be done twice a week on clean teeth.
The aloe vera
It is a plant as old as the world and yet its benefits never cease to amaze us. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties are without equal. Its gel protects the gums from infections and fights those that already exist. Aloe vera exists in different forms, but the healthiest and most natural is the plant itself. To be able to use it, cut a branch of Aloe Vera in two, it will leave a rather viscous material that you put directly on your gums. Make regular brushing with this plant and you will quickly feel the difference.
Eucalyptus essential oil
Its smell says a lot about its effectiveness. Eucalyptus essential oil is the best solution to soothe your inflamed gums. It calms, cleans, heals, and kills bacteria in your mouth. It will even regenerate your gums. You can use it in oil or balm. Simply dilute in a carrier oil such as coconut oil, put a little on your gums. Let stand a few minutes before rinsing. But this time, do it with fresh water. Cold helps to reduce inflammation of the gums. This trick that quickly reduces the gum recession is to be done once a week.
Pregnant or lactating women should avoid any essential oil remedies.
For those who have never heard of it. Myrrh is a gum-resin with a very pronounced aroma and smell; having a multitude of properties: anti-infectious, sanitizing, anti-inflammatory … It has been used since the dawn of time especially in oriental medicine. Today, we can use it to treat the gum recession and make the gums less sensitive and more resistant. You can use it as a mouthwash, or as a paste that you can apply directly to your gums.