There is no absolute guarantee that your gums will be able to grow back to their original state, however there have been many people who have in fact reported a full recovery despite being told the only available option was grafting surgery. Every case is different, however there is no harm in giving yourself every possible chance of healing your gums in a non-invasive, inexpensive way. If you can do it, it’s certainly preferable to expensive and painful surgery!
As well as following the advice already laid out so far you can promote gum re-growth by performing the following:
In order for your gums to heal they’re going to need an active flow of blood to help carry nutrients in and get rid of the toxins that may have built up. One of the best ways to promote blood flow is through regular massage, which can be done both by hand and with a gum stimulator. Any time of the day you can simply massage your gums through your cheeks, chin and lips, being conscious to rub in the direction you want your gums to move back to. Be sure you’re not actually pushing the gums further out of place. To be safe massage around the ends of your teeth roots, staying away from the gum line.
The second type of massage you can do by hand is inside your mouth, placing your thumb and forefinger on either side of your gum and again rubbing around the teeth roots. You should trim your nails so you don’t accidently scratch your gums, and wash your hands thoroughly before putting them inside your mouth to ensure you don’t introduce any additional bacteria. You should also floss, brush and rinse immediately aft wards, so this type of massage is best done after meals as part of your regular oral hygiene routine.
The third type of massage you should do is using a gum stimulator, which is a long handled tool with a pointed rubber tip at the end. The rubber tip is used to provide extra cleaning and can be used after flossing. Gum stimulators allow you to safely massage hard to reach parts of the gum, such as the triangular section between each pair of teeth and the area around the gum line. If your gums are particularly sore and tender you may wish to use an extra soft rubber tip. You may also want to wait until you have been implementing the methods in this book for a couple weeks before you begin. Your gum stimulator should be used by holding the handle at a 45 degree angle then placing the tip of the rubber on the gum and moving around in a circle for around ten seconds. Use this motion on the triangular gum area between each of your teeth and along the gum line of each tooth, inside and out.
Trees and certain types of plants exude a resin that plays the role of protecting them from infection. Bees gather this resin and metabolize it, turning it into a substance known as “Bee Propolis”. They then apply the propolis to the walls of their hive to keep disease, parasites and bacteria out, and to reinforce structural stability. It is the potent antimicrobial effect and strong adhesive properties that make propolis perfect for these purposes, and the very same attributes make it highly effective in repairing damaged gums. Bee Propolis is another treatment that has been reported by receding gums sufferers as solely responsible for their full recovery.
Bee Propolis Tincture (liquid) can be added to your salt water mouth rinse, using three or four drops at a time. You can also apply 30% strength tincture directly to your gums and leave it there for around an hour before brushing it off. Another option is to add a dropper full to a bottle of water, along with your liquid chlorophyll, and carry it around with you to keep your mouth treated all day.
NOTE: Allergy to propolis can cause skin irritation. Start gradually to ensure you won’t experience such a reaction. If you are allergic to bee stings please consult your doctor before using propolis.
Taking good care of your teeth and gums is an important part of staying healthy. Not only is tooth decay and gum disease really painful, it can lead to other health problems in your body. That’s why it is wise to pay attention to the state of your oral health in between visits to the dentist. In this article we are going to explore some of the most effective methods for caring for your gums and teeth.
A toothache is pretty much one of the more painful experiences a person can have. Bad toothaches indicate that you need to go to the dentist, but most of the time you aren’t going to get seen right away. This is when you need to find some fast relief and there are some specific remedies that can be very useful here. Clove oil is just about the best known remedy for toothaches and it’s easy to find both in pharmacies as well as in natural food stores.
Powdered cloves work just as well, just put a small pinch of them onto the area that is painful. Garlic is another toothache remedy, and is a natural antibiotic, which makes it good for treating infections. Using crushed garlic on the affected places can reduce both inflammation and pain until you are able to see your dentist. There are dozens of articles and books and websites that tell people that hydrogen peroxide and baking soda are good natural ways to clean teeth. Both baking soda and hydrogen peroxide are cheap, but if you use them too much they can become abrasive and brush away the protective enamel coating that keeps your teeth safe. It’s far healthier to choose a toothpaste that includes baking soda. Another natural oral health helper is apple cider vinegar, but again, you want to make sure you dilute it because otherwise the acidity level within it can really do damage to your teeth. Before you use anything to clean your teeth or mouth, you need to make sure that it won’t have any unintended side effects.
When focusing on your dental health, you have to remember how important your gums are. There are plenty of people who suffer from gum disease and don’t know it until it has reached very painful and advanced stages. Regular visits to your dentist will clue you in to these problems and you need to pay attention to any changes that occur in the color of your gums. There is a problem when your gums are super red or very sensitive or if they bleed when you brush your teeth.
Brushing with toothpaste that contains tea tree oil helps keep your gums very healthy. There are all sorts of different healing properties contained within tea tree oil because it is a very powerful antibiotic. Do not put undiluted tea tree oil in your mouth because it can be very irritating and hurt you quite a lot if you swallow it.
It’s not all that difficult to take great care of your mouth, but it does take regular time and effort. In addition to doing flossing and brushing every day, you should also watch what you eat and avoid those things that could harm your oral health. By keeping the above tips in mind, you can enjoy better dental health, which will be good for your whole body.
If your tooth brushing technique is in fact a part of what has caused your gum recession, which is highly likely, you are going to have to habituate a completely different and more gentle type of motion. Changing the way you’ve been doing something your entire life is going to take a little perseverance until you get use to it, so be prepared to work through an adjustment period.
The last thing you want to do is brush your teeth from side to side as if you’re scrubbing on a washboard as this motion causes the highest amount of gum damage. Instead, brush your top teeth with downwards only motion and your bottom teeth with an upwards motion, away from the gums. You should actually run the brush gently from your gums then along your teeth, and imagine brushing your gums back into their correct place. In fact, some people have reported that after using this brushing technique for a few months it actually has caused their gums to begin moving back into the proper position.
TIP: Try to ensure that only your wrist moves as you brush, not your elbow or shoulder. This may be difficult at first but you will adjust over a period of a week or two. It won’t take long before you’ll notice your gums feeling soothed after brushing rather than agitated. If you are using an electric toothbrush minimize your own arm motion as much as possible and let the automated rotation do all the work for you.