Receding gums is a common side effect of gum disease. Although seeing a dentist is recommended to have it rectified, it can be expensive and time consuming. A trip to to the dentist is quite tedious from the tools use that still has to go through dental autoclaves to sterilize their equipment up to the treatment method. Whether you’re looking for a way to save costs, save time or if you just want to take a healthier approach to healing your gums there are ways to treat receding gums through homeopathic medicine. Read on to know some of them.
Treating receding gums with the following homeopathic methods
Eucalyptus essential oils
Eucalyptus essential oils have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and germ fighting properties which can help fight receding gums. Just rub a bit of eucalyptus oil on your gums as part of your dental hygiene routine to help fight receding gums.
Peppermint essential oils
Peppermint essential oils help prevent the growth of microorganisms, This can help stop the spread of gum disease in your mouth. Added perks to Peppermint essential oils is that they smell great, taste minty fresh and they work as a mild topical pain killer.
Oil pulling is an ancient tooth cleaning technique where high quality coconut oil is swished around the mouth for 15 – 20 minutes. Swishing the oil between the teeth helps remove hard to reach plaque and food particles; also coconut oil has anti-microbial properties that will help keep bacteria from making your gums their home, preventing and possibly reversing gum recession.
Drinking green tea regularly may help prevent gum recession and even cavities. Green tea has a ton of health benefits, one of which is preventing bacteria from forming in the mouth. Green tea is a great dietary supplement over all, it has caffeine, it helps with digestion, its good hot and cold and it helps keep your mouth shiny and clean, what’s not to love?
Remember how Grandma used to suggest gargling with salt water when you were sick ? turns out there’s some truth to that. Not only does salt kill bacteria, it soothes inflammation, swishing warm saltwater around your mouth is a great way to help reduce receding gums.