Can Receding Gums Grow Back? The Truth May Surprise You


Have you asked the question “Can receding gums grow back?”. If so, you’re not alone.

It seems clear that many people rush off to see their dentist when they reach their 30s or 40s after noticing in the bathroom mirror that their gums have started to recede.

Alarm Bells Ring Loudly

When this happened to me, my first reaction was one of panic. After all, receding gums are surely a warning that you have left your youth behind. It seems like a confirmation that desperate measures are needed to fend off the advancing ravages of age.

However, nothing could be further from the truth. As I found out, gums can regrow provided the correct steps are taken, but this information is unlikely to come from your dentist.

The First Person We Ask

Like most people with receding gums, I went to see my dentist straight away. After some uncomfortable poking about in my gums I was told sympathetically that I had some gum disease. I had developed some pockets and my gums were starting to pull away from my teeth.

I was given a strict oral hygiene program and told to return in three months for another assessment.

The Painful Option

If there was no improvement, I was to see a periodontist who was likely to recommend some gum surgery to correct the situation. I went home with the feeling that this would be a very expensive and potentially painful process and set about trying to find an alternative.

It seems that bacteria is present in all human mouths. These micro-organisms work day and night to create the plaque that forms on our teeth. Although the dental hygienist scrapes this away during dental check-ups, it seems the plaque also forms under the gum line where it can’t be reached.

This hidden build-up causes gum disease and starts to push the gums away from your teeth.

You Need a Cure Not a Patch

After some research I discovered that dentists don’t really have a permanent cure for gum disease and receding gums. It seems that the costly patch up dentists perform can sometimes appear to fix the damage, although it’s only a matter of time before the problem returns.

While this is good for the bank balance of the dentists who have a constant stream of patients with similar problems, these repairs are not good for anyone wanting a permanent fix for their gum disease and receding gums.

Toothpaste and Mouthwash Make Things Worse

Further research told me that the regular toothpaste and mouthwash products I had been using were full of chemicals that were almost certainly helping the harmful bacteria to live and multiply in my mouth.

As the bacteria continued unchallenged to attack my gum tissue, I realized that halting the bacteria in my mouth was key to solving the problem.

The Cure is Simple and Pain-Free

Here’s the good news for all people with receding gums caused by gum disease. I also discovered that gum tissue was capable of regrowing, but only in certain circumstances.

Just like a child’s grazed knee heals over with new skin when kept clean and germ-free.

Source by Rosie Smith