Sign and Symptoms of Receding Gums and Natural Treatment

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Receding gums are related with the loss of gum tissue. Finally it results in an exposure in the roots of the teeth. Usually this problem occurs at the age of 40 but sometimes it may start from the teens also.

The main cause of the receding gums are brushing overaggressive due to which the enamel at the gum line is worn out. Flossing or inadequate brushing is also one of its main causes which encourage the bacteria to build up between the teeth. The other causes are sensitivity to sodium lauryl sulfate, grinding of the teeth, dipping tobacco, eating disorders and periodontal disease.

Some of the signs and symptoms of the gum recession –

1. Cavities are seen under the gum line
2. Gradually the space between the teeth seem to grow
3. At the gum line the tooth feels notched
4. Roots of the tooth are visible and exposed
5. Teeth become sensitive to cold, hot, spicy, sour or sweet foods
6. Tooth looks longer than normal

If the problem is due to gingivitis then following symptoms may be observed –

1. Bad breath
2. While brushing or flossing bleeding from the gum
3. Inflammation in the gums and it looks puffy and red

It is necessary to save our natural teeth. Due to receding gums the teeth may decay more rapidly. By growing age it is a natural tendency of the gums to recede. So it is very important to take necessary action to save our teeth naturally.

Make a habit to floss regularly with a product known as "stim-u-dent". You may get this product from local pharmacy. Massaging your gums with this product is also beneficial. Go for soft bristle tooth brush and rinse your mouth with dental product will help you to get rid from plaque. Choose natural tooth paste and avoid the pastes which are loaded with chemicals. You can also use "waterpik" which is filled with water and full cap of antiseptic mouth wash.

Intake of vitamins and minerals are necessary as it reduces the pain and inflammation. Make a habit to take vitamin C and its supplements as it is known for preventing periodontal disease and for healing. It also retards the problem of plaque. Other vitamins also promote the condition of gum like A, E and also the folic acid.

Avoid consumption of sugar, antibiotics, alcoholic beverages and coffee. Make a habit to take lots of fruits and vegetables. Some herbs are also helpful for the treatment of receding gums.

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Source by Nick Mutt