Has your gums started to pull away from teeth, making teeth appear longer and exposing your tooth roots? Scared that it’s getting worse? It might be time for a dentist to step in.
If you want to help prevent and stop receding gums from getting worse, we must first understand why your gums are receding in the first place, as three major ways cause receding gums:
Ageing, crooked teeth, ill-fitting dentures and poor oral hygiene practices also contribute to receding gums.
Whilst we cannot influence the gums to grow back, we can prevent them from receding any further and heal them, which will be essential for keeping tooth roots safe and preventing triangular pockets and gaps from getting any bigger.
You’ve likely heard this before, but the best chance you can give your gums is to maintain an excellent brushing and flossing routine.
The main contributor to receding gums is gum disease, and the more you manage this with an improved oral healthcare routine at home and combine that with regular hygiene sessions, the better chance you have at limiting the damage.
Pro dental tips:
Google is a hub of online resources detailing how you can rebuild receding gums naturally, for example, using salt water, eucalyptus oil, green tea, etc. However, without dental care intervention, you might be frustrated with the results.
Plus, without following the guidance of a dental professional, you might make the problem worse or spend time seeking inappropriate care that prevents you from getting the right treatment.
Receding gums do not grow back. No cure or treatment, whether natural or medical, can make receding gums grow back. Instead, we can prevent them from getting worse and improve their appearance.