Receding gums can be reversed and you can regain your oral health. To do this there are a couple of steps that you will need to take and a certain level of commitment is needed in order to reverse the damage that has already been done. Receding gums are a clear indication that you have gum disease and you need to remove the bacteria build up, plaque and tartar around the teeth and gum line in order to get your gum condition back where you want it to be.
In order to reverse receding gums, you will have to commit to your home oral hygiene regime and employ it consistently. Here are some of the steps that you should put into action:
- First, go to the dentist to have your teeth cleaned professionally. This is important as gingivitis and periodontitis will keep worsening as bacteria, plaque and tartar grow under the gum line. Your dentist is able to get rid of the plaque and tartar build up that brushing does not shift and flush out the bacteria under the gum line. Deep cleaning may involve scaling or root planing if the condition is advanced enough to require it.
- Take good care of your oral hygiene at home by using the OraMD 4 Step Oral Hygien Program. This involves the use of totally natural botanical oils, which are able to be used as paste, mouth wash and as a topical treatment to kill of the bacteria that causes gum disease and receding gums.
- To reverse gum disease or receding gums it is essential that you get the bacterial growth under control. Flossing is an important part of this process as it removes the debris between the teeth that get stuck in places where brushing alone is not enough to remove it. Try to floss at least twice a day prior to brushing.
As well as following the three steps above, you need to look after your overall dental health by visiting your dentist, cutting out tobacco, looking after your diet and eating healthily. By doing all of these things you will be able to stop the bacteria from growing out of control and causing gum infection. If you are not consistent, then you will likely see the receding gums worsen and you can end up losing your teeth altogether.