Growing Back Receding Gums with Natural Remedies

Enjoy these remedies I gathered from Organic Planner and Prepared By: Gage Gorman

Green Tea

A lot health benefits can be found in green tea, because it is full of antioxidants that fight the free radicals that can cause periodontal disease, which is leading to receding gums. It will strengthen the connection between the gums and teeth, and it will lower the swelling of the gums that cause oral diseases. Every morning when you wake up, drink 1 cup of green tea, and you will see the results.

Aloe Vera

Another gum problem-solver, is aloe vera. The health benefits that aloe vera has are mostly connected with skin problems, because it has many anti-inflammatory abilities and repairing capabilities. So now you are wondering how it will help you with receding gums? It will fight against inflammation and will turn on the cells which are very important for repairing of the tissues, and you won’t have another infection, because it has antibacterial ability.
There are 2 ways to use the gel from aloe vera. The first one is to use aloe vera gel like a mouthwash and for brushing. When you flossed and brushed your teeth put some aloe vera gel and after that once again brush the teeth and gums with aloe vera gel for around 3 to 5 minutes.
Another way is to use it like mouthwash. Every day after brushing, take a little bit of aloe vera and dissolve it in water, and then you can swirl it through your mouth.

Oil pulling

By forming a protective layer over your teeth, the sesame oil will reduce the chances of plague building. With this you will destroy the toxins in your mouth. It also can help with other oral diseases.
Warm up sesame oil, but do not overheat it. After brushing your teeth take sesame oil in your mouth and gargle it and swirl it around your mouth. You should do this a few minutes.

Coconut oil will reduce the chances of getting infections, which are reason for receding gums. By healing your cavity and prevent tooth decay this is one effective ingredient for treating receding gums.
After brushing your teeth take a little bit of coconut oil and use it as a mouthwash. The both methods are best to start using 1 to 2 minutes and to increase gradually. The goal is 15 to 20 minutes.


Essential oil is used for many homemade remedies , so you are maybe familiar with the health benefits from it. Germs and bacteria that are in your mouth can be destroyed with essential oil from the eucalyptus, and it will be your protection agains other oral diseases.
1 or 2 drops of this oil and 1 or 2 tablespoons of water is what you will need. But do not forget to dilute the essential oil before you put it in your gums. Apply it on your gums and massage it gently, with your toothbrush.


This will stop the recession of the gums and it will prevent additional damages to the gums. It is also used to cure different gums and mouth diseases.

You will need powdered myrrh. Make a paste from it but combining with water. Apply it on your gums and massage it gently just like in the previous method.

Clove oil

Toothache will be past if you use this oil. After every meal you can chew a clove, and remember that it needs to touch every side of your mouth. It will destroy the bacteria in your mouth and also bad breath. You can cure any oral diseases with this oil.
1 to 2 drops of clove oil will be needed to massage your gums with it, one to three times daily.


Lemons are famos because of their antiseptic and antibacterial abilities. But too much of them can destroy the enamel on your teeth, so do not use lemon oil every day, just use it once every week. It will stimulate the growth of receding gums and it will destroy bad breath. This is how to prepare homemade lemon oil:

– ¼ to ½ cup of olive oil
– ½ to 1 freshly squeezed lemon juice

Mix the olive oil in a jar with lemon juice. Now cover the jar and shake it well. Leave the mixture for a couple of weeks, but shake the jar every day. After three to four weeks you can start using the oil.

Massage your gums for a few minutes, with your fingers, but apply the lemon oil on your fingers before that, 2 times weekly.

Tips for preventing gum recession

It is also better to avoid the disease then to cure it. So there are a few ways to avoid oral diseases. Here are some tips.

Proper oral hygiene
The most important thing you need to do to avoid this problem.

– No aggressive brushing.
– Use gentle strokes and circular motion.
– Brush along your gym line, do not push the gums.

– Use a brush with small head and soft bristles.
– Floss!!!
– The best way to keep good oral hygiene is to floss and brush after every meal. If you are not able to do that then after every meal use a mouthwash.

Mouthwash for a clean mouth

Every day you need to free your mouth from bacteria and germs. This are some homemade remedies with essential oils.

– Mix 1 to 2 drops of essential oil, such as sage oil, peppermint, clove or tea tree oil and mix it with ¼ to ½ cups of water. Mix it well and use it every day.

-Hydrogen peroxide is another good way to protect your mouth, but remember to dilule it with water.

Water, water and water

Drinking water is healthy for the whole body, so it is good to keep your gums healthy too. This is why you should drink more water:
-You will get rid of the toxins from your mouth and your body.
-You will keep your mouth clean. Use water to clean any food that is left on your teeth after every meal.

Eat healthy

Having a proper diet, eating healthy food, like a lot of vegetables and fruits is good for your whole body. A lot of diseases starts with not eating healthy. Junk food will help to the bacteria in your mouth to grow which is leading to infections.
The best fruits and vegetables you should consume are the ones with vitamin C. Those are: strawberries, oranges, cauliflower, asparagus, broccoli, etc.
Try also to avoid cold drinks, and reduce or eliminate sugar consummation. Also do not drink alcohol, do not consume processed food, caffeine and anything that is made of white flour.

-Calcium is important for dental and bone health.

-Vitamin C will boost your immune system, and it has a lot anti-inflammatory abilities.

-Ginkgo biloba will improve your blood circulation, which is needed for healthy gums.

-Zinc will also boost your immune system and it will kill different bacteria that cause infection and oral diseases.

-Coenzume Q10 will renew your cells and it will help you to grow back your receding gums.

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