How I Healed My Receding Gums

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I had receding gums, and it was starting to affect my smile. I was embarrassed by how my teeth looked, but I knew I had to do something about it. When I went online and searched for “healing receding gums,” there were a lot of articles about what causes receding gums, but not many were talking about how you could heal your own receding gums naturally! So, after doing some research myself and trying out different methods of healing my own receding gums, here is what worked for me:

Brush your teeth correctly

  • Use a soft-bristled brush. A soft brush will help prevent damage to your gums.
  • Brush for at least 2 minutes, twice a day. The longer you brush, the cleaner and healthier your teeth will be! You should brush in the morning and before bed to prevent any buildup of plaque or food particles that may cause damage to your gums and teeth over time.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste! Fluoride is an important component of toothpaste because it helps to prevent cavities by strengthening tooth enamel as well as preventing bacterial growth on the surface of teeth and gums (which can cause periodontal disease).

Super-floss your teeth.

This is another “duh” that I had to learn the hard way. Flossing is important for keeping your teeth clean, but it’s even more important if you have receding gums. There are many different types of traditional floss available in stores, so find one that works well for you and use it regularly. You can also get a specialized flossing tool like this one or this one which has a smaller loop than standard floss and makes it easier to reach between your teeth. If all else fails, try using super-floss (also called interproximal). It’s thinner than regular dental floss and comes with a small plastic handle on both ends so it won’t slip from your fingers as easily if they’re wet from washing them or you’ve just used mouthwash—which we’ll talk about further down this list!

Try oil pulling with coconut oil.

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that’s said to remove toxins from your mouth, reduce inflammation in the body and strengthen your immune system.

The process involves chewing on a teaspoonful of coconut oil and then swishing it around your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes as you brush your teeth or do some other activity, like yoga. You spit out the oil into a trash can when finished—don’t swallow it!—and repeat this process twice daily. If you have time in the morning and evening, I recommend doing both sessions at once: one at 7am, another at 5pm (or whenever feels right for you). People who are new to oil pulling may want to start with just five minutes per session before increasing their time gradually over a few days or weeks until they’re able to reach 15–20 minutes per session comfortably.

Use a special mouthwash for gum disease

If you have gum disease, there are some mouthwashes that are specially formulated to help heal your receding gums. Look for a mouthwash that doesn’t contain alcohol and has fluoride in it. Some people also say tea tree oil and propolis can be helpful too.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin D

Vitamin C and Vitamin D are both important for gum health. The former helps to fight gum disease, while the latter helps to keep your immune system strong.

Foods rich in Vitamin C include oranges, strawberries and broccoli — all of which you can easily add to your diet through juicing or smoothies. Vitamin D is found in eggs, salmon and tuna fish (and their oils). To get more info on what foods have what vitamins, check out this blog post I wrote.

Use natural toothpaste without fluoride

Fluoride is a dangerous chemical that has been linked to cancer, tooth discoloration and other health problems. It’s added to toothpaste because it supposedly helps prevent cavities, but studies show that fluoride can actually cause them (see the below section on “how fluoride causes cavities”).

Natural toothpaste is a safer alternative. Find one that doesn’t contain any foaming agents or abrasives (these scratch your teeth and cause more damage). If you’re looking for natural products, here are some ingredients you want:

  • Xylitol (a sugar alcohol)
  • Sea salt or rock salt
  • Water-based essential oils like peppermint oil

Watch what you eat

To avoid receding gums, it’s important to watch what you eat. Most foods will not cause your teeth and gums to recede if they have a balanced diet. However, some foods can be harmful because of their texture or ingredients. For example:

  • Avoid chewing gum that contains sugar
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol
  • Avoid acidic foods (such as tomatoes)

And remember to:

  • Eat a balanced diet with plenty of water;
  • Try not to eat too much hard food such as nuts or chips; and

You can heal receding gums naturally!

If you are concerned about your receding gums, don’t worry! There are natural methods that can help you heal them. You do not have to go to the dentist and pay thousands of dollars to get your teeth fixed. In fact, many people are more successful when they try natural methods before going to the dentist.

Natural methods are cheaper than going to the dentist and safer than going to the dentist. Some dentists use mercury fillings or composite fillings which can leach into your body over time causing health problems such as brain damage, heart disease and even cancer! Plus mercury is very toxic so it should be avoided at all costs!


There you have it: a step-by-step guide to healing receding gums naturally. I know that, as someone who has lived with the discomfort of this condition for years, it can be hard to believe that these simple steps will really make a difference. But trust me: if I can do it, so can you! This is not just some “fad” or “cure-all” technique; these are tried and true methods that have worked for millions around the world. If you’re tired of living with uncomfortable symptoms like bleeding gums and bad breath – or worse yet, if they’re interfering with your daily life – then take action now by implementing one or more of these suggestions into your daily routine.


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