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    Need Help With Receding Gums...I'm Serious...

    Hello- does anybody have any folk/natural remedies that work for receding gums??? Any tips would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    Re: Need Help With Receding Gums...I'm Serious...

    You may find chewing some "biltong" will help.

    http://www.markblumberg.com/biltong.html

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    Thanx 6seven8,

    Wow, I never heard of that before- ya learn something new every day.

    I love jerky, and this stuff sounds better.

    More info., please, if you don't mind me askin'.

    Has biltong helped you or someone you know, in that department? Do you know why it might help?

    As Lexx would say, "Just askin'"

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    Re: Need Help With Receding Gums...I'm Serious...

    My Grandfather swore by it.
    Apparently "biltong" contains "good" bacteria which will help, and chewing it will also increase the blood flow to the gums.

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    Re: Need Help With Receding Gums...I'm Serious...

    Better tooth brushing helps. I only use "Oral B Sonic Complete". Yearly cleanings at the dentist help as well.

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    When you're brushing your teeth, you may also pay close attention to how hard your brushing. I didn't realize it, but my dentist told me during a regular cleaning one day that I brushed too hard which can push back your gums. Also, if you're taking any Rx meds, you may ask the pharmacist about them regarding dental information. Some of them are also known to slowly produce gum disease, etc. But definatley watch how hard your brushing. I still have to consciously pay attention. Otherwise I tend to beat my poor gums up and don't even know it.

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    Re: Need Help With Receding Gums...I'm Serious...

    All great info. - thanks everybody! I really have been trying to keep healthy gums, with little success.

    I have been using floss pretty regularly, including the floss threaded on little handles. Just got a Water Pik, and I am hoping that might help...hope it somehow won't be a hindrance.

    It could be that I brush my gums too hard- I'll have to make an effort to lighten up. Is it best to brush in downward motions on the top and upward on the bottom, or in circles, or what- has anybody heard if that makes a diff.?

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    From what I'm told, it's best for your teeth & gums (to reach surfaces below gums without disturbing the gumline) you should brush gently at a 40 degree angle toward the gum to get up and under the gumline. I've tried the cybersonic & such, but it doesn't seem to do much difference as long as I'm consciously thinking about what I'm doing and not off in LaLa land while I'm brushing! :rolleyes:

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    Try Bicarbonate of Soda otherwise known as "baking soda" twice a day.
    In the morning and at night. Taste foul but it really helps. Put it on the
    tip of your index finger, after you have wet the finger. Pour a little out
    of the box on to a saucer and dip you finger in it. Work it all around the
    teeth and gums well. Then thoroughly rinse after you have done this.
    Mouth is definitely "sweetned." Good for anyone, even if they have a
    healthy mouth.

    During these times with this indication it is wise to consider if your diet
    is including sufficent amounts of vitamin C in the food you are sonsuming.
    Sailors in past 'olden' years suffered scurvy because of lack of vitamin
    C in their diet. Amongst other things, their gums receded, breath smelled
    really bad and their teeth fell out! Try supplemnts of 500 mg vitamin C
    daily, at least until the problem clears up. A good balanced diet is
    the best overall remedy to general good health.

    Also, take a teaspoon full of Hydrogen Peroxide and put it in the mouth and
    use the tongue to work it around. It will foam up tremendously; a reaction
    to mouth bacteria. Do this in the middle of the day, between the
    Bi-Carb treatments. Be careful not to swallow the Peroxide. However,
    in this amount, it will just result in mild indigestion and some loose
    bowls, temporarily. Peroxide in the mouth kills bacteria.

    If you have soreness with the receding, get some Iodine in a bottle, put
    it on a Q-tip, as needed and rub the affected areas gentley. Try to hold
    it in the mouth for at leat 3-5 minutes, don't swallow, spit out the
    accumulated saliva, etc. and then gently rinse the mouth.
    Use this treatment in the evening before going to bed. About three
    treatments will clear up the problem. A sore throat can be treated in the
    same manner. There again, don't swallow the iodine!

    This is possibly conjunctivitis which is also called trench mouth and
    is caused by drinking out of containers others have used before you
    and they have left this bacteria on the cup or glass and it has not been
    washed proprely.

    If you are in a resturant and have a glass with water or wine served to
    you. Smell the rim of the glass. If you smell a "fishy" odor, this is a good
    indication of a dirty, contaminated glass. Ask for another container. Also,
    in such a resturant, examine your eating utensils and dishes carefully.
    It may be a good idea to avoid such a place in the furture.

    One more consideration: avoidance of oral sexual practices with others
    unless you know that they practice good hygene!

    Of course, with that consideration, possibly the receding gums problem
    may be the least harmful disease that one may get this way! :cool:
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    Re: Need Help With Receding Gums...I'm Serious...

    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    Hello- does anybody have any folk/natural remedies that work for receding gums??? Any tips would be appreciated. Thank you.
    I was reading Coontie's post with interest....

    Anyway, the worst culprit I found caused receding gums is using a very hard toothbrush, while it will get your teeth sparkling clean, it damages the gums and causes them to recede. So, a softer brush, like April47 mentioned already, helps.


    I found this in an online search, though....

    Subject: Receding Gums
    Answered by: Susan Eagles
    Question from: Tim
    Posted on: March 29, 2002

    I don't know if you provide information on herbs for medicinal uses without actually seeing the requestor but I thought it would be worth a try. I'm searching for some herbal remedies that I could use for receeding gums. Some of my gums are tender and others are receding. The remedies I've found so far are comfrey for healing, oak bark for inflammation and vitamin C for gum integrity.

    You are right that without seeing the person, I can only offer suggestions that you can research for your individual purposes. It is most important to determine and correct the cause, which could be: excess plaque, refined sugar and refined grains intake, insufficient brushing, flossing and cleaning by a dentist, smoking, too little fibre in the diet, nutritional deficiencies, or underlying problems such as allergies or digestive malabsorption. Teeth should be brushed and flossed daily to remove plaque, and cleaned by a dentist at least every 6 months. The diet should be high in whole, unprocessed food, emphasizing fruit and vegetables.

    Here are some suggestions for improving gum health:

    Vitamin C (1-2 grams daily) should be taken with bioflavonoids rutin or quercitin for best benefit.

    Citrus fruit is especially beneficial in preventing gum problems.

    Eating vegetables helps to prevent plaque build up.

    Chewing on foods like carrot sticks or a stick of real licorice root stimulates saliva and the gums, and helps to inhibit plaque.

    A Myrrh mouthwash (5-10 drops of Myrrh tincture in a glass of water) three times daily helps to harden gums.

    Coenzyme Q10 (60 mg daily) is reportedly helpful for gum health.

    Massage the chin, cheeks and gums to improve circulation.

    Propolis (5-10 drops of the tincture in a glass of water daily) helps to strengthen gums.

    From: http://www.richters.com/newdisplay.c...t_id=14660.523
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    Re: Need Help With Receding Gums...I'm Serious...

    Thanks everybody- great tips; I actually took notes so I have a handy reference.

    Did April47 post something here and I somehow missed it???

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    Re: Need Help With Receding Gums...I'm Serious...

    there are a lot of resources on the internet about receding gums

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Receding_gums

    http://www.recedinggums.1stwellnessmonitor.com/

    http://www.healthcentral.com/encyclo...ding_Gums.html

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    Re: Need Help With Receding Gums...I'm Serious...

    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    Thanks everybody- great tips; I actually took notes so I have a handy reference.

    Did April47 post something here and I somehow missed it???
    Nope. I think I meant to say Heavensent, my mistake.
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    Re: Need Help With Receding Gums...I'm Serious...

    Brushing receding gums is painful, but it is the only way to remove food particules and control bacteria and plaque.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Receding_gums

    Receding gums natural treatment http://www.recedinggums.1stwellnessmonitor.com/

    http://www.healthcentral.com/encyclo...ding_Gums.html

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    I had that same problem but a herbologist told me to drink 1tbl. of chorophyll in a glass of water a day from now on. You can do a google and read all the benefits of chorophyll. It's wonderful and my gums regenerated. I know that sound unbeleiveable but my oral surgeon comapred pics. and the numbers test, where they jam a shape tool into your gums,ouchie, and the numbers were reduced. Now he can't make money off me by doing a skin graph.

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    Re: Need Help With Receding Gums...I'm Serious...

    Don't forget to floss.

    Good advice about hard toothbrushes, don't. Soft is best.

    Also mouthwashes with alcohol content are bad.

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