I read on the "ask Andreas" forum from last year a post about swishing with sesame oil in order to cure receeding gums. Can anyone confirm that from their own experience? Has anyone had their gum tissue regrow back over the exposed base of the tooth?
My gums have been receding for the past few years now, so now it's tough to consume cold/hot/sweet foods & liquids. I tried daily swishing with liquid Bentonite clay for a couple weeks, but the loss of sensation was only temporary, and the gum tissue didn't grow back.
Oil pulling / swishing is definitely the way to go. My gums are also receding. I've been pulling for two months, and the main thing is that my gums looks very healthy. My teeth are also much whiter, almost like I had them professionally cleaned. I'm closely watching my gums, and I think I'm seeing improvement. Nothing drastic yet, but definitely improved. Some people gums stopped bleeding after the first pull!
Most people use expeller pressed sunflower oil, as the sesame oil is a bit potent. But it's entirely up to the taste of the puller.
I think this is a try it and see kind of therapy. There are some amazing testimonials from some people on this forum already. It's easy, cheap...so I say, why not. At the very least, you'll have fresh breath and clean teeth.
You should also use oak bark (white oak bark) topically applied. Or a mixture like Dr. Christopher's tooth and gum (or Barefoot Herbalist's tooth and gum formula) which contains this as well as other helpful herbs. The oak bark is known to help receding gums. Between the oil swishing and the oak bark you should see definite improvement and I would expect the gums to grow back.
Well I don't know which would be stronger. The Dr. C blend has other things to help the mouth so it might be better, but I would imagine that the straight white oak bark powder would be more potent in tightening the gums which you specifically want. I guess it's up to you. Perhaps you could buy the white oak bark powder to start with and then later buy the Dr. C blend?
I think you can brush your teeth with it but it would probably be good for you if you left it on overnight.
You could post a question on the use of white oak bark in the "Ask Barefoot Herbalist" and perhaps he could give you some instructions.
Hey, I think there is something to this. But I ordered the Dr. C brand because there are some severe warnings about using White Oak Bark internally. It sort of freaked me out, as I don't play with herbs easily.
I order the Dr. C brand on a site that was at least 30% discounted. I think it was 3 for the price of 2. Let me know if you want the site address.
You should also swish your mouth with hydrodrogen peroxide for gum recession. Swish for about 30 seconds, spit it out, and hang your head into the sink, letting the extra stay on the teeth but allowing the excess foam to drain into the sink (make sure not to swallow) Then spit out the excess and rinse your mouth with water a few times.
Receding gums are caused by a bacteria, and hydrogen peroxide works for this(I used to work for a Dentist and this is what we gave the patients.)
Also you definitely need extra Vitamin C. This also helps for the receding gums.
Would you care to share your preferences and experience?
Have you tried oil swishing and, if so, what oil do you use?
Any recommendations on hydrogen peroxide re frequency, etc.?
Do you have any experience with oil of oregano, or grapefruit seed extract?
I'd like to know about clays, as well, particularly Pascalite.
How much Vitamin C might be useful, and how often do you think?
Lastly, have you heard of a procedure where small pieces of fine cloth are applied to teeth where the gums have receded (sp?). According to the article I read some time ago, the gums regrow the tiny fibers that adhere to the teeth. I'm not certain how they then get the cloth out...perhaps by pulling out each thread of the weave?
One ND says that the lower front centrals relate to the small intestine, and that the tooth bother I experience comes from the intestinal area, too.
It's quite a puzzle, isn't it?
Any opinion that you can share would be appreciated.
Receding gums should be fixed with a gum graft. I tried several of these other alternative methods. I finally went to see a professional periodontist. DON'T believe any of the horror stories about this procedure. It is a common procedure, done in the office under a local antesthesia and is NOT painful. If you want to hear from other people who were worried about this very common procedure, Google "Gum graft goes fine Relax if you need one".""
I tried gum grafting and found periodintists have different techniques. The second one I went to ended up removing my papillae - gum triangle between teeth. Now I have way bigger aesthetic issues. Be careful into yiu choose as there is no way to regrow papillae.