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.