5 Ways To Prevent Receding Gums

Receding gum is a very common dental problem, in which the gums become lose and spaces occur between the gums and teeth. It should be properly treated, otherwise receding gum leads to tooth decay. Receding gum is the first sign of gum disease. People are not aware of it because gum recession occurs slowly.

Receding Gums

So when you feel any sensitivity in your teeth, you should understand that you are having a chance of getting receding gums. But you can prevent receding gums easily by following some tips which are mentioned below.

Ways To Prevent Receding Gums

Aloe Vera

Use aloe vera gel (fresh) taken from the aloe plant and use this to brush your teeth two times every day; once in the morning and once after having dinner. It will prevent tooth and gum decay and also receding gums.

You can also use aloe vera gel as a mouthwash. Take aloe vera gel (½ teaspoon) in a cup of water and wash your mouth properly with this solution every day.

aloe vera


Take 1 cup of water and boil it. Then add 1 tablespoon of cloves and turn off the heat. Let it steep for 1-2 hours with cloves until cool. Then put it in a dark bottle and use it as a mouthwash. You can also apply clove oil on your gums to get rid of pain.

You can use cotton balls or use a soft dental pick, dip it into the clove oil and then apply it gently and massage the gums. You can also make the clove oil dilute with olive oil and then use it.



Eucalyptus oil is very strong, so you should first dilute it with some water, mix it well and then massage it on your gums for 10-15 minutes using cotton balls.

Do it every day and then wash it off. Eucalyptus kills the germ in the mouth and thus prevents decay of tooth, gum disease which leads to receding gum.

Eucalyptus oil

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Rose Vinegar And Green Tea

Take some rose petals in a bowl and then add red wine vinegar to it. Let it steep for at least 1 week. After 1 week, add vinegar (1 tablespoon) to a glass of warm water and use it as a mouth wash every week. Green tea- Drink 2-4 cups of green tea every day. All these will make the gum strong and thus prevent receding gum.

You can also place the tea bags directly to the affected area or take a cup of water, heat it well and then add a tea bag and allow it to steep for at least 10 minutes. Then apply the tea bag (cooled) on the gums and let it be like that for at least 5 minutes. Do this 3 times every day.

red rose vinegar

Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil And Olive Oil

Wash your mouth with coconut oil every day after you brush your teeth. Sesame oil-Take some sesame oil (1 quarter) in a cup and wash your mouth properly with it. Olive oil – Take some lemon and olive oil and then use it to wash your mouth every day in the morning. Thus, you can prevent receding gums easily by following these above mentioned tips.

olive oils