Gum recession is the medical term describing when the margin of gum tissue surrounding the tooth pulls back.

1. SEA SALT RINSE

Rinsing your mouth with a warm cup of water and salt mix is one easy method for easing gum recession, pain, and inflammation.

Just take a small amount of sea salt into a cup of warm water, swish the mix in your mouth for about 15 seconds and spit it out. Repeat 2-3 times daily for best results.

2. SESAME SEED OIL RINSE

Rinsing with sesame seed oil produces some excellent benefits. Sesame oil possesses potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Swish one tablespoon of sesame oil for about 15 minutes, or until the oil becomes thinner. Spit out the liquid and rinse your mouth with fresh water. Repeat daily for approximately one month.

3. CHAMOMILE TEA

The chamomile flower has some serious antiseptic properties and helps to reduce the inflammation accompanying gum disease and recession. Add 2-3 teaspoons of chamomile tea mix into a cup of hot water.

Allow the mix to steep for about 10 minutes; strain and cool. Repeat the process three times a day for as long as necessary.

4. TEA TREE OIL

Tea tree oil has some awesome antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. A 2008 Australian study concludes that regular application of tee tree oil reduces gum bleeding and gingivitis.

Add 1-2 drops of tea tree oil on your toothbrush, or mix it in with your toothpaste. That’s it! Continue to brush using this essential oil two times a day for a few weeks.

5. COCONUT OIL

While we’re on an “oil kick,” here’s another useful tidbit: coconut oil is useful as an effective treatment for gum disease! When mixed with baking soda, coconut oil helps to rid your mouth of bacteria-causing acids.

Mix two tablespoons of both coconut oil and baking soda. This mixture will serve as a toothpaste replacement once or twice per week until the problem subsides.

6. MYRRH MIX

Myrrh isn’t talked about much as an oral treatment, which is a shame considering that it’s highly recommended as a remedy for sore gums. Put 10 to 12 drops of myrrh tincture into a cup of warm water.

Use this mix as a mouth rinse for your normal brushing routine.

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