Written By PHIL MUTZ
When it comes to taking care of your mouth, most people know that they are supposed to brush their teeth several times a day. Many people even take their dentist’s advice and are sure to use dental floss and mouthwash as well.
But is basic dental care enough to make sure we don’t have to deal with painful receding gums? Not necessarily.
According to the American Dental Association, “Gum recession can happen to people of all ages. Sometimes, it happens even if a person takes good care of his or her teeth.”
This extremely common occurrence can not only put your teeth at risk, but it can be extremely uncomfortable and even painful! Fortunately, there is something we can do about it.
Scroll through below for a look at five surprising causes and five easy at-home treatments for receding gums. Most of these ideas were totally unexpected — who knew that brushing my teeth with aloe vera could make such a huge difference?
They might sound strange, but these gum-saving ideas may finally put a stop to tooth and gum pain, or prevent it from even starting in the first place.
What other remedies have you tried for stopping gum recession? Let us know in the comments!