My dentist says my gums are receding - Tea & Tonic Matakana

My dentist says my gums are receding

In our Holistic Health tip series we answer questions that have been asked instore to help with wellness. This week's question is all about teeth. Help, my dentist says my gums are receding. Is there anything I can do?

Are you worried about your gums receding? We've got you covered with our holistic health tips!

Firstly, try gargling with salt water to promote fresh breath, optimal digestion, and healthy gums. Incorporating daily coconut oil pulling can also help soothe inflamed gums and has antimicrobial properties.

Remember to brush along your gum line and replace your toothbrush every six months. Keep your toothbrush clean and sterilize it weekly with a mixture of boiling water and white vinegar. And don't forget to floss gently up and down, as well as seeing a dental hygienist every six months for a clean. Ask them to only use sonic scaling, avoiding deep hand scaling.

Co-enzyme Q10 is a helpful supplement for gum health and supports overall cardiovascular health. 

Did you know that our gums reflect our gut health? It's worth taking a digestive aid with each meal from BePure, along with Triphala, an Ayurvedic anti-inflammatory, and a probiotic each day to increase healthy microbiome in your body. Additionally, incorporating natural ferments in your diet, such as kefir, kimchi, and kraut, can also help.

Maintaining a low inflammation diet, which means lots of green and root vegetables and less refined sugars, alcohol, and soft drinks, can also support gum health. 

Rinse your teeth following a meal, or take Dr. Hisham's vital mint drops to alkalize your mouth after a snack.

Finally, remember to enjoy your food, fuel your body well and often, eat slowly, chew well, and avoid stress around meals. By bringing gratitude, curiosity, and fun to the process, you'll find it easier to maintain good gum health.

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