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Natural Remedies for Receding Gums

Gums recede from teeth exposing them to decay and toothaches. Symptoms may include inflammation, infections or boils. There may be pain associated, or no pain at all. Symptoms may also include boils or cankers and bad breath. Medical treatment includes antibiotics (side effects) and surgery (symptoms may return).

Natural outlook is observing that the gums are related to diet, hygiene, mineral deficiencies and circulatory disorders. Using calcium citrate liquid (1 tablespoon, twice daily) may assist.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body's ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results -- your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Receding Gums

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >

Dave’s Heart Formula – combination of hawthorn, mistletoe, horsetail, lemon balm and anise promotes circulation to all parts of the body. 2 caps, 3 times a day for several months.

Chamomile flowers, Sage leaves and Horsetail powder combined into one tea formula. Gargle and swallow several times a day. It will strengthen the connective tissue from an external perspective and internally.

White oak bark powder – tightens up your gums while you sleep. As a paste, use before bedtime between the cheek and gums. It has very little taste and can be swallowed during the night.

Another useful herbal formula would be:

2 parts Hawthorn berry powder provides better circulation
1 part Horsetail powder – strengthens connective tissue
3 parts White oak bark powder tightens the gums and an herbal astringent
2 parts Marshmallow root powder strengthens connective tissue in general

Mix together and steep 1 heaping teaspoon in 8 ounces of boiled water for ten minutes to make a tea (drain herbs), or put dried powdered herbal combination in capsules (taking 2, 3 times a day), or take 1 teaspoon of mixture daily.


Cell Salts to Help with Receding Gums

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day. Learn more about cell salts >

#6 Kali phos 6Xgums spongy and receding, toothache with easily bleeding gums
#11 Nat sulph 6X– bitter unpleasant taste in mouth, gums burn like fire, offensive breath
#12 Silicea 6X – receding gums, pyorrhea, gum boils, gums sensitive, cold upper gums, sensitive to cold


Receding Gum Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies. Learn more about homeopathy >

Carbo veg – blood oozes from gums when brushing teeth, bleeds easily and painful while chewing. Gums black and inflamed. Digestive problems with gas and bloating.

Kali phos – gums easy to bleed. Nervous persons, gums spongy.

Merc solubis – gums spongy, recede, and bleed easily. Gum boils. Large ulcers on protruding gums. Gums well at night and have shooting pains into face and ears, better rubbing cheeks.

Silicea – gum boils, tendency to infections, gums recede, teeth sensitive to cold. Generally feels cold and is timid. Have weak fingernails.

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