So, you are close to your fifties and notice that your gums are not as healthy as you hoped it would be at your age. Yes, receding gums is a condition that normally affects people age forty and onwards. This condition can leave your teeth exposed to bacteria that can then lead to more gum tissue loss. At a certain point, if not treated, your gums will reach its receding pinnacle and that may be the time when your teeth may literally fall out.
Traditionally, dental surgery is the treatment most people suffering from this condition get to counteract it. However, some holistic healers and practitioners have introduced an old Indian natural treatment that has proven to be quite effective in stopping this condition in its tracks. Some say that it can even encourage the growth of lost tissue as well. The remedy is called oil pulling. While there is no scientific study to legitimize this treatment, thousands of people claim of its healing benefit. Some even believe that it can destroy bacteria lodged in between teeth and in the gums. Basically, the remedy is known to provide a high level of oral health in a person. Here are some tips if you think this remedy is worth a try.
- Place a tablespoonful of sesame oil in your mouth. Don't swallow. You will need to slowly gargle this as part of the process.
- Execute the oil pulling method. Once a good amount of sesame oil is in your mouth, slowly swish it around to every side of your mouth. It is somewhat the same principle as that of gargling mouthwash. However, it should be done slowly. The action will seem like you are pulling your teeth around. The oil should be able to seep in between the teeth that will then stimulate the gums and kill bacteria eating away at your teeth. This action should be done for 10 to 20 minutes per session. It is recommended to do this activity 3 times a day for maximum effect.
- Spit the oil out. After about 20 minutes, spit the oil out and you should notice that the once yellow sesame oil has now turned white. This means that the process was done correctly. If you see the oil remain yellow as you spit it out of your mouth, then you are probably not doing it correctly.
- Wash your mouth with water. After spitting out the oil, wash your mouth with clean water. Gargle thoroughly to remove any excess oil still lodged in between your teeth. Two to three batches of water should be gargled just to make sure. Once that is done, massage your gums with your fingers. Make sure your fingers are clean prior to doing this.
Oil pulling should be done two to three times a day for full effect. Make sure to clean the sink where you spit the oil on with disinfecting soap. The oil is full of bacteria and you don't want your sink infested with it.