Hands up if your dentist has said that your receding gums can never grow back. And that it is impossible to reverse receding gums.
This is what most dental professionals will tell you — and it’s depressing to hear. It is usually the case that lost gum tissue or lost teeth bones won’t regenerate, particularly if poor dental hygiene habits continue. This leads to even more damage to teeth and gums, and finally to wobbly teeth that can easily fall out.
Amazingly, we have recently seen evidence that is possible to reverse receding gums and start the process of regenerating the bones in the teeth, allowing new bone to grow!
It’s hard to believe and might sound like a salesperson’s crazy exaggeration but this wonderful outcome has occurred for one of our Oral Botanica customers.
Ms Kim (53) had undetected gum disease and only found out about the dire state of her teeth after seeing three different dentists. The last dentist told her that she would probably need to have a tooth removed because there was a gap in the gum (called a periodontal pocket) and this gap was already about 7mm wide.
The dentist cleaned her teeth and gums as much as he could and asked her to return for the extraction in about four months.
Let’s have a look at her dental X-rays
The “before” image shows the effects of the severe gum infection (a periodontal pocket – a space or opening surrounding the tooth under the gum line). This pocket has become filled with infection-causing bacteria.
Unfortunately, the trapped bacteria has led to gum disease. This is causing her gums to erode and recede, and the X-ray shows that her tooth is also damaged. The “pocket” around her tooth is at least 7 mm deep (1mm is about the depth of a credit card). Unfortunately, a gap of 7–12mm means that advanced periodontitis is setting in.
To treat this periodontal pocket, Ms Kim’s dentist needed to deeply clean the area around the tooth. He then made the unfortunate discovery that her receding gums had also led to bone loss. This often happens when the bacteria trapped in the pocket start to eat away at the tooth itself.
The dentist felt that Ms Kim would probably lose her tooth because it no longer had any support from her gums and had been weakened by the bacteria.
The solution he proposed was to pull out the tooth and replace it with a tooth implant. If her jawbone had become too weak, she may also have needed jawbone-grafting, a drawn out and costly process where bone, is added to your jaw so that dental implants can be fixed in place. These methods are both extremely expensive, and can be painful and complicated.
Luckily, that’s not the end of the story!
Before opting for a surgery, Ms Kim decided to focus on her oral care.
At that time, one of Ms Kim’s friends gave her a bottle of Oral Botanica and she began using it diligently every morning and evening. She also rubbed it directly on her gums.
Six months later, Ms Kim returned to the dentist, who took X-rays of the tooth and surrounding bone. He could hardly believe his eyes! The bone around the tooth had started to grow back and there was no longer any need to remove the tooth!
You can clearly see that the affected tooth is starting to regenerate and the periodontal pocket is becoming smaller.
Ms Kim still has her tooth and it is becoming more stable as time goes by. Her mouth and gums are also healing and gaining strength.
This is very encouraging news for anyone who has been told that their gums and teeth are beyond repair and may soon fall out.
The six powerful oils in OBC are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, naturally healing and restorative.
We specifically selected essential oils with a long history of use in traditional dental care. Scientific studies are now supporting their effectiveness in protecting and healing teeth and gums.
Oral Botanica Classic is created by using our proprietary technology to extract components from essential oils that are highly effective in balancing the microbiome in the mouth. These include Tea Tree Oil, Clove Oil, Myrrh Oil, Peppermint Oil, Spearmint Oil and Almond Oil.
However, we have not merely mixed the essential oils together. The power of Oral Botanica comes from the way we have extracted the very specific components from each essential oil, and carefully balanced and calibrated the proportion of each extract.
Ms Kim’s results are very exciting and indicate that Oral Botanica has even more powerful healing properties than we initially realised. Of course, we need further results from a wider sample of customers to prove conclusively that OBC can regenerate teeth bones and restore receding gums, but this is a very promising discovery.
So that you don’t have to go through the same stress as Ms Kim, it’s important to understand why people suffer from receding gums and bone loss in their teeth.
Receding gums don’t appear overnight, it’s a step-by-step process of increasingly tricky teeth and gum problems.
It starts with gingivitis, a gum infection caused by the build-up of plaque in the mouth. If your gums bleed or are swollen, this is a clear sign that gingivitis is making a home in your mouth.
Plaque is that sticky layer that coats your teeth and gums. It’s is made up of a gross mixture of bacteria and food debris. And it’s crucial that you remove by brushing and flossing carefully, at least twice a day. If you don’t remove it, it can harden into tartar, which your dentist has to chip off your teeth. This plaque also speeds up gingivitis and leads to receding gums and worse, gum disease!
If the plaque continues to sit on your teeth, it will eat away at gum tissue causing those nasty periodontal pockets, which get deeper and wider. Eventually bacteria can start to dissolve the jaw bone, making teeth unstable and prone to falling out.
Most people don’t realise that their gums are receding. This is because the process is so gradual and initially quite painless.
Some signs of receding gums are:
Gums can recede to the extent at which the uppermost portion of the root becomes visible. The tooth ligament and bone can then be damaged, even though can’t see this. If you can see the root of your tooth because the gum has receded, it’s really important to see your dentist, start being vigilant about caring for your teeth and also begin using Oral Botanica immediately.
Prevention is always better than cure. So rather than trying to treat a periodontal pocket or receding gums, nip any problems in the bud from the start.
It isn’t much fun to think about gingivitis, receding gums or periodontal pockets but it’s far worse to have to contemplate dental implants or tooth extraction, like Ms Kim did.
Better still, take charge of your dental care now and make it a priority. Making sure you floss, brush and use a mouth wash every day is the easiest way to start, and Oral Botanica makes it even easier because it’s a toothpaste, mouthwash and also a breath freshener, all in one. Ms Kim experienced the results for herself and we can’t wait to hear how it works for you.