The One And Only Cause Of Gum Recession And How To Reverse It Naturally
How to stop receding gums from getting worse is as simple as changing your diet and improving your gut health, according to science.
Gum Recession Is Rampant In The U.S.
A recent CDC report related to the prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S. revealed that 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease; periodontal disease increases with age; and that 70.1% of adults 65 years and older deal with the condition. What is more, change in dietary habits is how to stop receding gums from getting worse.
What Is Gum Recession?
Gum recession is early-stage periodontal disease, or gingivitis. When your gums pull away from the base around your teeth it’s called gum recession. When the gums are healthy the gum fits snug against the tooth. In a tooth with recession the gum creates a pocket by pulling away from the tooth, which exposes the root. In the end you feel tooth sensitivity.
The Root Cause Of Gum Recession Is Gut Health
According to the American Dental Association there are a menu of causes for periodontal disease. You only have to pick the habit that applies to you and magically you’ve got an answer as to why your gums are separating from your teeth.
Or, so you thought.
A 2014 study on The Relationship between Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Chronic Periodontitis published in the journal Gut Liver, showed that apart from the other variables, which are well known to be significantly associated with chronic periodontitis, there was a significantly higher prevalence of GERD in patients with chronic periodontitis. In addition, it was shown that GERD was an independent risk factor for chronic periodontitis regardless of the established risk factors of chronic periodontitis such as dental caries, tobacco use, and a history of drug use.
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What Causes GERD?
According to other research, heartburn, now known as GERD, or more formally, Gastroesophageal reflux, is caused by low levels of stomach acid. GERD enhances the gastric contents that rise up into the mouth and cause poor oral hygiene. While there are many reasons sited for gum recession, it is your levels of stomach acid that causes your gums to recede. Deficiencies caused by poor food choices play a major role in the body developing GERD, because the foods eaten are likely denatured processed foods that are improperly combined.
Thus, gum recession is a dietary issue in that the stomach, due to lack of mineral salts, loses a good part of its hydrochloric acid (HCL). HCL breaks down food in the stomach so it can enter the intestines. When the stomach loses HCL, toxic acids take over. These acids rise up into the mouth when you’re asleep at night (you may not feel it) but they rise up and eat away at the gums. Poor digestion coupled with food not breaking down in the intestines, causes food to rot… this causes ammonia to be produced in the gut, which rises up and eats away at the gums. Coffee is another unmentioned cause for gum recession since it worsens GERD, as well as eating a diet high in protein as well as fast foods and processed foods since these foods slow digestion.
Probiotics Aren’t The Answer
Taking probiotics can mask a bad diet until another more serious symptom arises, which is why with gut health it’s best to strive for permanence. Adding a supplemental probiotic to an already lousy diet will only allow you to eat lousy a little bit longer. It will not heal or help your body, nor does it reverse GERD. Only eating the proper foods and nutrients help to heal the body and bring it back to homeostasis.
Yogurt Isn’t The Answer
One food that is particularly hailed as a cure for improving gut issues is yogurt. Some how, somewhere, the rumor was spread that yogurt is a great source of probiotics. People often forget that yogurt is a processed food. In fact, yogurt is one of the main processed junk foods on the market. What is more the yogurt cultures hailed as probiotics are not live, they’re supplemented. Therefore, eating yogurt provides no real health benefit and it’s questionable that yogurt has any real healing effect on the gut. Eating yogurt to cure the gut is like eating ice cream to cure a sore throat. It may feel satisfying and soothing going down, but it has no real healing properties.
Reversing Gum Recession Is A Dietary Issue
If you suffer with GERD and other absorption and digestive issues, you are deficient in mineral salts. Mineral salts like those found in fresh fruits and vegetables are what help the stomach to maintain its HCL. A great way to replace hydrochloric acid in the stomach is to drink more fresh organic celery juice. Celery juice, due to it’s high mineral salt content helps to replenish HCL reserves, as well as cleanse the thyroid, liver, and kidneys. If the celery is freshly picked from your back yard or from a farm, it contains the natural-biotics you need to heal your gut.
Natural-biotics Trump Probiotics In Healing The Gut
Real probiotics come from nature. Therefore, eating sprouts, freshly picked foods, farm fresh foods, and planting and working in your garden, are amazing ways to repopulate your gut with friendly bacteria. It is a little known fact that raw organic honey is a powerful probiotic, as well as a strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral food that aids in healing both the gut and improving your overall health.
How To Stop Receding Gums From Getting Worse
By ditching junk foods, eating (and drinking) more foods that are high in mineral salts, and exposing yourself to more natural-biotics, you can reverse GERD, improve your health, and stop periodontal disease in its tracts by ending the progression of gum recession. Always work closely with your dentist, as well as a competent Naturopath or Holistic Nutrition Professional to create the diet that works for you.