Hi Abexman, I've been through this, and it can be really tough. It led to a periodontist operating on my gums, in 4 operations. From my experience:
1. Don't floss your teeth. Use a Waterpick. It has to be that brand because it has the correct pulse speed. Use it only on the 1 or 2 setting which is very gentle but still very effective at removing all bits of food. This Waterpick is an electric device.
2. Don't use an elelctric toothbrush, use a regular, soft toothbrush. Brush horizontally only, side to side, in very short strokes. Then when you rinse your teeth with water after brushing, brush up from the bottom (on the bottom teeth) and down from the top (on the top teeth).
3. Oil pull for 5 min. after brushing. (Waterpick first). Use Sesame or Coconut Oil.
This regime has been very beneficial for me over a period of more than 10 years (except for the oil pulling with is new for me).
EDIT: If your gums are already receeding it probably means that you already have pyorrhea or Periodontitis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodontitis unless it's only caused by hard brushing with a hard toothbrush. You could see a periodontist to check. In any case you should probably add another step after step 2: gargle and swish with a good bacteria-killing mouthwash. Your dentist can prescribe one.
Last edited by Cryptocode; 05-13-2013 at 02:08 PM.
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