Reversing Gum Disease Naturally

Authored by Debra Cornelius in Diseases 
Published on 10-11-2009

Reversing gum disease naturally is easily accomplished at home if caught early. The simple ingredients are most likely already found in your kitchen cabinets. Prevention is best accomplished with a regular routine of good oral hygiene. Some underlying medical conditions such as diabetes predisposes some individuals to a greater risk of developing gum disease. The earlier that gum disease is noticed and treated the more likely it is that a reversal using natural ingredients is possible.

Gum disease is also called periodontal disease. Periodontal disease in the mild form is also know as gingivitis. Gum disease is a progressive disease if not treated in the early stages. The risk of developing periodontal disease can be greatly reduced or possibly prevented with careful attention to daily oral care.

Without treatment and attention to good oral hygiene, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis which can cause permanent gum damage and loss of teeth. Periodontal disease which progresses to loss of gum tissue, bone tissue and eventual tooth loss requires specialized dental care.Even with professional intervention and surgery,tooth loss is sometimes unavoidable if the disease has been left untreated for to long.

Reversing gum disease naturally requires careful attention to proper dental hygiene beginning with regular brushing and flossing. Gum disease is caused by a sticky plaque build up on the teeth and gums. This plaque is actually a collection of bacteria that causes an infection just below the gum line. If caught in its early stage (gingivitis) gum disease is easily and naturally reversed at home.

Early signs of gum disease include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Changes in tooth position
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath that doesn’t go away

Brush teeth at least twice a day. A simple paste of baking soda can be used as an all-natural toothpaste. It readily cleanses and deodorizes. Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush making sure to cleanse all tooth surfaces. Bacteria can also settle on the tongue surface and contribute to gum infections and bad breath. While brushing your teeth, it is also a good practice to gently brush the top surface of your tongue. Follow a thorough brushing with flossing carefully between each tooth to completely eliminate plaque and food particles brushing may have missed.

Gum Massage

There are various herbal formulas that can be purchased online to massage into the gums after brushing. You can easily dilute these products to use as an all natural mouthwash. Natural gum massage formulas generally contain the Indian herb ‘toothache bark’ along with salt, iodine and peppermint oil, all of which have proven anti-inflammatory properties. Massage gums gently with your finger or a soft rubber tip twice a day. Gum massage improves circulation to the gums and promotes healing.

A mouthwash of warm salt water can further work to fight any lingering bacteria or infection below the gum line. Rinse your mouth with a mild salt water solution once or twice a day as part of your oral hygiene routine.

Reversing gum disease naturally and using natural oral health products such as salt, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide saves money as well as decreasing the exposure to harsh chemicals and additives found in so many manufactured products.

Discuss proper oral care with your dentist. Schedule regular check-ups and professional cleaning. It is possible to have early gum disease without any symptoms. Your dentist can examine your mouth,gums and teeth to detect any early signs of trouble. Discuss your desire to use all natural products with your dentist and ask for recommendations.



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