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So what is gum disease or periodontal disease?
In a healthy mouth, your gums are firmly attached to your teeth by what is called the
periodontal, ligament. Periodontal means around the tooth. The attachment is strong and
tight enough to prevent any germs or their toxins from getting through, and any body
fluids from getting out. You can usually recognize when you have a healthy gum
attachment because your gums will be pink, firm, and never bleed or hurt with
routine brushing, flossing, or when chewing food.
Unfortunately, not everyone has healthy gums. Even if you see your dentist or dental
hygienist regularly, you may eventually be told that you have gum disease. Since gum
disease is usually painless, finding out that you have gum disease may come as a
The traditional explanation for gum disease is that several different types of germs cause
gum disease. Your gums become infected with these various germs. The first, or earliest
stage of gum disease, is called gingivitis. Your gums are inflamed at the gum line, but
they are still attached to your teeth. Later, the germs cause your gums to detach from
your teeth, which creates a gum pocket filled with plaque, germs and tartar. Dental
plaque is a germ laden soft deposit that accumulates on your teeth and in the gum
pocket. Tarter is hardened or calcified dental plaque. Now you have the more common
form of gum disease called periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is typically chronic, meaning it usually exists for years before it is
detected. During this time, the germs from the plaque can spread deeper by penetrating
into the bone around your teeth, eventually destroying much of the bone underneath the
gums and the connection of your gums to your teeth. If nothing is done to change the
conditions that result in gum disease, you can eventually lose one or more
teeth, or end up with a painful gum abscess.
How do you really get gum disease or periodontal disease?
Now let’s look at gum disease from a holistic viewpoint. As already described above, gum
disease appears to be caused by germs. Some germs are good – for example, you need
lots of special bacteria called probiotics in your gut to remain healthy. Some germs seem
to be bad because, under the right circumstances, they can make you sick. Most people
think of viruses and yeasts organisms as bad germs because they believe these germs
are the cause of a particular disease, like gum disease. In truth, you are always the
“cause” of your gum disease because you let the so called bad germs infect and
hurt you. Blaming the germs for gum disease is an easy way to avoid responsibility for
the health your gums.
How can this be possible? How are you the cause for your gum disease?
The answer is simple. In order to establish themselves in your body, germs that
appear to “cause” infections, including gum disease, need an already
weakened, vulnerable immune system and an acidic body environment. Under
these conditions, your immune system is unable to cope with the germs in the plaque on
your teeth. The result is that the germs are able to infect your gums and you become
susceptible to all the unpleasant consequences of gum disease.
How do you allow your body to become acidic? How do you create a weakened
You make your whole body state acidic and you undermine the strength and
ability of your immune system to function effectively, when you don’t exercise
enough, when you make unhealthy diet choices such as eating too many
packaged and processed foods and not enough fresh, raw, organic foods, and
when you fail to adequately compensate, with dietary natural remedies, for all
the unavoidable, daily toxic insults to your health.
The purpose of this page is to introduce you to the
benefits of using all natural, whole food based remedies
for gum disease.
Healthy Teeth 'n' Gums
Natural Remedies for Gum Disease
How will natural remedies help me with my gum disease?
A great way to strengthen your immune system, and contribute to the health of
your gums, is by taking immune supporting, organic, whole food sourced, all
natural remedies. These natural remedies work for you by assisting, supporting,
and helping to maintain a healthy strong immune system. In turn, this allows your
body to cope with disease, or lack of ease, which it literally means. The result is
that these natural remedies promote the health of your gums by way of your
natural, innate ability to heal and renew yourself.
Click here to read about all natural remedies for healthier gums.
How will visiting a dentist also help me with gum disease or periodontal disease?
Your dentist or hygienist are the only people who are professionally trained to thoroughly
inspect your teeth and gums, and professionally clean your teeth. Only a dentist can
recommend appropriate treatment for your gums. If your dentist is holistic, you are more
likely to receive gum treatments that focus on eliminating the germs associated with gum
infection without using antibiotics. To find a holistic or biological dentist, go to the
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and click on the
“Find a Doctor” link on the home page.
Brushing and flossing regularly at home is also helpful because it reduces the number of
germs on the teeth and under the gums. The primary benefit of brushing and flossing is to
remove germ filled plaque, thus making your breath smell better. Reducing plaque also
helps your fillings last longer.
People with silver fillings, which contain large amounts of toxic mercury, may be at risk for
gum disease, because mercury is known to cause bleeding gums, one of the signs of gum
disease. If you want help deciding whether or not to remove your mercury fillings, please
read the pages on this website which discuss Amalgam Poisoning, Amalgam Side
Effects and Amalgam Chelation. Also, please look at the Resources and Referrals
page for additional assistance.
Besides going to the dentist, what can I do naturally to keep my gums healthy?
As discussed before on this page, you must make your immune system as strong
as possible. If a poorly functioning immune system is unable to adequately cope
with the germs in your gums, doesn’t it makes sense that a vibrantly healthy
immune system will behave the opposite way, and enable you to easily and
readily deal with any gum infection?
For information on nutritional support to improve the health of your gums,
please click on this link.
How do you make your immune system as strong as possible?
You will make your immune system as strong as possible by:
- Following a healthy life style by consuming the right kinds of foods and drinks,
including fruits and vegetables and other foods that are organic, whole grain,
unprocessed or raw, and contain no added sugars, chemicals or synthetic
ingredients of any kind.
- Exercising regularly.
- Avoiding as many environmental toxins as possible.
This will create an internal, slightly alkaline, health promoting state in your body and will
make your immune system very strong.
Why do I still need to take all natural remedies to support healthy gums?
If you are like most people, you will probably not be sufficiently motivated to consistently
apply the essential conditions for health just described. This results in a weakened
immune system that cannot function optimally. So the solution for strengthening your
immune system and also making your gums as healthy as possible, is to
compensate for the health creating activities missing in your life style, by adding
all natural and organic whole food remedies to your diet.
How can all natural and organic whole food remedies compensate for the
missing elements of a healthy lifestyle?
The answer is fairly simple. The human body is a marvelously designed living organism
with the ability to grow, regulate, repair, and defend itself when given high quality full
spectrum nutrients, such as would be found in natural and organically grown foods.
In other words, a well nourished body is able to resist disease better than a
poorly fed body, primarily because it has a stronger immune system.
Therefore, all natural and organic remedies made from natural and organic foods will
provide you with the same benefits that natural and organically grown foods do. They
raise the health of your entire body, including your gums. Isn’t that what you want?
And like many people, you may discover that these all natural remedies can also help you:
- look younger
- live longer
- feel a whole lot better
Are you concerned about the health of your gums? Would you like to personally
learn more about these all natural and organic whole food remedies and how
they can help your gums? To arrange for a free, no obligation nutritional
consultation with Dr. Gilbert, click here now and complete the Nutritional
Whatever health benefits you are seeking, you are invited to try these natural remedies
and see for yourself how they can increase your confidence regarding the health of your
gums and the rest of your body. That means greater peace of mind for you. How much
is that worth?
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