The purpose of this page is to introduce you to the value
of using all natural, whole food based periodontal
supplements for gum disease. These supplements work
for you by assisting, supporting, and helping to maintain
a healthy immune system. In turn, this allows your body
to cope with disease, which literally means lack of ease.
The result is that periodontal supplements promote the
health of your gums by way of your natural, innate ability
to heal and renew yourself. This is how natural healing
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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.
Even if you have been seeing your dentist or dental hygienist regularly, you may
eventually have been told that you have gum disease, or periodontal disease. Since
gum disease is usually painless, finding out that you have gum disease may come as
a surprise. Although periodontal disease is normally painless, there are certain dental and
medical conditions which can produce sore gums.
The dentist or hygienist looks for gum disease by gently probing and measuring with a
special dental instrument called a periodontal probe, the depth of the normally small
space between your gums and your teeth at the gum line. If you have been told you have
gum disease, this means that the dentist or hygienist has found one or more spaces with
the probe that are deeper than normal and bleeding has occurred during probing. It also
means that in these places your gums have become infected with germs, and your gums
have already become detached from your teeth. The separation of your gums from your
teeth creates a deeper space, called a gum pocket, which is filled with plaque, germs and
tartar. Dental plaque is a soft deposit loaded with germs that accumulates on teeth. Tarter
is hardened or calcified plaque. If nothing is done to alter the conditions that result
in gum disease, you can eventually lose one or more teeth, or end up with a
painful gum abscess.
At the beginning stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, your gums will still be
attached to your teeth, even though they are already infected from germs in the plaque
on your teeth. If you have gingivitis, your infected gums may bleed just from brushing your
teeth, and you may have noticed that your gums are red or puffy. Sometime, you breath
will have a bad odor which doesn’t seem to be helped by breath mints or a mouth wash.
How do you really get gum disease or periodontal disease?
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, we need
lots of special bacteria called probiotics in our gut to remain healthy. Some germs are bad
because, under the right circumstances, they can make you sick. But bad germs aren’t
really bad. Bad germs, including viruses and yeasts organisms, can only infect
and hurt you if you let them do this. For this to happen, they need an already
weakened immune system, and an acidic bodily environment which favors the growth of
germs associated with infections. This includes the mouth of course. When your immune
system isn’t strong enough to prevent these bad germs from growing around your teeth,
they will establish themselves on your teeth, increase in number, and infect your gums.
Then, and only then, can all the unpleasant consequences of gum disease occur. You let
this happen when you exercise infrequently, or you expose yourself to toxic stresses, or
you make diet choices that result in not eating the foods needed for healthy
So what can you do about gum disease or periodontal disease?
You must make your immune system as strong as possible. Since a poorly
functioning immune system is unable to adequately cope with the germs in your
gums, isn’t it reasonable to assume that a vibrantly healthy immune system will
behave the opposite way, and enable you to easily and readily deal with any gum
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How do you make your immune system as strong as possible?
From a holistic perspective, you will bring about two critically important changes which will
make you healthier, if you:
- Follow 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.
- Exercise regularly.
- Avoid as many environmental toxins as possible.
This will create an internal, slightly alkaline, health promoting state in your body and
second, you will make your immune system vibrant, healthy and very strong.
Why do I still need to take periodontal supplements for gum disease?
If you are like most people, you will probably not be sufficiently motivated to apply every
day 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 whatever elements of a healthy lifestyle you are lacking, by
adding organic and all natural whole food supplements to your diet.
Why should you add organic and all natural supplements to your diet? 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 natural, high quality, full spectrum
nutrients, such as would be obtained by eating only natural and organically grown foods.
In other words, a well nourished body is more able to resist disease than a poorly fed
When you take all natural and organic whole food supplements your body receives the
same nutritional nourishment it would get from all natural and organic whole foods. You
develop the same increased ability to ward off infections because your immune system
becomes stronger. Since gum disease is an infection, you also improve your ability
fight any gum infection and make your gums healthier.
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about these supplements and how they can help you? Dr. Gilbert’s offers a free,
no obligation nutritional consultation so you can talk to him about these
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What else can I do for my gums to keep them healthy?
It is very important that you follow the advice of your dentist or hygienist,
because only these professionally trained people can thoroughly inspect your
teeth and gums, and 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
Brushing and flossing regularly 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 are contemplating removing your mercury fillings to help you stop gum
disease, please read the pages on this website which discuss Amalgam Poisoning,
Amalgam Side Effects and Amalgam Chelation for help and information. Also, please
look at the Resources page for additional assistance.
Some people may also need medical care. There is strong scientific evidence that
people who are diabetic have a greater likelihood of getting gum disease. Controlling, or
even reversing diabetes, with appropriate holistic medical care, may prevent or resolve
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