- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Home Remedies for Gingivitis, Plaque, Toothe Ache, Periodontal Disease, and Cold Sores
Recommended Supplements For gingivitis, and plaque
As a mouth rinse. Mix 1 drop with water, never use full strength.
The most important supplement for receeding gums.
For toothe ache
Help for Gingivitis, Plaque, and Cold Sores. As well as HPV, Parkinson's, Tooth Decay, Headaches, Weight Loss, and a Natural Anti Inflammatory.
Periodontal disease affects about 75% of the American population. The symptoms include red swollen gums, gums that bleed, constant bad breath, and dry mouth. It is caused by plaque, that forms and sticks to the teeth. Sometimes with pain, and sometimes without.
Problems in the mouth are usually associated with a vitamin deficiency.
Bleeding gums imply a vitamin C deficiency or scurvy.
Receding gums are a sign of Coq10 deficiency. As well as a possibility of infection. It is best to see a Dentist if they are swollen, and inflammed. Co q 10 has been found to be very effective in the treatment of gingivitis, over a 6 month period. Taken orally, and applied directly to the gums.
Vitamin A is also healing to gum tissue. Present in colorful fruits, and vegatables. Vitamin A can be very toxic taken above 10,000 IU. So, do not exceed this amount, natural beta carotene would be a better choice.
Other Recommendations include the following:
Grapefruit seed extract as a rinse. Found to be just as effective as Lysterine in fighting plaque, and gingivitis, without the alcohol content. It is also an anti infective, a natural anti biotic, anti microbial, and anti fungal. (which is what plaque is). 1 to 2 drops in 1-2 ounces of water. Swish around in mouth twice a day, it can be spit out or swallowed. Do not use if you are currently taking a prescription, or over the counter medication, as it has been known to increase dosages of said medicine. Never use full strength, must always be diluted.
Aloe Vera gel may be applied to swollen gums, to help with swelling, and pain.
Clove Oil may be applied to gums, or tooth for pain relief. Very effective. If you have a toothe ache go to a dentist, please. This is just a remedy used until you can see one.
Other recommendations include pycnogenol as an antioxidant, and for inflammation, 50mg. It increases the activity of the immune system, thereby fighting the infection that causes periodontal disease. If you have an auto immune disease it would be best to avoid this supplement. It interacts with immune suppressant drugs, such as steriods, among many others. Best to speak to a pharmacist, or physician, before proceeding with this supplement, if you have this condition. Other uses have included other inflammatory conditions, and have found good results, instead of NSAIDS, and anti inflammatory drugs.
Green tea has also been recommended by many as a mouth rinse, or for prevention of toothe decay. No conclusive trials have been found to date. There are many other healthful benefits, such as weight loss, parkinsons, headaches, and HPV taken in a dose of 200mg daily. For HPV, Green tea capsules, 200mg daily, along with green tea ointment, applied 3 times a day, by prescription only. Speak to your doctor, in clinical trials very effective.
Other helpful recommendations for oral health.
Tom's Natural toothepaste. Contains a natural calcium base, myrrh, and propolis, very healing. Many chronic mouth conditions have been linked to sodium laural sulfate, an additive in many tooth pastes, and mouth washes. If you have a mouth condition, it might just be an additive that is adding to the problem. Among these conditions are burning mouth, strange sensations, as well as decreased taste. (also a zinc deficeincy)
For canker sores or cold sores, applying coconut oil has been helpful for many. They are caused by the herpes virus, that you carry at all times. Stress, unbalanced hormones, or an over abundance of arginine containing foods usually set off an episode of canker, and cold sores. Applying Lysine ointment has been very helpful for many. Arginine, and Lysine have a see saw effect. When arginine is high, then lysine is low, thereby triggering a sore. High arginine foods include chocolate, dairy products, peanuts, and oats to name a few. Best to avoid these foods during an out break.
References Pub med June 2010
Excerpt from Pub Med 2008:
A significant reduction in interproximal gingivitis was also noted for EO mouthrinses EO= Essential Oils.
Similar results were seen for the effects on plaque with a decrease in total plaque in favour of EO mouthrinse.
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