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Heal Your Gum Disease in a Matter of Weeks
Everyone wants to have a healthy beautiful white smile. Unfortunately, many people, without knowing it, suffer from gingivitis, the mildest form of periodontal (gum) disease. If this condition is left untreated, it can lead to advanced gum disease called periodontitis. Sometimes gum disease is caused by another type of infection in the body, but with all other types of gum disease, it can generally be treated and healed in a matter of 1 to 2 weeks. If you have ever had to have root canals or have metal fillings, you, too, should follow these instructions for a healthy mouth and to stop gum disease before it starts.
It all begins with your diet. When you eat junk foods that lack any real nutritional value, and highly acidic sodas, it literally rots your teeth and gums from the inside out (read more about dangers of sodas). You need to eat the right foods while you fix your gums. Ideally, when you continue to eat right you will be able to keep your gums, along with the rest of your body, healthy from then on.
Eating fresh, raw, organic veggies is the most vital part of your diet, with organic fruit coming in a close second. Think of every other food as third. You should remove all processed, refined food from your diet, especially sodas, as these are so acidic they leech the minerals and vitamins from your teeth and gums as you drink. The same applies to sugar filled foods, most breads, and white rice. Drink green tea, which is loaded with healthy antioxidants, and in addition to garlic, try adding more mushrooms to your diet. You should also add anti-inflammatory herbs to your diet such as ginger, cumin, turmeric, and rosemary.
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If you smoke, stop now (find out foods that help stop smoking). Even smoking pot, as healthy as it is in other aspects, it’s terrible for your gums and teeth. Smoking puts large amounts of free radicals and carbon deposits in the mouth, which causes a chemical reaction, removing vitamins and minerals from your mouth and damaging cells.
Another thing you should start doing is to chew on garlic. OK, this isn’t one of the fun parts, but it really works great at healing the gums. Try chewing on a bit of garlic and add a bit more day by day until you become accustomed to it. You should also start adding it to your salads and food dishes as much as possible.
You will also want to start improving your digestive health. Gingivitis is an infection and that infection moves from the mouth to the intestines, and even into your blood stream, eventually infecting your heart. Eat more probiotics and fermented veggies to improve your digestive health.
Oil pulling is another habit you should adopt. Use coconut oil with a drop of a microbe killing essential oil. This will clean the mouth and disinfect it, killing germs and bacteria.
You should also floss, even if it makes your gums bleed. This will hasten the healing time and prevent cavities from forming.
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No matter how well known the brand of toothpaste and mouthwash you now use is it’s probably not the best quality. Believe it or not, most toothpastes and mouthwashes are pretty crappy, even those high priced “natural” selections you find in your local health food store. Chewing on raw garlic and brushing your teeth with some baking soda and sea salt will do a lot more for your mouth health and your teeth than any toothpaste you can buy at the store. There are literally dozens of homemade, healthy toothpastes recipes online, check them out and use one.
Herbalists recommend taking gotu kola to help support the connective tissues in the mouth and horsetail to help strengthen the bones, and astragalus for overall immune function. You can also try rinsing your mouth with aloe vera rinses. These items are all available at most health food stores.
For a healthy smile you will want to show the world, try the tips above and see just how beautiful your mouth can be.