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GINGIVITIS

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Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums (gingivae), usually caused by bacteria. Periodontitis is a deeper and more serious inflammation of both the gingivae and tissue that surrounds and supports the teeth. Both common conditions are often progressive and can eventually result in loss of the underlying bone that supports the teeth. After age 30, periodontal disease is responsible for more tooth loss than are dental cavities. Severe periodontitis sometimes requires surgery to repair damaged gum tissue. In advanced stages of gingivitis, the gums recede, exposing the nerve roots, and the teeth may become loose. This may be an indication of periodontitis.


Gingivitis

Prescription for Natural Cures by James F. Balch and Mark Stengler

Super Prescription #1 Folic Acid - LifeSource Products

A 0.1% solution of folic acid used as a mouth rinse (5 ml taken twice a day for 30-60 days) has been known to reduce gum inflammation and bleeding. The folic acid solution is rinsed in the mouth for one to five minutes and then spit out. Folic acid was also found to be effective when taken in capsule or tablet form (4 mg per day).

Super Prescription #2 Vitamin C - LifeSource Products - See All of our Vitamin C Products.

People who eat few fruits and vegetables will benefit from taking a Vitamin C supplement, which improves the health of periodontal tissue.

Super Prescription #3 CoQ10 – Coenzyme Q10 - LifeSource Products - See All of our CoQ10 Products.

Take 50 mg per day to reduce symptoms of gingivitis.

Super Prescription #4 Calcium / Magnesium LifeSource Products - See All of our Cal/Mag Products.

Take 500 mg per day to reduce symptoms of bleeding gums and loose teeth.

Super Prescription #5 Echinacea - LifeSource Product

Combined with other herbs chamomile, myrhh, sage and peppermint, mix .5 ml of the herbal mixture in half a glass of water three times a day and swish slowly in the mouth before spitting out. A toothpaste can also be made of the above herbs. These herbs provide anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial actions critical to successfully treating gingivitis.

Super Prescription # 6 Bloodroot

Sometimes found in toothpastes and other oral hygiene products, it is known to inhibit oral bacteria. They should be used according to manufacturers directions.

Super Prescription #7 Zinc Picolinate - LifeSource Product

Zinc is an essential mineral that is needed to repair wounds, synthesize protein, helps cells reproduce, preserves vision, boosts immunity, and protects against free radicals. Take 15 mg daily.

Symptoms

- Red, swollen gums that bleed easily with brushing

- Bad taste in the mouth or persistent bad breath

- Receding gums


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Prescription antibacterial mouthwashes such as chlorhexidene are frequently used to treat gum inflammation. Treatment usually involves a regimen of good oral hygiene, including correct tooth brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings. Severe cases might require gum surgery.

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