Posts Tagged ‘ gum disease ’

An Alternative to Periodontal Surgery that Draws on Your Body’s Own Healing Response

Just as gum disease is a progressive disease, so is treatment for it. Where scaling and root planing – “deep cleaning” – or ozone therapy may be enough to resolve it in its early stages, surgical measures may be called for as it worsens. Yet the thought of surgery – the cost, the potential pain, […]

Why You Really Should Make Oil Pulling Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine

We’ve talked before about the benefits of oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic practice that essentially involves swishing oil around in your mouth. Those benefits are numerous, as a 2017 review of the science neatly sums up: . Oil pulling generates antioxidants which damage the cell wall of microorganisms and kill them. These oils will attract […]

How Are Oral & Overall Health Linked? Let Us Count the Ways…

It wasn’t so long ago that orthodox dentistry scoffed at the idea that oral and systemic health could be linked. These days, we have a World Oral Health Day that focuses on that very relationship. For oral health is much more than just a nice smile. Oral health and general health have a two-way relationship, […]

Want a Healthy Smile? Think Probiotic

Korean researchers recently found that people who eat less yogurt are more likely to suffer from periodontitis. But why should yogurt protective against this severe form of gum disease? Contrary to what some expected, it’s not because of its calcium content. As we’ve discussed before, periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory condition caused by harmful […]

One Key to Kicking Gum Disease: Exercise

We’ve looked before at how exercise supports healthy teeth and gums just as much as it does your overall health and well-being. Now new research suggests that one of the ways this happens is by keeping inflammation under control. Inflammation, of course, is a common thread through the many health conditions linked to gum disease. […]

Attaining Optimal Oral Health When Diagnosed with Gum Disease

If you have an advanced stage of gum disease, you know how devastating to oral health it can be. Left unchecked, gum disease will destroy your connective tissue attachment and periodontal tissues. It’s aninfection that can cause pain, tooth mobility, and tooth loss. More than “just” an oral disease, the pathogenic bacteria present in gum […]

Scrubbing Bubbles for Oral Health

Oh, sure, you’re familiar with the the tools used for your dental cleaning – the spit sucker, the water shooter, the air blower, the dreaded scraper (to use their familiar, not clinical, names) Then there’s the ultrasonic scaler. The what?! Ultrasonic scaler – a tool that can take your typical cleaning to the next level, […]

Feed Your Gums: The Role of Vitamins D3 & K2 in Periodontal Health

Good hygiene is only a part of preventing – or reversing – gum disease. While hygiene helps keep periopathogens under control, nutrition helps restore the tissues that they wreck. On the one hand, it’s about limiting foods that feed the harmful bacteria in your mouth – sugar, of course, but also refined grain products (think […]