by: Tony Isaacs
(SilverBulletin) Many people believe that the worst things about gum disease are bad breath and the possibility of losing their teeth. However, gum disease can result in far worse problems. For example, people with gum disease are three times more likely to have heart problems and twice as likely to have a stroke compared to people that have healthy gums. Gum disease may also worsen respiratory problems such as chronic bronchitis, and most recently has even been linked to a higher risk for cancer.
When it comes to diet and nutrition, your best defense begins with eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods. Fruits and vegetables promote a healthy alkaline environment in the mouth. They are also high in fiber which can help clean the mouth. In addition to healthy diets, a good whole foods-derived multi-vitamin can also help promote better dental health. Vitamin C, calcium and magnesium are all especially important for healthy teeth and gums.
If you do have gum disease, the following suggestions may help you quickly and safely eliminate the disease and restore your gums and teeth to better health:
1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a good toothpaste or tooth powder that does not contain fluoride. Every time you brush, place a few drops of either neem oil or tea tree oil on your toothbrush. Neem and tea tree are antiseptic and effective against bacteria in the gums and mouth. Both have also proven to be very effective at conquering gum disease.
2. Swish you mouth with colloidal silver a few times each day. Colloidal silver is an extremely powerful pathogen destroyer.
3. After your brushing and/or swishing, rub some neem oil or tea tree oil on your gums.
4. Make yourself an herbal mouth wash/rinse. The herbs goldenseal, myrrh, and calendula have all been used for hundreds of years for dental health. Combine 30 drops of the essential oil form of each in a small brown bottle. Store the tincture in a cool, dark place away from children and use as follows:
* Ideally, you should use a water irrigator with a tip that reaches below the gum line so that you can irrigate the areas between your teeth and gums where bacteria accumulate.
* Add 1/4 teaspoon of the herbal mixture to the reservoir of the water jet. For even better results, you can also add a few drops of neem oil or tea tree oil and plenty of colloidal silver. After brushing, spray around and between each tooth for 5 seconds.
* If you do not have an irrigator then swish the mixture in your mouth for 30 seconds, then spit out.
While any of the above suggestions will likely help your gums by themselves, using all of the suggestions in combination will almost assuredly be more than a match for gum disease.
Note: To see some healthy tooth pastes, powders and cleansers you can make at home, see: