Gum disease

Can Bleeding Gums and Other Gum Diseases be harmful?

 

Gum disease

 

Gum disease | Recent research in Europe and the U.S. have proven a link between an increase in oral sulfur compounds (from bad breath), which then initiate gum disease and bleeding gums (which are truly open wounds in your mouth).

These open bleeding sites allow other dangerous toxins to enter the body’s blood stream. There is a strong relationship between gum disease and bad breath, because volatile sulfur compounds (found in bad breath) are needed to initiate the penetration of dangerous toxins below the gum line to start periodontal disease.

This new research corroborates our work in finding a non-surgical treatment for gum disease. We strongly encourage the use of a top quality floss to provide a superior level of oral hygiene.

When searching for the right therapy program to prevent periodontal disease, be sure to make sure it includes the following items:

PeriO2: This active ingredient releases potent Oxygen molecules when in contact with these sulfur compounds. Immediately, a chemical conversion takes place that eliminates them safely and effectively. Once the Thiols (sulfur compounds) are reduced, their initiation of allowing toxins into the blood stream disappears.

Whole Leaf Aloe Vera: This is not your ordinary aloe vera. It is specially grown for us in green houses to maintain its high concentration of Pharmaceutical Level elements. As everyone knows even “plain” aloe vera has been used to stop bleeding as a natural healing agent for thousands of years. Tests performed at a large metropolitan hospital on Whole Leaf Aloe Vera indeed confirm its healing highly beneficial qualities.

Tea Tree Oil: This is the secret ingredient in many “natural” Medications. Tea Tree Oil is extracted through a complicated process from the leaves of an Australian tree. Physicians in the Southern Hemisphere have turned to the Melalucca Plant because the overuse of antibiotics has rendered formerly effective prescription medications useless. Properly formulated Tea Tree Oil has been used in many cases as an anti-bacterial agent, when even the strongest antibiotics have failed.

Zinc Gluconate: Zinc is the natural enemy of bacteria. It wasn’t until very recently that laboratories decided to use this very pleasant version of Zinc (as opposed to nasty tasting Zinc Acetate or the astringent Zinc Chloride – which burns the inside of your mouth). You may recognize this ingredient as the one that is used in many common cold medications – That’s because it works!

Fluoride: Sodium Fluoride should be added for 2 very good reasons: 1) It stops the decay process and 2) It helps to desensitize teeth with root exposure (a common symptom of gum disease.

So what’s wrong with commercial products? PLENTY!! First of all, if they truly worked, why is there an epidemic of gum disease in the U.S.? – (where everyone constantly brushes, rinses, and gargles with the following ingredients!) Here’s just a few of the chemicals that are thrown into the mix of the most commonly used products:

Alcohol: To really destroy these types of bacteria you need at least a 70% solution of alcohol. The problem is that you can’t use such a high concentration in your mouth. Alcohol makes your mouth extremely dry; it’s classified chemically as a “desiccant” – or drying agent.

The most popular mouthwash uses a concentration of 27% alcohol – enough to create a huge increase in these anaerobic bacteria. That’s because when your mouth gets dry, you have less Saliva. Among minerals and enzymes, your saliva contains a high concentration of Oxygen to keep the anaerobes in check.

Once your mouth gets even slightly drier, the anaerobic bacteria go wild and there is an instant increase in sulfur production. The same thing happens when you drink alcohol (however, there is still more alcohol in the leading mouthwash than a 6 pack of beer!)

Soap: Yes, there is soap in toothpaste. It is known chemically as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (check out your shampoo bottle and you’ll see it listed near the top of ingredients.) Soap as everyone knows is very drying.

Consequently, it will end up producing more of these sulfur compounds. Why is Soap placed in toothpaste (it’s even in the so-called “natural” Tom’s of Maine – It’s put there to make it foam up. The big companies think you are stupid and that you won’t brush your teeth unless you see FOAM! It has no other use.

Saccharin: Nearly every toothpaste on the market contains Saccharin to sweeten the product. Saccharin has been shown time and again to cause cancer in lab animals. Did you know that Crest toothpaste for Kids contains Saccharin! Would you give Saccharin to your children? Of course not! Then why do you let them brush their teeth with it (and possible swallow some, too!)

From my clinical tests at the California Breath Clinics (office visits available in Los Angeles and San Francisco), we’ve found that we can help our patients prevent bad breath, sinus congestion, and lousy tastes. If there is anything we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to contact us – that’s why we’re here!

Dr. Harold Katz, Los Angeles, CA www.therabreath.com/a/1164/ Dr. Harold Katz, founder of the California Breath Clinics, is a worldwide expert on the topics of bad breath, halitosis and dry mouth. His ‘Bad Breath Bible’ is an easy-to-read guide to help YOU enjoy fresh breath every day for the rest of your life. Request your free copy at: http://www.therabreath.com/a/1164/ebook.asp

FAQ 

** periodontitis

What is periodontitis?

Periodontitis is a serious infection of the gums. It’s caused by bacteria that have been allowed to accumulate on your teeth and gums. As periodontitis progresses, your bones and teeth can be damaged. However, if periodontitis is treated early and proper oral hygiene is maintained, the damage can be stopped.

periodontitis Symptoms

Healthy gums are firm and pale pink and fit snugly around teeth. Signs and symptoms of periodontitis can include:

* Swollen or puffy gums

* Bright red, dusky red or purplish gums

* Gums that feel tender when touched

* Gums that bleed easily

* Pink-tinged toothbrush after brushing

* Spitting out blood when brushing or flossing your teeth

* Bad breath

* Pus between your teeth and gums

* Loose teeth or loss of teeth

* Painful chewing

* New spaces developing between your teeth

* Gums that pull away from your teeth (recede), making your teeth look longer than normal

** Lifestyle and home remedies

Try these measures to reduce or prevent periodontitis:

* Brush your teeth twice a day or, better yet, after every meal or snack.

* Use a soft toothbrush and replace it at least every three months.

* Consider using an electric toothbrush, which may be more effective at removing plaque and tartar.

* Floss daily.

* Use a mouth rinse to help reduce plaque between your teeth, if recommended by your dentist.

* Supplement brushing and flossing with an interdental cleaner, such as a dental pick, interdental brush or dental stick specially designed to clean between your teeth.

* Get regular professional dental cleanings, on a schedule recommended by your dentist.

* Don’t smoke or chew tobacco.

What are the 4 stages of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is broken up into four separate stages: gingivitis, slight periodontal disease, moderate periodontal disease, and advanced periodontal disease.

Can periodontitis be reversed?

Periodontal disease can be reversed when detected and treated early on. It is one of the dental issues most people are likely to develop, and about half of adults in the U.S. over the age of 30 have some form of it, according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.

Can you fix periodontitis on your own?

If started at an early stage, home remedies may help in treating periodontitis. Saltwater rinses with lukewarm warm water, multiple times a day, help in soothing inflamed gums. They also wash out particles of food that may be left behind and reduce bacterial count in the mouth.

What causes periodontitis?

Periodontal (gumdisease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It’s typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—to build up on the teeth and harden.

What are the warning signs of gum disease?

Signs and symptoms of periodontitis can include:

* Swollen or puffy gums.

* Bright red, dusky red or purplish gums.

* Gums that feel tender when touched.

* Gums that bleed easily.

* Pink-tinged toothbrush after brushing.

* Spitting out blood when brushing or flossing your teeth.

* Bad breath.

* Pus between your teeth and gums.

Is gum disease reversible?

If you have gingivitis, your gums may become red, swollen and bleed easily. At this stage, the disease is still reversible and can usually be eliminated by a professional cleaning at your dental office, followed by daily brushing and flossing. Advanced gum disease is called periodontitis.

What are common gum diseases?

* The most common gum problem is gingivitis and is found in over 50% of the adult U.S. population.

* The second most common gum problem is gum disease (periodontal disease, periodontitis)

* A common adult gum problem is gum recession.

What are the main causes of gum disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It’s typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—to build up on the teeth and harden.