Posts Tagged ‘periodontitis’

What Are Receding Gums and What Causes Them?

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Receding gums (commonly misspelled as receeding gums), also known as gingival recession, describes the loss of gum tissue, potentially exposing the roots of one’s teeth. It generally happens the most to people in their 40s and older, but can sometimes start in the teen years. It is one of the main indicators of periodontal disease (also known as periodontitis, gingivitis, or gum disease).

Some causes of receding gums include:

- Brushing too hard with a toothbrush that has hard bristles. This causes the enamel by the gum line to erode.
- Periodontal disease
- Lack of adequate flossing and/or brushing. This allows bacteria / tartar buildup, which results in enzymes eating away the bone of your teeth
- Chewing tobacco. This affects the mucus membrane lining in the oral cavity and causes receding gums over a certain amount of time
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Adult orthodontic moving of the teeth
- Lip or tongue piercings can wear away the part of the gum that rubs against them
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), an ingredient that is in most toothpastes
- An uncommon cause is an adult tooth not growing out of the right place in the gum

It usually takes time for the gums to recede, and can often remain unnoticed. Some receding gums symptoms include the following:

- The teeth may be sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, sour, and spicy sensations. This is possibly because the dentin tubules might be exposed to external stimuli.
- Teeth may look longer than normal.
- Roots of the teeth may be seen.
- Tooth may feel notched at the gum line
- Teeth discoloration (due to the difference between the color of the enamel and cementum)
- Spaces appear between teeth due to the gums not being there anymore
- Cavities below gum line

NOTE: If receding gums are caused by gingivitis, you may also have these symptoms:
- Swollen/inflamed, red, or puffy gums
- Gum bleeding while brushing or flossing
- Bad breath

If you are having the aforementioned problems, you should try the PerioTherapy product line!

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Pregnancy and Gum Disease

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

http://www.periotherapy.com   Make sure to keep your gums and teeth healthy during pregnancy. If gingivitis is left unchecked, it may lead to more serious gum disease.

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Diabetes and Gum Disease

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

http://www.therabreath.com/productdetail.asp?cat=2&pid=287 A person with diabetes is at a much greater risk for gum / periodontal disease than a person who does not have diabetes.

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What Do Bleeding Gums Mean?

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Gum Disease, Receding Gums, and Bleeding Gums

The causes and cures of bleeding gums, gum disease, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. These problems often lead to much more severe problems like heart attacks and strokes.

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Can Bleeding Gums and Other Periodontal Diseases Kill You?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Links Between Gum Disease and Other Diseases:
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PerioTherapy combines the finest clinically effective compounds that work synergistically to attack the true cause of gum disease (periodontal disease) and bad breath. Recent research in Europe and the U.S. have proven a link between an increase in oral sulfur compounds (from bad breath), which initiate gum disease and bleeding gums (open wounds in your mouth).  Scarily enough, these open bleeding sites allow other dangerous toxins to enter the body’s blood stream.

The PerioTherapy System was designed for those who suffer with bleeding and swollen gums whether they have bad breath or not. 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 supports our work in finding a non-surgical treatment for gum disease.

The synergy of these compounds has produced PerioTherapy:

PeriO2: The active ingredient in PerioTherapy 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 PerioTherapy’s form of whole leaf aloe vera indeed confirm its healing highly beneficial qualities. We use the highest concentration of whole leaf aloe vera in the World! (Do not be fooled by imitators!)

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. Our pharmaceutical grade tea tree oil initiates a healing response in sore, swollen, bleeding gums.

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 – why?  It works!

Fluoride: We have added sodium fluoride to our PerioGel for two 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?  A LOT is wrong!!  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:

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 and of course, our PerioGel does not contain soap.

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. PerioGel does not contain saccharin. We use a natural non-sugar sweeteners. 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!)?

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