Posts Tagged ‘receding gums’

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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What Is Gingivitis and What Causes It?

Thursday, April 9th, 2009
What causes gingivitis?

What causes gingivitis, and how can it be treated?

Gingivitis is a non-serious form of gum disease meaning it is mild, but it can lead to a much more serious periodontal disease.  It can cause gum swelling, but in many causes there might not even be any symptoms, which is dangerous in itself.  Inflammation and infection caused by gingivitis can destroy mouth tissues that support the teeth.  If slight gingivitis problems are not treated properly, they an turn into more damaging types of periodontal diseases.

The main cause of gingivitis is not practicing proper oral hygiene.  If you do not brush and floss regularly, plaque can build up.  Plaque is made up of food deposits, bacteria, mucus and other things that can build up on the visible parts of your teeth.  Tartar is the result of plaque buildup, and gingivitis can be caused when the gums are irritated and inflamed enough from the tartar and plaque.

More causes of gingivitis include possibly brushing your teeth too roughly, or using a toothbrush that is not soft enough.  Various lifestyle factors can increase your risk for gingivitis, including general illness, poor dental hygiene (as aforementioned), and hormonal changes caused by uncontrolled diabetes, pregnancy, or menopause.

Some gingivitis symptoms are:  red or swollen gums, gums bleeding during toothbrushing, chronic bad tastes in mouth, and halitosis (bad breath).  When gingivitis proceeds to worsen, symptoms may include receding gums, nerve root exposure and sensitivity, and teeth may become loose or fall out.

The symptoms of advanced-stage gingivitis can lead to or indicate periodontitis.

In order to stop gingivitis from progressing, it is very important to get the proper dental care. The available treatments for gingivitis require effort from the affected person.  A dentist will likely prescribe a treatment plan like the following:  1) prescription of an antibacterial mouthwash, 2) strict oral hygiene regimen, 3) proper brushing of teeth, 4) daily flossing, and 5) regulary dental cleanings by a professional.

In extreme cases, gingivitis could even require oral surgery in order to get rid of it.  However, it is not too hard to avoid the problem if you take proper care of your teeth and gums and know what warning signs to watch for.

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