Gum disease is something nobody in the world wants to deal with, but sooner or later you might end up in trouble. I'm going to talk to you about some of the things you can do to prevent and fight gum disease using simple ingredients you will find around your home. Hopefully taking action now will stop you from having problems at a later date.
Try To Relax More
The body works in mysterious ways and stress has an impact on gum disease, so now you have an excuse to relax more if you didn't have one before. If you're wondering how everything strings together you just need to realize the damage stress can cause to your immune system. It means it's a lot harder for your body to fight off the bacteria that causes gum disease. Try to keep your mind calm and it will go a long way to saving your teeth.
Drink Salt Water
There are certain instances when it's not a good idea to drink salt water. Floating around in a lifeboat somewhere in the middle of the ocean is one of those times you should keep your mouth closed, but when you have swollen gums you'll be okay. Just make sure you rinse the water around your mouth then spit it out. The salt water will reduce the swelling of your gums and it will also suck the infection out of any abscesses you might have.
Bring Out The Honey
If you love sweet food you probably adore honey, but before you start eating it by the spoonful you should know how to use it properly. After you've brushed your teeth you should put a little blob of honey on your finger and rub it over your gums. Just make sure you don't go overboard because the high sugar content of honey isn't good for your teeth. The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of honey will help your infection.
Eat More Vitamin C
I hope you love fruit because it contains a lot of vitamin C and you'll get to start eating more of it with a clear conscience. Just make sure you don't go too crazy because it's still full of sugar. Lemons, oranges, papayas, grapes, strawberries, and many more fruits are waiting for you. Vitamin C will help with your gum disease because of the antioxidants it contains. It will promote bone regeneration and connective growth tissue, which happen to be affected by gum disease.
Soak Up Some Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a little different because it helps to solve another problem. When you have swollen gums you will be able to take advantage of the anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin D. The easiest way to make sure you get enough into your system is by spending a lot of time in the sun. This might be difficult if you live somewhere cold and cloudy, so if that is the case you will have to take some in supplement form.
Say Goodbye To Tobacco
Everything we've covered today revolves around what you can take to help your problem, but there is also a big thing you should definitely avoid. I don't have to tell you smoking isn't great for your health, but maybe you care about having white teeth more than healthy lungs. When you smoke tobacco it's hard for you to fight any infections and it also delays the healing process. You'll also be more likely to lose your teeth compared to a non-smoker.
That Wasn't So Hard
Nothing we've covered today is overly complicated and your teeth could be saved if you take action. Just try to imagine looking in the mirror 20 years from now and witnessing a rotten-toothed reflection staring back at you. That should force you to take the appropriate action.
Jane Anderson is an avid blogger and works forAdvanced Dental Artistry, a well-known dental clinic. In her spare time, she volunteers at the local shelter for inner-city youths. You can connect with her team onGoogle+andLinkedIn.
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