Your Tongue Never Lies

Here is a very simple and easy way to determine just how healthy you are.

Ever get a cold or the flu? Do you notice what happens to your tongue? It often turns white because toxins are present in your body. In fact, a great deal about your overall health can be gauged from looking at the tongue. The Chinese have been using tongue diagnosis for over 5,000 years.

Look at the following photographs from different individuals. Most people have some form of coating on their tongue because they are nutritionally deficient. The tongue on the left has the smallest coating, while the one on the far right has the most, indicating serious nutritional problems.

 

In order to better determine whether you are suffering from nutritional deficiencies, here are some things to look for when you stick out your tongue:

  • If your tongue is turning white, toxins are present.
  • If your tongue has a yellowish or yellow-green coating, you could have liver or gallbladder imbalance. This can be caused by stomach or spleen problems occurring from poor digestion.
  • If your tongue is gray or brownish gray, you may have stomach or intestinal imbalances. According to Chinese Medicine, people with this color tongue generally have longer-lasting colds, or liver or spleen problems. The thicker the coating, the more chronic the condition.
  • If the surface of your tongue has cracks, you could have vitamin deficiencies.
  • If the sides of your tongue show the outlines of your teeth, you could have mineral deficiencies.

Remember that these indicators do not mean you are “sick,” just that your body is nutritionally out of balance. It needs proper food and supplementation to be healthier.

SO, WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE MY TONGUE HEALTH?

Believe it or not, nearly everyone is nutritionally deficient. It’s a sad but true fact that today we’re seeing an increase in diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, chronic fatigue, and periodontal disease. In fact, today these diseases are nearly reaching epidemic proportions, and a contributing factor in being at risk or surviving these diseases is your overall nutrition.

Why is nutritional balance so difficult to maintain? The answer is in our food:

  • Most food is not grown organically, but rather with chemicals that deplete the soil, and therefore our food, of many nutrients we need to stay healthy.
  • In addition, pollutants such as pesticides are getting into our food through non-organic farming practices.
  • And, even if you have the best diet possible, the question still remains: How old is the food you’re eating? Most food takes at least a week to get to the market, and the nutrient value of many foods diminishes over time.

Food Matters has addressed this problem by pointing out the need for nutritional supplements to balance what is unavailable in our food today. As a medical professional, I have seen great results with patients using supplements. Here are some examples of the improvements my patients experienced after using nutritional supplements to boost overall health:

Before                   After

          

Supplementation is certainly a must today, given the limited availability of fresh, chemical-free foods. I have developed a superfood for myself and my patients that has proven results in improving overall nutritional health.

For more information on this important supplement, go to www.vitalboost.com.

The Heart Gum-Disease Connection

The evidence linking periodontitis to heart disease originated from a Finnish study in 1989 , which noted that patients who had heart attacks had more severe oral conditions including periodontal disease and tooth decay. Since periodontal disease can be thought of as symptoms of nutritional deficiencies, this has many wide ranging implications.

Several studies since then have shown that pre-existing periodontal disease results in an increased risk for a heart attack or stroke. The first National Health and Nutrition Examination survey followed 9760 subjects for 14 years.

Individuals with periodontal disease had a 25% greater chance of having coronary artery disease. After adjusting for age, gender, race, education, poverty index, marital status, blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, physical activity, alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking, men with gum disease had double the chance to get  cardiovascular disease!

Arnin Grau, M.D., University of Heidelberg, Germany discovered that stroke patients are three times more likely to have periodontal infections

“In stroke cases, only the dental factor is causative and significant.”

If your gums are infected, you triple your risk of having a stroke, according to a 1998 study of 166 stroke victims done at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

Numerous studies suggest that periodontal disease is not only associated with cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke, but it is also associated with subclinical evidence of atherosclerosis, including thickening of the vessel wall. Such controlled studies indicate that periodontitis remains an independent contributor to heart disease.
We have long known that gum disease is associated with transmission of oral bacteria into the blood (bacteremia) and this is the reason why preventative antibiotics are used prior to dental treatment for patients with heart murmurs, valve problems and heart and joint surgeries. New evidence is suggesting that these organisms can lodge in vessel walls and plaque and persist, further illustrating the link between gum disease and heart disease.

Other new information links gum disease with systemic inflammation, as measured by the production of liver proteins such as C-Reactive Protein (see our last article). This protein has been known to be a risk factor for heart attacks and peripheral artery disease in otherwise healthy individuals and it has been published that CRP is more predictive of heart attacks than bad cholesterol . In fact over 50% of the people who have heart attacks have normal Cholesterol.

By comparison bad cholesterol slowly builds up plaque in the arteries which may allow more warning. New research links gum disease as one potential cause for elevations in this protein, thus suggesting another link between bacteria and gum disease and heart disease risk.

However, there is much promise in the fact that successful treatment of periodontal disease can significantly lower C-Reactive Protein

In the December 2005 issue of the Journal of Lipid Research, researchers found that patients with generalized aggressive periodontitis frequently had elevated plasma levels of a particularly bad subclass of the low density lipoprotein (LDL) called small-dense LDL. Previous research revealed that people who have predominantly small-dense LDL in their blood are at a three- to six-fold increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Thus, we have three means by which periodontal disease is linked to heart disease and can significantly increase the risk of heart disease.

American Heart Association spokesman Dr. Richard Stein, who is also director of preventive cardiology at Beth Israel Medical Center, in New York City, said he “regularly counsels patients worried about their risk for heart attack or stroke to incorporate good periodontal care in their preventive strategies, just as they would include exercise, healthy diets and appropriate medications”

“Based on this information and the potential to prevent heart attacks and strokes, We test for CRP if gum disease is present, Diet and supplementation are a must!!! Future articles will discuss this in detail.

Some Advice On Acupuncture

A traditional Chinese tale traces the origin of acupuncture to a warrior who was plagued with ailments for many years. In a battle he received a shallow spear wound. When the wound healed, he found he had been cured of his chronic ailments.

Presumably the spear pierced one of the aupuncture meridians in which an energy blockage had occurred. Since then, it has been learned that by stimulating an acupuncture point, one can get the energy flowing again. Each tooth is related to an acupuncture meridian or energy channel.

 

Your Teeth Correlate to Your Body’s Organs

1. URO/GENITAL

• Uterus and ovaries
• Testicles
• Kidney
• Bladder
• Hormones
• Frontal Sinus
• Adrenals/Pineal

For problems with these teeth, supporting the adrenal glands can be very helpful. Take Adrenal extract 250-500mg, twice a day.

There are Five Main Meridians:
The shaded teeth affect the organs listed

For kidney support, it’s important to drink enough water; 6-8 8oz glasses a day will help flush this organ.

 

2. LIVER/GALLBLADDER

• Gall Bladder
• Liver
• Pancreas
• Gonads
• Pituitary Gland
• Eyes

The following liver/gallbladder flush could be helpful:
• 2 tablespoons of cold pressed olive oil
• 2 small or one large lemon, juiced
• 1 or 2 grapefruits, juiced
• 1 to 4 cloves of garlic
• Dash of cayenne pepper

* This is an excerpt from Dr. Zeines’ Patient Guide on Acupuncture. To read the full patient guide on acupuncture, click here.

 

 

Detox alkaline diet advise:

• Breakfast

– Place all ingredients in a blender until well mixed, and then drink. This should be followed by a glass of herbal tea or water. All caffeine drinks should be stopped during this time.

 

Fruit – any type

Lunch Monday, Wednesday and Friday
1 or 2 types of fresh fruit in season (berries, pineapple, apples, pears, grapes, peaches etc.)
OR apricots
OR figs, currants (dried fruit may be soaked)
AND avocado

Below are charts that can help you determine which organs are

Lunch – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Small RAW vegetable salad (must have romaine lettuce and sprouts plus two or three other vegetables)
AND avocado or rice cakes or three ounces of raw nuts (almonds, filberts, walnuts, pecans)

• Dinner

Monday – Large RAW vegetable salad and baked potato or lentils or chickpeas. And, if needed, one steamed vegetable (cabbage, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc.)

Tuesday – Large RAW vegetable salad and baked yam or avocado.

Detox alkaline diet advised affected by your dental treatment. Your dentist can advise you on the proper therapy for each system.

A Nutritional Dental Primer

We as dental professionals need to find methods of treating our patients that are in harmony with the general population’s increased interest in health. Because of the nature of our work, dentistry is and should remain one of the foremost areas of preventative health practice. This article will show some preventative nutritional techniques that can be introduced into any practice. The Institute For Natural Dentistry, approved by The Academy of General Dentistry, for FAGD/MAGD credits teaches nutritional dentistry.

A basic concept of nutritional dentistry is that the mouth is an indicator of the state of the body. Tissue changes, including tongue discoloration, all play a part in a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Representation of the Tongue based on Acupuncture Meridians

When you question patients who have white tongues, they will more than likely tell you that they either have or just got over a cold, virus or allergy attack. A yellowish coating is an indication of liver or gall bladder problems. Brown or gray tongues seem to be indicative of stomach or intestinal malfunctions.(4) If you take notice of the patient’s tongue and start asking questions, you may find, in many instances, the patient will respond to questions in a very positive manner. In the latter case, during questioning, the patient will probably allude to some digestive disorders.

 

Combining Technology with Homeopathic Remedies

Dentistry has made many wonderful technological advances and will continue to do so. It is now time to combine the technology with other modalities of healing.

The use of homeopathic remedies can be very effective in reducing post- treatment trauma.

Arnica (30x), a well-known homeopathic compound and Rescue Remedy, a Bach flower mixture, are very effective in reducing stress and promoting healing. When there is the possibility of nerve trauma, Hypericum (30x) is indicated.25 We give our patients a homeopathic remedy called Traumed which combines the above compounds after every visit. Two pills taken sublingually can be effective in reducing post-dental visit

stress.Aromatic therapies can also be very helpful. Lavender placed on the patient’s bib can have a very soothing effect, 26 and patients do appreciate the extra effort made to put them at ease. Aromatic therapies are also effective in reducing general trauma in the office. Many people have a nervous reaction just from walking into a dental office and noticing a “dental smell.” Lemon, vanilla, orange, or pine scents mixed with lavender can have a calming effect.27

A Note on Color Therapy

The ancient Greeks related the sun to Apollo and to the eye of Zeus. Pythagoras established the scientific theories of sound, which they used alongside color.

Hippocrates explained illness in four basic humours.
The effects of color on our mood, health and even way of thinking have been studied for years. Even an individual’s preference for one color over another may be related to the way color makes that person feel.

Color is light- visible radiant energy- of certain wavelengths. Photoreceptors in the retina called cones translate this energy into colors.

Blue and red colors are considered at the two extremes with yellow representing the midpoint. These are also the three principal colors. In a rainbow every substance on earth contains color. Even the rays cast on earth by celestial bodies contain color in the form of white light. The rays of the sun contain seven different colors – violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. These are natural colors, which are highly beneficial to the maintenance of health and for healing diseases.

Until the advent of antibiotics in the late 1930’s, the use of sunbathing and ultraviolet light were internationally accepted and commonly used medical treatments Color Therapy was practiced internationally as well. But this soon changed as the pharmaceutical industry took control over health issues.

Even though sunlight has gone put of style studies show children in rooms with full spectrum lighting developed one third less decay then children with standard cool white lighting and have less behavioral problems.

• QUICK FIX COLOR THERAPY SESSION

This color experience provides the opportunity to discover for yourself, the impact colors can have on your well-being. The need for a particular color’s vibration seems to differ from day to day or even from hour to hour. When you absorb a color vibration it travels, via the nervous system, to the part of the body that needs it. Each body has its own optimum state of well- being and is constantly seeking ways to maintain or restore a balanced state. Utilizing color, is one way you can help yourself to harmony!
You will find yourself drawn to one color more than others. The energy vibration of that color is what you need, at this moment, in order improve and balance your emotional state.. and allow yourself to relax. Gaze at the color for as long as you feel comfortable, blinking as you need to.. Drink in the color through your eyes until you feel satiated. This may take several minutes.
Once satisfied you have absorbed enough of the color’s vibrations,. If another color appeals to you, repeat the process.

 

•I.M. Sharon et,al. “The Effects of Light of Different Spectra on Caries Incidence in the Golden Hamster” Archives of Oral Biology 16, 1971 p1427-1431
•E.C.McBeath et al “The Role of Vitamin D in the Control of Dental caries in Children” Jour of Nut 15 1938 p547
•B.R. East “”Means Hours of Sunlight and Incidence of Dental Caries” American Jour of Public Health15 1939 p777
•J.N. Ott “Color and Light: Their Effects on Plants Animals and People” Jour Biosocial Research 7 part 1 1985

Magnets & Their Uses

  • The oldest known usage of magnetic powers has been traced to Africa where a magnetite mine more then 100,000 years old has been found.
  • Magnetite ore was ground up and used in potions, food and topical applications. Ancient Greece, Hebrews, Arabs, Indians, Egyptians and Chinese civilizations all used magnets for health.
  • Aristotle was the first in recorded history to speak of the therapeutic properties of magnets.
  • In 200BC, the Greek physician Galan found that pain could be relieved for illnesses with magnets.
  • Cleopatra (69-30B.C.) wore a magnet on her forehead to preserve her beauty. Scientists have been studying magnets for many years.

 

The Earth and Our Health

  1. There are two magnetic poles (north and south)
  2. Positive charge below the earth’s crust
  3. Negative charge at the surface – where we live
  4. Positive charge in upper atmosphere
  5. Cracks in the earth (volcanoes) cause a localized positive field at the surface, which causes health problems for the human and animal populations.
  6. Some areas have greater negative energy such as Sedona and Lourdes. These areas are known for their beneficial health effects.
  7. The earth is like a giant electromagnetic bed (negative field).
  8. When a storm starts, we get stimulated, slightly on edge from the positive ions that seem to precipitate illness and microorganism replication. When a storm is over, you feel relaxed due to negative charge – also feels “fresh”.
  9. Sleep is supposed to “recharge our cells” with the help of the earth’s magnetic field. One of the problems we are facing is that the Earth’s field is weakening (5% loss over the last hundred years) and this weakened field is blocked by concrete, steel and other barriers.

 

Bibliography

1-Harrison David
“Magnetism” Notes given at North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, School of Education and Humanities.

2 – Washnis Hick
“Discovery of Magnetic Health” Nova Pub 1993 pg8

3- Davis, Rawls
“The Magnetic Effect” Acres USA 1975

4- Discovery of Magnetic
Health Nova Pub 1993 pg200

5- Dr Dean Bonlie,
MagnetiCo Inc.Calgary Canada 1992

6 – Dr Dean Bonlie,
MagnetiCo Inc.Calgary Canada 1992

7- Discovery of Magnetic Health Nova Pub 1993

8- Null Gary,
“Healing with Magnets” Carroll & Graf pub pg2 1998 Dr. Zimmerman John

9- Discovery of Magnetic Health Nova Pub 1993

10- Washnis Hricak
“Discovery of Magnetic Health” Nova Pub 1993

Important Points on Periodontal Health

With the calcium/phosphorus levels being out of balance, the pH changes and since the blood pH must remain a constant, buffer salts are released to counteract the changes.This will throw the other minerals out and so it goes.

Normal blood pH is 7.4. If the blood is slightly acidic, the cells tend to become acidic. Since the body wants the blood to maintain its pH level, alkalizing minerals will be released to compensate for the tendency towards acidity. Such minerals include calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. These minerals are replaced by fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are considered alkaline foods because they are mineral donors. Organic acids from these foods are iodized into carbon dioxide and water. These products are eliminated through the lungs and kidneys.The alkaline minerals that are left form buffer salts that help to neutralize the acid waste from cell metabolism.

While these local factors are causes of periodontal problems, they are not the main factors responsible. Periodontal disease is a symptom of the body being in trouble.

There are commercials on television that show how all the germs in the mouth are killed when certain mouthwashes are used. Disease is not due tothe presence of bacteria, but ratherto the body being out of balance in such away that the bacteria responsible for the inflammation are breeding out of proportion. Killing the bacteria is not the answer. Placing the body back in balance is a much more effective method of treatment.

Stress plays a major part in periodontal disease. High stress levels cause a lowering of the immune system response and will deplete the body of many valuable minerals and vitamins that are needed for general maintenance and repair.

As a dentist I am sorry to say that the mouth is not the most important part of the body and will lose out to other more life supporting parts in the race to have proper nutritional balance. What this means is that the body will take minerals from the jaw bones and bring them to other body parts. This results in a weakening of the bone that supports the teeth. Periodontal disease can be thought of as the beginning of osteoporosis.

If your diet is not the best, or stress is present, or you have a combination of both of these factors, the body will react. There are a number of bacteria that live in the mouth, some good, some harmless and some harmful. When you’re healthy, the bacterial populations are in balance. Your immune system has no problem dealing with this low level of harmful bacteria. When your general health starts to change for the worse, the mouth chemistry changes.

To SLEEP…. or Not to Sleep

 

  • One third of the US population suffers from sleep disorders
  • 100 million individuals are chronic sufferers
  • 5-10 percent have been diagnosed and/or treated to date

Why do we sleep?

Aside from attending a boring lecture or reading a bad book, there

are two basic theories – restorative and adaptive. The following is a brief explanation of both:

RESTORATIVE

When we sleep, various hormones (HGH) are secreted into the body. That’s why it is important to get enough of it because sleep
serves important immune system functions and even helps our memory by helping the body to “recharge”

Some other reasons why we sleep are:

  • The more we exercise, the more sleep we need.
  • Sleep is necessary for rest and recovery from our daily activities
  • Lack of deep (non-REM) sleep can not only make a person feelphysically tired, but anxious and irritable as well.

 

Types of Sleep Disorders

Now let’s talk about the different types of sleep disorders.

INSOMNIA

Insomnia is characterized by the inability to sleep and/or the inability to remain asleep for a reasonable time period. Insomniacs typically complain about not being able to fall asleep, or that they are a “light sleeper” and are constantly waking up throughout the night.

There are multiple types and severities of insomnia. Determining the type and cause are an important step in treating the disorder. Some common causes of insomnia are; sleep rhythm disorders, dehydration, fear, stress, anxiety, medication and even caffeine.

Types of Insomnia

  • Transient: Typically, one to two weeks in duration. Anxiety, medications and even jet-lag are common causes of transient insomnia.
  • Acute: Acute insomnia lasts from three weeks to six months.
  • Chronic:Chronic, severe, insomnia exists if a person suffers nightly for at least a month or longer.

Many people misdiagnose insomnia as the cause of excessive sleepiness. However, there are other factors such as sleep apnea, to consider. Poor sleep quality or poor sleep hygiene can also be a cause of excessive sleepiness.

Natural remedy Gum disease-Periodontal disease

According to the American Dental Association approximately 75% of our population has periodontal problems. Based on my practice, and speaking to dentists around the country, I believe this figure is closer to 90%. In either case, these statistics have widespread implications for our general population. Do your gums bleed? Are they red or puffy? Has you dentist ever told you that you need to brush better or see the hygienist more frequently? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then you have some form of periodontal or gum disease. However because symptoms of gum disease are often silent until the later stages, you are likely to have gum disease even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms.

What exactly is gum disease, or periodontal disease?

As part of the answer, we need to understand how teeth are held in the mouth. Teeth are not embedded in the jawbones but are totally surrounded by tissue called the periodontal membrane. Each tooth is totally surrounded by this tissue. The tissue acts as a shock absorber for the tooth. In a normal healthy mouth there is always a slight space between the tooth and the bone called a pocket, which is usually about 1-2mm (about an eight of an inch).

If the body is out of balance, usually too acidic from improper nutrition, plaque, or hard deposits will form on the teeth. These deposits allow for the growth of bacteria that cause inflammation of the gum tissue. The bacteria also release toxins that help break down the tissue, helping the infection to progress. As the infection progresses, the gum tissue becomes red instead of its normal healthy pink color and will get puffy. This early stage is called gingivitis and can include bleeding.

As the infection continues, bleeding will occur, especially when you floss or brush. Aside from these effects the bacteria migrate into the pocket and begin to destroy the periodontal membrane. The toxins produced by the bacteria will also destroy the bone in the immediate area. The effect of this is that the teeth involved are loosened and will eventually fall out. The supporting structures, having been completely destroyed at this stage.

While these local factors are causes of periodontal problems, they are not the main factors responsible. There are commercials on television that show how all the germs in the mouth are killed when certain mouthwashes are used. Periodontal dis-ease is not due to the presence of bacteria, but rather to the body being out of balance in such a way that the bacteria responsible for the inflammation are breeding out of proportion. Killing the bacteria is just part of the answer.

However this disease is not just about tooth loss but has widespread implications for your general health. Science is showing that the gums are a major entry point for microorganisms to invade the rest of the body.

Research associates Periodontal disease with over forty diseases, including:

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Stomach Ulcers
  • Osteoporosis
  • Obesity
  • Pneumonia and Respiratory Diseases

Indeed studies have shown that if you have periodontal disease you have three times the chance of getting a heart attack or a stroke.

Dr. Sara Grossi, clinical assistant professor of oral biology, director of the UB Periodontal Disease Research Center states, “Acute infections cause metabolic disturbances, and periodontal disease is one of humankind’s most common chronic infections. In this case, we think bacteria from gum disease may interfere with fat metabolism, leading to elevated LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol.”

Natural Remedies

Periodontal disease is a symptom of the body being out of balance and in trouble. And while professional care must be done, there are a number of natural remedies that can be useful. While non-surgical periodontal therapy is based on each individual patient’s needs, here are some things you can do:

1. Diet analysis – This involves writing down everything you eat including the time and how much. For example, if you’re having eggs and toast for breakfast just writing down eggs and toast is not sufficient. Breakfast may be two eggs fried in butter with toasted white bread, filled with cream cheese and jam. Followed by two cups of coffee; no juice or vitamins. By keeping a complete record of what you are eating a few things happen:

  • You become aware of what you eat
  • You see how much you eat (most people are shocked at the amount of food they consume)
  • You see when you eat

All of this is important because many problems with health can arise due to habitual eating habits. For instance, if you are eating a high protein meal shortly before bedtime, you can easily put yourself into an acid condition. This will lead to a shift in your mineral balance and could cause a host of health problems.

2. Go on a detoxification diet. If there are no medical problems that would require this be modified, a detoxification diet is the following:

Breakfast
Fruit – any type

Lunch – Monday, Wednesday and Friday
1 or 2 types of fresh fruit in season (berries, pineapple, apples, pears, grapes, peaches etc.) OR apricots OR figs, currants (dried fruit may be soaked) AND avocado

Lunch – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Small RAW vegetable salad (must have romaine lettuce and sprouts plus two or three other vegetables) AND avocado or rice cakes or three ounces of raw nuts (almonds, filberts, walnuts, pecans)

Dinner
Monday – Large RAW vegetable salad and baked potato or lentils or chickpeas. And, if needed, one steamed vegetable (cabbage, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc.)
Tuesday – Large RAW vegetable salad and baked yam or avocado.
Wednesday – Large RAW vegetable salad and baked potato or corn or lentils. And, if needed, one steamed vegetable.
Thursday – Large RAW vegetable salad and avocado or beans (garbanzo, fava, mung)
Friday – Large RAW vegetable salad and baked potato or corn or lentils. And, if needed, one steamed vegetable.
Saturday – Large RAW vegetable salad and brown rice and beans and lightly steamed diced vegetables.
Sunday – Large RAW vegatable salad and six ounces of ricotta cheese or pot cheese or cottage cheese. And, if needed, one steamed vegetable.

Dressings
Lemon juice and oil and dulse or kelp.

If you cannot modify your diet 100%, come as close as possible. The more you do, the better you will feel and eventually, you will be able to enjoy this diet. Remember this is only for a month! After one month you may use this as a guide and add other foods. This diet will allow the body to become alkaline in a short period of time.I also place my patients on whole food supplementation. I prefer whole food supplementation to the normal multivitamins because they contain many factors not found in vitamins that have been processed. Beta carotene, one of the precursors to Vitamin A has long been known as a highly effective antioxidant. Indeed, Beta carotene is sold in health food stores all around the country. It would be more effective to get the carotene complex rather then just Beta, since research is showing that some of the other carotene factors such as gamma and alpha are even more active.

3. Baking Soda and Peroxide

Brush with baking soda and peroxide- this will help keep your mouth alkaline. Mix some peroxide into baking soda until its muddy, then use that as a toothpaste.

4. Rinses

  • Echinacea, golden seal and myrrh (equal amounts of each), then add to twice the amount of water
  • Tea tree oil
  • Calendula Tea
  • Aloe vera juice good for tender gums
  • Plantain and cinquefoil: get the powders and mix with water, then use as a rinse

Homeopathic remedies can also be helpful

  • For bleeding gums – arsenicum album
  • Hypericum for tender gums

Supplements

While I have developed a proprietary supplement and mouthrinse for gum disease, the following can be helpful in combination: – Vitamin C: 2-4 gms/day take 500mg every few hrs

  • Calcium: 400mg/day
  • Vitamin E: 200IU/day
  • Zinc: 30mg/day
  • Magnesium: 200mg/day
  • Vitamin B Complex: 25mg/day
  • Co enzyme coQ10: at least 100mg/day

 

Supplements specific for periodontal disease can be found at www.periohealthplus.com

I would also recommend having any mercury fillings removed since they tend to weaken the immune system.

Source: Dr. Victor Zeines (DDS, MS, FAGD), www.natdent.com, www.periohealthplus.com