Tooth sensitivity and gum recession is a common dental problem. Tooth becomes sensitive when the gum tissues that surrounds the gums pulls away, exposing the root of the tooth. The gaps form between the gum and the tooth makes it easy for the bacteria to build up. If left untreated it can damage the bone and supporting tissue causing the tooth loss.
Here are some of the diet, lifestyle and supplements suggestions that helps in restoring gum and tooth health and preventing the gum and tooth disease.
Apples – Tooth decay can be prevented by regular consumption of apples as they possess mouth cleansing property. Dr Hanks in his book, dental surveys, says, " Apples amount cleansing property that no other fruit possesses, they have the same effect as a toothbrush in cleansing, the teeth, with the added advantage that the acid content, aside from its nutritive value, is of assistance in promoting the flow of saliva in the mouth which is also beneficial to the teeth. The acid in the apple also exerts an antiseptic influence upon the germs present in the mouth and teeth when it is thoroughly chewed. Apples are thus regarded one of the natural preservers of the teeth and should be taken in all tooth troubles.
Carrots - chewing a carrot kills all the harmful germs in the mouth. It cleans the teeth, removes the food particles lodged in the crevices and prevent bleeding of the gums and tooth decay.
Lime - vitamin C in the lime is helpful and maintaining the health of the teeth. It prevents Decay and loosening of the teeth, toothache and bleeding of the gums.
Mint - Fresh leaves of mint, chewed daily is an effective antiseptic toothpaste. The chlorophyll combined with other antiseptic chemicals in the Mint, kills all the germs causing harmful order. It strengthens the gums by providing the required nutrient and thus prevents tooth decay, gonorrhea, premature fall of teeth and restore gum nad tooth health. It also keeps the mouth fresh and improves the sense of taste in the tongue.
Onion - latest research by Russian doctors have further confirm the bactericidal properties of onions. According to these findings, if a person consumes one raw onion every day by thorough mastication, he will be protected from host of tooth disorders. They are of the opinion that chewing raw onion for 3 minutes is enough to kill all the germs in the mouth. Toothache is often helped by placing a small piece of onion on the bad tooth or gum.
Spinach - spinach juice is effective in strengthening the gums and preventing dental cavities. Chewing raw spinach leaves helps in gonorrhea. A mixture of carrot juice and spinach juice, taken early in the morning can kill bacteria preventing bleeding and ulcerated gums.
Wheat grass - juice is an excellent mouthwash for sore throats and pyorrhea. It also prevents tooth decay and tooth aches and restore gum and tooth health. It's beneficial to chew wheatgrass which draws out toxins from the gums and checks bacterial growth.
Some of the supplements to consider when looking to restore your gum and tooth health are-
Coenzyme Q10 - A low level of Q10 a vitamin like compound found in every cell of the human body is reported in 96 percent of patients with periodontal disease. Q10 supplements can boost concentration in disease gums and reduce the inflammation. Topical application of Coenzyme Q10 also seems to be beneficial.
Propolis - is a sticky collected by bistro Live birds and tree bark. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic and appears to fight plague and gum disease.
Folate - folate containing mouthwash swish in the mouth for one minute twice a day, has been found to reduce gum inflammation and bleeding.
Green tea - people who drink a lot of green tea seem to have lower rates of periodontal disease. Studies have found that green tea has a compound called polyphenols that prevent the growth of oral bacteria.
Vitamin C - vitamin C deficiency can cause swollen gums and there is evidence that people with gum disease are low in this essential vitamin. Including vitamin C rich foods and also supplementaton helps in restoring gum and tooth health.
We will take your case history, family history and will also discuss current diet and lifestyle, your like and dislikes about foods. After discussing, together we will agree on your health goals, and work out a program that you are happy to follow.
We look for the contributing factors that may be causing the development of the disease, we will work on reducing the inflammation and reduce the cause of bacterial infections. We also look at the deficiencies and imbalances in your body and work on that.
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