View Full Version : Is there any way to reverse gingivitus?
06-30-2006, 07:58 AM
When i was eating cooked food i know i did a lot of damage to my teeth and gums, has anyone been able to reverse the damage to your teeth and gums?
If you have could you please let me know what you did.
What follows is primarily aimed at the gum disease side of the issue. There are many posts on teeth if you search the forums. Sorry, I am in a rush right now and don't have time to search some out for you! :)
Chew dark green leafies (parsley is a good one to 'wadge' with, as David Wolfe, and many of the chimpanzee experts, put it - in other words, chewing a large quantity of greens in the mouth for an extended period of time, to maximise salivation of the material but also to benefit the teeth by maximising chlorophyll and mineral contact with the teeth and gums). You would also be well-advised to chew wheatgrass and/or hold wheatgrass juice in your mouth for extended periods of time. The above practices will nourish your gum tissue and disinfect the mouth to some degree.
Another excellent way to maintain gum health is to brush with essential oils from time to time. These have a fairly low surface tension and penetrate very well beneath the gumline, killing any bacteria being harboured there. Personally, I believe essential oils are better used at night, before bedtime, than in the morning, as I suspect (but do not know for sure) that beneficial teeth remineralization processes, during daytime greens consumption, may be hindered by the presence of essential oils on the teeth enamel surfaces, just as the glycerine in commercial toothpaste hinders remineralization.
Nonetheless, I urge you to try a product like OraMD (essential oil blend of sweet almond, peppermint & spearmint) for nightly brushing. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how well it treats your gums.
Lastly, I cannot recommend highly enough (provided you are very careful with the pressure at which you set the unit, when you are dealing with damaged fragile gum tissue) the use of an oral irrigator. I used to think they were esoteric examples of medieval torture, but having investigated further, and used a couple, I find they are absolutely FANTASTIC. They leave your mouth incredibly clean, remove particles you thought you'd brushed off your teeth, and can dramatically assist the fight against gum disease. Let me reitterate, though, that you must be careful and responsible in your use of irrigators because, in the wrong hands, they can cause gum tissue damage. Your dentist should be able to assist you in learning how to use one. I taught myself, simply by using it on the lowest setting first, and then slowly working up from there until I found a good compromise setting that my gums were content with.
Wadge greens, and also hold wheatgrass juice in the mouth.
Try brushing, nightly, with an essential oil blend such as OraMD.
Responsibly use an oral irrigator.
06-30-2006, 11:15 AM
Well, definitely floss your teeth every day.
Wheatgrass juice is really good, especially if you hold it in your mouth for a few minutes so it can get on youir gums. Green juices of other kinds and leafy green veggies are also really great.
06-30-2006, 11:22 AM
YES! Most definitely FLOSS...
Also, arn't there mouth washes that help gingivitus?
I'm sure if you walk down the mouth care aisle at Wal-Mart or something there should be products that will help.
06-30-2006, 02:07 PM
If you currently suffer from gingivitis I would recommend a good cleaning and it involves deep cleaning first. Then follow a good dental practice.
One of the factors cotributing to teeth/gum diseases is pH acid. Hope this helps
06-30-2006, 03:26 PM
There's always Baking Soda and Peroxide...........
06-30-2006, 05:32 PM
in 1995, I quit eating meat of any kind, was vegetarian, but not vegan or raw yet, and at that time, I HAD to get my teeth cleaned every 3 months, because of excessive plaque build up, the dentist said it was unbelievable as I flossed and brushed 3 times a day, but I had an excessively acidic system,I had gingivitus badly and my numbers in the pouches be my teeth were an "8" they are supposed to be no more than a 2 or 3 at the largest. mine were very very bad.
when I went meat free, and then finally dairy free and then raw, I didn't go to a dentist until 10 years later, when I finally went back to the dentist, he said he was kind of surprised that I was getting my teeth cleaned somewhere else, but whoever they were, they were doing a fantastic job, I told him that I hadn't had my teeth cleaned in 10 years, and knowing my situation, he couldn't belive it.
he said my pouches were a "2" they were perfect, and I had NO plague at all, not even a little tiny bit, and he didn't beleive me when I said I didn't have my teeth cleaned,
now when I told him I didn't eat meat or dairy, he said that would explain some of it, and then when I said I ONLY ate raw foods he said that would NOW explain it, but he would normally tell people with teeth problems not to eat fruits, too much sugar, so he decided to look into the raw food lifestyle for people with teeth problems, that was last year, and my teeth are in great shape. again, I totally cured my gigavitus and deep seeted, supposedly in=curable teeth problems.
06-30-2006, 07:39 PM
:) I'm feeling better about my teeth and gums now and will floss and rinse after eating fruit and brush with baking soda and peroxide. I will also continue eating raw.
Thanks to all.
Ann :D :cool:
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