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My DH and I both have gum disease to varying degrees ( pockets, bone loss). In addition to planing and scaling, what are some ideas of treatments that we can do at home?
I found a book called "Reversing gum disease naturally" at the library, but I found it very confusing. If I did everything that the author suggested, I would be using brushing my teeth with four different kinds of toothpaste, using three different types of dental floss, two different types of mouth rinses, etc.

What are the basics that we can be doing at home- besides the obvious: reducing sugar intake, brushing, flossing, and water pik?
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High doses of vitamin C. See "Sodium Ascorbate" thread, I think it's in Vaccinations forum.
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I'm in the same boat. I've got pockets, and if they don't get better, my dentist is going to refer me to a periodontist. I'm also looking for answers, so if anyone has experience with this, please share!
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subbing. I have gum disease too. My insurance my not cover scaling (and I think they have to put you to sleep for that) so dentist may end up giving me antibiotics. I don't know how to fight this naturally either. Nothing is working so far.
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I just found this article on the internet while researching this issue: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articl...n15340820/pg_1
I have to say I have a lot of respect for Traditional Chinese Medicine. They actually helped my 2 yo DD with her chronic constipation, when no one else could. I'm thinking of trying it for myself now, and will let you guys know how it goes. It might be a little while though, I have to come up with the $$ first! (Dh is out of job right now)
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Lot of vitamin C and C0Q10 (60 mg a day for 6-8 weeks) has been shown to improve gum disease.
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subbing. I have gum disease too. My insurance my not cover scaling (and I think they have to put you to sleep for that) so dentist may end up giving me antibiotics. I don't know how to fight this naturally either. Nothing is working so far.
I had the second of my scalings today. It wasn't fun, but I am so grateful to have had it done. We are trying to have another baby and the peridontist warned me about what another pregnancy/ nursing would do to my teeth and gums. I was able to get the scaling done as soon as I found out I wasn't pregnant this month. It can't be done while you are pregnant, at least not during the first trimester.

I was not put to sleep, but had several shots of novicane. I had one side done last week and the second done this morning. The dentist then scrapes away (at the bone) all of the infection. It is not painful, but there is a lot of pressure. He told me my gums will be pinker and I won't have any more bleeding~ and I haven't since he started last week. It is pretty amazing.

I am wondering if the CO Q10 (?) is safe when you are ttcing or pregnant?

~Joan, Happy mom to 2 beautiful kiddos, one new puppy and 2 lovely felines
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Everything I find about C0Q10 says unknown affects to pregnancy/ttc/nursing. I don't think the research has been done.
The theory is that people like us who suffer from gum disease has a defiency of this enzyme. That is why the supplementation helps.
Personally, I am pregnant and still take the C0Q10 because it helps my gums so much. I think it's a personal decision. I do know that women with gum disease are 7 times more likely to have premature/small size babies.
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Ahappymel~ thank you posting that. I will look into it. I am determined to take better care of my teeth. I actually had no idea I wasn't....apparently, even tho I brush 10 x's a day, we are supposed to brush twice a day for 3 minutes each time. The dentist said this and rinsing with Listerine before bed, will go a long way to prevent further disease. I hate the Listerine but I make sure I don't swallow it and I can feel the difference in my gums.

My last baby was almost 10 lbs., so I don't know if I'm worried about low birthweight What really concerns me is the increased risk of heart attacks in people with gum disease. That was scary.

Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy, are you concerned about low birthweight?

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You know, C0Q10 is also used to prevent heart disease...if you google C0Q10 and gum disease or heart disease, you'll see all of the research.
My first baby was 6 lb 12 oz...no 10 pounder by any stretch.
I am not particularly worried about a low birthweight but I am definitely aware of the increased risk with gum disease.
P.S. I rinse with peroxide every night and wonder if the Listerine would be better....
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Subbing

I probably have a more advanced case of this than any of the previous posters, so I don't really want to scare you but so much.
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I just got back from the dentist, where I was diagnosed with gingivitis (not severe). She said that most pregnant women (I'm not) she sees have it. She eschews antibiotics, special mouthwash, or any treatment more complex than getting the gunk under the gums out and having me rinse with warm salt water for two weeks for the ensuing pain. Also, of course, I will have to get better about flossing!!
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The teeth are the important part of our body by which we eat foods. If you are suffering from gum disease in your teeth then you are spending a bad life because it is very serious disease that affects you in the future. To overcome this disease applieseasy whitening tips daily and if you are in serious situation then meat to a dental specialist and use the medicated product four your teeth.
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My dentist recommends rinsing with warm salt water 2xs a day to treat gingervitis and bleeding gums...it works so well that I do it a lot ...pinks your gums right up too...
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I have a product which seem to be really amazing for gum disease. Al least every one who had gum issue (bleeding, swelling, infected, sensitive etc') has claimed it was the only product which helped.
It's called Tooth Tonic and is 100% natural. I didn't intend making it for gums, I just made it for my self because my teeth were not in good shape using normal toothpastes..so for 8 years I've been making my own Tooth Tonic, and then last year, started my mini business selling at local markets here in Australia. It's been received so well, and I get lots of positive comments about it. I stumbled on the forum, looking at aloe vera as an ing in my second product which is the Black Whitener and re mineralizer which is made from amazing ing. (coral calcium, activated coconut charcoal, organic turmeric powder, organic licorice root, organic cinnamon powder, adible bentonite clay and colloidal silver. and now I want to add Aloe Vera to it so my paste doesn't dry out.
Check toothtonic.com.au if you're curious.
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Hi, today I found one nice article on this topic: http://www.dentistsinuk.co.uk/blog/o...-for-children/
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For me it was caused by reflux. This is common in women due to hormonally induced relaxation of the sphincters in the esophagus & stomach.

Going to bed on an empty stomach, following a low-carb-high-fat CRON diet, and yogic breathing helped quite a bit.

I also swab gums with a drop of resinous essential oil such as myrrh before bed.

Gargling with edible clay or salt water will clean the throat and lower the acid content in the digestive passage. Best done, again, before bed, since the horizontal position encourages reflux.
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Almost everyone faces gum problems at some point in their lives. Gum disease can be treated with remedies. There are few simple tips that you need to consider while treating gum disease at home.
1. Give up tobacco
2. Massage gum lines with tea tree oil toothpaste
3. Use good mouthwash after brushing & flossing
4. Increase vitamin D intake (eggs,salmon,cod liver oil etc.)
5. Eat fruits contain vitamin C such as oranges, grapes, kiwi mango, papaya and strawberry
6. Try oil pulling once in a week

There are many other ways of treating gum problems. But I would recommend you to visit a dentist first to know your dental health condition.
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