Gum Pockets Measured As Fours And Fives
Author: Janice M.
Word Count: 136
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10427-OR
Scientific Studies: 2
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I have always had a problem with my gums. I usually have to get a dental cleaning every 3 months instead of every 6 months. When they last measured my gum pockets, I had many fours and a few fives.
I have been using one of the Thieves toothpastes. I also heard that swishing coconut oil after brushing would help the gums, so I use about 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil and then either 1-2 drops of Thieves essential oil blend or 1-2 drops of Clove essential oil. I then swish it all around while I shower (for 10-15 minutes).
At my last dental visit, my hygienist told me that I was much improved and now on schedule to get my teeth cleaned every 6 months. I also have just a few fours and no fives.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: gingivitis, periodontitis, periodontal.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Both clove and benzocaine gels had significantly lower mean pain scores than placebos. No significant difference was observed between clove and benzocaine regarding pain scores. Clove gel might possess a potential to replace benzocaine as a topical [anesthetic] agent before needle insertion."||Link|
|2.||Study 1: "[Oil pulling] would benefit the general population by giving more confidence in the ancient practices, thus preventing tooth decay and loss." Study 2: "Oil pulling therapy has been equally effective like chlorhexidine on halitosis and organisms, associated with halitosis." Study 3: "The oil pulling therapy showed a reduction in the plaque index, modified gingival scores, and total colony count of aerobic microorganisms in the plaque of adolescents with plaque-induced gingivitis." Study 4: "Oil pulling can be used as an effective preventive adjunct in maintaining and improving oral health." Study 5: "The myth that the effect of oil-pulling therapy on oral health was just a placebo effect has been broken, and there are clear indications of possible saponification and emulsification process, which enhances its mechanical cleaning action."||Link|
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