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Gums, Periodontal Disease, Teeth


Author: Allison D.
Date: 10-30-2010
Views: 8,395
Word Count: 237
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4797-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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Im 49 and have had gum issues for about 20 years. Periodontal surgery twice for large pockets and infection. The last surgery was about 10 years ago. 6 months ago the dentist and subsequently his periodontist said I had a 7mm pocket and that I should have surgery. I believe scraping the teeth is a precursor to this in many situations. I went to a holistic dentist for a second opinion. He thought if I was diligent and added a waterpik I could maintain the gums. So I decided to do that.

For 2 months I was diligent about first flossing with Thieves floss, then using a proxy brush in larger gaps between my teeth, then brushing with Thieves toothpaste, then using the waterpik with the gum attachment. At first I added an herbal gum irrigant to the water (that I got from the holistic dentist) in the Waterpik, then after I ran out I added about 3 drops of Thieves. And then I finished by swishing the Thieves mouthwash. Two months later that pocket was 3mm and my teeth were in great shape. Also if I have a sore place on my gums I usually rub Thieves or Clove on it and it is gone in a couple of days.

I did this tooth routine only once a day in the morning. Nothing at night.

Allison


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: dental,gums,gum-disease — 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
2.Associated topics: dental,gums — "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

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