Dentists estimate that around 80% of people develop gum diseases in their lifetimes. Left untreated, gum diseases can cause oral health issues, like tooth loss and permanent bad breath as well as more serious problems, such heart disease, breast cancer, stroke and even COPD.
What is gingivitis?
It is the mildest form of gum disease, due to long-term effects of plaque deposits. The bacteria in the plaque deposits irritate the gum line, causing an infection. Then, the body launches an immune attack on the invading infection causing your gums to become inflamed.The bleeding doesn’t hurt, I never once felt uncomfortable brushing my teeth. Because of this, people never seemed too worried.
What causes gingivitis?
Gingivitis can happen to anyone, but the following increases your risk:
- Poor dental hygiene
- Pregnancy/puberty/menopause (hormonal changes increase the sensitivity of the gums)
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Genetics/family history (30% of general population susceptible to gum disease)
- General illness
Okay. Now, if I’ve scared you, I’m sorry! I just want all of you to be healthy! If you’re finding “pink in the sink” after brushing your teeth, please schedule an appointment with your dentist and incorporate The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Rinse into your dental routine. After just a few uses of the Peppermint Twist flavored rinse (also available in Orange Zest), I noticed less and less blood in the sink until after a weeks use, I no longer was scared to rinse!
- Reduce and prevent bleeding gums
- Protects against gingivitis
- Kill germs
- Reduces plaque
- Freshens breath
- Contains Aloe Vera gel as its active ingredient to help prevent bleeding gums
- Also contains other natural medicinal components such as Echinacea, goldenseal, calendula, and grapefruit seed extract that help calm gum inflammation
What I love about the rinse is there is no alcohol or anything artificial, making it the perfect every day rinse. The flavor, at first, was different and unique but not at all unpleasant. After years of using an alcohol based rinse, it took a few tries to get used to, but now, I really enjoy the peppermint flavor and how fresh, but not overly powerful my breath is afterwards. When Sonshine is a bit older, it will be the rinse I prefer him to use. I even convinced my non-rinse using husband to try it and he was surprised at the taste and how less his gums bled as well. (I swear we brush and take care of our teeth in our house! Just lots of stress!) If you’re seeing “pink” and need a natural way to ease the swelling, talk to your dentist about adding The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Rinse to your dental care.