What’s Inside a Smile?

English: Really bad gingivitis, before and aft...

English: Really bad gingivitis, before and after scaling. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Smiling is an instant connection with someone else. And it echoes. But behind some smiles are painful teeth and gums – silently destroying the spontaneous reflection of joy that everyone has in their stash of “giveaways” .

Behind the scenes: Bacteria. Everyone has a variety of bacteria in their mouth. Some have more than others. This bacterium helps you by beginning the digestive process.

Excess bacteria in your mouth has now been found to cause more than tooth decay, gingivitis or gum disease. So, you need to know, even though you might not have gingivitis, how to control these plaque-building bacteria in your mouth.

Bacteria that create gingivitis live in the plaque in your mouth and cause your gums to inflame, bleed, and separate from your teeth. These bacteria thrive in an acidic environment which acid builds up if you do not brush often or drink water and rinse your mouth when you do so. Water can alkalize the environment in your mouth and this discourages the gingivitis bacteria to a small degree. If you drink enough water your saliva will be thin and easy to swallow and your teeth will feel cleaner to your tongue. If you do not drink enough water the environment in your mouth gets acidic, the gingivitis bacteria (and other cooties) thrive and your saliva becomes thick and your tongue gets coated with plaque as well. Brushing your teeth more often changes the PH in your mouth and thins your saliva. You can also have bad breath when you have gingivitis. In more severe cases, your gums become sore, teeth hurt, gums recede, and teeth loosen.

To stop the inflammation and gum separation use this natural remedy to kill some of these bacteria and strengthen your gums in your mouth. Taking a supplement of Co-Enzyme Q10 is great to heal gums and the soft tissue and mucous membranes. It is a pleasant side effect of taking CoQ to boost your immune system.

Here are the herbs and the formula you will need to make a remedy for a mild case of gingivitis:

2 parts white oak bark herb – powder

1 part myrrh gum herb – power or granules

3/4 part Peppermint leaves converted to powder

½ part anise herb – power or seeds

1/8 part clove – powder

If herbs and leaves are not in powder form, grind them in a coffee grinder. Use this formula to make as much powder as you want.

Place the mixture into a small container or use a small-unused vitamin bottle.

Mix a small amount and use a tablespoon as a measuring tool. For example, 2 tablespoons of white oak, 1 tablespoon of myrrh gum, ¾ tablespoon of peppermint leaves, and so on. The measurements do not have to be so precise.

How to use it:

To control bacteria in your mouth, use this power once a week. If you have gingivitis, you can use this 3 times a day. Place some powder on your toothbrush and brush your teeth and gums. After brushing spit out the saliva and residue powder a few times . Don’t rinse out your mouth since you want to keep the active herb powders in your month. You can swallow any that remains in your mouth with no problem.

This powder combination is bitter, but quite powerful and will get the job done. You can add more peppermint powder to make it less bitter, if you like.

For severe cases of gingivitis and toothaches, you can also moisten some powder with distilled water and then place the paste all along the your teeth and gums – front and back. Leave the paste in your mouth as long as you can. Don’t worry about the herbs getting in between your teeth. This remedy works.

A friend was scheduled for a root canal and a few weeks before the procedure, the tooth started paining. So she used this remedy. She just placed the powers around the painful area. It wasn’t long before the pain stopped and she was able to go to sleep.

Using this remedy may prevent having the dentist apply gingivitis treatment. In cases of severe gingivitis, go see your dentist and at the same time use this remedy.

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