Gum disease is a very common condition where the gums become swollen, sore or infected.
If you have gum disease, your gums may bleed when you brush your teeth and you may have bad breath. This early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis.
If gingivitis isn’t treated, a condition called periodontitis can develop. This affects more tissues that support teeth and hold them in place.
If periodontitis isn’t treated, the bone in your jaw may be damaged and small spaces can open up between the gum and teeth. Your teeth can become loose and may eventually fall out.
Healthy gums should be pink, and firm, and keep your teeth securely in place. Your gums shouldn’t bleed when you touch or brush them.
Gum disease isn’t always painful and you may be unaware you have it. It’s important to have regular dental check-ups.
The initial symptoms of gum disease can include:
This stage of gum disease is called gingivitis.
If gingivitis is untreated, the tissues and bone that support the teeth can also become affected. This is known as periodontitis or periodontal disease.
Symptoms of periodontitis can include:
Acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis
In rare cases, a condition called acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG) can develop suddenly. The symptoms of ANUG are usually more severe than those of gum disease and can include:
Myrrh is excellent to assist with gingivitis healing; chew on myrrh resin during the day.
For a more intense treatment, rinse and swish, once a day, for up to 10 minutes, with the Myrrh Mouth Rinse 100ml.
Oil Pulling Method
Take 1 Tablespoon and swish for about 5 minutes (gradually work up to 10 or 20 minutes), once a day. Don’t do it vigorously since you’ll be doing it for far longer than you are used to and your jaw will get tired. Gently swirl the oil around your mouth and suck it through the spaces between your teeth. Make sure not to swallow any of it. When finished, spit the oil in the dustbin. Don’t spit it in the sink because when the oil thickens after cooling, it may clog up your pipes.
Use for: Cleansing and detoxifying the mouth; assist with the following: tooth decay; restoring tooth nerves, inflammation, heavy metal detoxing; brain fog and cleanses the blood.