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The most common types of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis. They both include the symptoms of tender and inflamed gums. Gum disease usually occurs because of bad oral hygiene and results as a response to the profuse formation of bacterial plaque. If not treated on time it may lead to periodontitis, the last stage of gum disease, which includes receding gums and a formation of pockets around the teeth. Oral bacteria collects in these pockets leading to tooth decay and a loss of teeth.


Irregular and inadequate oral hygiene is the main cause of gum diseases. Irregular frequency of brushing, improper techniques, improper rinsing of the mouth or the lack of flossing may all contribute to poor oral hygiene. Certain life-style factors may also be the cause: excessive sugar, diet low on vitamin C or smoking. Medications may also affect gum diseases indirectly by reducing the flow of saliva in the mouth and thus preventing the natural clearing of bacteria and food leftovers in the mouth.

Other significant factors are genetic predispositions, hormonal changes (especially during pregnancy) and other health conditions such as diabetes and chronic infections that affect the immune system.

Natural treatment

There are many completely natural ways to help heal gum disease and restore healthy gums. Treatments usually show results in about two weeks. Natural treatments for gum diseases may also be used as a matter of prevention.

Antioxidants such as vitamin C, plant-based flavonoids, and coenzyme Q10 may speed up the recovery process in the gum tissue and decrease the inflammation of the gums. They are immuno-boosters that help fight the oral pathogenic bacteria. Coenzyme Q10 may reduce the depth of the pockets formed around the teeth.

Certain topical therapies may help with bleeding and inflamed gums. Rubbing the gum tissue with vitamin E oil will soothe the affected areas and encourage healing and a revitalization of the gums. Folic acid liquid may also be applied using a cotton swab or a soft brush along the gum line. This may be followed up by vitamin C powder used to gently brush along the gum line. All of these methods are best to be use twice a day after regular oral hygiene.

Brushing and flossing of the teeth, using proper technique, is necessary and must be carried out at least two times a day. Each session of oral hygiene should last at least five minutes. It is also important to clean the tongue and remove the bacteria that covers it.

Recommended supplements dosage

Coenzyme Q10 - 50 mg two times a day with foodFolic acid liquid - a cotton swab should be dipped in folic acid liquid. It may be followed up with vitamin C powder. Vitamin C - half tablespoon powder. Vitamin E - a 400 IU capsuleFlavonoids / Vitamin C - 500 mg flavonoids and 1,000 mg vitamin C two times a day

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