Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Use sea salt for healthy gums and teeth!

You can replace mouth wash with a natural solution that you can create from sea salt and water. With saturated solution (1 teaspoon of sea salt in 4 ounces of warm water), you rinse your mouth holding the solution in your mouth for at least a minute. If you want you can add to the solution a few drops of essential oils like tea tree, mint, peppermint, lemon, thyme, fennel and few drops of grapefruit extract and you get a cheap and natural potent solution that keeps gums healthy, aids in healing, kills bacteria and refreshes your breath. If used daily or couple times a week, you can effectively maintain optimal oral health. This treatment can be especially useful after oral surgery and to draw the pus out from a tooth abscess!

With research done by scientists and by centuries of usages of sea salt as a therapeutic healing remedy. Dr. Christian W. Hahn, a respected general and cosmetic dentist noticed that there was a difference between his patient's gums, ocean surfers and those that did not swim or surf in ocean. One group had healthy gum tissue, the other less healthy gums, yet each had the same average oral hygiene habits. What was a difference? Those who spent significant time in ocean had remarkably healthier gum tissue than normal.

Unlike ordinary table salt, natural sea salt contains dozens of essential minerals and trace elements. No synthetic mineral supplement can equal the wealth of minerals that natural sea salt supplies. The living cells that make up our body are literally composed of a solution almost identical to sea water. Many mysteries still exist within sea salt and why it works so well to help heal tissue. What is undisputable that natural sea salt water works wonders to improve gum tissue and help heal wounds.

As I mentioned earlier, there is a direct relationship between condition of your teeth and condition of your gums. In other words their health is closely intertwined. One should take tooth decay, abscesses and gum disease very seriously, that is why prevention is essential to avoid dental problems

What are the symptoms of a tooth abscess?

The accumulation of pus in or around the root of a tooth is known as tooth abscess. An abscessed tooth can be agonizingly painful and may cause the affected tooth to loosen. Dulling the pain and trying to kill the bacteria are the first cause of action. So What are the symptoms of a tooth abscess?

  • throbbing pain in the affected tooth and severe pain on touching, on biting and chewing
  • red, tender swelling of the gum over the root of the tooth and loosening of the affected tooth
  • release of foul-tasting pus into the mouth
  • If the infection spreads to surrounding tissues, your face may become swollen and fever can develop.

How to treat a gum or tooth abscess

A gum or tooth abscess (often miss-spelt abcess) is when you get a bacterial infection in your gums; during this process, you will normally get a collection of ”pus” forming (this simply means your body is having a hard time fighting off the infection)!

You can dramatically help your body and immune system out by applying a strong anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal agent (such as Oram Plus) onto the area of infection… and it should start to clear up nicely within a few days