Visit a Holistic Dentist No. 4 Periodontal Disease Video

Based on Chapter 11 from The Beginners Guide to Natural Living by Larry Cook, host Zoe Simpson explains how holistic dentists look to help shift underlying problems associated with periodontal disease for prevention purposes and may also use alter...
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Bacteria in the mouth like to collect into a sticky film called plaque, especially in the space under gums, called a pocket. If plaque is not removed on a regular basis, and if the body’s resistance to bacteria is low, then periodontal disease begins. This can progress to create deeper pockets, inflammation, more infection and bleeding gums. Standard treatment for periodontal disease is surgical removal of the infected tissue and a dose of antibiotics. However, since unbalanced body chemistry and lowered immune function contribute to bacteria overgrowth. The holistic dentist will suggest dietary changes and specific supplements to improve body chemistry. Thereby, trying to avoid surgery altogether. The holistic dentist will also use deep cleaning to remove calcified tartar stuck to the teeth and give proper oral hygiene techniques for home care. If you like to learn more about medicinal herbs and the natural living lifestyle, you can read this informative book, “The Beginners Guide to Natural Living.”

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