The Eclectic Physician
Natural Health Care
by Beth Burch N.D.
Inflammation of the gums caused by oral bacteria. Can progress to a more
serious condition known as periodontitis which can cause pain, loosening
of the teeth and destruction of the jaw bone. Medical conditions including
diabetes, collegen diseases, anemia, leukemia, and vitamin deficiency states
may contribute to the problem. Good oral hygiene is important in preventing
and treating gingivitis, but it is also necessary to improve nutrition
and immune function to prevent progression. Other contributing factors
include poor dental fillings or crowns, missing teeth, malocclusion, teeth
grinding, overzealous brushing and smoking. Frequent teeth cleaning and
examination by your dentist is very important. Brush after every meal and
floss daily. Avoid all sugar and refined carbohydrates. Take a good vitamin
mineral supplement with plenty of Vitamins
C & E , beta
carotene, folic acid,
zinc, and selenium.
Take extra vitamin C, folic
acid and beta-carotenes.
Bilberry-high in flavonoids, will help to reduce inflammation
and stabilize collagen tissue.
Standardized extract (25% anthocyanidin content)- 80-160 mg three times
Other herbs- Green Tea Extract, Hawthorn,
Gotu Kola, Sanguinaria
* The information presented in this web site is intended to inform and educate.
It is not intended replace a qualified medical practitioner to diagnose or treat medical conditions.