As Soupy Sales once said "Be true to your teeth and they won't be false to you." Great foods to eat to prevent gum disease or to help heal it.
- Eat foods high in Zinc such as spinach, asparagus, and grass fed beef
- Vitamin C such as green vegetables, citrus fruit, kiwi fruit, mango, papaya, strawberry, red pepper, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cantaloupe.
- Flavonoids such as berries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries
- Eat a raw vegetable every day. Hard and fibrous foods clean and stimulate teeth and gums.
- Cranberry may help gum disease by preventing bacteria from sticking to your teeth.
- vitamin D can be gotten from the sun, shrimp, milk, eggs and cod
- eat lots of fiber. This will strengthen your immune system, which will in turn protect you from all kinds of infection whether it is bacterial or otherwise. Some examples of fiber rich foods such as beans and vegetables.
Try finding natural toothpaste that contains natural ingredients like charcoal, baking soda, anise, myrrh, and golden seal. Try using a three percent solution of hydrogen peroxide, mixing it half-and-half with water, and swishing it around your mouth for thirty seconds then spitting out. This will help to limit bacteria build up. Listerine does not promote the development of plaque and reduced gingivitis.
A baking soda and water solution is also beneficial. Mix plain baking soda with a little water, and apply it along the gum line with your finger. Then brush. Doing this polishes, neutralizes acidic bacterial wastes and freshens your breath.
Using an aloe gel to brush your teeth will reduce some plaque. Aloe is also a healing agent. Brush with tea tree oil, it has proven antibiotic properties. Make sure to go to the dentist for regular cleanings