Thursday, September 17, 2009


If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you may have what is called receding gums or peridontal disease.

1. Teeth tops exposed at the gum line – appears elongated
2. Red, swollen or tender gums
3. Bleeding upon brushing
4. Pain (due to nerve exposure)
5. Chronic bad breath
6. Loss of teeth

1. Genetics
2. Vigorous and/or horizontal brushing wears away the protective enamel, exposing the inner nerve. Pain is experienced when cold temperatures and sweets touch this nerve.
3. Inadequate brushing and flossing leaves bacteria between the teeth causing infection and eventually bone loss around the teeth.
About a year ago, I noticed that my gums were beginning to pull away from my teeth. I knew what the traditional treatments are and I wasn’t too excited about those options.

Examination: Painful probe screening to check for gum pockets and bone loss.

Traditional attempts to prevent further recession:
1. Holes are drilled in the teeth and then filled with a special material.
2. The smooth surface of the tooth is roughened with a dental drill followed by an adhesive - not yet approved by the American Dental Association.
3. The last resort is to graft mouth tissue to cover the exposed root and to reinforce the gums.

They don’t sound very pleasant, inexpensive or promising; do they?

Consequently, I set out on a quest to find an alternative treatment and discovered a product called, DENTIZYME. After several months of using it, I noticed that I was no longer experiencing pain from the exposed nerves and that the development of gum recession ceased!

Yes, I liked the results; yet I assumed it would be less expensive if I could make something similar. Here is a summary of the ingredients and their scientifically proven affects which I found at


SPILANTHES – anti-inflammatory and analgesic


OLIVE LEAF – antimicrobial


HOLY BASIL LEAF - anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer

THYME & SPEARMINT - inhibit fungi

CLOVE BUD - germicidal

OREGANO LEAF – antibacterial and antioxidant

GINGER ROOT - antimicrobial

ROSEMARY LEAF – antimicrobial

THYME LEAF – antibacterial

GALANGAL RHIZOME – antibacterial

MYRRH TREE – antibacterial and anti-inflammatory especially on soft tissue around the teeth.

ACACIA GUM - used in both the pharmaceutical and food industries as an emulsifier and stabilizer.
ALOE VERA LEAF - heals oral wounds

In an effort to avoid the costly and painful traditional options, I’ve been making my own adaptation of Dentizyme:

¼ cup Vegetable Glycerin
1 Tbsp. Purified Water
1/8 tsp Acacia Gum

Active Ingredients:
¼ cup Aloe
½ tsp. Olive extract
5 drops each: Clove, Myrrh, Oregano & Rosemary oils
2 drops Spearmint oil
10 drops each of Thyme and Galangal oils

I didn’t have Echinacea and spilanthes extracts or Holy Basil and ginger oils on hand and am still tweaking the ratio of ingredients for the “perfect” combination; yet I’ve been using my recipe for about a year with great results!

Do you have gum problems? You can find most all the ingredients you need for creating a treatment that just may beat the alternative at


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