One out of two adults over the age of 30 has some degree of Periodontal disease. (1)
I am the one out of two and have been battling with Periodontal disease since my first pregnancy in 2011.
ONE out of two, that’s insane! I don’t know what that says about our dental system (or diets!), but it makes me feel a little better knowing I am not alone.
Gum health can be an embarrassing topic to discuss with friends and family.
I mean when was the last time you had a convo with your friends that started with “My gum disease is really flaring up, any suggestions?” We talk about almost everything else – but oral health seems to be taboo.
I feel like it gets put in the same category as STIs. Like, “You have Periodontal disease? Are you not practicing safe brushing? Didn’t your parents teach you about that?” All you can do is look back and be like “Erm, yes, yes they did.”
Today, I am going to break the hush-hush on gum disease and talk about a natural home remedy for periodontal disease that I use, in accordance with dental cleanings and dive right in, with my personal journey.
Disclaimer: I am NOT a dentist or medical professional you should see a Dentist right away if you’re experiencing any pain, fever, swelling, pus or oozing from gums. This regime is not to be used to substitute regular dental care. Reliance on any information provided on mombuninit.com is solely at your own risk. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please contact your dentist before making any changes to your health plan to view Mom Bunin It’s medical disclaimer click here. This post contains affiliate links.
Pregnancy, My Periodontal Disease Beginning
Pregnancy changed my oral health, and not for the better.
In 2011 I got pregnant with my first child Jade, and it absolutely KILLED my mouth. Damn hormones!
The 5 years following my daughters birth, I dealt with hell.
I got”special cleanings” at the dentist, dealt with pain, bleeding and severe sensitivity. Nothing says your mouth is messed up more than when they have to numb you first to perform a deep cleaning aka Scaling & Root Planing.
By the time I got pregnant with my second child, I was just done with it all. That pregnancy was not any kinder on my mouth. I broke another tooth and my gums hated me.
After Rayne was born in 2016 I decided it was time to stop treating the symptoms and start looking for a cure. And so my journey to find a natural home remedy for periodontal disease began.
My Natural Home Remedy For Periodontal Disease (Full Routine)
When I first set out to find this “home remedy” for periodontal disease there were two things I was absolutely certain of:
- I wanted to HEAL my gums – KILL the disease and STOP hiding the symptoms.
- I did not want to use any products with chemicals. i.e commercial toothpaste loaded with pesticides!
Pretty much everything out there will tell you that you can NOT cure periodontal disease – that once you get it – it’s a life sentence. I refused to believe that.
There had to be some home remedy for periodontal disease some natural cure that I could at least try behind having my gums impaled every 3 months.
And I feel like I found exactly what I needed to cure my periodontal disease in coconut oil pulling combined with green tea and a strict care routine.
I have been using this routine for 2 years now and have seen such a dramatic difference in my oral health.
Reduction in pocket size, my gums have stopped receding, I have zero bleeding, and my gums are no longer red and inflamed.
My Daily Periodontal Care Routine
Morning: Coconut Oil Pulling for 20 minutes followed by brushing.
Afternoon: Get in a brushing if possible, drink a cup of green tea.
Evening: Brush, water floss, mouthwash rinse.
2-3 Times a Week: Brush with Activated Charcoal powder
Products I Use
I only use all-natural products. No chemical-laced toothpastes or mouthwashes – I am trying to HEAL my Periodontal Disease not poison myself further.
Toothpaste: Himalaya Whitening Toothpaste
- No carrageenan, no fluoride, SLS free and Gluten free
- Contains Neem an all natural antiseptic and helps fight gum disease
- Whitens your teeth naturally via pineapple and papaya
Toothbrush: Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 Gum Health
- Three different modes: Clean, White and Gum Care
- Claims to “Improve gum health up to 100% more than a manual toothbrush”
- Gentle with a pressure sensor
- Equipped with: Smartimer, Brushing pacer and holds a 2-week battery life with one charge. Comes with travel case.
Use Philips Sonicare Optimal Gum Health replacement toothbrush heads with the toothbrush for the best results.
Mouthwash: Oral Essentials Mouthwash
- Non-Toxic Alcohol/Sugar Free
- Made with Dead Sea Salt, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, French Essential Oils and Non-GMO Xylitol
Floss: Water Flosser
If you really want to get down in your gums without hurting yourself go with a water flosser. This is the one I have at home and for the price it’s AMAZING!
Activated Charcoal Powder: Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder
Allows me to whiten my teeth with no issues. If you have ever read teeth whitening kits they say not to use if you have gum/periodontal disease. Plus, they are pure chemicals!
The charcoal also helps with the gum infection.
Oil Pulling: Organic Unrefined Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
I used Aldi’s SimplyNature Coconut oil, it’s about $5 for 14oz. (in my area)
Beware of grocery store Coconut oil as they are usually not very good quality.
If you do not have an Aldi’s near you this Coconut Oil on Amazon is great, and it’s a huge 32oz jar that will last for months.
Green tea has been linked to better oral health, among many overall health benefits including improvement in periodontal disease.
I use Member’s Mark organic green tea blend, you can get it at Sams if you have a membership. If you do not have a Sams membership I recommend Jade Leaf Matcha Green Tea Powder.
Natural Infection/Antibiotic Options:
IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE AN INFECTION PLEASE SEEK THE HELP OF A DENTIST RIGHT AWAY. YOU DO NOT WANT TO GO SEPTIC.
PS. The oregano pills and silver are a GREAT medicine cabinet staple for when you’re sick. Oregano oil has even been shown to kill EColi.
Oil of Oregano Pills: Mortar and Pestle Herbs Oil of Oregano Pill
Oregano oil has long been used as a natural antibiotic and is often compared to penicillin. Some studies even suggest that oregano oil may be the answer to drug-resistance bacteria. It can help with fighting off mouth infections.
I do not recommend the liquid version as oregano oil is considered a hot oil and burns/stings. Also, make sure you get oil of oregano pills sourced from wild Mediterranean oregano, like the one above from Mortar and Pestle.
Is great for “topical” use. I used it after having a tooth extracted to help keep bacteria out and clear infection leftover from an abscessed tooth.
I had zero issues with dry socket and no pain from the extraction at all after the first day. There’s no way to know 100% that this was because of the sovereign silver, but I do think it helped.
Due to strict regulations and issues with the FDA about claims about using silver I am not going to go into detail about its properties. You can read more about it here to get an idea what it does.
Also, the reviews speak for themselves.
I feel like I need to make a quick clarification on this post as I am getting a lot of emails and questions asking my thoughts on trying out this home remedy for periodontal disease INSTEAD of going to the dentist.
This regime is meant to be used in conjunction with regular dental visits.
If you choose to not visit the dentist you are doing so at your own risk and not by my advice.
I just want to reiterate I am NOT a medical professional and believe it is absolutely necessary to go to the dentist to start the healing process. This post is not to be taken/used in lieu of professional help.
You can not heal your gums without ridding your mouth of plaque, cavities, rotting teeth etc. And while you can still start this regime without an immediate trip to the dentist it’s never going to cure plaque buildup, cavities, abscesses etc which must be treated and or removed by dental tools via an in-office visit.
Oral health is very important to your overall well-being and you do not want to risk sepsis or any other serious infection.
Some things can only be handled by a professional, you do have a choice of what chemicals are used and or put in your body. Make sure to let your Dentist know if you’re uncomfortable with a product and discuss what can be done in lieu of said product with your Dentist. Weigh the pros and cons and make a decision from there.
What do you think? Will you try my home remedy for periodontal disease? Do you have any products or tips that have helped you?