The Melaleuca Wellness Guide has long noted the connection between gum disease and diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In addition it has warned that pregnant women with gum disease have increased risk of delivering pre-term low birth weight babies, and that excessive inflammation appears to be a strong factor in gingivitis and gum disease. This summer (2014) Harvard Health Publications reported on a study that found that treating gum disease may lessen the burden of heart disease, gum disease, diabetes and other chronic health problems. They noted that the common thread between gum disease and chronic health conditions is inflammation.
Oral bacteria entering the bloodstream can cause health conditions seemingly unrelated to gum disease. Science Daily reports that some failed hip and knee replacements can be traced to gum disease bacteria.
Researchers have also found a link between gum disease and cancer of the head and neck.
Unfortunately, gingivitis affects over 90% of the population. Since pain is usually not a symptom, red swollen gums that bleed, along with possible bad breath, may not be recognized as anything out of the ordinary. Fortunately a range of oral bacteria are susceptible to tea tree oil.
Practical advice on the use of tea tree oil can be found in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide. Tea tree oil does not have the best taste, but if the condition is severe, use a cotton swab or your finger to apply a tiny amount of T36-C5 directly to the affected region of the gum. For prevention and continued healing use Melaleuca's complete natural dental care line featuring T40-C3 pure Melaleuca oil and xylitol.
To help maintain good health, take the Vitality Pack with Oligofructose Complex. Also take CellWise, Coldwater Omega-3, and Provex-Plus to help reduce inflammation and repair connective tissue around the teeth, and help prevent plaque buildup.
~ Richard M Barry
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Gum Disease Testimonials
The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.
I had an abscess develop under a filling. I used Melaleuca T36-C5 along the side of the tooth on the gum which controlled the pain until I was able to get a root canal done on the tooth. As the pain kept getting worse I decided to try putting T36-C5 on a Q-tip and dabbing it next to the tooth reasoning that it penetrated very well and would relieve the pain. It took away some of the pain right away so I kept applying it every hour or so while I was awake for the next couple of days until my dental appointment when I received a root canal. Thank you Melaleuca and R M Barry!
Before I became a Melaleuca customer in 2012, I had many issues with infected gums and bad mouth odor. My gum would be bleeding and sometimes even get worse when I tried new products from the drugstore. When I enrolled in Melaleuca, I purchased a Value pack. It had so many wonderful products in it that I felt like a kid in a candy store. It also contained the toothpaste. The taste was a little unusual at first, but now I am using all the dental hygiene products. I have no more bad odor, pain or bleeding gums. And when I go to the dentist for my regular teeth cleaning they can hardly find any buildup on my teeth or any gum disease. Thank you Melaleuca.
Both my husband and I had gingivitis with bleeding gums. We began using the Tooth Polish, Mouth Rinse, and floss. It was a change in taste but after about a month no more red or pink when we brushed from bleeding gums. Our next checkup showed huge improvement. After receiving a copy of a magazine that goes out to professional dentists on using grape seed to fight gum disease we began using the Provex products. We no longer have gum disease and very little plaque at checkups. Best part we didn't have to go through the awful scraping procedure. I've shown the before and after pictures from that magazine to many customers along with telling our story. Many who have also used the Melaleuca dental care with Provex now have their own story to tell of reversing gum disease. I love the taste and now knowing the toxic ingredients in store brands we will never use anything else.
~ Debi Clem from KS.
I have been fighting gingivitis all my life. You see I inherited large pockets in the back of my mouth between the teeth. I lost one back tooth in the past many years ago. So I am on a constant regiment to keep my mouth healthy and not have this happen again. I must say starting out I was not sure about changing my recommended tooth cleaning to the Melaleuca products, but I now am a firm believer. My daily routine consists of using the T36-C5 on a brush to clean between the teeth. I use the wooden picks as well, also the rubber tip with the oil. Follow that up with the Melaleuca floss and Melaleuca Rinse. The Melaleuca Tooth Polish is great in any flavor, and it also provides my teeth with a whiter smile. My reports keep getting better each time I see my periodontic dentist. My numbers have gone from a 5 to a 3 or 2 in less than a year. I have never had such great results, and my hygienist is amazed. Melaleuca your products just keep amazing me. I cannot thank you enough.
~ Sue Ellen
I knew that I was having dental issues when the dentist told me that I had a bad case of gingivitis, and that they were thinking of pulling some of my teeth. It had gotten that bad since the last visit. I had done everything they told me to do. I am thinking that I had even done everything two times more than they said to save my teeth. I got a call from a friend to try Melaleuca Tooth Polish to prevent sore throats. With the sinus drainage I have, I decided to try it. I had nothing to lose. I used the original toothpaste. I went back in for my 6 month check-up and the dentist wanted to know what I had done as it was almost all gone. I smiled and told him all about Melaleuca Tooth Polish. He just looked at me and never said a word. I was told I would not have to have my teeth pulled and to keep on with what I was doing. I have. I also have to admit that I do not have the sore throats that I use to have either. I now am going on twenty plus years of doing this routine. Thank goodness there are great products out there for us to use that do not have the chemicals in them to cause us more problems.
My friend had approached me about being nervous to go to her dentist checkup because she hasn't been flossing the way she should be. Well, she called me after that appointment and told me that her dentist said, "whatever you are doing, keep doing it, because this is the best checkup you've EVER had". In the meantime, my husband went to the dentist and had some gingivitis going on and they wanted to pull some teeth!! I told him about my friend's experience using the Melaleuca Tooth Polish and the Mouth Rinse. He said he wanted to try it. So I ordered the Cool Mint Tooth Polish and Mouth Rinse. Two months later was his check up and voila! No more gingivitis and they didn't have to pull any teeth!! Thank you Melaleuca and thank you R M Barry for all your information to help keep our family healthy!!
I have been with Melaleuca since June of 1995 and when I became a customer in my Value Pack was the Melaleuca Tooth Polish and prior to using Melaleuca's tooth polish I used Sensodyne because I not only had receding gums, but bleeding gums and highly sensitive to hot and cold. All of my problems stopped and now I use the Sensitive Tooth Polish. I also contribute success to the use of Provex-Plus and the Vitality Pack. Thank you Melaleuca and thank you R.M. Barry for your great Wellness Book.
~ Pat King
This is my experience with the incredible tooth polish, toothbrush and mouthwash by Melaleuca. I always have been called "a bleeder" by my dentist or hygienist. I am 64 years old. Now I have become a Melaleuca customer since 2011 and for the first time in my life got such high praise when I got my teeth cleaned. This time she told me I hardly needed a cleaning and I don't need another cleaning for 6 months. Also she noticed I did not bleed! She wanted to know what I was doing differently. After the cleaning they always give you the usual package of tooth cleaning supplies. This time I told them to keep it and that I prefer to use my own Melaleuca products! I am so grateful to have a happy mouth now.
I just wanted to share my gum story. I am a survivor of state 4 oral cancer and had radiation and chemotherapy which left my gums and mouth extremely tender and painful. I could not drink even water. But I had to keep my mouth super clean because of the danger of infection. I used a much diluted Melaleuca Mouth Rinse, in the mint flavor, and gently brushed my teeth with Melaleuca Tooth Polish. It really helped and I did not get any oral infections or thrush which can happen with this treatment. Just want to say if you have a sore in your mouth which does not heal after ten days, see a dentist and also your doctor. If it does not clear up, go to another dentist for an oral, cancer exam. It is a really symptom and you don't want to let it go on.