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Gingivitis - Gum Disease

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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. Gum disease can lead not only to loose teeth, but also oral bacteria entering into the bloodstream can cause health conditions seemingly unrelated to oral health. Science Daily reports that the cause of failed hip and knee replacements can be traced to gum disease bacteria.

Health connections have also been made between advanced gum disease and cancer risks.

The Melaleuca Wellness Guide notes the connection between gum disease and diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In addition pregnant women with gum disease have increased risk of delivering pre-term, low birth weight babies. Excessive inflammation appears to be a strong factor in gingivitis and gum disease. Studies show that 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

The Melaleuca Wellness Guide

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Widely recognized as the definitive resource for the many questions about uses of Melaleuca products, The Melaleuca Wellness Guide features over 200 health solutions, over 150 cleaning solutions, and over 215 suggestions for cats, dogs, horses, and farm animals.

Many Melaleuca Marketing Executives have found that when they make sure their new customers have The Melaleuca Wellness Guide, they are happier with their choice to switch stores. Using The Melaleuca Wellness Guide helps people understand the many applications for Melaleuca products. Understanding of the products helps create product-centered organizations which have higher average order size and retention rates.

Gum Disease Testimonials

The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.

Our daughter who is now over 30 had always had great teeth with no cavities, but every time she went for a dental cleaning she would be urged to use floss to keep her gums more healthy. We enrolled in Melaleuca and started using the tooth polish as a family. Six months later she went for a cleaning. The staff immediately started praising her extremely low amount of tartar and very healthy gums. They congratulated her on finally flossing and taking care of her teeth like she should! Well, she had still never flossed, and the only difference in what she was doing was using the Melaleuca Tooth Polish. We have not used any other toothpaste since, and we also use the Exceed Sugarless Gum. Our whole family's gums and teeth are outstanding!

~ Doris

My dental technician said this is a dentist's best kept secret: If you want to heal your gums and close the pockets around your gums, first soak dental floss with Melaleuca oil and then use this to floss your teeth. This kills bacteria under the gum line and helps to close the gap around the teeth. It protects against gingivitis.

~ Mary

A dentist had several surgeries scheduled for scraping of the gums. His dental hygienist cared for the patients and advised them to use the GUM soft picks, put T36-C5 oil on the pointed end and floss the gums. This hygienist job was terminated as the patients gums did get better and several of the dentist's surgeries had to be cancelled. I can attest to this as my dentist was going to have to scrape my gums but I tried the same T36-C5 procedure. My gums were much improved and, should I continue what I am doing, chances are I will never need to have the scraping. My dentist was pleased. Go Melaleuca!!!

~ Cliff

Several years ago I had gum disease. The oral surgeon performed surgery on the right side and told me that in six months he would have to do the other side. A short time later I started using Melaleuca Tooth Polish and Mouthwash which I poured into a water pick for deeper penetration around the gums. At the six month interval I revisited the surgeon and he decided to wait a "little longer." At the one year mark he pulled me aside and asked what I was doing as he had never seen such a change. I explained about Melaleuca. Now, ten years later, I still have not had that second surgery. Moreover every oral hygienist has asked how I keep my teeth so clean. I believe Melaleuca saved my teeth.

~ Doug

One of the first problems Melaleuca solved for me was gingivitis. My gums would get so sore that I dreaded brushing my teeth. The toothbrush on open sores was almost more than I could bear. After using Melaleuca tooth polish and mouth rinse for just a few days, my gums started to heal and this gave me immediate confidence in Melaleuca products. Thanks, Melaleuca, for your wonderful, effective products!

~ Heather

Before I started using Melaleuca's Tooth Polish (I prefer Cinnamon), and the mouth rinse, I was having a problem with my gums. I had a receding gum line that my dentist explained could be a precursor to gingivitis! This scared me so I started using different kinds of toothpaste to try to make it better. Despite the fact I was using all the supposedly best brands my receding gum line was getting worse, and I was scared my teeth were going to get bad because of this! I found Melaleuca and started using all of the amazing dental products they have, and the receding has stopped! I no longer have to worry because my teeth are shiny and clean, and my gums have become much healthier! I am so happy with the products that I share my experience with everyone! Thanks to Melaleuca my teeth will be staying right where they belong!

~ Kayla


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