The Top 2 Vegan Food Home Remedies For Bleeding Gums And Bad Breath
You certainly don’t have to be vegan to enjoy the healing benefits of plant foods, but if you are vegan, or even on a plant-based diet, you’ll appreciate the impressive results of combining these two home remedies for bleeding gums and bad breath.
Inflamed Gums And Bad Breath Aren’t Fun
In their early stage, inflamed gums and bleeding are bothersome, but this is the time to turn things around. Late stage gum disease can become highly problematic, leading to bad breath, gum erosion and loss of teeth.
Some common home remedies for bleeding gums and bad breath often include warm salt water rinses and routine use of a water irrigator. While these home remedies for bleeding gums are helpful, there are two vegan home remedies for bleeding gums and bad breath that can begin to show positive results of healing in as little as one week.
Plaque Causes Inflamed Gums
According to the American Dental Association, inadequate plaque removal is the general cause of bleeding gums. Plaque attacks the healthy tissue around the teeth, causing the gums to become inflamed and irritated. This usually causes your gums to bleed when brushing or flossing. This condition is called Gingivitis and it is the first stage of gum disease.
While there are several causes for bad breath generally, bad breath comes from the stomach and is caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. GERD is caused by acid coming back up the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in the chest or throat. One of the symptoms of GERD is bad breath.
There Are 2 Vegan Home Remedies For Bleeding Gums And Bad Breath
The first line of defense against GERD is celery,and consequently bleeding gums, according to plant-based health expert Anthony William, NY Times Best Selling Author of Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables. Celery is highly effective in replenishing acids in the stomach that cause GERD.
GERD is a gradual loss of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, according to a report in Nutrition Review. Acid reflux is caused by low acid versus too much.
Hydrochloric acid is a protective acid in the stomach against reflux, and when hydrochloric acid reserves are low, toxic acids are allowed to flow back up into the esophagus, according to William, which is why there’s a burning feeling and resulting bad breath and consequentially, gum erosion. Typically, this diet-related issue is caused by a depletion of salt in the diet.
Mineral Salts Replenish Acid In The Stomach
It is not just any kind of salt that the stomach requires to replenish its hydrochloric acid – healing from GERD requires a high intake of minerals salts. Minerals salts can be found in many fruits and vegetables, but most highly in celery. These salts are essential for restoring hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Celery Is Also Great For the Gums
Along with proper brushing, flossing and irrigating, drinking celery juice daily also helps to restore red and inflamed gums while strengthening the teeth thanks to it’s high amount of silicon, which aids in strengthening the teeth and bones.
Drinking just 16 ounces of straight celery juice each day on an empty stomach can ease acid reflux and bad breath in as little as one week. Continuing with this routine daily, as well as eating other fruits and vegetables will restore hydrochloric acid in the stomach, and the painful feelings associated with GERD.
You’ll Need To Brush Twice
The second line of defense against inflamed gums is coconut butter. Coconut butter is a non-dairy spread made from the meat of the coconut and it has antibacterial and antiviral health benefits to help heal your gums. If you’ve heard of oil pulling then you know that coconut oil swished in the mouth helps to “pull” bacterial from the gums. More effectively brushing with coconut butter allows the butter to stay on the gums working through the night protecting them from harmful bacteria and viruses. This is a habit that I have gotten into with remarkable and impressive results. Once you’ve brushed your teeth, you'll need to brush them again with a soft tooth brush and dab of coconut butter gently massaged into the gums. There's no need to rinse.
Diet is Everything
Of course, diet is everything when it comes to the health of your digestive system, teeth, gums and being rid of bad breath. Proper diet is also highly essential for controlling flare-ups of heartburn. Proper food combining is an effective way to avoid a painful flare-up of acid reflux while your body works to restore the protective acids in your stomach.
Always work with your practitioner, naturopath and a competent holistic nutrition professional to help you understand the basic principals of food combining and how they can relieve you from GERD until acid stores in the stomach return.