How To Prevent Dental Diseases with Himalayan Crystal-Salt
D ental hygiene is an important aspect of your overall health. In fact, poor dental health has been linked to serious conditions such as heart disease. There are many products out there that can keep your teeth white and bright but at Natural Home Cures we are committed to helping you achieve total health. We don't just want you to look better; we want you to feel better too! That's why we recommend that in addition to brushing with toothpaste you brush with a brine solution water mixed with Himalayan crystal salt.
What is the primary cause of dental disease?
While there is no one primary cause for this disease, there are risk factors: poor diet, smoking, genetics, diabetes, pregnancy and teeth grinding all increase your chances of developing gum disease.
One of the best ways to stay on top of your oral hygiene is to know what the first signs of gum disease are. Periodontal (gum) disease progresses in stages and can lead to bone reduction as well as tooth loss if not properly treated. The stages of the disease are as follows.
- Gingivitis: This is the first and most mild stage of gum disease. Symptoms include swelling of the gum pockets around teeth and bleeding which may occur during regular brushing and flossing. There may also be sores in the mouth and some tenderness or pain of the gums or supportive structures in the mouth. At this stage the disease can easily be treated with a prescription from your dentist and by brushing with a Himalayan salt and water paste
- Aggressive Periodontitis: This is a more serious stage of gum disease and can strike people who have otherwise good overall oral health. Symptoms include a rapid increase is the size of gum pockets adjacent to teeth which, if left untreated, can lead to bone degeneration and tooth loss.
- Chronic Periodontitis: If left unchecked, the disease can progress to a chronic stage which requires immediate intervention. Inflamed support tissues in the mouth opens the door for plaque attachments and this causes rapid bone loss. If left untreated, surgical procedures such as crown lengthening and soft tissue grafting are usually the only way to save the teeth.
As you can see, the effects of poor oral hygiene can have devastating results. And although Himalayan crystal salt can be used to treat gum disease (in its early stages) it is even better when used as a preventative measure. In fact, salt for teeth is one of the best ways to avoid gum disease as you age. Using a paste of Himalayan salt and water, brush as you normally would (like you are using toothpaste). The antibacterial properties of the salt will kill harmful bacteria and the 84 minerals will help strengthen your teeth and provide support for your gums.
The calcium in Himalayan crystal salt helps to strengthen the outer structure of teeth. It also helps in making the enamel harder which makes it more difficult for plaque and tartar to eat away at it. Zinc is also found in the Himalayan salt and that helps to boost your immune system. Why is that important? Because a healthy immune system is better able to fight off the bacteria that cause gingivitis in the first place. Zinc also helps regulate your inflammatory response and that can prevent painful swelling of the gums and other supportive structures in the mouth. Another mineral that's good for tooth health is iron and that's also found in crystal salt! Iron is what carries oxygen around in your blood stream. Ensuring that you have enough iron in your body will allow oxygen to get to the roots of your teeth easily, promoting a healthy smile. Your teeth need a steady supply of blood and oxygen just like everything else in your body. If the roots of your teeth are damaged they may not fall out but discoloration can occur. Making sure all parts of your body are fully oxygenated will do wonders in helping to prevent root decay and degeneration.
So to recap, brushing everyday with Himalayan crystal salt will help to treat and to prevent gum disease. Think of salt for teeth cleaning as a gum disease treatment at home. The old adage an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is as true today as it has ever been. Natural Home Cures can provide you with the tools to live a healthier life but only you can put them into practice.