Periodontal Disease

I am almost fanatical about oral health and clean my teeth twice a day with an electric toothbrush, floss and use inter dental picks. I never skip doing this and when I last went to the dentist a number of months ago he showed his assistant my gums because they were so healthy. You can therefore imagine my surprise when I went back 6 months later and was told by a new dentist that I had 4 teeth with periodontal disease. He wanted to take x-rays, give me really strong antibiotics and deep clean the gums over a course of weeks with injections each time. I really didn’t want to do this but I also didn’t want to have all of those toxins coursing around my body.

One thing I have learnt throughout the last few years is never do anything through fear and to do lots of research. I went away and decided that I would give myself 6 weeks and if my plan didn’t work I would use his route.

Oil pulling seemed the obvious choice and something I had done for a number of months a couple of years previously and stopped doing – I am not sure why. This ancient technique has many health benefits but I feel the main benefit is it improves the health of your gums and mouth by “pulling” out anything that shouldn’t be there, including bacteria. It is very easy to do and involves putting a tablespoon of oil (coconut is my preferred choice because it is antibacterial, antifungal and anti microbial) into your mouth first thing in the morning. You can do it anytime but it needs to be 4 hours after eating. You swish the oil around your mouth and suck it through your teeth being careful not to swallow any. This is done for 20 minutes and then you spit it out in the loo, rinse your mouth and clean your teeth. Easy. I did this twice a day for 6 weeks, although in hindsight I would probably say once a day would be fine. I just wanted to throw everything at the problem!

Neem gel capsules were another thing I took 3 times a day. Neem needs to be produced using the supercritical extraction method to be most effective. The simplest way to sum it up is that it has a similar effect to antibiotics, but in a totally natural way. I took 3 capsules for the 6 weeks.

Colloidal silver is another preparation I took twice a day – around 10ml.

I also drank high dose Vitamin C water for the last 4 weeks at doses of around 15mg a day.

The final tool I used was Q10. Julie at the Neem Team put me in contact with a wonderful lady in Northern Ireland called Angela who had had a similar problem but treated it differently. She was a massive fan of Q10 and was certain that coupled with Neem toothpaste had saved her teeth from falling out. I started taking the capsules, 100mgs 3 times a day. Almost instantly I stopped going to the loo in the middle of the night, which was an amazing side effect for me.

Six weeks later I went back to the dentist and was delighted when he told me I had cured myself and didn’t need any treatment. He recommended I went back in 3 months to monitor the situation. The last time I went to the dentist he didn't even have to do a scale and polish! Oil pulling is now part of my morning ritual and I don't even think about it.