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Gingivitis is the term used for the first stage of gum disease. Symptoms include red, swollen gums or gums that easily bleed. If untreated, it can continue and lead to gum loss.

Gingiva means gums

Itis means inflammation

Why Should You Care About Gingivitis?

Over time if your gums are inflamed and the condition is not improved, it will get worse. Gingivitis is a minor disease, which may not cause immediate problems, but it is an indication that something is out of balance in your body.

Why Are My Gums Inflamed?

There are several reasons why gums can become inflamed. One common reason can be food particles stuck in the gums, but this is not a disease. Another reason can be dead cells from inside your mouth and body that are not properly cleaned away by the body.

Inflammation is the response from the body to protect irritated tissue. The inflammation serves to protect the deeper structure of the gums. Gums can inflame if there is acrid and toxic waste in the mouth or in the blood flowing to the gums, or if the gums are deteriorating and the cell walls are more easily ruptured or damaged due to regular chewing of food.

In the bigger picture, the food you eat, the care for your gums, and the amount of toxic burden in your body are the primary factors that cause gingivitis. It has little to do with how much you brush, unless you over-brush and damage your gums.

Gingivitis Is NOT Caused By Dental Plaque

Plaque is sticky residue in your mouth; it is also everywhere else in your body. It does not come from bacteria, but has to do with your biochemical make-up which is a factor of your diet, lifestyle and toxic body burden. Bacteria clean up and eat decayed matter in our body; they do not cause disease.

How To Treat Gingivitis

Consider the herbal remedies on my gum disease page.

Gum inflammation can often be treated with good cleansing. This can happen with oral irrigation, or by using a special gum cleaning technique.

Healing Gums

It should no longer be a secret that our bodies decay because we eat the wrong types of foods.

When our bodies are in a state of decay, everything does not function as well. For some people, this can result in sore joints, weak muscles, poor skin or vision, and in other people, the result is gum pain and inflammation. Gum inflammation can also increase from eating certain irritating foods, particularly sweet foods.

While my gums were never inflamed, my teeth used to feel very loose in my mouth; I could easily wiggle them. This is a sign of a weak periodontal ligament. My teeth are now strong, and my gums are much healthier. The body will heal itself given the right types of foods.

To promote the healing process while improving your diet, herbs and a dental pick can be used. For more about a healthy diet, purchase "Cure Tooth Decay."

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