The Fundamentals
Gingivitis is the inflammation of gums, accompanied by redness, swelling, and a tendency to bleed. The most common cause is improper dental hygiene; however, other causes include poorly fitting dentures, poor occlusion, and it may occur in deficiency diseases, including blood dyscrasias, scurvy, or even metallic poisoning. Certain types of gingivitis, though uncommon, should be treated with a physician's care (i.e. gingivitis gravidum, or a type that results in extensive ulcerations: phagedenic gingivitis). Nevertheless, the most common type is easily treated through proper dental hygiene and is aided by herbal approaches discussed in the center column of this page.
Additional aid can be obtained by rinsing the mouth regularly with a saline or hydrogen peroxide solution. Your physician can provide specific advise on its use in your case.
In advanced cases, the use of antibiotics is employed. Penicillin or metronidazole is effective in many of these instances.

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G ingivitis is aided not only by observing proper dental hygiene, but by a knowledge of the proper herbs and their use. Bloodroot was used extensively by native North American Indians in the Northeast and is the major ingredient in our Alpha Omega III Dentifrice, which was designed for this very purpose, along with H3O (with which you gargle at pH of 1.6). H3O, in particular, is excellent for not only gingivitis, but for general dental hygiene. (As a unrelated by-product, it will whiten your teeth several shades.) More information about the Omega III and H3O combination can be found in the December, 2001 issue of our monthly publication, The Ashwin.
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Drawing from an older botanical tradition, the use of neem, particularly our Neem Extract (code: 1450) on sore gums is particularly beneficial, and has been used for this purpose for thousands of years in India.
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Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the use of a qualified health care professional. We strongly recommend the use of a physician for the diagnostic phase of any treatment. With an accurate diagnosis in hand, we believe the consumer, at that point, has a basic, unalienable right to seek out factual information on all therapeutic approaches, both orthodox and alternative, and choose those approach(es) that are right for them. Nonetheless, a "good doctor" should be considered a requisite starting point.