Activated Charcoal and Gum Disease
Activated Charcoal and Gum Disease

Gum disease like gingivitis is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. As stated in a JADA July 2018 publication, about 42% of adults aged 30 years old and up suffer from periodontitis. The common cause of gum diseases is the accumulation of bacteria and food residue inside your mouth. Combine these two factors, and you’ll get a build-up of plaque on your teeth.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Gum disease manifests itself though:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Redness and/or swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Tenderness
  • Pain on chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitivity
  • Longer-looking teeth due to receding gum line

Once you see these signs and symptoms, you know that your gum is looking for some TLC. One of the best ways to resolve gum infection is by using activated charcoal.

Activated charcoal and gum disease

Activated charcoal is a known detoxifier. Its highly porous surface draws out food residue, bacteria, as well as the toxins they release from your mouth. It’s an inert material that balances the microbiome of your mouth by buffering its pH, lessening the acidity which causes bacterial formation.

Activated charcoal is also an active anti-inflammatory agent. Red, swollen areas gradually calm down and reduce in size as the activated carbon draws out toxins and impurities that are irritating.

How to use activated charcoal for gum disease

One way is to create a poultice by filing up a tea bag with activated charcoal. After sealing the bag, add in water until it becomes moist and press it on a tender gum area. Keep it there for a good 20-mins to an hour twice a day to draw out the bacteria and toxins.

Another is to get a piece of activated charcoal tablet and press it between your inner cheek and irritated gum. The tablet will gradually melt bringing with it all those impurities while easing down the swelling.

You can also brush your teeth using Actinera® Activated Charcoal Toothpaste Gel. It’s highly adsorbent, effectively pulling out bacteria and toxins from your mouth, leaving it clean and fresh. Your teeth will also get whiter as surface stains are removed.

Actinera® Activated Charcoal Toothpaste Gel also contains premium organic coconut oil, adding the benefit of oil pulling in your oral care. Research revealed that coconut oil significantly decreases bad bacteria in the mouth. Coconut oil is seen to be highly effective in “pulling” bacteria, viruses, and protozoa from your mouth.

Using Actinera® Activated Charcoal Toothpaste Gel regularly can help reduce inflammation, remove bacteria, and promote healing. Use it twice a day for three days, brushing with gentle strokes for 2-3 minutes. Resume after a day of rest, then continue with the regimen 3-4 times a week.

Disclaimer: Actinera® Activated Charcoal Toothpaste Gel helps in healing gum disease. However, should the pain and bleeding persist, or if your condition worsens, consult your dentist immediately.

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