The Natural Dentist line is powered by nature, proven by science. The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Anti-Gingivitis Rinse DOES NOT contain alcohol or artificial ingredients, making it natural and healthy for your mouth. However, unlike other natural products, The Natural Dentist tests its products in controlled studies. Universities, oral care experts, periodontists, and dental hygienists continually evaluate the products, ingredients and effectiveness. The Natural Dentist products are not tested on animals; research is conducted with human volunteers and laboratory tests.
If you are experiencing “pink in the sink” when you spit out your toothpaste, or blood on your dental floss, take heed. People mistakenly think this is a sign that they are brushing hard/well or flossing efficiently, but bleeding gums is actually a symptom of gingivitis, and it is a warning sign that your gums need serious attention.
Dentists estimate that 80% of us develop gum disease in our lifetimes, ranging from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis. If left untreated, however, gum disease may progress to other oral health issues, including tooth loss (it’s the #1 reason for adult tooth loss!). Other studies and experts, including Dr. Oz, have also linked gum disease to heart disease, stroke, breast cancer and respiratory diseases, such as COPD.
While it can happen to anyone, the following raise the risk for developing gingivitis: Poor dental hygiene, pregnancy/puberty/menopause (hormonal changes increase the sensitivity of the gums), uncontrolled diabetes, genetics/family history, smoking, stress, medications and general illness.
Gingivitis is due to the long-term effects of plaque deposits, and it is often painless, so bleeding gums may be your only symptom until it has progressed further along (other symptoms are swollen/tender gums, receding gums, and/or persistent bad breath). Luckily, one of the early warning signs of the gum inflammation IS the bleeding you see when you brush or floss, so it is your body’s way of telling you something’s not right. If you have a family history of this issue or notice bleeding when you brush or floss, you should schedule a dental visit to evaluate your condition, as well as take steps at home by adding The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Anti-Gingivitis Rinse to your oral care regimen.
The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse is clinically proven to: Reduce and prevent bleeding gums, protects against gingivitis, kill germs, reduces plaque, freshens breath, contains Aloe Vera gel as its active ingredient to help prevent bleeding gums. Also contains other natural medicinal components such as echinacea, goldenseal, calendula, and grapefruit seed extract that help calm gum inflammation.
I have very sensitive gums, that also frequently bleed during brushing and flossing. It runs in my family and is aggravated when my seasonal allergies flair up. Every time I go to the dentist, they insist I need to floss more or try a bunch of different products to help my gums. Honestly though, nothing seemed to decrease the redness, puffiness, or bleeding. After using The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Anti-Gingivitis Rinse for a little over a month, I’m pleased to report that I’ve noticed improvement and experience less bleeding and pain when brushing and flossing. It took a couple days to get used to the hint of aloe vera in the peppermint twist flavor, but I definitely prefer The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums rinse over other mouthwashes with harsh alcohol. Plus I always opt to use a product that is natural, especially when it works better than the alternative! If you are experiencing sensitive or bleeding gums I highly suggest that you give The Natural Dentist a try!
Disclosure: Michelle received a complimentary product to facilitate her review. All opinions are her own.