Oral Health using Turmeric
Author: Shelley Bennetts Date Posted:11 January 2019
Turmeric for Oral Health
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial. It naturally follows that using turmeric as a mouthwash will help with oral health disorders like gingivitis, periodontitis, and mouth ulcers. It can also reduce the build-up of plaque on the teeth. So,your daily dose of PFE Turmeric Plus is contributing to your oral health as well.
Gingivitis is a mild inflammation of the gums, characterised by swelling and inflammation, and often bleeding gums. Turmeric has been studied extensively in human clinical research as a natural alternative to the common mouthwash ingredient chlorohexidine. Chlorhexidine is an anti-microbial drug which works by decreasing the amount of bacteria in the mouth. This helps to reduce swelling and redness of the gums and bleeding when you brush.
Periodontitis is the inflammation of tissues supporting the teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to loosening and loss of teeth. Treatment involves the removal of scale build-up under the gums by scraping and root planing. A clinical study using a turmeric gel in addition to the usual treatment, found that the combined treatment was more effective due to turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. About 90% of all tooth loss can be attributed to dental decay and periodontal disease (AHMAC 2001).
Long-term gum infection can eventually result in the loss of your teeth. But the consequences may not end there. Recent research suggests that there may be an association between oral infections — primarily gum infections — and poorly controlled diabetes, cardiovascular disease and preterm birth.
It pays to be attentive to our oral health. Along with our normal daily oral routines, a dose of PFE Turmeric Plus a day will help to keep gum disease at bay.