How To Naturally Prevent Periodontal Disease

Written by Bryn O'Reilly Design


Posted on May 20 2021

The Dirt is dedicated to providing our customers with natural products that still fully address their oral health needs and concerns. Many people need products that will focus on preventing or treating oral diseases like periodontal disease or periodontitis.

Commonly known as gum disease, periodontal disease happens when bacteria in plaque builds up between teeth and the gums. When the bacteria grows, the gums can become inflamed and if left untreated, this inflammation can lead to larger problems like gum recession and tooth loss.

Gingivitis is the most common form of periodontal disease. It is a non-destructive inflammation of the gums, so it’s the first step to a much bigger problem. Gingivitis is often referred to as plaque-induced gingivitis because it is the result of bacterial biofilms attached to the surface of teeth, or “plaque.”

Gingival recession, or gum recession, can be caused by periodontal disease. Gum recession is when the gum tissue wears away or retracts and consequently, exposes more of the tooth or even the root of the tooth. Once this process begins or if left untreated for a long time, damage can be extremely hard to reverse or repair. 

Luckily, periodontitis, gingivitis, tooth decay and tooth loss can be potentially prevented with a proper oral health care routine. To start, brush and floss your teeth twice a day. Consider The Dirt’s Eco Friendly Bamboo Toothbrush with Charcoal Infused Bristles, it’s the perfect tool to protect your teeth (and the environment!). The strip of charcoal infused bristles help reduce the presence of microbes in the mouth which is key because build up of microbes can eventually lead to periodontal disease and tooth decay.

And don’t forget, flossing is also an essential step to an oral health care routine that works to prevent periodontitis. The Dirt’s Plastic Free Silk Floss with Mint Essential Oil is a great Earth friendly alternative to the average plastic floss. Our floss is lightly coated with natural beeswax and essential oils to easily slip between teeth but still strong enough to dislodge plaque and tartar from in between teeth.

The Dirt has two all-natural alternatives to average toothpaste: our Trace Mineral Tooth Brushing Powder and our Coconut Oil Toothpaste. The Dirt’s all-natural toothpaste alternatives are delightful blends of clay, herbs and essential oils that clean your teeth without harsh chemicals or artificial flavors. Our therapeutic grade essential oils fight germs and remove plaque and tartar while our antioxidant rich herbs fight cell damage. 

There’s an additional step that people often overlook when it comes to their oral care routine: cleaning your tongue! The Dirt’s Antimicrobial Copper Tongue Scraper is truly a game changer when it comes to your oral health. Because our tongue scraper is made from 99.5% pure copper, it is sturdier than the average plastic tongue scraper and it is also naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial. Bacteria love to hide out on your tongue so by including tongue scraping in your oral care routine, you’re actively working against the development of periodontitis.

Last but certainly not least, use mouthwash! Rinsing with mouthwash can reduce the presence of plaque and can remove food particles that brushing and flossing may have missed. The Dirt’s Pulling Oil Mouthwash is truly superior compared to the other average options on the market. Our Pulling Oil Mouthwash is made of a blend of plant and essential oils to clean teeth without harsh chemicals or artificial flavors. We use antioxidant rich herbs to fight cell damage, germs and remove plaque and tartar.

Of course, there are other factors that could make you more susceptible to periodontal disease such as age, smoking, diet and genetics so be aware of your possible increased risk. Talk with your dental professional if you have concerns about your chances of contracting periodontitis or any of the related oral health issues. Either way, stock up on The Dirt’s all-natural, seriously superior, strong yet gentle products to fight against the development of periodontal disease and the other consequential oral health concerns!

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