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Old 01-23-2014, 17:53   #1
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Hi all been having real probs with my gums last few months.my fasting bg is at 6.5 mmol most days would this cause my gums to get inflamed and very painful?Been to dentist before for it and while I had no holes she couldn't give me any advice to fix.what a crap dentist!cost me $50 too.doc told to try Bonjela gel,but that doesn't fix or prevent its only a bandaid solution.
Had severe gum pain for 3 weeks now,been doing warm salt rinses every time after I eat,which eases th pain and I think it's finally starting to come right. I do floss and brush 3 times daily too.
I've heard gum prob are common with diabetics so how do you get this under control and prevent inflammation?

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I had gum surgery a few years ago and I wish I'd known my blood sugar was running high then. In the 3 years since I've eaten lc/hf I've had no problem. My dentists have been amazed at how clean my teeth have stayed. My fasting is kept below 100 every morning. Hope this helps!




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Like Pat, I've experienced lesser dental problems with LC. IF your BG is running higher it could be the inflammation causing it & not the other way around.

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My gums are great indicators of my BG. When I'm running higher than I should, they get red and if this continues for a while, they become very puffy and easily scraped, scratched, etc.

If you are looking for something you can do to help even when your BG isn't perfect, take a look at oil pulling. Oil Pulling With Coconut Oil to Transform Your Dental Health It's basically using an oil, like coconut, as a mouth wash. It helps extract bacteria from between your teeth and under your gum-line. When your gums are inflamed, often brushing and flossing can cut or abrade your gums which can lead to infection.

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Eating LCHF makes a huge difference to my mouth. But I am and expect to remain devoted to Oil Pulling with CO. It is amazing, the difference it makes for me.

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About six years ago I had a very painful gum abscess that would not heal. While surfing the internet one evening I read about OP. Thought, heck give it a try. Swished CO about 10 minutes. Spit it out. And for the next 10 minutes spit out puss and gunk. The abscess went way down. Another OP the next morning and the abscess was gone.

I *heart* CO and OP!

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[QUOTE="gotsomeold;394569"]Eating LCHF makes a huge difference to my mouth. But I am and expect to remain devoted to Oil Pulling with CO. It is amazing, the difference it makes for me. TMI potential here: About six years ago I had a very painful gum abscess that would not heal. While surfing the internet one evening I read about OP. Thought, heck give it a try. Swished CO about 10 minutes. Spit it out. And for the next 10 minutes spit out puss and gunk. The abscess went way down. Another OP the next morning and the abscess was gone. I *heart* CO and OP![/QUOTE

I agree with the coconut oil OP. It really does work wonders, restores the gums, removes plaque, has great anti microbial tendencies. But, if you have fillings or crowns, be careful. It will loosen them if you have to much. CO views them as a foreign substance.

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Oil pulling sounds like a very good practice, so I just need to know where you all spit the oil after you're finished swishing. Coconut oil is going to solidify as soon as it reaches a cooler milieu than one's mouth - right? - so I think I'd rather not have it going into the septic tank.




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Spit it in the trash can. You don't want it in your plumbing.

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This is interesting. I've been thinking of this and was actually gonna pose the question if others did pulling, best techniques, success, etc.

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This is interesting. I've been thinking of this and was actually gonna pose the question if others did pulling, best techniques, success, etc.

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Ayurvedic' wisdom says Pull first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything (presumably after testing FBG, but they don't say) to remove toxins that accumulate in the mouth overnight.

Nancy's practical approach says Pull when it is convenient.

Ayurvedic' wisdom says Pull a full 20 minutes.

Nancy's practical approach says it is better to Pull five minutes than not have time to Pull at all.

I go for about a tbl of oil. Actually, I put a scoop in my mouth and kind of dry-chew while it dissolves.

Any oil can be used. But we CO lovers remain dedicated.

Spit in the trash can! And, if you have sinus or chest congestion, do not be surprised if you honk up a big one after spitting.

Pull after flossing when possible...then try to swish between your teeth.

Different people react to Pulling in different ways...and to different oils different ways. I Pull CO easily. The one time I tried Olive Oil, two minutes into the pull an automatic reaction occurred and I spewed OO and saliva across the room quite naturally (and almost broke something inside me, laughing while I cleaned up).

I have to go spackle a wall...someone else jump in

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