“Deliver me Lord from the Dental Chair” has been a recurring mantra since the day of my first root canal. The phantom pains and fear return with every dental visit.
I have tried to be diligent with my oral care by flossing daily to prevent any recurring issues. And, I strongly believe that an apple a day will help keep the dentist away. Despite all efforts, I battle with the high probability of gum disease. My family history haunts me; my mom lost her teeth before she was 50 due to diet and genetics. And, I have had my share of issues…enduring the dreaded deep cleaning periodontal procedure more than once and TMJ jaw surgery.
You can google periodontal disease to find a wealth of information, warnings and remedies online.
The Colgate Professional website clears up any confusion in terms of a concise definition:”Perio” means around, and “dontal” refers to teeth. Periodontal diseases are infections of the structures around the teeth, which include the gums, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. In the earliest stage of periodontal disease — gingivitis — the infection affects the gums. In more severe forms of the disease, all of the tissues are involved.
It is important to understand that periodontal disease can reach beyond the mouth to become a serious health matter. The disease has been connected to major medical conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and respiratory/lung disease.
In light of this knowledge, I never take my dental visits lightly; my scheduled cleanings always result in anxiety as the hygienist vocalizes the gum pockets – 2, 2, 3, 4, 5.
When I hear the number 3 or higher, my stomach turns. I want to jump out of the chair and run for the door. But running will not make it go away.
I have bought all the gadgets…the water pik, the electronic flosser and the sonic toothbrush in an effort to protect my gums and save my teeth. But for me, if the preventive/ maintenance process is not easy and convenient, I will simply not fall into a healthy routine.
One must religiously use these devices to make a positive impact on oral health.
Change is difficult for me. Just taking the time to brush 2-3 x daily is a challenge.
But I am hopeful. The ingenuity of the human mind to find real solutions never ceases to amaze me.
A visit to my local Whole Foods store in search of a natural mouthwash lead me to a remarkable discovery that would change my life and oral health prognosis – Essential Oxygen Brushing Rinse .
Essential Oxygen was developed by a determined diva, Mystica Linforth, in response to her own struggle. Her creative concoction of food-grade hydrogen peroxide, aloe, peppermint and other natural ingredients have set her free of the dentist chair.
Essential Oxygen offers a better way to brush – organically and toxin-free.
After only a few weeks of use, I am already seeing results. My teeth are whiter, no bleeding gums after flossing and less sensitivity.
Swish, brush, spit and rinse. A simple regimen that requires no special hardware or planning.
Pure Simplicity that will Save Your Smile.
Check out online videos for detailed product information and instructions.
Reasons to give it a try:
Available in 3 convenient sizes:
3 oz. – TSA-approved travel size. Perfect portability to keep your pearly whites pristine while on the go! Suggested Retail: $4.50-$6.50
16 oz. – Best Seller. 30 day Supply. Suggested Retail: $10-$14.
32 oz. – NEW! An eco-economical family + refill size. Currently only available online at the official essential oxygen website. Suggested Retail: $13.99
Where to Buy Info:
Products are now available online and in stores throughout United States and Canada.
Retailers include Whole Foods, Sprouts, Wegmans, Pharmaca, Publix and PCC Natural Markets.