Since the treatment for periodontal (gum) disease can be so devastatingly expensive, you may be wondering how you can treat this disease from home.
Of course, you should always be under the care of licensed periodontist, but even he will agree that what you do at home has the most value to you.
Most people brush and floss and if you have gum disease I’d be willing to bet you are doing both of them. However, if they were really working well for most people, then the majority of humans would not have gum disease – and they do!
This is the secret to a billion dollar industry: up to 75% of people have gum disease and most do not even know it. But I digress.
We are talking about treating gum disease at home. My first and foremost choice for a tool to use at home would be my trusty Hydro Floss. This is the tool that was primarily responsible for helping me to avoid the dreaded ‘deep cleaning’ or SRP – Scaling and Root Planing treatment.
You can also add a few drops of AktivOxigen serum as well. Or if you prefer, grape seed extract. I read from a hygienist that grape seed extract is actually part of an AAP (American Academy of Periodontology) protocol for fighting gum disease. You can check it here.
As you can see the AAP starting recommending this protocol in 2004.
At any rate, you can see that the Hydro Floss is also recommended there as well.
You can also try using an essential oil blend, but I would keep that separate from the Hydro Floss use. In other words, follow the directions on the bottle and use it as directed, not in the Hydro Floss as you would the Aktiv-Oxigen serum.
Of course, be sure your doctor approves of this course of action.