Oral Irrigation-Water Pik
Choose one of the following and add to warm water in the
tank of the irrigator:
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar/Water
3% Hydrogen Peroxide/Water
Mix the following together in a glass jar:
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 capful 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
1 capful water
Coconut Oil Toothpaste : Please use organic unrefined
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
10 drops essential oil (optional)**
1. Mix baking soda and coconut oil in a glas jar until it
forms a paste like consistency.
2. Add several drops of essential oil and mix (essential oil
*You can make a larger or smaller batch depending on how
long you would like it to last and what size container you're storing it in.
**There are a number of different appropriate essential oils
to target oral bacteria.
peppermint, neem, thieves blend, tea tree oil, rosemary, oil
of thyme, oil of lemon, cypress, eucalyptus, clove, lavender, camomile.
. Tooth Brush Massage ("Press and Wiggle")
With a dry, soft bristle tooth brush, place the bristles on
the tooth brush at a 45 degree angle to the tooth starting one-quarter inch
below the gumline. With a firm pressure, wiggle the bristles under the gumline,
moderately massaging the gums. This should be done for at least 10 minutes a
day for prevention. During therapy for the recommended time for tooth brush
massage will be instructed for your individual needs:
2. Rubber Tip Stimulator
A. To stimulate the gum tissue, use the tip as your
hygienist demonstrated. Use the tip itself as a fulcrum in between two teeth
and place the ball of the tip on the gum area just above the teeth. Apply
moderate pressure with a slight rolling of the ball of the tip for at least 10
seconds on one area. Depending on the severity of infection involved, your
hygienist will recommend an appropriate amount of time to use.
Wrap approximately a 24 inch piece of floss around your left
middle finger, leaving about 6 inches free for the right middle finger (this is
your floss holder). Make sure you curve the dental floss as you go through the
contact point to allow you access to the root surface of the tooth (below the
gumline). Make sure you continue down the root surface of the tooth until you
feel the bottom of the pocket. Your hygienist will recommend what kind of floss
will work best for you and how many times a day you should use it for plaque
removal. A minimum of once daily is recommended for periodontal and
Proxabrushes are an excellent adjunct to oral hygiene care
where there has been enough bone loss to allow the brush to fit in between the
teeth without forcing the tip of the brush through. Place Proxabrush in between
teeth (use in between all teeth where it will fit comfortably). Massage back
and forth at least 4 times to remove plaque thoroughly. You may purchase
refills at most drug stores.
5. Super Floss and Floss Threaders
These specialized floss aids are used for thorough cleaning
and plaque removal under bridges and large interproximal spaces (large spaces
in between your teeth). It also is used under orthodontic appliances and wires.
6. Vitamin Therapy
If you are under the care of a physician, please consult
your doctor before taking any supplements. The vitamins that are most essential
for healing and maintaining healthy tooth tissues are:
Vitamin C - 1,000 mg with bioflavonoids (Please consult your
physician if you have had a history of stomach ulcers).
Vitamin B Complex - 50 mg and up, depending on individual
7. Oral Irrigation
Oral irrigation is recommended to use in-office to flush
pockets with an antimicrobial agent to provide a temporary environment where
plaque will not form as readily. Oral irrigation may also be used as a Co-Therapy
recommendation for use at home to flush into periodontal pockets.
8. Desensitizing Toothpaste
MI Paste,Tooth and gum paste by Dental Herb Company. First,
remove all plaque from sensitive area. Next, apply paste to sensitive areas
with your fingertips - do not rinse.
In order to achieve success with conservative periodontal
therapy, it is imperative that you follow through with the recommended