CBD and Gum Disease, Can it help?
When it comes to dental care and oral health, we always tend to focus on our pearly whites over anything else. But if you want to think like your dentist, you’ll need to start taking care of your gums as much as the rest of your mouth. Poor Gum health and gum disease can be catastrophic to our bodies overall health as infections can spread very quickly from the mouth.
Particularly with pain management and oral health CBD may just be the natural approach your mouth needs!
What is Gum disease?
Over 47% of adults over 30 years old are living with some form of gum disease. Gum disease is an infection in the mouth and around the root of the teeth that occurs when too much plaque accumulates. The plaque build up occurs with inadequate brushing and is fuelled by bacteria that lives in the mouth.
To prevent and sometimes reverse gum disease regular brushing is always going to be essential.
How CBD can help
Whilst nothing is better for your teeth and gums than regular brushing. CBD can help with some of the symptoms that come with Gum disease, and CBD used long term may help prevent similar flare ups in the future.
CBD interacts with the bodies Endocannabinoid system which controls our bodies immune system. It attaches itself to the CB2 receptor and causes an analgesic effect across the body.
Tooth decay - CBD has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties which has help it become an aid of tooth pain and tooth decay. In some cases, where the decay is caught soon it can even help reverse the decay.
Toothache - Similar to tooth decay, CBD can offer pain-relief affects for regular users. It popular because it is natural and has few side effects.
Swollen Gums - Swollen gums can be a result of inflammation and again, poor brushing. A CBD oral gel can topically reduce swelling and reduce the pain in the area.
Tooth sensitivity - A swollen nerve ending in the mouth can lead to excruciating pain. CBD can offer the ability to protect the sensitive tooth or gum from being further damaged.
How to Use CBD for Oral health
The increased popularity of CBD has led to a variety of CBD products on the market. Here are some of our suggestions of what products to use for oral health:
- Some people have cited that adding your daily dose of CBD oil to your regular toothpaste is great to get the effects topically into your mouth.
- Applying directly to the region as well is great, although not for those who don’t like the taste of CBD
- CBD teas and supplements are great for first time users, and with a variety of flavours new users are spoilt for choice.
We’re not dentists. Ask your dentist for the best advice in correctly brushing your teeth as this is the best way to prevent Gum disease and tooth decay. CBD can help relieve the pain associated with these conditions and start working to protect your teeth in the future.