From our book
Bypassing Bypass, published in 2002
One of the infections associated with
cardiovascular disease is Periodontal Disease.
Like most diseases, this is best caught early
or prevented altogether. However, if you have it, then you need to
take some measures to keep infection to a minimum.
Many dentists want you to come in regularly for
cleanings and treatment and they have a host of therapies to try on
you, but again, what you do at home is the most important.
First off, for supplementation, CoQ10 has a
good history with this disease, not to mention any of the
anti-inflammatories we’ve discussed previously.
Secondly, the brush you will want to use is the
Sonicare®. It is the only brush that can reach into pockets where
plaque can build up. Actually, it’s the “sound” that reaches, not
Next is your choice of toothpaste. Personally,
I’ve tossed out all my toothpaste. I brush only with Oil of
Wild Oregano. It burns and it cleans. It is an antibacterial and
anti-inflammatory. Additionally, adding Microhydrin® to your
toothbrush seems also to fight plaque.
Next there is Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral
Rinse, an antibacterial mouthwash that is prescribed by your dentist
(and has a few different names). This stuff is potent and should be
swished around in your mouth for at least a minute before spitting.
Brushing with a mouthful of it (using the Sonicare®) helps get it
down into your pockets.
Now, the one thing that has consistently shown
good results, if used daily, is a Waterpik® with warm water and a
capful of Listerine®. Listerine® does, as it says in the commercial,
kill germs. If you use your Waterpik® daily with this solution (you
can add Microhydrin® to this too), your periodontal disease will be
kept at bay and you’ll keep your inflammations to a minimum. However
you must get the force of the solution down into your pockets and
you must do this daily.
It is important to see your hygienist every
three months for checkups and cleaning. Use the Waterpik® daily with
either Listerine® or the C G Oral Rinse (no other mouth wash works).
Add some Microhydrin® to your water or on your toothbrush. Get some
Oil of Wild Oregano (boy this stuff burns!) and you’ve got this
infection under control.
Just discovered (after an 18
year search) is
Silver Solution. Personally, I've found that swishing a small
amount in your mouth daily for about a minute works wonders.
And finally there is Oil
Pulling. Dr Bruce Fife has written a great piece on