What is gum surgery?

Periodontal Gum Disease

Gum surgery is a type of treatment that is usually applied as a measure to treat a periodontal disease.

This pathology, which affects many people from middle age, due to different factors, has a bacterial origin. It begins with the redness and inflammation of the soft tissue of the gums. If not fought, it evolves into chronic infection and leads to decreased bone mass, weakness of the teeth and subsequent loss. Periodontal disease may be due to poor mouth care, but it is also linked to the consumption of certain substances, such as alcohol or tobacco or medication intake. Likewise, there is a congenital predisposition to suffer it, even when proper oral hygiene is maintained.

In any case, gum surgery is considered an auxiliary therapy to address this disease, which in its early stages is treated by removing plaque and with drugs. When these techniques are insufficient, and according to the degree of gum deterioration, it will be necessary to act on the inflamed tissue bags to eliminate the affected parts. Among the different types of treatment, the following should be mentioned:

Tissue Graft
  • Reduction of the gingival flap: The gums are retracted and the bacteria are removed.
  • Regeneration: In addition to eliminating the infected surface, regenerative elements are applied to stimulate the recovery of the gums and the tissue to wrap the teeth again correctly.
  • Crown extension: Any excessive growth of the periodontal tissue is removed to improve the visibility of the teeth, and by extension, the oral aesthetics.
  • Grafts: Soft tissue from other parts of the mouth is added to reconstruct the damaged parts of the gum and promote the stability of the parts it wraps around. It also has positive aesthetic effects.

It should be noted that gum surgery is also being used as part of the smile design treatments, with the purpose of improving the appearance of the gums and contributing to an optimal appearance of the whole mouth. Another area in which this type of surgery is addressed is that of dental implantology, in cases where it is necessary to apply bone regeneration prior to implant placement. It is proven that gum surgery is an effective method to eliminate bacterial plaque when other less invasive procedures have not worked. However, we must also take into account some drawbacks, such as the possibility of increasing caries propensity and the greater dental sensitivity of patients.

Natural Tooth Whitening Thanks To Vegetable Charcoal

Natural Tooth Whitening

Do not want chemicals to make your yellow or stained teeth whiter ? We understand you well! Whitening at the dentist is one of the most effective, but it is also one of the most expensive and one that uses the most chemical. And that’s why some people are reluctant to take the plunge. And for these people, we have found the best natural tips. We know all the virtues that would have coconut oil, baking soda, and with them, we find the charcoal. Indeed, this ingredient, of natural origin, is very popular at the moment as tooth whitening. And you should know that its use is not recent. Activated charcoal has been used since ancient times! It was used to purify, decontaminate and detoxify water. We are a little late in France. It is only in the nineteenth century that we really discovered the benefits of charcoal. It was from this moment that its use took place in medicine, cosmetics.

Natural Tooth Whitening Thanks To Vegetable Charcoal

How is coal an ally for our smile?

Vegetable charcoal, or activated charcoal or activated charcoal is a very fine, black powder resulting from the carbonization of vegetable matter. A black powder so that we find a white smile is a little contradictory. But it’s real. Activated carbon has very good properties to restore radiance to our smile. It is for example a very good absorbent and eliminates all residues that get stuck in our teeth. Regarding its medical benefits, activated charcoal is widely used in the treatment of poisoning. It absorbs all toxins and poisons and eliminates them from the digestive system. This makes it a very good dental whitener that is close to the well-known baking soda. Vegetable charcoal is actually small particles that rub very lightly on our enamel to absorb substances that tend to stain our teeth. And on top of that, it helps fight bad breath. And all this in a totally natural way!

Why is coconut charcoal better for our teeth?

The  coconut charcoal is the most used for our teeth. This because its pores are very thin and therefore allow to absorb faster toxins and very very small particles that are on our teeth. It is about 25 times more absorbent than plant charcoal made from other plant materials. Activated charcoal specialists are even keener on the benefits of coconut charcoal. Indeed, it does not damage the coconut tree. It comes from the coconuts themselves. It is produced several times a year because the coconuts are picked up 3 to 4 times a year. The coconut charcoal is nice to use because it has no taste or smell. Its black color that can scare some rinses very easily, no fear!

What benefits does activated charcoal have on our health and beauty?

The main benefits of charcoal on our health and beauty are its absorbing properties! It is, therefore, very popular to treat:

  • The diseases of the digestive system, such as bloating
  • Food poisoning or drug overdose.
  • It allows the detoxification of the body.
  • Bad breath.
  • It purifies the skin.
  • What interests us, especially in this article, it allows the whitening of the teeth.

The charcoal how is it used to whiten our teeth?

The charcoal is used first or cure, so once a day every day for about 10 days, or once or twice a week.

  • Note that its use does not replace a conventional brushing.
  • When in the powder state, simply soak our wet toothbrush directly into the powder pot and then brush your teeth normally as if you were doing it with your usual toothpaste.
  • If activated charcoal is present as a capsule, simply open it over your toothbrush and pour the powder on it and then brush your teeth naturally.

Be careful, the coal powder is very volatile, and it could stain you.