It is of the utmost importance to understand that periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the entire body! Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer’s due to its involvement with chronic inflammation.
Gum disease begins with the production of toxins by bacteria lurking beneath the gums. If you do not remove these bacterial buildups through great oral hygiene and consistent dental care, the body responds to these toxins with inflammation. The body’s inflammatory response is good at first, but once it transitions from acute to chronic (which happens when you delay treatment), the inflammation itself becomes part of the disease process.
Treating periodontal disease involves removing the bacteria so that you stop the buildup of those toxins in the gum tissues.
Adding foods with anti-inflammatory properties helps your body fight chronic inflammation naturally.
Dietary polyphenols derived from pomegranates have been proven to reduce the bacterial biofilm (dental plaque) that causes gum inflammation and disease.