THE MOUTH: A GATEWAY TO HEALTH
The manufactured chemicals of perfumes, toothpaste, and synthetic lotions applied to the skin, teeth, and hair are absorbed into the bloodstream, cells, and organs. This rate of absorption is even higher inside the mouth with its moist tissues where the skin wall, or epithelium, is only one cell thick. This is especially true if one has bleeding gums because anything in the mouth will have direct access to the bloodstream.
Healthy gums provide a natural barrier against the 400-plus microorganisms entering the circulatory system. The epithelium (the very thin skin inside your mouth) is only one cell thick and is designed to keep toxins, bacteria, and infection from entering the body. The soft oral tissues are great at absorbing whatever comes into contact with them, with approximately 90% absorption efficiency. The tiniest break or cut in the epithelium (bleeding gums) allows toxins and bacteria to enter the bloodstream quite quickly.
Acid + Bacteria = Inflammation = Plaque = Tartar = Bleeding = Sensitivity = Decay = Receding Gums = Exposed Dentin = Further Decay = Lower Immunity for Overall Health.
The middle of the tooth is a pulp cavity which contains nerve endings and blood vessels. Under the gum line is cementum. Cementum, held with collagen fibers, keeps the teeth attached to the gums and jaw bone.
Teeth are "alive" in a similar way to the crystalline calcium composition of coral reefs. Saliva acts like an oceanic sea of alkalinity. Acidity strips the teeth of enamel, making the teeth more vulnerable to bacteria. Unhealthy bacteria are the cause of gingivitis, inflammation, periodontitis, and decay.
The deeply penetrating formula of Longevity Warehouse® Healthy Gum Drops contains amazing lipophilic properties that facilitate diffusion through the epithelium to nourish the cells. These properties promote circulation to the gum tissue, dentin, and blood vessels within the cavity pulp of the teeth.
WHAT'S WRONG WITH COMMERCIAL TOOTHPASTES?
“Minty fresh” is a marketing promise we all know. Common toothpaste feels refreshing because it contains synthetic mint (menthol) and/or other flavor by-products such as synthetic cinnamon (cinnamaldehyde). These are not the real plant essences; they are synthetic derivatives.
Foaming chemicals in your mouth while you are brushing your teeth do not create optimal oral ecology. Regular toothpaste gives an illusion of freshness, yet it does not really remove plaque, it is the actual brushing that does that.
The chemicals used in commercial toothpastes, including many of the "healthier" brands sold in health food stores, include chemicals that you do not want in your mouth, such as glycerin, which coats the teeth and blocks the saliva from doing its primary job of re-mineralizing the enamel. You will also find calcium carbonate, which is essentially chalk which is not at all good for teeth.
And what toothpaste would be complete without the detergent and surfactant sodium lauryl sulfate, which makes toothpaste foamy? This known toxin breaks down your skin's natural barrier, easily penetrates skin, and can cause bleeding gums. Bleeding gums allow other chemicals to penetrate by increasing skin permeability approximately 100-fold. Additionally, when combined with other chemicals, sodium lauryl suflate transforms into toxic nitrates that can reside in the body for up to five days.
Some toothpaste formulas also contain propylene glycol, also known as anti-freeze, which in the lab is only handled while wearing gloves. Then there’s the FD&C color pigments (including coal tar derivatives that contain heavy metals which accumulate in the body), formaldehyde, Triclosan (a registered pesticide and bio-persistent chemical that destroys fragile aquatic ecosystems), artificial sweeteners, and synthetic isopropyl alcohol.
You may also be surprised to learn that ethanol is the primary ingredient in most mouthwashes, even though it is known to cause approximately 36,000 cases of oral disease a year! How is it possible that such caustic chemicals could help keep your mouth healthy? Yet when people find that they have breath or gum problems, one of the first things they do is go out and get a new brand of toothpaste and a big bottle of ethanol-based mouthwash.
ESSENTIAL OILS TO CLEANSE THE MOUTH
Essential oils are extremely potent, often hundreds of times stronger than an herbal extraction of the same plant. Each oil has hundreds of botanical chemical components that work synergistically. Genuine distillations of plants, flowers, seeds, roots, and trees have been used medicinally for centuries.
Each one of the botanical species in these formulas is carefully selected by Nadine Artemis for its individual and synergistic effects that improve and maintain gum health. The combination of antiseptic, astringent, circulatory and analgesic botanicals create optimal molecular activity.
Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens): A super-critical extract with catalytic, antibacterial, antiseptic, and stimulating properties. The capsaicin compound in cayenne is also a topical vasodilator which stimulates blood circulation.*
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum): An essential oil that stimulates and tones the digestive tract and has antiseptic properties that stimulate the phagocytic cellular action of the immune system.* It is also supportive of the nervous system and helps supplement healthy oral care with its anti-infectious, antibacterial actions.*
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum ceylanicum): This true cinnamon bark essential oil from Madagascar is antiseptic and antibacterial. It stimulates blood circulation to the gums and promotes their health and regeneration.* Cinnamon is high in the compounds eugenol and cineol, both of which have potent anesthetic and antiseptic properties which increase the production of white blood cells.* According to the work of Dr. Franchomme and Dr. Pènoel, cinnamon bark oil is effective against 98% of all pathogenic bacteria.*
Clove Bud (Eugenia carophyllata): An analgesic essential oil from the flowering buds of the clove tree with an extremely high ORAC. Clove has relieved toothaches and freshened breath since ancient times. A potent antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal, clove supports the immune system and stimulates blood flow with its botanical constituents of eugenol, esters, and sesquiterpenes, all of which combine to create an essence with an impressive action against pathogens and microbes.* It is antiparasitic and has been known to helps gum infections, toothaches and tonsillitis.*
Mastic (Pistacia lentiscus): Mastic is a type of resin similar to frankincense which comes from the inner sap of the mastic tree and is helpful for maintaining the connective tissue in the oral area.* It has a long history of oral care use in ancient Greece and is very good in helping to remove tooth plaque.* Mastic contains antioxidants, antifungal, and antibacterial benefits.*
This resin extract is a potent antiseptic, which inhibits oral bacteria including Helicobacter pylori.* Mastic oil helps to harness the activity of the blood's first-line-of-defense protection: the leukocytes (white blood cells) and the multinucleocytes.* This helps to increase the tissue’s defense, especially between the teeth and gums, where gingivitis and plaque occur.*
Neem (Azadiracta indica): Neem has pain-relieving compounds that can reduce the discomfort of a toothache.* The vasodilatation and soothing compounds in Neem inhibit cell adhesion and deter the bacteria that cause tooth decay.* Neem alkalizes the gums and mouth, and deters the bacteria that cause pyorrhea and gingivitis.* It obliterates calcium-forming organisms and the organisms that cause cavities.*
Neem has been used in Ayurvedic traditions for thousands of years in agriculture, food storage, and medicine. Many research studies have prove that Neem is fungicidal, miticidal, and antibacterial.* Neem oil is an ideal remedy to eliminate periodontal and tooth infection.* It can be applied locally around the teeth and gums and also benefits the gastrointestinal tract.
Essential oils are potent and it is often advised they not be taken internally in any quantity. This is true if the oils are not a genuine authentic distillation.However, when pure distillations of essential oils are taken in small quantities (i.e. by the drop), as they would be with Longevity Warehouse® Neem Karoli Baba Yogi Tooth Serum, most are fine (and often beneficial) for internal use. Essential oils are lipid soluble and, because they have a small molecular size, are able to penetrate the dermal layer of the skin, positively affecting the body through the lymphatic vessels, capillaries, cells, and nerve endings located there.*
Organic Ingredients: Potent extracts of organic neem, cinnamon, clove, cayenne, mastic, and cardamom.
Container Size: 5 mL
Serving Size: One drop
Suggested Use: Add one drop to toothbrush, mouth rinse, or floss.
*One drop can be added to salt-water for an excellent mouthwash
*One drop added to a dry tooth brush (good-bye toothpaste)
*One drop added to a dry toothbrush and then dipped in (aluminum-free) baking soda, or salt
*One drop can be massaged into gums, especially areas where the pockets are low and the dentin is exposed
*One drop to proxa-brushes, sulca-brushes, and rubber-tip stimulators
*One drop on tongue-scrappers
*One drop on tongue through the day for fresh breath
*One drop gargled in water for sore throats
*One drop on cankers sores or herpes lesions
*Apply one drop several times a day to any oral wound, laceration, or incision to ease pain, soothe the gums, keep the incision clean, and promote new cell growth
*One drop to your string of floss
Storage Instructions: Keep tightly sealed. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
Shelf-Life: Over 3 years.
~ Vegan ~ Gluten-Free ~ Wildcrafted ~ No Chemicals Added ~ No Artificial Ingredients ~