Virgil Wilton Lane, Chapel Hill Dentist: Top Five Ways to Naturally Prevent Gum Disease


 Dentist Virgil Wilton Lane, Chapel Hill local, shares some of his secret tips and tricks to naturally avoid and prevent serious gum diseases.  All of the following items you can find within your household or at an all-natural grocery store.

1. Use Tea Tree Oil.

A popular oil that is extracted from the tea tree is actually used for numerous infections.  It’s the all-natural antiseptic properties that prevent the gum disease.  Virgil Wilton Lane, Chapel Hill local suggests that you take a drop or two and mix it with your tooth paste before brushing your teeth at night.

2. Drink Green Tea.

  Healthy Habits for your Teeth photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Healthy Habits for your Teeth photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Chances are you’ve already heard of green tea and probably even tried it.  Amongst the other numerous positive health effects, it also strengthens your gums against gum disease.  Drink up!

3. Salt Water

Take one tablespoon of salt and mix it into a cup of preferably warm water and swish it around your mouth for a minute or two.  This will kill all of the harmful bacteria on not only your gums, but all around your mouth.  It was also decrease swelling and disinfect cuts within your mouth

4. Your Diet

Every food and every drink that enters your mouth effects your gums long after it passes down your throat.  Staying well hydrated can do wonders for your gums, choosing all natural foods and fruits can as well.

5. Eat Apples

How does it go again?  An apple a day keeps the doctor away?  Well in this case, it’s an apple a day keeps the dentist away.  The physical act of eating an apple is an all-natural way to clean the plaque from your mouth.  And believe it or not Virgil Wilton Lane, Chapel Hill resident says a lot of the plaque on your teeth can get caught up inside of your gums, and chewing on an apple can prevent this.

Dr. Virgil Wilton Lane, Chapel Hill offers child and family dentistry, and is located in New Haven, Connecticut.  Dr. Lane has practiced for 10 years and has an avid following of patients that love his ability to communicate, gentle style and genuine love the dentistry field.  Dr. Lane received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and received his DDS at University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

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