Bentonite clay has been used for decades as a treatment for numerous health conditions. Popular in alternative medicine, bentonite clay acts as a detoxifying agent and is used in cleansing techniques and for removing metal toxins from the body. It is also helpful fighting in gum disease.
Bentonite and Immunity
In gum disease, the general immunity of the patient is weakened. Bentonite is said to strengthen the body’s immunity helping the natural immune system to fight off the disease.
Brushing your teeth with bentonite helps remove tartar and cleans the gums working as an astringent.
Tooth and Gum Abscesses
Bentonite clay helps clear up gum abscesses and tooth abscesses by making the gums stronger and decreasing their sensitivity. The tooth abscesses may take a couple of weeks to heal, but the gum abscesses heal within three to four days.
Taking two to four bentonite tablets every day helps clear gingivitis. Bad breath and bleeding gums are reduced due to bentonite's strong anti-oxidant power.
If bentonite clay is left in the mouth and allowed to soak for 10 to 15 minutes like a mouth wash, the clay will take out the toxins left in the mouth and prevent periodontal disease according to Natural News.
Improved Tissue and Gum Repair
Taking bentonite regularly helps repair gums from damage due to improper diet and incorrect cleaning techniques. The tissue of the mouth then becomes less sensitive and thus, less prone to bleeding.
Treating Gum Disease Long-term
For people prone to gum disease, bentonite is recommended on a daily basis. The clay is available as a solution or powder and in encapsulated form at most natural food stores and pharmacies.