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Re: gums
      12/10/07 09:25 AM
Erilyn

Reged: 11/14/07
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Loc: Beautiful British Columbia, Canada

I used to have pretty bad inflamation in my gums - my parents were never big on the whole flossing thing so I never did it. Their generation grew up brushing with baking soda, so they considered my sister and I pretty lucky just to have toothpaste - who neeeded floss?

Anyway, about six years ago I went to the dentist for the first time in about four years, and it was the most AWFUL experience of my life. She scraped and scaled my teeth for over an hour - I could see how bloody her hands were, and all I could taste the whole time was blood. And the PAIN. Oh my God the pain. My gums were sore for a week afterwards. I was scared to death and didn't go back again for another 2 years. And of course had to go through it all again. This time I had a different hygenist and she explained to me how regular flossing would keep my gums from becoming so inflamed, and that it would also stop the bleeding. She gave me a free box of this really soft floss to use. Determined not to ever have to go through this nightmare again, I actually started flossing regularly. After the first couple of weeks, my gums actually stopped bleeding. And when I went back to the dentist 6 months later, she told me I had a whole new mouth - my gums were healthy and no longer inflamed. All because I simply started flossing!

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IBS-A since age 12, and fructose sensitive; with the exception of my pregnancy, have been following Heather's diet since Nov. 19, 2007.
Taking 12g of Acacia per day. Relatively stable since March 2008!



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