CBD is one of the most powerful anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory compounds in the world, and it brings even more benefits with it! We are excited to be able to offer the members of our community a new whole health solution when they come to visit us. At Harbor Point Dental Group, we want to provide you with a guide on how you can start using CBD to improve your gum health!
OVER 47% OF ADULTS HAVE GUM DISEASE
Good health starts in your mouth – and we at Harbor Point Dental Group want to make sure that it isn’t where it also ends! According to the CDC, over 47% of adults have gum disease, and that number only increases with age.
Your gum tissue serves as the gatekeeper to your mouth. Countless toxins, impurities, and bacteria that infiltrate your mouth cause problems for your gums. Whether you’re drinking a soda or brushing with fluoride toothpaste, your gum tissue is the prison guard responsible for combating and neutralizing foreign threats.
However, gum tissue can’t protect your teeth or jawbone if it doesn’t receive the right care. Most of us expose our gums to acidic foods, environmental toxins, sugars, and other harmful substances every single day, leaving our gum tissue inflamed, damaged, and vulnerable to gum disease. On top of that, most common oral care products accelerate the damage to your mouth instead of reversing it.
To make matters worse, the condition of your gums usually reflects the condition of your inner health. Inflamed gums indicate inflammation throughout the body, and there’s no shortage of research documenting the correlation between chronic inflammation and disease.
So what type of care does your mouth need to fight gum disease and maintain better ongoing health? The care you need can be found in CBD!
WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a naturally occurring substance that grows in the flower of the cannabis plant. It’s one of 104 chemical compounds — all known as cannabinoids — found in the cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa.
Now, you might be thinking. “Cannabis, isn’t that marijuana? Why are we talking about putting that in my toothpaste?” But it’s not like that at all!
CBD is an entirely separate substance from the psychoactive cannabinoid that causes the sensation of getting “high.” Instead, CBD offers many essential health benefits that have the power to protect and strengthen your oral health.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THC AND CBD
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is another one of the 104 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It’s a psychoactive cannabinoid, so it’s known for giving marijuana its mind-altering effects. However, when CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and used on its own, separate from THC and other cannabinoids, it offers incredible therapeutic health benefits.
HOW DOES CBD WORK IN THE BODY?
CBD is a safe, non-addictive substance that works with receptors located throughout the body. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a vital system responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body.
Your ECS exists to correct imbalances within your body. If you’re feeling too hot, your ECS tells your body to start sweating. If you’re hungry, your ECS triggers the growling stomach that reminds you to eat. CBD is so powerful because it interacts with ECS receptors to enhance their function, restore homeostasis, and resolve health problems.
Research on cannabis and CBD was limited until 2017, but the past few years of research have revealed the potential for CBD to treat a wide range of conditions:
- Autoimmune diseases like inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis
- Neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
- Gut disorders like colitis and Crohn’s
- Skin diseases like psoriasis and dermatitis
- Anxiety and depression
- Chronic pain
Beyond these exciting therapeutic benefits, CBD can also improve and protect your oral health. Your gum health will thrive with the many benefits that CBD brings to your body.
WHERE CAN I GET MINE?
If you’re ready for your new whole health solution, you can find it at our office! Our new Green Spectrums product line provides high-quality, organic, third-party tested relief and assistance for your body. Click here to see all of the products Green Spectrums has to offer!