Can Dragon’s Blood Grow Your Gums Back?
If we told you there is a more natural holistic way to treat receding gums and sensitivity, would you want to try it? Dragon’s blood has been used for many centuries, and some have used it specifically to treat teeth sensitivities and gum recession. In a recent segment of BURST tv, dental hygienist and BURST Ambassador, Marisa, covered all about where dragon’s blood comes from, the many proposed benefits it can have and her personal experience after testing it out in her own mouth.
Do you want to grow back your receding gums? Fifty percent of the populating is affected by receding gums and sensitivity. Improper brushing and orthodontic treatment can cause recession. The more the recession, the more likely sensitivity is present. Treatment for receding gums includes: desensitizing agents, varnishes, bonding agents, composite, orthodontics, or surgery.
If there was a more holistic option, would you want to try it? With a name that implies witch potions and enchanted realms, dragon’s blood is a versatile substance that comes from a tree. The South American Sangre de Drago (Croton lechleri) trees bleed a red sap. In addition to be considered a magical ingredient in voodoo and Shamanic rituals, dragon’s blood holds an incredible amount of medicinal and curative properties. It was discovered by the Amazonian’s who would hack into the trees with machetes when they were injured and would cover their wounds with the sap to stop bleeding. It prevents infections and creates a natural band-aid. The dragon’s blood which is blood red when fresh turns into a white paste when rubbed drying into a second skin seal over the wound.
Marisa’s initial review of a highly rated Dragon’s blood serum includes that the product is not blood red but is brownish is color most likely due to preservatives. It also is herbal in scent and reminded her in color and texture to iodine.
Those who use dragon’s blood in relation to oral heath, typically swish the serum to help reduce bleeding gums and sensitivity. One may also rub the serum in the palm of the hand or between the fingers so that the serum becomes more of a paste texture and can be applied to a specific area of the gingiva. The dragon’s blood then is similar to clay and creates a seal or “band aid” if you will. It has antibacterial properties and helps with sensitivity.
While Marisa was not able to find any clinical studies on dragon’s blood as it relates to oral health, she did read over many testimonials and personally tested the product on herself and her dogs. While other’s reviews included that after use they no longer needed gum surgery and dogs were able to eat dry foods again, Marisa concluded that she did not believe using the product would grow back gingival tissue. However, it is a good supplement for antibacterial properties or a band-aid.
In conclusion, there’s just not enough scientific research that has been done at this time to say with certainty that the use of dragon’s blood will regrow gingival tissue. However, it is a good option to help with bleeding tissue or maintaining bacteria. Dragon’s blood has been used as powerful health supplement for centuries. Research has started to look into it’s benefits in modern times. While dragon’s blood does show potential, it is good to keep in mind that it still hasn’t been proven to cure, treat, or prevent any condition. It is also important to educate yourself before use on side effects, interactions, and risks. One should also consider treatment recommended by physicians and dentists as the first approach. Trying dragon’s blood as a supplement or ointment to enhance your health or support health conditions is likely safe. However, it should be discussed with your doctor or dentist prior to use to determine if the product could help as a complimentary or supplemental treatment and whether it will interfere other medications you are taking. Your doctor may also recommend a specific source of the supplement.
* This article is not sponsored by the product discussed within. All opinions are personal to Marisa.