Teeth Complications

Teeth Complications

Sep 26, 2022

Tooth sensitivity, toothache, pain when chewing and bad breath is caused by plaque build-up in the mouth.

Plaque is a type of bacteria that creates acids which damages the minerals within our enamel, slowly disintegrating the protective layer of the teeth.

Plaque can spread through a dental cavity, chip or crack affecting the nerves of our teeth which is what causes irritation, swelling and sometimes abscess; A pocket of pus located at the tip of the tooth root or in the gums on the side of the tooth root.

Your dentist will drain the tooth abscess, or the tooth may need to be removed. If it is not drained the infection can spread to other parts of the body and in worst cases, you may develop sepsis, a possibly fatal infection. 



  • Constant throbbing
  • Pain/discomfort with touch, chewing
  • Fever
  • Swelling which can lead to difficulty in breathing
  • Very bad breath


Possible causes of abscess

  • Food and drink products high in refined sugar 
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Week immune system
  • Genes
  • Deficiency in Boron, Vitamin D, B12, Zinc and Magnesium 
  • Acidic foods, which have been linked to diminished bone strength (Acidic foods include convenience meals, white flour carbohydrates, processed cereals, dairy products, cold cuts, red meat, refined vegetable oils, fried foods, carbonated drinks, alcohol and caffeine)



Treatment & Prevention

Brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes will minimise the build-up of plaque. Dentists also recommend that you floss, use a mouthwash, change your toothbrush every 3-4 months and visit regularly for check-ups. 

Eat healthily, restricting sugary and acidic food and drink products. 

Clove or Peppermint Essential Oil or ice can be applied to the affected tooth and swollen gum, using cotton or cotton buds. Raw garlic is useful for killing bacteria within the mouth. 



Vitamin D and Magnesium contribute to the maintenance of normal teeth 

Vitamin C, K, Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium and Manganese contribute to the maintenance of normal bones  

Boost your immune system to help fight the build-up of plaque with supplements that contribute to the normal function of the immune system; Vitamin B12, B6, C, D, Zinc 

Antioxidants such as Vitamin A, E, Selenium, Bee Propolis, Flavonoids, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Acetyl L-carnitine, Coenzyme Q10 to help manage and minimise oxidative damage caused by plaque. 

HealthAid Osteozin contains most of the vitamins and minerals listed above (Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin D3, K2 and Boron) and is an excellent nutritional supplement to provide comprehensive support to maintain optimum bone health. 



Any information or product suggested on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Consult your primary healthcare physician before using any supplements or making any changes to your regime.    




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