M.J. Manhart, T.B. Steg – Calcium Therapy Institute
The object is to consider the benefits of oral calcium therapy for gum disease and for gut inflammations. Periodontal disease has shown to be linked with gut ailments that affect half of most populations. Severe chronic inflammations of both the gums and the gut exhibit vague symptoms and often lead to late diagnosis. Gut diseases are so hard to detect, and some so lethal, that serious concerns for early detection are a worthy investigation .
Treatment methods for these inflammations, their duration and the direction that they take, either gut-to- mouth or mouth-to-gut, is significant. That is, where do these bacterial colonies originate and how do they sustain themselves? From mouth-to-gut would seem reasonable and research appears headed on that path . Both environments exhibit little oxygen, plenty chronic inflammation, and harbour the same spore-forming, gram-negative, anaerobic bacteria such as Fusobacteria, Clostridium difficle, Actinomyces naeslundi, as well as bacteria that can replicate with or without oxygen. Tenacious periodontal spores of “smart” bacteria readily pass through the digestive tract and re-colonize in the only other place they can survive, the gut, where they can re-assert themselves as inflammation of the gut and its organs. Many studies of efforts to combat this “colonial” relocation during elongated antibiotic therapy are frustrating, costly, plagued with undesirable results, and offer scarce help against anaerobic bacteria. In fact, there are dangerous side effects, even death [3, 4, 5]. Nonsurgical Calcium Therapy used against periodontal disease has significant collateral benefits, as recent findings suggest, for the gut .
Timed-release calcium materials rapidly control and manage chronic inflammation of periodontal disease. They have long been available to affect the entire dental environment in terms of inflammation and oxygen levels for extended periods with no untoward responses. These calcium materials directly impact the levels of anaerobic bacteria and display significant antimicrobial collateral benefits against the same bacteria of the gut.
The Calcium Therapies are presently being utilized and studied for their value in tempering and assisting the gut as they have the oral cavity in the struggle for a healthier digestive environment. In light of the limits of multiple antibiotic regimens, additional dental research toward a more environmental approach would seem to be imperative.