For all its bluster and technology, modern dentistry also recognises the value of herbal options when it comes to oral care in central Leeds. There have been several cases of people that have turned around some pretty awful situations in their mouths by using ‘alternative’ treatments. For a start, vitamin C and D rejuvenates the mouth so you should at least try to get your five-a-day by eating lots of fruit and getting natural sunshine on your body. Then you have a whole range of options to choose from; many shops around the city can supply you with all the necessaries to fix your mouth up. Coenzyme 10, Aloe vera, Echinacea, tea tree oil, calendula and clove oil work wonders for people with gum problems and in some cases have reversed the process of gum disease. These herbs can be found in specialist health food outlets; herbal toothpastes, tinctures and mouthwashes contain at least one or two of these elements that are healthy for your gums, and with oils like tea tree and aloe, they work well if they are soaked into toothbrushes, dental floss or inter-dental brushes before use. Other natural products such as salt help to fight gingivitis, but the release of stress too is important as it has been linked quite strongly with tooth decay and gum disease because it reduces the saliva in your mouth. You should ask your dentist or a herbal hygienist about the options to choose.