And yes, my gum line has been receding due to chronic inflammation for several years, and that while I don't smoke, I don't drink, I eat mostly organic, vegetarian, get my daily exercise etc. About 10 years ago, I had the Amalgams removed and done several rounds of heavy metal detox since.
The tonic seemed to work fine except for the gum around this one molar! I have no explanation as to why. I had a cleaning today and my dentist measured 7mm pockets around that tooth, plus the recession. It's very obvious to see ... However, besides that, I saw a happy hygienist who didn't have much work with plaque or built up - that's something :-)
There has not been that much puffiness, and the color of my gums is a lot healthier since I stopped using fluoride toothpaste about 2.5 months ago, so I think you make a good point bringing up fluoride sensitivity. As much as it is possible, I stopped drinking tap water when I noticed that change (and a letter to the city's water department is in the works). Also, my strong detox reaction to just swishing a few drops of Iodine for 4 days tells me there is something to it, but I am not sure what strategy could work for me right now as I find these Iodine drops and 'salt pushes' a little challenging - or does it simply take some getting used to?
I have an appointment with my kinesiologist next week, and want to discuss and test a few things with him. So, I am absolutely open to further suggestions!