Here is part 12 of the video Series – What You Should Know About Gum Disease
You can read the commentary on Part 10 that I wrote on my blogspot blog
I hope you enjoyed Part 10, look for Part 11 to show on this blog soon.
You can also find these videos on my youtube channel: tobeinformed
Gum disease is just too serious and too many people have it, whether they know it or not, to ignore.
Consider getting a copy of : What You Should Know About Gum Disease for each of your friends. If you are a dentist, why not give a copy to each of your patients?
Gum disease is, of course, the biggest reason that people lose their teeth. I have found it very strange that some people will lose one or more teeth get dentures or implants and never even understand that the reason they lost their tooth or teeth was due to gum disease.
Since they do not know why they lost their tooth or teeth, it stands to reason that the others are in danger for the same reason. A little bit of knowledge in this regard is really power. There are truly real, objective ways to measure and keep an eye on the health of your gums. I’m referring to the periodontal pocket measurements. It is very important that you know where each tooth stands in regards to these numbers.
Few people understand this concept, but it can make a big difference in regards to your ability to keep your teeth for a lifetime of good use. If this turns out to be the case, you will also get to miss out on the cost and pain of extractions and implant insertions. Wouldn’t that be best?
It is my wish that more people obtain this information. It is my wish that more people can develop the understand and find out what they need to mitigate or stop this destructiveness of this disease.
Each human body is different, of course. There is not a one size fits all approach. But knowing your numbers as mentioned above will give you a guage to know if what you are doing at home is working. If it is not, you will know that you need to add something else to your routine. Then you can check the numbers again on your next office visit. When you get to that magic place of pocket depths of 3 millimeters and below everywhere in your mouth, generally speaking most dental practitioners would say your gums are healthy. Being at that point means that the bacteria are not able to accumulate in numbers great enough to destroy tissue and bone.
That is what gum disease is essentially, it is the destruction of tissue and bone. This is the cycle that manifests as tissue loss (gum recession) loose teeth and finally teeth or a tooth that falls out. With a little knowledge you can do a lot to prevent this from happening to you.
Gum disease is a serious problem, please pay attention and do what you need to do to take care of yourself and your family.
In this video we continue onwards on our journey to put at least the first four chapters of the book on Video.
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As I hope you understand by now, gum disease is a very serious problem that afflicts A LOT of people. In fact, most dental professionals will say that about 75% of people have some for of this disease right now!
That means you will want to work on protecting your family and yourself right away.
It sure seems like everyone wants to get their hands in your wallet now-a-days , doesn’t it? Here is an analogy I like to draw:
Say you go to your mechanic once a year and he charges you 5 grand every time to give you a new engine. He does that year after year for you. How wonderful that you have someone who will replace your engine every year.
Yet, there is a problem. This mechanic could simply teach you a little bit about prevention — such as, change your oil every 3,000 miles… And then you would not have to spend 5 Grand every year.
In either case, you are happy. But if you knew the truth, you would be saving 5 Grand every year. And of course, if you ever figured it out, you would be very unhappy. So, there is really no incentive to tell you (on the part of the mechanic) plus, he would be losing 5 Grand every year. Interesting, isn’t it?
I wrote the book because I faced a similar situation but with my teeth and gums. I wanted people to know this information so they could protect themselves and their loved ones. Saving money and the pain of recovery from expensive treatments is definitely worth a few bucks. In order to save thousands, that just makes sense doesn’t it?
I speak in General terms only here. For specific questions about your unique dental health situation, ask your doctor or dentist.
I speak in general terms here.
It is very interesting to find a new dentist who is helping patients with prevention. There are not so many out there, as far as I can tell.
I was listening to a doctor on a video saying that he found a better way than extracts and implants. Patient education is quite important.
However, the problem remains widespread today.
Dental professionals tell us that up to 75 or even 80% of people have some form of gum disease right now.
That’s a lot of people. Most people don’t think they are inside the 75% but 3 out of every 4 people are – almost regardless of what they think or what they have been told.
You really don’t want to rely on someone to give you a subjective opinion on this one. Some practitioners have been known to wait and not spring the bad news on you until it is time for an expensive treatment!
I have experienced this myself and that is a major reason I decided to write the book: What You Should Know About Gum Disease.
Unfortunately, even the clinics that bill themselves as “alternative” often rely on expensive diagnostic equipment and treatments – even if those treatments are deemed to be more ‘natural’.
I can only tell you that I have put valuable information in this book. It’s not just about what to do, but also gives you an understanding so that you can have the background knowledge that will empower you to better evaluate the opinions you receive and hear.
So, if you really want to know the state of your gum health, you need the OBJECTIVE measurement of your PERIODONTAL POCKET DEPTHS.
Most dental professionals will view anything above four millimeters as a problem.
So, by knowing these numbers you can track not only whether you have a problem or not, but you can also track your improvement (or lack thereof).
I have heard from people, plus I have my own experience with the “best tool” listed above to know that it can have the effect of reducing those pockets.
When you are at three and below, generally speaking, most dental health professionals will say that your gums are ‘healthy’.
Although, that is also kind of a misnomer. You will need to always watch those pocket depths. The tool mentioned above can help you to keep them at “healthy” levels. It has done so for me personally.
I speak in general terms only here. Specific questions about your unique dental health situation should still be directed to your dental practitioner of choice.
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PS: Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss and implants are expensive and ‘can be’ problematic. Sometimes, they take more than one try to ‘stick’. Painful? Expensive? Ouch…
We continue with the introduction in this video. Being just an introduction, it does not really touch upon what you need to know at this point.
Although, I still do address the fact that many people avoid the dentist. But, that is not to say that going to the dentist is the saving grace for your gums.
It is certainly important to be under the care of your dentist, in fact, it is crucial. However, even the experts will tell you that the fight to protect and save your teeth and gum is a daily fight that only YOU can take on.
You are the only one who works on your teeth on a daily basis.
There is NO WAY around it. The fight against or to prevent gum disease is a daily one. It doesn’t matter what fancy treatments you get at your dental office, if you are not fighting the daily fight, your problems are bound to return.
The plaque must be manually disrupted at least once every 24 hours and more is probably better – whatever your dentist recommends. So, therefore, the fight is truly a daily one.
Even if you see your dentist once every 3 months for a regular cleaning, if you are not disrupting that plaque daily, there is not much the dentist will be able to do to stop gum disease and save your teeth.
Therefore, this is a personal matter that you must deal with every single day.
Because every single person’s body is different. You will want to understand that the fight against this problem or to prevent it requires varying amounts of work for every person. For some people, brushing and flossing daily is really all they need.
But, for most people, this is not the case. You see, we know that 3 out of every 4 people has some gum disease right now. That’s 75%. I think it is also fair to say that more than 25% of people brush and/ or floss daily. Therefore, if brushing and flossing were really enough for everyone, there would not be so many people with gum disease.
Many people think they are safe because their dentist has not said anything – yet! Actually, gum disease most often works silently and over time. The damage may not become evident for a very long time. Then, when you start to see the damage, you think that it is a ‘new’ problem.
Many dentists just don’t spend a lot of time focusing on your gums. They are more interested in looking for and repairing problems with your teeth.
There is another specialty that focuses on the gum health, those are Periodontists.
So your regular dentist may not put a lot of time into checking your gums and making sure they are healthy.
Here is a hint: Your dentist or hygienist should be checking your periodontal pocket depths on every visit, not just when they see enough evidence that there is a problem. It is too late at that point.
What you are looking for is any periodontal pocket depths that are above 3 mm. These are your trouble spots. Most dental experts would say that you have a problem if you are above 3mms in depth anywhere in your mouth (with the possible exception of the tissue near the molars – depending on opinion)
When the depths are above 3mm the bacteria have a chance to accumulate in greater proportions. This begins the cycle of tissue destruction from acidic waste products that are secreted.
* I speak in general terms only for the purpose of sharing information. If you have a specific question about your own unique dental health situation, be sure to ask your dentist about those questions.
This is part 4 of the series where I will be reading at least the first four chapters of the book.
In this part, I continue to read the introduction portion of the book.
At the end of Part 3, I asked the questions:
1. Why couldn’t they have told me about this product that could potentially save me money and, more importantly, my teeth?
2. Why was I paying the experts when I had to find the answers myself?
The Problem With Gum Disease
There is a tremendous amount of ignorance about this disease. I hear uninformed people saying things like, “All you need to do is brush and floss daily”.
Unfortunately, 3 out of every 4 people are suffering from gum disease – ask any dental professional – 75% is the standard answer.
Do you think 75% of people are not brushing and flossing?
Therefore, while brushing and flossing help and they may actually be enough for some people, they are not enough for MOST people.
Many people don’t think they have a problem. However, the stats say otherwise.
Frequently, it seems that many people are told only when it is time for a costly treatment.
If This Resonates
If you are one of the people who has been caught up in the expensive treatment trap, or if you realize that there is a possibility that you could be part of the 3 out of every 4 people, then it is time to get and read this book – written by someone who has been through it…
You see, as human beings, we just don’t have enough time to research and understand everything we need to know in life.
This book has done the hard work, the heavy lifting for you.
If 75% of people are affected, you can understand why I say this is a book that EVERY family needs on their shelf. It may not be a question of “if” you have gum disease or “if” someone you love does.
Get the book today.
I start to tell my personal story regarding my dentist and gum disease. I talk about their attempts to get me to submit to a Root Scaling and Planing Treatment or SRP.
I did not get one done, but this sets the stage for the reason I wrote this book. I want everyone to have this information. I think it is very important.
Many people mistakenly think they do not have gum disease. The reality is that MOST people DO have it. They just don’t know it. And they may not have been told. It seems that often times people are only told when it is time to have an expensive treatment.
The SRP’s, if they are doing the whole mouth, average around $1600. Unfortunately, further help is usually needed in the future. Many people do not understand this when they have this treatment done. While the initial results may seem great, wait to see what happens 3 or 4 years later.
Being able to avoid expensive treatments by getting the periodontal pockets back to the ‘normal’ range of 3mm or below is critical to your dental health. If you are able to do that, generally speaking, most dentists would say that your gums are health at that point.
Gum disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss and since as many as 75% of people (according to professionals) have this problem, then MOST people need this book.
It makes me sad to talk to people who have the mistaken impression that tooth loss is a ‘normal’ part of the aging process. If you can prevent the loss of even one tooth, it is very much worth it. The cost of even a single lost tooth replacement can be quite expensive.
What if you could save more than just one? This is one of the main reasons this book was written. I realized that there was a lot of common sense information that people needed. Is it possible to protect yourself and your loved ones against expensive, costly and often times painful treatments? Maybe it is time to find out?
*Note, All here and in the books is stated in ‘general terms’ only. specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be directed to your periodontist, doctor or dentist.
Best dental oral irrigator – The one discussed in thte book
In this video I read the book’s disclaimer, the Dedications and the Acknowledgements.
You should watch this video to help honor the people mentioned in the Dedication and Acknowledgement sections
This can help you gain insight into how this book came about.
My Sister Jan
My Brother Scott
My Nephew Travis
Susan Feder my HS teacher from Oakcrest High School.
Mary Losey – A trustworthy and good friend!
Jeff Olschki – A great photographer!
Shiling Wu – For attempting to help me learn Chinese
Judi Lake – For her book design and guidance
Dr. Ellie Phillips from Zellies.com
Teacher Li, Hongzhi – The Founder of Falun Dafa
Everyone who encouraged me along the way – Thanks to everyone!
Some Mistakes in The Audio
It’s funny that I would make mistakes while reading, but I accidentally spoke a few sentences in the wrong tense. A challenge: See if you can catch those moments as you listen.
The sentences are written correctly in the book, but it seems there was some type of transliteration in my mind as I spoke.
We are all human, including me!
This book provides important information when you stopped to think about this: Dental health professionals tell us that gum disease afflicts about 75% of people – That’s 3 out of every 4!
AND gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss! Think about how expensive that can get. You can really save yourself and your family with the information in this book.
I just received a call from an Anesthesiologist and as we were talking he rattled off all the things that he believes gum disease contributes too. It was a scary list. I know that he is not the only doctor who believes that.
Research shows more and more how connected this problem is to many other problems! So learn this information and start to protect yourself and your family today!
Best dental oral irrigator – The one discussed in the book