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.
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.
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
It is very important to realize that it is not normal for your gums to bleed. Some people brush or floss their teeth and they see a little blood. Others see a lot.
In either case, it is not a good sign. Healthy gum tissue, generally speaking, will not bleed unless it is traumatized.
Therefore, if you are seeing blood when you brush or floss your teeth, you should go see your dentist. There is a strong possibility that you are suffering from gum disease or at the very least, gingivitis.
The latter is simply an earlier stage of the disease process that professionals call gum disease or periodontal disease. Action is needed to stop gingivitis. The benefit to putting a stop to it is that you can still reverse the minimal damage that has occurred.
When gingivitis progresses into moderate gum disease, you may have tissue loss. Depending on the extent of this loss, you could potentially need surgery to graft more tissue into place.
Fortunately, this does not have to happen most of the time. Usually, you can stop the progression of the disease process. However, some people may have more trouble than others
You will want to check with your dentist and hygienist to get specific information about your personal case. However, generally speaking there are some things that they will likely tell you to do.
One of those items will include flossing, if you are not already doing so. Regular flossing can help you by continually disrupting the plaque that constantly forms on your teeth – particularly around the gum line.
This plaque, when left intact, allows a special form of bacteria to grow unchecked. The bacteria is the kind that can initiate gingivitis or gum disease. Very often, bleeding gums are the classic sign of this disease process manifesting.
Another thing your doctor or hygienist may suggest is an oral irrigator. They may suggest this due to the belief that oral irrigation can help maintain healthy gums and remove food particles that you may not get through ordinary brushing and flossing.
In fact, you may be surprised at how many food particles are still trapped between your teeth and in other small places even after a thorough brushing and regular flossing session.
Helpful Book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease – Available at Amazon and other book retailers.
*Please be advised that this post and site are for information purposes only and do not intend to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment for any health condition whatsoever. If you have or think you might have a health problem of any kind, including but not limited to gum disease, visit your doctor or dentist for advice, diagnosis and treatment. The USFDA has not evaluated statements made in this post or on this site.
This is a quick video I made, excuse the less than professional quality (I’m not very skilled atÂ making videos) – Instead, really listen to the content and ‘read between the lines’ – See if you can catch the meanings below the surface!
I hope you enjoyed this video and received important information from it. Leave comments below and ….
Recently, I have noticed that my gums are very irritated and bleed occasionally around my front bottom teeth.
This morning I woke up to pain in my gums and noticed they were swollen. When I touch them, they bleed. I am also concerned that a part of my gums seem to have detached from my teeth. I believe the symptoms are all pointing at periodontal disease.
I have not been to the dentist in several years because my job does not offer insurance but I did sign up for a dental plan two weeks ago because of the irritation. My insurance plan does not start until May 1 and I absolutely can not afford to go without it.
What can I do at home to keep the pain and inflammation from spreading? Ive never had issues with my mouth before and am very scared.
My Answer: Hi Michelle, thank you for your question.
This is just some general information, see your doctor for specifics.
Healthy gums do not generally bleed form normal stresses like flossing and brushing. Obviously, the swelling and what appears to be detachment are problems that should be looked at by a doctor as soon as possible.
It does definitely sound like you have gum disease (however, you must look to your dentist to make the actual diagnosis). And you should definitely be concerned because gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in the world today. At the same time, I don’t want to scare you. So you can take some small comfort in the knowledge that as many as 75% or perhaps even 80% of the people walking around this planet have some form of gum disease right now! So, if you do have it, you are not alone. The difference is that you have become aware of it. This is good, because that awareness affords you the opportunity to take action.
Second, I think it would be more appropriate for you to simply go to a periodontist (a dentist with special training in gum health).
General dentists are not always as focused on your gum health as they could be. To be fair, there are some who are extremely focused in this area. However, broadly speaking, it is the periodontist who is the greatest advocate for the health of your gums.
You asked if there are things you can do at home to help while you are waiting for you dental appointment.
There are, I’ve detailed a lot of very good and useful information in the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease. I also wrote a special report entitled: How To Stop Gum Disease. You can get a free copy here: https://www.HowToStopGumDisease.com.
The primary tool and the one that I found the most useful is the Hydro Floss oral irrigator. You can read about it at https://www.ToothyGrinsStore.com/hydrofloss I have also come to believe that the pocket pal jet tips are very helpful in conjunction with the Hydro Floss. There are also other tools and products that I think are worthwhile at the Toothy Grins Store. There, I explain my rationale for utilizing most of them. So you can gain valuable insight just from reading about the products and tools on the Toothy Grins Site.
Michelle, I hope that answered your questions. If not, write back and let me know and I will add to this page.
This is just some general information, see | ask your doctor for specific advice, diagnosis and treatment
Many people have some form of gum disease, perhaps as many as 80% of people living on this planet.
The mayo clinic states that by age 65 – 95% of people have some form of gum disease.
However, this does not have to be the case. There is nothing wrong with going to get your teeth cleaned every three months.
What you do at home is far more important, however.
The reason why is because the plaque that houses the harmful bacteria builds up every day. Therefore, to effectively stop the progression of gum disease, you must disrupt this plaque every day.
The longer the plaque is left intact, the more of the ‘bad’ or anaerobic bacteria will grow. The more they grow – the more toxic waste products they dump onto your teeth and gums.
These waste products can contribute to both cavities and gum disease.
If brushing and flossing alone were effective then it stands to reason that up to 80% of the population would NOT have some form of gum disease.
Therefore, it also stands to reason that you need more than just brushing, flossing and using a mouth rinse to prevent the progression of this disease to more serious forms.
The anaerobic bacteria that cause these problems do not like oxygen – therefore use an oxygenated mouthwash.
The anaerobic bacteria do like an acidic mouth – as is created by eating acidic foods and not taking steps to adjust your mouth pH afterwards. A pH balanced mouthwash will help with this as will chewing xylitol gum.
There are many additional things you can do to aid your dental health. Your dentist is correct, many much more serious disease have been linked to periodontal disease. Even ancient civilizations recognized that the health of the mouth reflected the health of the body! Most people want to look at a horse’s teeth before buying him…
You can stop the progression of this disease by taking the right actions and by educating yourself about what else you can do besides regular brushing and flossing. At the early stages you can have a very, very good chance of preventing things from progressing to a more advanced stage.
Educate yourself and you can have health gums and teeth for a lifetime!
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Author: David Snape
*Disclaimer: This article is for information and entertainment purposes only. If you have or think you might have a dental health problem, visit your periodontists for advice, diagnosis and treatment. The USFDA has not evaluted statements about any products mentioned.