Researchers, as you are probably aware, have been noticing the connection between gum disease and a host of other health problems.
One doctor who works in cardiac surgery told me that many of the heart patients have periodontal disease.
Of course, modern research is only validating the wisdom that many people have had passed down to them. What do I mean by that?
Isn't it normal for farmers to check the teeth of a horse or other livestock before they purchase it? Was this not the case when slave trade was rampant too.
The ancient wisdom was that the mouth reflected the health of the body.
People knew this through observation. Modern research is only validating what people already knew a long time ago.
So, this should be no surprise to you. Gum Disease
Remember that ancient frozen ice guy? Researchers and dentists continue to remark that he had periodontal disease.
That should be no surprise either. Gum disease has plagued mankind since ancient times.
Today, dental professionals will typically say that 3 out of every 4 people have gum disease!
Yet, many of those 75% of people have no idea that they have gum disease, right? If they did, more people would be talking about it.
The problem is that they don't typically find out until it is time for an expensive treatment or a tooth to be pulled!
Some people even get a tooth removed. They may end up with an implant or dentures and they still don't know that they lost that tooth due to gum disease!
This is a really important topic. Too many people have gum disease. Many dental professionals will say 3 out of every 4 people have some. This is a problem because gum disease is really the number one cause of tooth loss.
If you have been struggling with this problem, perhaps I can share some information based on your unique situation - call 888-586-6849 -ask for David. This will be general information, but it still may be helpful to you in a good way. Specific information, advice, diagnosis and treatment has to come from your dentist or periodontist.
I sincerely hope that you will look for the right products and not just any product that sounds good. There are lots and lots of products out there. But which ones are actually well thought out and capable of providing real benefits? I hope the resources I have given you above will help you to sort through that question.
Finally, you may need help figuring this type of thing out. Perhaps we can help if you are interested in having a low-key conversation about it. Call the number at the top of your screen and ask for David .
Reason 2. Acid is the 'bad bacteria's' best friend! They love the acid. It makes them multiply even more rapidly! These 'bad bacteria' are the anaerobic ones. These are the kind that are responsible for cavities, gum disease and even bad breath!
Think about the daily routine of most people. Do they take any steps at all to clear their mouths of the acid after drinking a cup of coffee? Most people never think of this. If they had a good pH balanced mouthwash, it could be to their benefit. Even swishing with water is better than nothing! (but some water is acidic too - but not as acidic as the coffee!)
Most people take no precautions at all! And a few hours later, they are drinking more coffee or soda. In most cases, the soda is just as acidic if not more than the coffee!
In light of that, does it surprise you that so many people have cavities and broken or cracked teeth?
I hope this post will help you to think about these things a little more. In addition many other beverages and foods are acidic. Do your homework and you could save yourself a lot of heartache!
One test to help. You can do a pH test on your saliva before / after drinking coffee and before / after using a pH balanced mouthwash. You can sometimes find pH testing strips at your local pharmacy (NEVER put those strips in your mouth though). Follow all directions and warnings on the package before using pH testing strips.
speak in general terms only here. Specific questions about your unique
dental health situation should be directed to your periodontist or
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I had a customer who worked for a bank in Virginia. She was really into health and fitness. She worked out, she ate healthy and she really did everything she could to keep herself healthy and fit.
The only problem was that she had periodontal disease. She was scheduled once again for an expensive treatment.
She tried the Hydro Floss for a little while and her dentist and hygienist were able to verify that her periodontal pocket depths had decreased.
This pocket depths are a key objective indicator of the state of your gum health. Generally speaking, most dental professionals will say that your gums are healthy when you have no periodontal pockets above 3 mm - as measured by a professional at a dental office.
Our friend from Virginia had many deep pockets, one was even a 9. After using the Hydro Floss and getting checked again, most of the pockets had shrunk. She even told me that the 9 went to a 2!
That is just simply amazing.
Now, I do not advocate self treatment. Instead, you can simply ask your doctor to take before readings and after readings. If it works for you, then perhaps you will have your gum health under control. Your dentist will be able to tell you.
There is no guarantee that others will get the same or similar results. Every human body is different. However, I there are a lot of people who have told me similar stories.
In fact, I have a story about this machine myself. That is how I found out about it. I consider it one of the best kept secrets in the world. I am sure happy I know about it. Many others are happy too.
I speak in general terms only here. Specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be directed to your periodontist or dentist. They can provide you with qualified advice, diagnosis and treatment. This site cannot.
Dental health is rather precious. You are probably already aware of the costs involved just with getting a simple cavity repaired.
You may have experienced other costs for crowns, root canals, bonding, implants, dentures and gum surgeries, among others. When you stop to consider how much you can pay over a lifetime for dental costs, the numbers are quite staggering.
That is true even if you have good insurance. Because in the dental world the co-pays can be quite high. In many cases, insurance won't pay because they either 1. consider it your fault or 2. consider it a cosmetic issue.
The sad part about this is that a staggering number of people know they need dental work done, but they also know they can't afford it. Therefore, they let it go. The dental community has an obligation, in my opinion, to reach out to those people.
The costs of dental care are high and do tend to support higher than average lifestyles. That is why I think that obligation exists. Of course, few people are going to pay me any heed. I know that. :)
Therefore, Prevention becomes even more important to all of the people, regardless of socio-economics.
Prevention Is The Key
Everyone knows about brushing and flossing. But, if they were really all you needed to do, would people have so many dental health problems?
No prevention method is a 100%, but I do think it is reasonable to consider that people need more than brushing and flossing if they want to prevent more problems and avoid more costly treatments.
No one wants the pain of some treatments anyway. Even when the anesthetics wear off, there will be pain.
What can you do besides brushing and flossing, plus your regular dental office cleanings, to improve your odds of avoiding costly treatments and perhaps even saving teeth? The answer, I believe is with the Hydro Floss.
It's helped a lot of people and there is a good chance that it can help you. Again, no method is 100%, but if you add the Hydro Floss to your regular brushing and flossing routines, how much more might the odds be in your favor?
It is true that many years back, the hydrofloss oral irrigator used to ship with a DVD - well not really, it was a CD Rom. But, that is not the case any longer. Brand new Hydro Floss units do not ship with videos any more.
There actually are DVDs available and we have some. We will gladly include one in with your new hydro floss purchase upon request. Best thing to do is either order over the phone at 888-586-6849, or when you order over the Internet, there is a note section at checkout, you can put a note there for us.
We will only do this for new purchases and only while they are available.
However, I can give you access to the videos that are on those discs right now.
One is an education video and the other is a 'care and use' video. You can learn from both of them.
If you want to get written information (very different than what is in the videos) about getting the most out of your Hydro Floss, you can simply have this free report: How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps
The report is only about 25 or so pages long. It explains what gum disease is in very easy to understand terms and briefly. The rest is about how to get the MOST out of your Hydro Floss and how to measure your results (very important). With this knowledge you may be empowered and have a much better chance to achieve better gum health!
The results will be measured by your hygienist or dentist but this report will help you understand what the numbers mean to you and whether you need to focus on improvement or if you can breathe a little easier.
Questions? Call me at 1-888-586-6849
I hope you found this information to be helpful.
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Immune compromising disease, diabetes, smoking and chewing tobacco can contribute to worsening a gum disease issue. The later two you can do something about. And you should. Of course, there are many other contributing factors as well. We also talked about genetics vs environment earlier too.
Periodontal Pocket Depths
These numbers are very important to you. You have possibly heard me mention a time or two that gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss and professionals tell us that about 75% of people have it. In addition, everyone seems to think they are in the 25% that don't!
One objective way to check on the health of your gums is via the periodontal pocket depths. If these are 3mms and below, generally speaking most dental health practitioners would consider that healthy. However, if you are above 3mm, most would feel that you have a problem.
Knowing these numbers becomes your objective guage to your dental health. Therefore, you should ask for those numbers on every dental office visit. They should be taken them on every visit as well. But that doesn't always happen. So ask.
Keep those numbers as a reference to check on what you are doing at home. If the numbers get better on your next visit, then you know you are improving. If they stay the same (assuming there was a problem) or get worse, then you need to evaluate what you are doing at home and make adjustments accordingly.
Hopefully, you fully realize how important these numbers are and how equally important that you keep track of them. Unfortunately, most people have never heard of what you just read and if they have, they may have forgotten. It's just not common knowledge - but I think it should be.
Few people are out there explaining this key concept. Therefore, I thought you should know.
The Full Book
There is a lot of information in the book, I think every family should have a copy on their book shelf. If 3 out of every 4 people have gum disease, what are the chances that someone in a family of four have this problem and need this information?
PS: Get your free guides on fighting gum disease and stopping bad breath * I speak in general terms only here. For specific questions about your unique dental health situation be sure to ask your periodontist or dentist.
Most of my customers are well informed about what a Hydro Floss is and how it is different from a Water Pik (or any other brand of oral irrigator). Many get the Hydro Floss on the recommendation of their friend or their doctor.
In the case of a friend, it is usually someone who discovered that using the Hydro Floss helped their dental health to improve. They realize it is saving them money over the long haul by reducing the need for expensive treatments. Dentists recommend it because they also know that it has a positive affect on periodontal (gum tissue) health.
Since 75% of people, according to dental professionals, have some gum disease, this becomes ever more important. Dentists and hygienists are on the front line, they see periodontal issues all the time, probably every day or multiple times per day!
Limit On Pressure
The HydroFloss is limited to 60 PSI an amount that is considered safe for gum tissue. However, many other brands of oral irrigators go as much as 50% higher. I've used the HydroFloss for many years now and believe me, the pressure is plenty strong enough. You don't need more and it is better to be safe than sorry. The reason the Hydro Floss works so well is:
The Power of the Hydrofloss comes from its magnet. The magnet places a charge on minerals that make it easier to reduce plaque and bacteria. Researchers found that this magnet resulted in a significant reduction of plaque and tartar build up between office visits, when compared with other brands of irrigators.
If it matters to you, this was documented twice in a professional, peer review journal called: The Journal of Clinical Periodontology.
Why I Bring This Up
As I mentioned before, most customers do understand why the HydroFloss is important to them because they have read the information about it in depth or they have a personal experience or their doctor recommended to them.
I do occasionally run into a customer who doesn't know the difference. I do not have the heart to say anything negative. I only bring up this topic because I do occasionally run into a customer who doesn't understand and I would like more people to be aware.
My most recent experience was with a customer who bought a hydrofloss because the man who sits next to him and his wife for all the basketball games (they have season tickets) told them how great the Hydro Floss was. The wife decided to buy a Hydro Floss.
The man called me and mentioned that he wanted to return the Hydro Floss because they did not realize it was 'like a water pik'. "Well, sir, it is really not like ... "
I hope by now, you understand why it is not 'like a Water Pik'. I'm not putting any brands down here. I am only explaining that there is a difference. In fact, we may start carrying Water Pik for those customers that really want them. But I digress...
This post is about the Hydro Floss, if you want to know more about it, I have put a lot of information on this page.
I respect all brands. I am just explaining the differences here between a HydroFloss and other Oral Irrigators. It seems that many people think of a single brand when they think of an oral irrigator and that brand happens to be Water Pik - which is a credit to their long standing in the marketplace.
In case you are wondering, I still use a Hydro Floss daily and intend to keep on doing so.
PS: Get your free guides on fighting gum disease and stopping bad breath * I speak in general terms only here. Specific questions about your own unique dental health situation should be directed to your periodontist or dentist.
I have heard from a good number of people over the last several years. They have told me about their experiences with the Hydro Floss and how it has really improved / helped their dental health.
Incredible Benefits And Dental Health Prevention From the Hydro Floss
When you think about it, $98 is really nothing if you can save yourself from one dental surgery, one SRP treatment, one implant or even one simple cavity and filling.
The Hydro Floss has a proven track record and has been around for about 25 years now. Yet, many people are still unaware of how much it can help them. I have kind of turned it into a mission of mine to help people become more aware.
There really is nothing else like it. It is NOT a Water Pik. It does more than other irrigators can do and that has been clearly documented in a professional journal twice!
That journal is The Journal Of Clinical Periodontology. If you are not sure, Periodontology is the study of the tissues that support your teeth. They are very important and keeping them healthy should be the primary focus of your dental home care.
Gum disease is an affliction and we are told by professionals that about 75% of people have it. This problem is also the number one cause of tooth loss.
The 'bad bacteria' are responsible for cavities, gum disease, bad breath and more. Have you heard some people make the point that the problem "is not sugar". In a sense they are right, but on the other hand, not absolutely correct. The sugar feeds the bacteria. In turn the bacteria create acidic waste products that attack your tissues. More sugar equates to more acid!
This cycle causes oral health problems. Under plauqe and tartar is where the 'bad bacteria' grow and accumulate under a shield from oxygen.
The Hydro Floss has been shown to create a much greater reduction in plaque and tartar build up when compared to irrigators that do not use the same patented magnetic technology.
This is the primary reason the Hydro Floss is superior. You can help me educate people on this topic by liking and sharing this page as well as the other pages on this site.
PS: Get your free guides on fighting gum disease and stopping bad breath *I speak in general terms only, specific questions about your own unique dental health situation should be addressed to your periodontist, dentist or doctor.