Thursday, January 17, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 1 Video

Part 1 

I had already posted parts 13 through 31 on this blog.  However,  I thought I should go back and start from the beginning, since the original videos were not included.  

This video is really covering the basics like blurbs that professionals gave for this book.   Might be worth listening too so that you can understand that I am not coming entirely from 'left field'.

You can find the paperback version of this book in its entirety here.

Unfortunately,  I have learned that I can talk until I am blue in the face about the basics of gum disease.   For example:  75% of people have gum disease according to dental health professionals.  Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss bar none. 

You would think that I only need to say those two things and everyone would want a copy of the book, right?   But, that is not the reality.

What's In It For You? 

1.  Improve your odds of keeping your natural teeth (or those you have left) for the rest of your life.

2.  Improve you ability to prevent expensive dental treatments in the future.

3.  Improve you chances of avoiding the pain and recovery from expensive dental treatments.

4.  Improve you chances of avoiding gum recession.

5.  Improve your chances of preventing cavities

All of the above counts towards helping your loved ones and anyone else you may want to help, because you will have more knowledge than the average person in this realm.   Plus, having the book on hand means that you can go back and refer to it anytime you want, both now and in the future.

What Does 75% Really Mean?  

Most of us go numb when we hear 'statistics'  but this is a number that is widely accepted by the dental profession.  Most of them will quote this number to you if you ask.   I've heard as low as 40% and as high as 95% after age 65.

Seventy five percent means THREE out of every FOUR people.   This means there are a whole lot of people walking around that do not yet know they have some gum disease.  And many never find out UNTIL it is time for an expensive treatment.   Isn't that interesting.

So, is it worth it to protect yourself and those whom you choose to protect, starting today?

The paperback version of the book.   


David Snape

PS: In the US, dental care costs are very expensive, even if you have insurance, the copays are often much larger than 'regular' insurance.    Avoiding one gum graft, one gum surgery, one crown, - even one cavity is worth far more than the price of this book.  

Fillings often have to be redone years later, necessitating additional expense.  "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." (in this case, I think even more)   I think the book will serve you well, if you let it.

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