Showing posts with label bleeding gums. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bleeding gums. Show all posts

Monday, August 5, 2013

I Brushed My Teeth Too Hard And Now My Gums Are Bleeding

bleeding gums from brushing too hardAttention: Unless you brushed your gums extremely hard,  there is a very good chance that your gums are bleeding because of gum disease. 

You will want your dentist or periodontist to check that out for you and let you know what is going on.

One tool that has helped many people obtain healthier gums, as verified by measurements (periodontal pocket depths) that your dentist can take, is the Hydro Floss oral irrigator

There is no need to brush your teeth hard anyway.   

I bursh my teeth too hardThe purpose of brushing teeth is to disrupt a biofilm that is constantly forming called plaque.  The plaque is relatively easy to disrupt, it just needs to be done consistently.   Therefore, there is no reason to brush hard.

If the plaque turns to tartar, then there is still no reason to brush hard because you won't be able to remove that tartar.  You'll have to have that done at your dentists' office.

So, your goal is to reduce the amount of plaque and tartar that builds up between your regular dental cleanings and checkups.

Check out the Hydro Floss and learn how it can help.  


Author:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pokes Gums With A Sharp Pointy Instrument

Many people indeed feel some pain when their gums are being probed.  But don't blame your dentist!  

your gums are bleeding because you don't flossThe fact of the matter is, you gums should not feel pain when they are probed for periodontal pocket depths.  You actually, really should not feel it.  

If you feel like your gums are being stabbed by a pointy needle, it may be a sign that your gums are diseased.   You can ask your dentist for verification.

Gum disease is like that.  You may not have bleeding gums or you may - that is a classic sign of gum disease.  But you can still have gum disease even if your gums don't bleed.

This sharp stabbing feeling is likely a result of diseased tissue.   When your gums are healthy, normal probing should not elicit pain.

What Can You Do About This? 

The first thing to do is ask your dentist what your periodontal pocket depths are.   Generally speaking, they should be 3mm or less. 

 If they are above that, generally speaking again, most dentists will say that your gums are not healthy (diseased).

Therefore, your goal should be to get them to 3mm and below, everywhere in your mouth!

What Can You Do To End This? 

There may not be one thing that works 100% of the time for 100% of the people, so you will always want your dentist to check those pocket depths on every regular checkup and cleaning.

But there is something that has worked for a lot of people.  That is the Hydro Floss.

It worked for me personally.  And it has worked for others as well. 

Try it out.  Use it every day.  Use it twice per day.  Use 2 full reservoirs per use.  

If you do the math, that is 4 reservoirs per day.

Let your dentist or hygienist check next time you visit them.  Perhaps your pockets will shrink.

When the gums are healthier, perhaps the probing will no longer bother you and no longer feel like someone is sticking a pin into your gums!

Score one for the good guys!

Read more about the Hydro Floss now. 

If you have questions, you can call 1-888-586-6849


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Monday, July 29, 2013

Gums Bleeding While Brushing And Flossing Worries You? It Should!

gums should not bleed when brushing or flossingAnd you should be concerned.  Healthy gums should not normally bleed while brushing and flossing.

You definitely want to be under the care of a good dentist or periodontist.  Your doctor will tell you what your problem is.

Most likely, it is gum disease.

Doctors also know that it is what you do at home that makes the most difference.   You should go to your regular checkups and cleanings.  But,  the fight against gum disease, cavities and even bad breath is a daily one.

If your regular brushing and flossing habits just are not cutting it,  you should consider adding something more to the daily mix.

Next:  Read: 10 Reasons To Own A HydroFloss

Her Hygienist recommended this

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Bleeding Gums Are A Bad Sign, It Is Important To Take Action Now.

There are many people who mistakenly believe that it is normal for gums to bleed when brushing or flossing.   That's actually not the case.  

If your gums are bleeding, you should definitely be under the care of a dentist or, perhaps even better, a periodontist.  

However What You Do At Home Is Very Important

You might get your teeth cleaned and checked every 3 months, maybe even every single month.  But, what you do every day is going to have the most impact.

Since your dentist cannot be with you every day, most of the burden of solving this problem is going to fall on you.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

How Do I Stop My Gums From Bleeding?

Answer:  This is a situation that needs to be checked out by your dentist or periodontist right away.  The most likely cause is gum disease, but you need someone to rule out other possibilities.

Gum Disease is very prevalent.  Many dental professionals will say that about 75% of people have this problem.

Regardless of who you talk to or what numbers they give, it is clear:  Many people have gum disease and most people don't know it.

Periodontal pockets are one of the key measures that a periodontist will use to determine if you have gum disease or not.

Therefore, you want those pockets to become smaller, assuming that your problem is gum disease.

stop bleeding gumsThis machine has helped many people, including myself, in this regard. The good news is that you can use it at home and then have your periodontist / dentist verify if your pockets have shrunk.

Isn't that elegant and simple?  Of course, you want to use the machine properly.  

Also, nothing under the sun will work 100% of the time for 100% of the people.  But your doctor can help you verify if your gums are healthier.  Of course, if you see the bleeding stop, that would be a good thing too, right? 

Even though it is elegant and simple, you may still have some questions.  And I like to answer this type of question.  So give us a call at 1-888-586-6849.   Ask for me, David.  No obligation, just conversation.

Otherwise, read more about the Hydro Floss now.


PS:  Get your free guides on fighting gum disease and stopping bad breath

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

How To Get Rid Of Bleeding Gums

The first thing you really need to understand is that your gums should NOT bleed with normal brushing and flossing.   That's just not good. 

You may have gum disease.  You want to go to a periodontist and get a proper diagnosis.  This is important.

If you have gum disease

If you have gum disease, you are not alone.   3 out of every 4 people have some.

This is one of the most widely spread problems that afflicts mankind.  But, just because that is true, does not mean that you should except it BECAUSE:

Gum disease is also the number one reason that people lose their teeth

Here is a nice protocol you can try

This is contingent upon approval and monitoring by your periodontist or dentist.  This is always important to make sure that true improvement happens and that things don't go out of control.

Find out what your current periodontal pocket depths are.   This is something your dentist can tell you.   Generally speaking, anything above 3mm is considered problematic by most dental health providers.   Conversely,  3mm and below is, generally speaking, considered healthy.

Therefore the end goal is to get to 3mm and below - as measured by your dentist or hygienist! \

Try this

After you know what your pocket depths are and you have approval from your doctor to try this:

1.  Use the Hydro Floss - two reservoirs / twice per day for at least 1 month

2.  Have your dentist measure your pocket depths again.   Completely better?  Or, making improvement?    GREAT - keep going and maintain once the goal is completely achieved.

If you are one of the few that this doesn't work for (hey, nothing works for everyone) your dentist will offer you a treatment plan.    But, trying this first has the POTENTIAL to save you a lot of money!

Sound confusing or complicated?

Yes,  I think it can be both confusing and seem complicated when exposed to new information that you didn't have before.  You may very well have questions such as:   Why has no one pointed this out to me before?   Or: It sounds great, but I don't quite understand everything.

As I mentioned those thoughts are quite normal.  

I can help you get your questions answered.   To call me or contact me doesn't cost anything and there is certainly no obligation.  Getting the right information to you so that you can figure out what is best for you is the purpose. 

Here are two ways to reach me:

1. This is the preferred method.  It is quick, easy and the most efficient.  Just give us a call at 1-888-586-6849 and ask for me, David.    

2.  You can also reach out to me on skype.  Have you skype client opened and click this link:   Choose 'open application' if prompted.  

Whatever you do is going to be up to you.  But, now that you have been exposed to this information, it would be good if you could fully understand it.    So use one of the contact methods above.  You are invited to do so. 


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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Your Gums Should Not Bleed When You Brush Or Floss

your gums should not bleed Bleeding gums are really not normal at all.  Most of the time it is a sign that you have gum disease.  You will need  your periodontist to examine you and give you a diagnosis.

Barring a few other things your periodontist may rule out, the most likely cause is gum disease.  You wouldn't be alone though as 3 out of 4 people, according to dental professionals, have gum disease.

That's 75% of people!  Yet, most people have no idea they have this problem.  On the other hand, I would guess that gum disease accounts for billions of dollars just in costly dental surgeries, gum grafts and dental implants alone!

What You Can Do

I'm going to assume that you have been to the dentist or periodontist and you know you have gum disease.   You will want to work with and under the supervision of your doctor at all times.

One of the key objective indicators of gum disease are your periodontal pocket depths.  Generally speaking your periodontist will consider your gums unhealthy when they are above 3mm.  

Conversely,  most periodontists, generally speaking, would say that your gums are healthy when you have no pocket depths above 3mm.

Therefore, your goal is to get to 3mm and below!

A Relatively Effective Way to Achieve This

Nothing will work 100% of the time for 100% of the people, that is impossible.  But I have something that worked for me personally and many other people too.

That is the HydroFloss oral irrigator.   

What you do with it is use it twice per day with two full reservoirs (place where the water goes) per use for a solid month.   After that, visit your periodontist again and see if your pocket depths have shrunk down.  

If so, simply keep up the routine.   If not, then you have to tweak and alter what you are doing at home until you achieve the desired results - as measured by your periodontist or hygienist.

I tried many things, but in the end it was the Hydro Floss that gave me the results I was looking for.  Now you know the secret to proving whether it will work for you or not too!

Read more about it.

You can talk to me if you have questions about whether this is the right way for your or not.  Call me at 1-888-586-6849 (ask for David). You can also join my skype group for conversation.

PS:  Get your free guides on fighting gum disease and stopping bad breath  

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Do You Have Bleeding Gums?

Gums really should not bleed with regular brushing or flossing.  If you have this problem you most likely have gum disease.  However, you should visit a periodontist to give you a true and accurate diagnosis.

Since the most likely cause is gum disease, you should be aware of some of the fact surrounding gum disease.

1.  3 out of every 4 people have gum disease according to many dental professionals.

2. gum disease is the number one reason that people lose their teeth.

Therefore, it might be to your benefit to learn how to stop gum disease as quickly as you possibly can.

Check out  How To Stop Gum Disease in 4 Easy Steps.   

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Monday, June 3, 2013

What Should You Do When Your Gums Bleed While Brushing Or Flossing Your Teeth? - Video

Click through the link above to read the page this video was made about and to get more information on this topic. 

I think it is really funny that I wrote : How To Stop Gum Disease In 3 Easy Steps - as you see in the video, when in fact, the title is:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps!

That's what happens when you don't spend as much time editing your posts as  you should.  

On the other hand, the meaning of the information is what is important.  Of secondary importance is correct grammar or spelling, right?    Sorry, if you are a grammar and spelling stickler.   :)   But I care about you and your teeth anyway - even if you do criticize me!  

As stated in the video, you may not know much about this topic.  I offer a free, no-obligation conversation to talk about what might be helpful to you.  I speak in general terms.  You should, of course be under the care of a good dentist or preferably, a periodontist, if your gums bleed while brushing and flossing.  

If you have a comment on this video or anything on this site, do leave a comment in the comment section below.  

I hope you enjoyed this video about gums bleeding when brushing or flossing.  

 Here are some resource that might be helpful in answering these difficult questions:

1. The Book: What You Should Know About Gum Disease  

2. The Guide:  How to Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

3.  The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator 

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Author: What You Should Know About Gum Disease : A Layman's Guide to Fighting Gum Disease

PS: The  Hydro Floss is one of the most amazing, if not THE most amazing tool to help you to regain and maintain your periodontal health.    Get yours today.  

Saturday, May 25, 2013

What Should You Do When You Have Missing Teeth?

The most important thing to understand is that you cannot leave things the way they are when you have a missing tooth.

That tooth worked in opposition to another tooth.   With a hole there, the other teeth will start to shift around.  This could (will most likely) over time, throw your bite of. 

That in turn will create uneven wear on your teeth.    That is just one small problem that can (most likely) happen.

Therefore it is important that you either get an implant or a denture.   Implants can be quite expensive and dentures are not usually cheap either.   Then there is the daily care involved.

You can talk over with your dentist or implantologist about what the costs and benefits / disadvantages of each are.

But do not leave a hole where a tooth used to be, this can cause many problems.   It is important to get that fixed up right away.

Don't Lose Any More Teeth

The most common cause of tooth loss is gum disease.  More teeth are lost to gum disease than anything else.   It is tragic because many people have gum disease and have no idea that they have it.  No one has really explained what is going on to them.

Dentists and hygienists probably see diseased gum tissue every day.   Patients just do not fully understand what they are headed for. 

Therefore, you should consider learning as much as you can about prevention and possibly stopping the progression of gum disease as soon as possible.

I guess that you would agree (I sure hope so) that you should do everything you can to save your remaining teeth.

In addition to seeing your dentist as soon as possible, here are some resources for you to learn from:

1. The Book: What You Should Know About Gum Disease 

2. The Guide:  How to Stop Gum Disease In 3 Easy Steps

3.  The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator

I wish you the best in preventing additional tooth loss.      There is a number at the top of the screen if anything on this site sparks additional questions.  


PS:  Get your free guide to stopping bad breath   or gum disease

You might also be interested in - The Hydro Floss Magnetic Irrigator 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Essential Oil Blend of Almond, Spearmint and Peppermint - Good For Your Dental Health?

Well, according to this site,   that blend is good for your dental health.   You can read their testimonials and information there.

While, I do think essential oils can kill bacteria.   I think need for mechanical disruption on a daily basis is more important.

Therefore, these oils are an aid, but NOT a cure-all.   Please be careful with that.

If you don't believe me, you can ask a periodontist.  I think you will get a good solid answer there.

The Journal of Clinical Periodontology is the professional journal that many periodontists read.

There is one machine that was studied and written about twice in this journal for its ability to reduce plaque and tartar build up between office visits.  You can read about this home use machine here.

Author: What You Should Know About Gum Disease

PS:  my  favorite tool for dental health 

PPS: PS:  Get your free guides on fighting gum disease and stopping bad breath 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Downey California Dentist, Michael C Duncker Now Offering LANAP Procedure To Patients

Dr.  Duncker is now offering LANAP treatment to his patients.

You can read the full story here. 

Congratulations to Dr. Duncker on becoming certified to perform this procedure!  

Hopefully Dr. Duncker fully supports prevention and his educating his patients so that they may never need this procedure done.

A good dentist will certainly report to his patients the depth of their periodontal pockets on every office visit.   This is a key indicator in the diagnosis of gum disease. 

You will know when you are in danger with these numbers, so it is important that your hygienist or dentist tell you what these numbers are.  You don't want to be surprised by an expensive treatment, do you? 

If you dentist's office is currently providing these numbers to you, be sure to ask them on every visit.  By staying on top of the problem of gum disease, you can avoid a lot of expensive hassles down the road.  

The cost of dental surgery in the US, as I am sure you are probably aware or can guess, is quite high.  If you can manage to keep your gums healthy through prevention you can save yourself a lot of money over the remaining  decades / years of your life.

Author: What You Should Know About Gum Disease

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* I speak in general terms only on this site.  Specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be addressed by  your doctor or periodontist. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 31 Video

Part 31 Video

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What You Should Know About Gum Disease 

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Part 31 Video

You can only see your dentist a few times a year.   Most people don't get their teeth cleaned more than 2 to 4 times per year.

However, the struggle against gum disease is a daily one.  Since your dentist can't clean your teeth for you every day,  the bulk of the struggle against gum disease, cavities and bad breath falls on your shoulders.

Since gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, this daily struggle should be taken very seriously.   As you likely already know, the cost of fillings is fairly high.   I can assure you that the cost of dental surgery, gum grafts and implants is much higher.

Don't get stuck with big bills.  Learn what you need to do, beyond regular brushing and flossing, to help protect your dental health and your wallet!

Read the book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease : A Layman's Guide To Fighting Gum Disease  Today!



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Sunday, January 13, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 30 Video

Part 30 Video:

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This Gum Disease Problem

It really is a big problem.  Lots of people have it and many don't know they have it.   So, how do you get this information in the hands of people if they don't even know they have the problem.

Preventing the problem is very important.  Stopping and existing problem is equally important.

When I say a lot of people have gum disease, dental professionals tell us about 75%  (sometimes higher) have gum disease.   That's 3 out of every 4 people.   That really is a lot.   What do you think the odds are that you are the 1 out of 4 that is safe? 

As I mentioned before, people just don't know they have this problem.  Often times, they are not told until it is time for an expensive treatment.

People are busy and they don't always have time to educate their patients.   Many doctors have found that the people actually do not listen until the situation is critical.   In a certain sense, you cannot blame them because they know people won't listen.

On the other hand, some dental professionals keep trying even though they understand the probability of getting through to more than a few people is unlikely.   This has been the blockage that has faced other dentists who have gone out of their way to talk about prevention. 

Unfortunately,  I am finding a similar situation.  Even though about 75% of people have some gum disease, they just don't want to pay attention to what I have to say.  

On the other hand, there are those who are delighted to find my information.  The absorb it, act on it, and some even call me to tell me how much better their dental health has become - as measured by their hygienist or dentist. 

I always advocate working with professionals.   My book is easy-to-understand and I believe it has the potential to save you a tremendous amount of money, pain and unhappiness over the years. 

Every family should have a copy and ever dental office should be giving copies to their patients. 

Read more here:

And don't forget the machine that I think provides exceptional value and one that has the potential to also save you a great deal of cash and turmoil. 


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 28 Video

Part 28 of the Book:   What You Should Know About Gum Disease

Plaque Is The Enemy

Consistent, daily disruption of plaque is the secret to defeating many dental health problems, including gum disease.

The problem with plaque is that it harbors bacteria that are able to exist in an 'anaerobic' form.  This means that they use a biologically inefficient form of metabolism that leaves acid chemicals as a byproduct.

These waste products can attack your tooth enamel as well as your gum tissue.  The saving grace is that the plaque must remain intact for this to happen.

If the plaque is disrupted and the bacteria underneath are exposed to oxygen, they will die or revert to 'normal' efficient metabolism that does not produce the same harmful waste products.

Plaque will quickly begin to reform as soon as it has been disrupted.   It is believed that in about 24 hours it will have sufficiently regrown to shield the 'bad' bacteria from oxygen to the point that they can rapidly multiply and secrete more and more waste products.

Therefore, the work of disruption must be done daily.

Brushing and Flossing

These are definitely worthwhile plaque disrupting activities.  They should continue to be done.  The question is:  Are they enough?

The answer, I believe, lies in the fact that dental health professionals tell us that about 75% of people have some gum disease right now.   That is a frightening number for sure.  

I believe that it also answers the question about whether brushing and flossing are enough to prevent gum disease.

The Book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease discusses what this problem is and what else might be helpful to you in your fight to put an end to or prevent this problem that attacks so much of the human race.   You can get your copy of that book here. 

Of course, you should get your regular dental cleanings and work with your dental health professional all the way.   But, if a little knowledge helps you to prevent lost teeth and expensive treatments, then it is more than worth the $20 or so that the book costs.

Whatever the case may be,  this problem definitely afflicts a lot of people.   Most people do not know they are part of the 3 out of every 4 that are affected.  They may not find out until later when the disease progresses to 'noticeable' levels.  But, at that point, the damage has been done.

Why reach that point?   Stop it now.


PS:  You can also read:  How To Stop Gum Disease in 4 Easy Steps, get it here.

I speak in general terms, specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be directed to your periodontist.  

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Diabetes' Relationship To Gum Disease

I found a nice, easy to understand explanation at Dr. Froum's website.   Because he made it easy, I think he deserves a reward with a link to his explanation.   Click here to read it.

Dr Froum is a cosmetic dentist with a penchant for periodontics and implants.   He is located in New York City and his phone number is:   (917) 338-0259 

I do prefer prevention over implants.   But it is good to understand that diabetics are at an increased risk for gum disease. They are more susceptible to infection.   Gum disease is, essentially a bacterial infection, but it is one that 'eats' the supporting tissue structure around each tooth.   

You definitely don't have to be diabetic to have gum disease.  In fact, gum disease is something that most people have, whether they know it or not.  But, that doesn't make it 'ok' to have gum disease.  
Dental professionals tell us that about 75% of people have this horrible problem.  And that is horrid.  

Yet, diabetics are even more at risk than the 'average' person.  So, it is in the interest of the diabetic to learn about the problem of gum disease and what he can do about it.   

I may be biased, but I think the book I wrote:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease: A Layman's Guide To Fighting Gum Disease is super to get the kind of information that could end up saving a person a lot through prevention.  

It sure is not all about brushing and flossing.   While those are good things to do and important.  If they worked for everyone, then I think we would not have a 75% incidence of gum disease!

Lost teeth, I'm pretty sure is something that everyone wants to avoid.   I like Dr. Froum's easy to understand explanation about the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease.   Thanks Dr. Froum for sharing it. 


PS:  I wrote this free (with an email address) guide:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps 

And here is part of a video series on my book about gum disease: 

Friday, January 4, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 26

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Gum Disease - A Big Topic and A Big Problem

Before you ask, I do indeed get tired of talking about it.  But, it is necessary for the benefit of others to hammer some key points over and over again.

When you are trying to reach people with genuine and helpful information, it ends up being this way, as there is no other way.

The big key points,  and please pay attention, are:

1. Gum Disease affects 75% of people right now.   Ask any hygienist.  She will have any number of horror stories to tell you.    I know one hygienist that quit.  She told me that she was tired of looking at what she called the 'oreo cookie' look that people have in their mouths.

In case you are wondering, she is talking about excessive tartar build up.  Hygienist are the unsung heroes of dental care because they are constantly removing that stuff for people.

They know that under that tartar and / or plaque build up, unhealthy populations of bacteria love to grow.   In fact, these bacteria created the plaque and tartar.  They are constantly trying to build and establish a suitable environment in your mouth in which to proliferate themselves.

Think there is no intelligence at the cellular level?   Think again.

2.  Gum Disease Is The Number One Cause of Tooth Loss

Nothing else even comes close.  Accidents, cavities or anything else are far in the distance.  Gum Disease is out in front.  And It would love to have all of your teeth.

75% is a big number.  The disease progresses (usually slowly and over time) and people lose gum tissue.  They think it is a 'normal' part of aging.  NOT TRUE.  The final step is for the tooth to either fall our or be pulled.   I can only point things out, it is up to the individual to learn more about this problem.

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David Snape

PS: you can also get this free guide:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

Part 25 

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 26

What You Should Know About Gum Disease - Part 26 Video:

Important  Things To Know

- Gum Disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.

- Approximately 75% of people have some gum disease  (according to dental professionals)

- Stopping This Problem Or Preventing can save you a lot of time, money and pain.

The full book is called:   What You Should Know About Gum Disease - A Layman's Guide to Fighting Gum Disease

My favorite tool for promoting dental health is the Hydro Floss 

Video 24 

Video 25

Few people know they have this problem.  But Stopping it or preventing it can save you substantial amounts of money in the long run.

David Snape

PS:  Start learning about this problem today.  So many people have it, so few know they do.  

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 25

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 25

What Do Those Words Mean?

You may have heard the terms gum disease, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.   What do they really mean though?

In actuality, I would say, they are they same exact disease process in different stages.

Gingivitis would be considered 'mild' gum disease and is actually reversible.  That just means that  in the very beginning, if you can stop it,  the tissues that support your tissue will not sustain permanent damage.

Once you go beyond gingivitis, you have probably obtained some tissue damage.   But, often people do not even know or notice this.   It can go on for years like that.   The damage accumulates over time.

Then, even though it took a long time, you might notice that your gums have receded a bit, leaving you with a 'long in the tooth' appearance  or 'longer'.  You might think it was 'sudden' but usually it is not.  Yet, it still may not seem so bad to you.  

Then, as time goes by, enough supporting structure has been damaged that the tooth starts to loosen.  Next, the tooth could reach the stage of needing to be pulled or falling out on its own.

This would necessitate the need for implants or dentures.   Tooth extractions and implants can be quite costly.   Gum grafts may be needed to replace lost gum tissue  - and they are also expensive.

Many insurance companies view this as something they won't pay full price for.  So you really are left with bearing a lot of the costs.

The Damage

Aside from the costs, there is the damage to your gums and the possible loss of teeth.   I would say that it is safe to assume that most people would like to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime of good service.

Gum disease is the number one reason that people lose teeth.   You would think it would be something glamorous like kick boxing or something.  But, it is truly gum disease that takes the prize when it comes the responsibility for most people losing their teeth.

Who Has Gum Disease?

Well, quite frankly MOST people have gum disease.   Dental professionals often quote thee rate as 75% of people.   That would be 3 out of every 4.   If you were to line up 8 people do you think six of them would believe they had gum disease, even if you told them? 

The Point

Few people outside of the dental profession understand the key point that most people have gum disease.   That is why I wrote the book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease

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PS: You might also like the free guide:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

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* I speak / write / create video in general terms only.  If you have specific questions about your own unique dental health situation, direct those questions to your periodontist or dentist.