Showing posts with label deep cleaning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label deep cleaning. Show all posts

Friday, October 4, 2019

Afraid Of A Deep Cleaning Treatment At The Dentist's Office? - I Was

If you found out that you need a deep cleaning treatment, I can understand that you might be feeling a little frightened because I was too!  

Yes, I was told by my dentist that I needed a Scaling and Root Planing Treatment (SRP)  otherwise known as a 'deep cleaning'.  

My dentist said that there was nothing else that could help me.   Thank goodness, despite such a dour outlook, I found something that worked.  

She confirmed it herself.  She was definitely a little shocked as I could see the look on her face. 

The hygienist was also baffled as she had been the one to tell me that I if I didn't let them do the deep cleaning that I needed to sign a waiver that if I lost my teeth, it wasn't their fault.  

So, what did I do?   In the following short article, I go through the emotions I experienced and what I finally found that worked for me. 

Here is the article: 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Deep Cleaning Treatment - Is There Any Other Way?

Deep Cleaning Treatment - Is There Any Other Way?  

I know it is disturbing to hear that you need a deep cleaning treatment.  This is especially true after they explain what this means. 

It's scary.  I get that.   I was there.  I tried to get out of it.  I was successful. 

I always worked with my dentist and you should too.   In fact, you should really get with a periodontist because they specialize in gum health and disease.  

I tried different things and then went back to check my results.   Usually, the dentist would tell me that nothing was better regarding my gums and I still needed that deep cleaning treatment. 

But, I was determined.  

I decided to try one more thing.  I was worried that I would have to give in and get that expensive and painful treatment that can actually cause gum recession!  

I was getting close to my last attempt. 

I tried that one more thing and it worked!  I got better.  My gums were healthier and my dentist verified it.  

After staring in my mouth in obvious disbelief,  She said, "Whatever you are doing, keep it up.  You don't need that treatment any longer [deep cleaning treatment]".    

I was completely relieved.  I can't guarantee what I did will work for you.  But it seems to have worked for more people than just me.   You use your own dentist to verify your results.  

Here is what I used:

Stay Healthy and Well,


PS: The best thing is that I can help those who purchase their hydrofloss from the above link or from     But my time is limited and this offer is only for the people who buy at one of those two places and nowhere else.  Make your purchase, have your order number ready for verification and I'll spend some time telling you more to give you the best chance of success.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

HydroFloss Helped Me to Avoid a Scaling and Root Planing Treatment

The HydroFloss Helped me to Avoid a scaling and root planing treatment (SRP) also Known as a 'Deep Cleaning'.  

You can win!  

Way back in 2005 my dentist and hygienist were trying to convince me that I needed a SRP treatment.  

This is where they 'dig' underneath your gum line to clean out built up plaque and tartar.  

When you have pockets that are greater than 3mm, your dentist may want to perform this treatment as well. 

Certainly, you can submit to this treatment if you wish to.  I won't be mad about it.  

It's just that I refused the treatment and was determined to find something else that would work. 

There are a few problems that come with this treatment.   It can spark gum recession.   They are going to use metal instruments to 'dig' below your gum line after all. 

So, I tried everything I could think of.    1.5 years later, they were still telling me to get this treatment.  

I finally tried this device: 

And it worked!  

After using it for a few months, I went back to the dentist.  They were shocked.  The dentist told me to keep doing whatever I was doing and that I didn't need the deep cleaning treatment any longer.  

After that, I started selling these machines.  I was so happy.  I thought it would be the perfect thing to share with other people facing the same problem. 

Many of my customers over the years have told me that they too have had great results in making their gums healthy again too!    

It works for many of us.  But every person is different.  Every human body is different.  Can't guarantee it for everyone.   I have a few helpful tips to share with people who buy it from one of the following links only, that might increase the odds in your favor.  

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Photo Credit :  Jill Wellington    - Thanks Jill!  

Monday, August 1, 2016

Can You Avoid A Deep Cleaning (SRP) Treatment?

Can You Avoid A Deep Cleaning (SRP) Treatment?  

Possibly, but you want to do so while working with your dentist.   It will be your dentist who will tell you when and if your gums are healthy enough to avoid the SRP - Scaling and Root Planing or Deep Cleaning Treatment. 

These are often expensive procedures.   Unfortunately, they are usually only temporary.  You'll find that they need to be repeated again in 1 to 3 years depending on how long or even if your gums are able to maintain a healthier state. 

So, how can you prevent this from happening to you?  Of, if you are already facing this situation, how can you convince your dentist that you no longer need this treatment?   

Well, it turns out that there is a relatively objective way to measure gum health.  It is most likely one of the indicators your dentist utilized when determining that you need this more costly and potentially painful treatment.   

Periodontal Pocket Depths - What Are They And What Do They Mean To You AND Your Gums?

The objective indicator that I mentioned above is / are called periodontal pocket depths.  Around every tooth there is a gap between the tooth and the gum that can be tested with a periodontal probe.   This is something that your dentist or hygienist will check / measure for you. 

What you want to hear is that your periodontal pocket depths are 3mm or less.   Generally speaking, most dental professionals will say that your gums are healthy at that point.   Conversely, and again generally speaking, most dental professionals will consider you gums unhealthy (diseased) when those pockets are above 3mm.   

They can get as high as 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or even 11 mm and even deeper.  

So, the key to convincing your dentist that you no longer need the recommended SRP or Deep Cleaning treatment that costs so much is to show her that your periodontal pocket depths have shrunk back to 3 or less.  This is the level that I just mentioned that generally speaking, most dental professionals accept as an indicator of healthy gum tissue.  

Shrink your pockets back to 'normal' levels and your make your dentist go "Wow" and you may be able to escape the previous pronouncement that you needed the extra treatment!  

How Do You Shrink Those Pockets Down? 

There are a variety of methods and none of them are guaranteed to work 100% of the time.   However, I can tell you the one thing that I find works for a high percentage of people.   My perception of 'high percentage" is, admittedly, subjective.   However,  I can tell you what has worked for me and for many other people I have spoken with.  

That one thing that I believe has worked for the most people is the HydroFloss Oral Irrigator

After I shrunk my pockets down using the HydroFloss my dentist was amazed and pronounced that I no longer needed that SRP treatment.   I was very happy.  

I'm not the only one, I have spoken to many people over the years and many people have obtained great results too 

To give yourself the greatest chance of obtaining results, you must use the HydroFloss properly.   This is something I share with customers of Toothy Grins Store.   Once you purchase your HydroFloss at (and only here) , I will be glad to share the 'secrets' to getting the best results.  

The best part is that you will work in coordination with your own dental office to check and verify and be able to tell you if it worked for you too - or not.   You will always remain under the care of your own dentist of choice.  

The goal is to shrink those pockets down to levels they will accept as healthy.  Generally this will be 3mm or less for most professionals.   

I hope I have been able to provide at least a glimmer of hope that you might be able to avoid that SRP (Scaling and Root Planing or Deep Cleaning) treatment that you have been told you need.   

Leave a comment below to tell me how I did... 


David for

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Deep Cleaning Alternative?

Is There An Alternative To Deep Cleaning, a.k.a SRP or Scaling and Root Planing?  

As human beings we are blindsided by many things in life.  Our foresight is rather limited.  We aren't necessarily aware of all the things that will affect us in the future, nor all of the things that affect us now.  

So, one day you walk into your dentist's office and the dentist or hygienist (or both) tell you that you have moderate gum disease and need a deep cleaning treatment.   They go on to explain that this means digging underneath your gum line to remove built up plaque and tartar.  In one variation, they may also insert time released antibiotics as well. 

You are quite surprised.  You never knew that you had this problem.  On top of not being sure about how this came about, you don't know if it could have been prevented or stopped now. 

You do a little research and you notice that scaling and root planing treatments (deep cleanings) could possibly trigger gum recession.    The plot thickens and the story does not look appealing. 

You start to wonder if there is something else you can do before undergoing this procedure that typically has to be repeated in the future - usually within 1 to 3 years.   There has to be another answer. 

That's where I was at, "There has to be another answer".   I started the long and arduous journey to understand this problem and what I MIGHT be able to do about it. 

Fortunately, I was able to avoid the deep cleaning and my gums became healthy again.   But, it wasn't that I found the answer immediately. 

I experimented with a number of concepts and ideas, tools and products.   I tried different mouthwashes,  essential oils, oil pulling, an electric toothbrush and probably other things that I have forgotten about. 

I would go back to the dentist periodically to see if anything I was doing was working.   It wasn't.  The dentist was NOT impressed and continued to push me towards the deep cleaning treatment. 

I resisted.  "There had to be an answer",  I thought.  

That answer came in the form of a machine that sits in my bathroom and that I continue to use daily. 

It's called the HydroFloss Oral Irrigator 

Again, I still use it to this day.

It wasn't just me it helped.  I have talked to others with similar experiences.

Of course, you should always be under the care of your dentist or periodontist if you have gum disease or any other type of oral health problem.

In fact, you can use their expertise to verify if the hydrofloss is working for you or not.

They can measure your periodontal pocket depths.   

Generally speaking, when you get those depths down to 3mm or less, most dental health professionals will say your gums are healthy at that point.

So, there you have it:  An objective way to know if the HydroFloss or anything else you have been trying is working for you!

Of course, there are no guarantees because every human body is unique and different.  But it worked for me and many other people too.   So, maybe it is worth a try for you and it certainly costs less than a deep cleaning treatment, a lot less.

-David For

PS:  Get your free guide:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Possible Alternative To Deep Cleaning Teeth

**Please note that you should always be under the care of your dentist and listen solely to your dentist for treatment and diagnosis.

What I'm going to share with you here is something that worked for me and I've heard from others that it has worked for them too.

In 2005, I was told that I had moderate gum disease.  I was also told that I needed the dreaded 'deep cleaning'  or SRP or Scaling and Root Planing Treatment.

There are inherent problems with such treatments.

1.  They typically need to be redone in 1 to 3 years.

2. They are expensive

3. Some researchers have indicated that they suspect such treatments can lead to gum recession.

 I was very interested in finding something else I could do to get rid of this problem instead of undergoing the 'deep cleaning' treatment.

The dentist and hygienist were very skeptical and were insistent that I get the SRP treatment done as soon as possible.

One time, they even said if I didn't do it that day, that I would need to sign a waiver that if I lost my teeth it wouldn't be their fault.  

That was a marketing ploy.  I still declined and I was not asked to sign such a waiver.  Possibly, this is because none existed.  They just wanted to bill insurance for a deep cleaning instead of a regular cleaning  -  my opinion.  

So, I tried many things,  essential oils, oil pulling, special mouth rinses.   Nothing worked.  Every time I went back they told me that I still needed to get the deep cleaning treatment done

Then I found something that really did work:

The HydroFloss Oral Irrigator

After using it a lot for several months, I went back to the dentist and she was shocked at my improvement.  

After what seemed like a long time of looking in my mouth, she said, " Whatever you are doing, keep it up, and you don't need that treatment any longer".

I was able to avoid the deep cleaning treatment and my gums have been good ever since.   Of course, I continue to use the HydroFloss to this day.

Again, always be under the care of your dentist for any oral health related issues.  

They can monitor the depth of your periodontal pocket depths.  Generally speaking when you get to 3mm or less, most dentists will say your gums are healthy at that point.  

*Be under the care of your dentist to monitor your gum health - and if you have a loose tooth, go find a periodontist immediately.   A loose tooth is nothing to play around with.   Find a periodontist who wants to save your tooth and not just pull it and give you an implant.

-David For


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Deep Cleaning Alternative - Is There Another Way?

  Is There An Alternative To A Deep Cleaning Treatment? 

Is there an alternative to deep cleaning?   I want to share my story with you and then you can make up your own mind.   

My Story

It all began sometime in 2005 if I remember correctly.  I was on my regular (every six months) visits to the dentist. 

They started telling me there was something wrong with my gums.   They said I had moderate gum disease and I needed to have a deep cleaning treatment!  This is also known as SRP or Scaling and Root Planing.  

When they described the procedure,  anesthetic and scraping under the gum line, I decided it didn't sound good.  

I started doing my own research on the topic.  I attempted to correct the problem on my own.  I tried oil pulling, essential oils, and various mouthwashes. 

Nothing seemed to help.   I would check back with the dentist every time I tried something, but to no avail.  Nothing was working. 

I wasn't sure what to do next.   I know I didn't want to get this treatment.   That's when I found the Hydro Floss

The HydroFloss Oral Irrigator

I was actually discouraged from getting one of these by my dentist.  But, I'm glad that I didn't listen.  

I got one and used it like crazy.  

When I went back to the dentist, she was visibly surprised. 

After looking in my mouth for a fairly 'longer than normal' amount of time, she declared:  "Whatever you are doing, keep it up.  You don't need that treatment any longer."  

My deep cleaning alternative worked!   

My Next Step

I thought it was strange that my dentist didn't know about this device or what it could do.  It was a nice alternative to a $1500 scaling and root planing treatment. 

I researched more about gum disease in general and I decided that others should know more about this problem.  The information about it and what can be done about it should be more accessible to the public.  

I wrote and published a book on the topic.  The name of the book is :  What You Should Know About Gum Disease - A Layman's Guide To Fighting Gum Disease. 

You can see what some people have said about my book over at the  website.  

Finally, I wanted to sell that device that was useful to me.   I sold it for a couple of years and then I opened my own ecommerce store called:    It's named after my publishing company.  


A lot of people are having problems with their gum health.  Dental health professionals tell us that 75% of people have gum disease. 

I wanted to share what I learned with people and I wrote the book mentioned above. 

Finally, I also wanted to share the tool that helped me make a breakthrough. 

The name of the tool is :  The Hydro Floss.

PS:  Get your free guide :  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps  

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

An Alternative To Deep Cleaning

A  Deep Cleaning Treatment is Also Known as A SRP or Scaling and Root Planing Treatment

Of course, I must start off by telling you that you should always be under the care of a dentist.  You also have the right to visit another dentist if you are not happy with the one that you have.  

You also should not avoid recommended treatments without hearing the opinion of another dentist.   You should always go to your dentist for advice, diagnosis and treatment.  

Having said that,  I am going to tell you how I avoided a deep cleaning treatment which is also called a SRP or Scaling and Root Planing Treatment.  

My Alternative

I tried many different things.  Nothing seemed to work.  Every time I went to the dentist they told me that my gums were NOT better and that I needed to have this 'deep cleaning' treatment done.  

They even told me that if I didn't get it done and I lost my teeth that it wouldn't be their fault.  At one point I was told that I needed to sign a waiver.   I told them I would sign one but they didn't actually have anything for me to sign.   That was interesting... 

So, eventually I came across this device.   I thought I would give it a try.   I used it a lot for several months and went back to the very same dentist who had told me that nothing else would help me but the 'deep cleaning' treatment.  

The Results?  

My dentist was visibly surprised and so was the hygienist.  After looking in my mouth for a long time, the dentist finally said:  "Whatever you are doing, keep doing it.   You don't need that treatment anymore".   



Friday, September 27, 2013

Alternative To Scaling and Root Planing Treatment

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*Please be advised that you should be under the care and advice of your physician at all times.  If you don't agree or have a question mark about what your dental professional is telling you, you might consider going to visit another dentist for a second, third and even fourth opinion.

I'm going to tell you about how I was able to avoid a Scaling and Root Planing Treatment.  (SRP)  I was cleared by the same dentist who told me I HAD to get that treatment previously.

Saving Money

These  SRPs, in the United States, can be quite expensive.  From what I can tell $1500 for the whole mouth is the average.  Some areas of the country are much higher.

In addition, these treatments often need to be redone in 1 to 3 years.

More advanced (and more expensive)  treatments may also have a temporary benefit, but the problem  may return later.

What Is My Story

I was told that I needed one of these Scaling and Root Planing Treatments.   I was told it was the only thing that could help me.

I tried a few things on my own to see if I could make a difference.  But on every visit, they told me there was still a problem.

Then,  I tried the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator  .   When I went back, the dentist and the hygienist both had apparent expressions of disbelief.   After looking in my mouth for quite some time, the dentist said, "Whatever you are doing, keep it up.  You don't need that treatment any longer".

Of course, I was quite happy to hear that.   For around $100, I was able to avoid a treatment that often costs around $1500!

Knowing how to keep my gums healthy has probably saved me a lot more money over time!

* I can only tell you my experience.   There is no guarantee that anything can work for 100% of the people 100% of the time.  You should always be under the care of your dentist or periodontist.  They can monitor your progress or lack thereof.

Here is how you can tell if it is working for you. 

From your dentist, find out what your current periodontal pockets are.   Generally speaking, most dental professionals will consider your gums unhealthy if your depths are above 3mm.

Conversely, they generally consider your gums healthy when they are all below 3mm.

So, you simply use your hydro floss the right way (in addition to your regular brushing and flossing) for about a month and then go back to your dentist and have those pockets measured again.   Then you will know if you are improving or if you made it all the way, or if it is not working for you.

Simple and easy.

You can download this guide:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps.  


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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Do I Need A Scaling And Root Planing Treatment?

If your dentist or hygienist recommended a Scaling and Root Planing Treatment, which is also known as a SRP or 'deep cleaning',  you should consider following their recommendation.  If you have doubts or questions, you can always go to another dentist or periodontist to get a second opinion.

In any case, the need for such a treatment could indicate a serious problem.  Gum disease, when it progresses beyond gingivitis begins to erode the tissue surrounding and supporting your tooth or teeth!

So, this is not a situation you want to take lightly.  Your dentist is probably recommending the treatment because you have a number of periodontal pocket depths above 3mm.

Generally speaking, 3mm and below would be considered healthy.  While above 3mm, generally speaking would be a problem.   Perhaps you have five 4mm pockets, two 5mm pockets and two 6mm pockets - as an example.   In this case, it is possible that your dentist will recommend this treatment.

In some countries a 'deep cleaning' treatment is inexpensive and this may not matter to you.  However, in America, they can range around $1600 for your full mouth.   Sometimes less, sometimes more - depending on a local conditions. 

You should be under the care of a good dentist or preferably, a periodontist, under this scenario.  Keeping your gums healthy is important if you are interested in keeping your teeth (or those that are left) for the rest of your life.

Gum disease is the number one cause for people losing their teeth.

I was personally able to shrink my periodontal pockets and get my gums to a healthy state again, using the Hydro Floss oral irrigator and avoid the recommended SRP treatment.   The improvement was noted by my dentist, who had previously recommended the SRP.   She stated that I didn't need that treatment any longer.

However, it can never be said that any one thing will work for 100% of the people, 100% of the time.  So, you definitely should not go off on your own to try anything.

Here is my suggestion.  Talk to your dentist and see if they are willing to give you about 1 1/2 months to show improvement.

If you get that approval:  Use the HydroFloss twice-per-day with two reservoirs per use (minimal) for at least a month.  Then have your dentist remeasure your periodontal pockets.  They will be able to tell if there is enough of a change to deem your gums healthy or not.

If you are a dentist reading this, consider sending any of your patients to to get their Hydro Floss.   Once you see and experience the results that your patients get, I have no doubt that a good dentist would want more of his patients to use the Hydro Floss.

You could even have them use it as  preventive home use tool.    If you need Journal studies, try the Journal of Clinical Periodontology  - May of 1993 and April of 1998 issues.   There should be enough compelling information there for you to try this with your patients.

Once you see the results, I believe you will feel really confident to recommend this device to your patients more often.

Next:  Regardless of whether you are a lay-person or a dental professional  :

You can read more about the HydroFloss Here

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

PPS: prevention can also help a lot in reducing an individual's or family's health care costs.  My favorite prevention tool. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Deep Cleaning or Scaling And Root Planing Costs

Costs Seem To Vary Greatly

There seems to be a lot of variation on the costs of Scaling and Root Planing Treatments across the nation and even across towns.   One article I read put the cost at around $250 per quadrant - which would be $1000 for the whole mouth (four quadrants).

I've also heard $1600 for the whole mouth and even more.   So, there seems to be a great deal of variation.   I've seen much higher and much lower.   It might pay to shop around. 

My Experience

My own experience is one where I actually avoided the cost of this treatment.   That's because I was able to shrink my periodontal pocket depths and get my gums to a healthy state again.

At the time I was told that the ONLY thing that would help me was this treatment.  That is what my dentist, at that time, said to me.   In fact, I was told that if I refused the treatment, they would not be responsible if I lost my teeth.

I was pretty sure that things were not as dramatic as that.  But, I was aware that there was a problem to be solved.  The hygienist mentioned to me that once I had that treatment, every subsequent cleaning would need to be 'special'.

I didn't like the sound of any of this.  So, I set out to see what I could do.

After my success, I wrote the book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease, A Layman's Guide To Fighting Gum Disease.   I have always had the wish that more people could get the information and knowledge that are in this book.

General Terms Only

I do feel obligated to say that what I have said on this page is in general terms only.  For specific questions about your own unique dental health situation, you should direct those questions to your doctor or periodontist.

Having said that.  Here is the primary tool that helped me make my gums healthy again.   It worked so well that the dentist and hygienist were shocked by my progress.  The dentist said: "Whatever you are doing keep it up.  You don't need that treatment now."

This story had a happy ending! 


PS: I think every family could benefit from my book.  a lot of people have the problem of gum disease whether they know it yet or not.