Showing posts with label dental. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dental. Show all posts

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dr Tippins Reminds Us That Toothpaste May Cause Canker Sores

What kind of toothpaste are you currently utilizing?  

Dr. Tippins explains why it may be responsible for the canker sores that you have been experiencing.

You can read more about his post here:

While you are there, you may want to join that Dental Health community to get other good tips.




Friday, November 22, 2013

Excellent Dental Health Over The Years

This customer said the device has served them well:

The device the reviewer is referring to is this one.  

Dental health is a precious thing and it is not something that we should trifle with.  Expensive treatments are not fun, both financially and with regards to the pain factor.

Dental work generally does not last forever either.  At some point it may need to be 'redone' adding to the cost, time and suffering.

Prevention on the other hand, may be able to free you from some of that burden.   Would it be worth it to save thousands on your dental health over the next decade?

I think it would.  You can tell me if I'm wrong about that.

Read this now and let me know what you think.  

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Are Cranberries Good For Your Teeth?

Dr.  Bruce has published a post about cranberries and other foods that are good for you teeth.   You might want to consider joining the free dental health community while you are there.

Sometimes it is great to learn new tips for dental health.  Often times, they are things you already knew, but had forgotten.  Therefore, it is great to have reminders.

Dental health is very important.  We generally get one set of adult teeth and we need to protect them along with the health of our gums as best we can.

The pain of dental health problems is not fun!  I think most, if not all, of us know that.   The expense that comes with these problems is also know fun.   The other day, someone told me they had $50,000 worth of implants.    

Wow!  Prevention does pay.   And we all know it.  It is one of those little secrets that many of us have forgotten!    It pays to refocus sometimes.

Leave your thoughts and comments below



Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Precious Christmas Gift

Giving the gift of better dental health is giving a precious gift.

Many people have found better dental health through the use of this.  

I'd say that if you are interested in possibly protecting someone you love from expensive dental bills and lost teeth, this could be exactly what you want and they need.  

This really is a gift that keeps on giving.   For a small price you could help someone you love or care about to avoid thousands in dental health bills over a few decades or a lifetime. 

The cost of a single dental implant in the US is usually over $2000.  How many teeth does a person have?  

A deep cleaning or scaling and root planing treatment costs around $1500 on average.   How many will a person need over a lifetime?  

Think of the savings that are possible. Caring and  Love takes many forms.  

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This book unveils the hidden truths that you will need to help maintain and keep your teeth for a lifetime of good use.

Don't miss out.  This is not information that you can easily get and certainly not in an easy-to-understand format.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Dental Ignorance Video - What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You!

The Blog Post This Video Is Based Upon

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Well, I hope I made a dent with this video.  Unfortunately, I know the odds of that happening by now.  

If you got something out of this, please consider sharing it with others.  That's pretty much the only way these concepts can get out there.   

If you found it valuable, pass that value on to others by directing them here to watch this video.  

Please share your comments about this topic in the comment section below

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Why Am I Sensitive To Most Toothpaste?


This is actually not so unusual.  Every human body is different.  It's chemical makeup and reactions are different from the bodies of others.   

There are many people who have allergic or sensitivity reactions to all kinds of toothpaste. 

Sometimes, it pays to check out all of the alternatives available. 

Here is an unusual and unique approach that at least one dentist supports whole heartedly.  

I am not a dentist and don't give dental advice.  Do your own research.   

Here is something else to consider:   There is a mouthwash out there that has a lot of alcohol in it.  This brand is very popular.  Yet, it isn't the alcohol in it that makes it work. 

What is it then? 

It's essential oils.  It has essential oils of menthol and eucolyptus in it.  

But, are there better essential oils to use?   Some say that there are. 

Moreover, is all that alcohol really necessary?   We know that alcohol drys out the mucous membranes of the mouth.   A dry mouth can lead to rapid bacteria reproduction.   That can't be good, right?  

Sound off in the comments below - if you have anything to add or say.  

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Dentist Pulls The Wrong Teeth

I found an article that talks about how a dentist is being sued for pulling the wrong tooth on a 4 year old boy


 Scary,  isn't it?

You can read the full story here.  

In this case, it appears that the patient was only 4 years old.   It also seems that he has some longer term problems as a result.

You might think, 4 years old?   He's going to grow new teeth anyway.    True enough.  But it appears that there were additional problems to consider.

I don't know how you view this.  Are the people lawsuite happy, seeking their opportunity?  Or was this dentist truly, intentionally negligent?  

It's got to be tough to hold your head up in the community you serve when the news gets out.   I don't know what the reality is here with this situation.

But, it does sound like there are no winners here.  The boy is suffering and the dentist is suffering.

It's a tough world.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Study Ties Poor Dental Health To Cancer Risk

You can find the full article here.   (NY Times Blog).

Basically it comes down to the fact that HPV,  a virus that has been linked to cancer takes a strong foot hold when periodontal hygiene (gum health),  and missing teeth are more likely to have an oral infection of HPV.

Your dental health is critical,  it has been said many times.  The connections between all kinds of diseases and gum disease have been noted by researchers for quite some time.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Public Dental Health Community

You may join the public dental health community and share memes or discuss issues surrounding dental health.  


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Friday, July 19, 2013

Prevention Doesn't Pay?

Prevention Doesn't Pay - That's what a doctor told me once.   He gets paid when people have a problem that requires treatment.  If you prevent the problem, then that reduces his ability to get paid.

I think that is a very narrow viewopoint.  There will always be more people.  Even if you spend all of your time teaching prevention, only a small number of people will pay attention and an even smaller amoung will successfully carry out and achive prevention.  

Therefore, I don't believe any of the professions will suffer much, if any, from people preventing problems and staying healthy.  The reality is, no matter how healthy people seem today,  they might get sick next month.

On the other hand, from the individual's perspective, some things are preventable, and it can save them money, pain and hassle but engaging in a little prevention now.

What is that old saying?  "An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure?"

There will always be people with health problems, so no doctor or dentist should be concerned about not having enough patients.  There are people today who can't get access to the health care they need!

Prevention pays the individual who is smart enough to engage in it.    How much does it pay?   Is an ounce of work now worth a pound of money, pain and suffering later?

Many dentist lament the fact that their patients don't brush and floss enough.   Both of those activities are very important.  In addition to doing both of them, someone might want to add this on a daily basis.

I don't  know about you, but I still believe in prevention.  There is plenty of work out there for doctors.  You don't often hear of a doctor that complains about not being able to get enough patients.  Sometimes, you hear the opposite though:  "I'm not taking any more patients".

Do you agree with me that Prevention is important to YOU?


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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Best Kept Secret To Better Dental Health


With health care expenses getting higher and higher with no relief in sight, what's a smart family leader to do?  When you analyzes your expenses, it becomes obvious that avoiding expensive dental treatments would be to the family's advantage.

Of course, you must always go in for your regular dental cleanings and checkups!  But, what if you could avoid additional expenses and problems through the power of prevention?  Would that be valuable to you and your family's budget?

Can you say, "Extra vacation time"?     Or,  "Less credit card bills"?

That's what the power of prevention can do for you.   You only have two ways to improve your personal financial bottom line.  One is to make more money and the other is to save more money!

That's it!  Those are your options. 

Well, I've hinted at what can help.

Read more about it. 


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Monday, June 17, 2013

Which State Ranks Worst In Dental Health?

Well, I'm not sure the criteria used in this article are valid.  This is particularly true because they didn't really carefully explain exactly WHAT those criteria were.  But if you want to read the article and find out which state they are talking about,  click here.

What caught my attention though was a dentist they talked to that says she removes a 'full set' of decayed teeth at least once-per-month.   That makes me sad.

There may be some valid cases where there is no way to avoid this.  But, for the most part, most people can avoid this end result with a little knowledge and understanding.

Dental health is important.  Teeth are important.   That's why I wrote the book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease.   ISBN:  978-0981485508

One of the reasons cited for this state doing poorly was lack of dental insurance.   I can't imagine the numbers they cited are too much worse for other states, given the ridiculous costs of health care in the US.

But, I suspect, that proper home care of teeth would leave many more people with healthier teeth and gums and less need for costly treatments.

I can't guarantee anything, but I bet one of these would do many families a great deal of good and ultimately save them money and pain.   Of course, one should always go in for their regular checkups and cleanings.  That's very important. 

But most dental professionals will acknowledge that what you do at home to take care of your dental health is the most important part in determining what your dental health ends up being. 

If you have not been already, please, please give a little more focus to your dental health and well-being.  It affects so many aspects of your body's health. 


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Monday, May 13, 2013

Why Is There Less Caffeine In A Cup Of Tea Than a Cup Of Coffee?

I find that I have to write this post because I have heard from two different people that tea has more caffeine than coffee.   This is both true and false.  Read on to find out why. 

 One of these people was a doctor.  She actually told me not to drink more than 2 cups of green tea per day because more than that would be too much caffeine.   Then she said it was ok to drink up to 3 cups of coffee per day!   I have to really shake my head on this.

She does not realize that 3 cups of coffee has a LOT more caffeine than 2 cups of tea.   And I find it strange that she had this misconception - particularly as she is a medical doctor.    I feel that it is not right if she is telling her patients this. 

In addition,  black tea has more caffeine than green tea and white tea has the least amount of caffeine.

Look, here is the scoop.   There is FAR LESS caffeine in a cup of tea than a cup of coffee.

These people are confused because it is TRUE that POUND FOR POUND there is more caffeine in tea than in coffee.   What they fail to take into account is that you use a LOT LESS tea leaves than coffee to make a cup of either.  

This is the reason why there is less caffeine in a cup of tea than a cup of coffee.  

A cup of coffee has more caffeine than a cup of tea.  


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Sunday, May 12, 2013

How Much Money Do Dentists Earn?

I found these statistics on the ADA's website.  (American Dental Association).

The annual NET income for dentists who owned part or all of their practice was around $190,000 per year for general denitsts and around $305,000 per year for specialists.  (these stats come out of report created in 2009)

I'm sure that situations vary widely for individual dentists.  I think we were meant to take this as some type of average.    It's always difficult to perceive the accuracy or relative accuracy of any statistic.

Never the less, these are NET figures and not gross.    This, of course, would mean that the average dentist earns far more than the average person or patient that he or she might be treating.

If you would like to read this information for yourself, I found it here.

If you are a dentist who is reading this, I am curious to ask:  Do you feel that this large economic difference puts you somewhat out of touch with the economic realities of your patients and their ability to pay for your services?   

What do you as an average person or a dental professional think about these stats?  

Comments or thoughts are welcome from all in the comment area below. 


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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Does Oil Pulling Actually Do Anything Positive?

 Does Oil Pulling Actually Do Anything Positive? 

You are certainly welcome to share your thoughts on oil pulling in the comment section below.

I have mixed feelings about oil pulling.   Mainly, when I experimented with it, It seemed to induce bleeding in a gum region that was previously not bleeding.

It could be that it was the kind of oil I was using.

Yet, I hear many people say that oil pulling is great.    But, what is it great for?   Does it really make your dental health,  in particular your periodontal health better?

I think the real measure of that would be through before and after periodontal pocket depth readings as taken by a registered hygienist or dentist.

Since, I had my own negative experience with oil pulling, I'm pretty skeptical.

Does anyone have information to add about oil pulling?  It can be your own experience or the experiences of someone you personally know.

If you have any real objective (or even good subjective) information or insight to share, use the comment section below.


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Friday, May 3, 2013

A Tip To Help You Brush Your Teeth More Gently

If you know that you have been brushing too hard and have eroded your gum line, or your dentist has told you to not brush so hard, this might be for you.

If you have been having trouble stopping yourself from brushing too hard, this might work to help.

Only follow this tip after you check with your dentist or hygienist.  

Tip:  Try grasping your toothbrush without your pinky finger.   Many people do not realize that their strongest gripping finger is their pinky finger. 

This may help to "force" you to brush more gently.   


Saturday, April 27, 2013

What Is The Biggest Threat To Your Dental Health?

Arguably, the biggest threat to your dental health is gum disease.   A number of factors may go into your diagnosis of this problem, but one of the most objective factors is your periodontal pocket depths.

They should be 3mm and below.  If you have pockets greater than 3mm, generally speaking, most dental professionals will say that your gums are unhealthy.

If this is the case for you, don't be too shocked.  In fact, about 75% of people have some gum disease right now.  However, that is NOT a reason to take it lightly.  In fact, just the opposite.

So many health problems, according to researchers, seem to bear a (mostly) unexplained correlation to the presence of gum disease. 

There are many theories for this.  One is that the bacteria that cause gum disease and other dental health problems have easy access to your blood stream.  The tissues are thin in your mouth and access to your blood is not far away.







This may explain why p gingivalis ( a gum disease causing bacteria) is being found in the plaque that clogs arterial vessels in heart disease victims.   I don't know about you, but to me the implications are a bit scary.  

As if that weren't enough, gum disease is the number one reason that people lose their teeth.  That has probably been the case for thousands of years on this planet.  

It's not much different today.  This is a common problem that takes people's teeth ruins smiles and may cause other health problems!   Yet, the majority of people remain ignorant of these facts. 

Don't be one of them.   Learn what you can do to help protect your dental health and improve your chances of beating the odds! 

Today's Research Simply Validates Ancient Wisdom

When you think about it, these correlations that are being discovered should not be all that surprising. Farmers and those who have owned livestock throughout the centuries mostly noticed that their animals health is related to their mouth.

That's why many livestock owners have always checked the mouth of an animal before buying it.  They have known all along that the mouth reflects the health of the body.

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