Showing posts with label gum health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gum health. Show all posts

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Can You Have Healthy Gums Naturally?

Healthy Gums Are Essential To Keeping Your Teeth For A Lifetime Of Good Use!

Unfortunately, gum disease is known to affect about 75% of people according to most dental health professionals.   Equally unfortunate, or perhaps even more unfortunate, is that gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss. 

I would even argue that losing teeth is NOT a natural part of the aging process, unless you have gum disease or an accident.   If you keep your gums healthy, it should be possible to keep your teeth as well.  

Can you imagine the amount of money you would save on expensive dental treatments and teeth replacements, like implants, if you were able to keep your gums healthy your whole life?  Wouldn't that be worth striving for?  

I remember one older man told me at a dinner party, "Of course my gums are receding, I'm getting old".    I thought to myself, I really don't think 'getting old' is the problem.   It's matter of taking care of your gums.  Receding gums can accompany gum disease, and brushing too hard can also contribute to receding gums.  

The problem is that gum disease causes destruction to the bone and tissue that support a tooth.  That's why they talk about 'bone loss'.   Once the bone height is diminished, there is nothing supporting the gum.  Or rather, the gum recedes to the next point of support.   As the destruction continues the recession may also continue.  

So, I don't think the problem is actually aging, except that gum disease may increase over time along with aging.  This gives one the impression that 'age' is causing the recession.   I just don't think that is the case.  There is just this relationship between the length of time you have unchecked gum disease and recession which appears to correlate to age.  

Often gum disease is a long, drawn out process, taking years to manifest damage.  Although, that is not always the case, depending on the situation, it can happen faster.  But, in many cases it is a slow and insidious problem. 

Secret to Gum Disease Control

Naturally, there isn't one secret.  But how you monitor your progress or lack thereof seems to be the key point.  While the way to accomplish that monitoring in an objective manner is not a secret, it might as well be.  This is because the vast majority of people don't know 'the secret' - which really is not a secret.  

The 'secret' is simply knowing your numbers.   Generally speaking, most dental health practitioners will say your gums are health when you keep your periodontal pocket depths down to 3mm or less.  The corollary to that, again, generally speaking, is that anything above 3mm is usually considered unhealthy or: Gum Disease! 

So, you want to keep your periodontal pockets down to 3mm or less.    

How do you do this naturally?  

There are a variety of methods that can be employed both natural and "unnatural".  However, they will work to varying degrees on various people.  There is no one size fits all answer.  

The next best thing is to ask:  What works the best and the quickest for the most people?

This is coming from a fellow, me, who has written a book on gum disease.  I personally think that using this particular device correctly, will give the most people, the best results and pretty quickly too!   There may be no perfect solution, but I think your best chance will come from using it.  

Since it does not involve the use of prescription medications, mouthwashes or harsh treatments, I classify it as natural.  

So, it is the best answer I have to the question:  Can you have healthy gums naturally?

A Very Important Key Point In All Of This 

The key is to use this machine properly.   Disclosure, I sell this machine.  What I do for my customers, when they ask me to, is tell them how to use this thing the right way.  There is a specific way that gets the best results for the most people.  That's what I share with my customers. 

So, if you have purchased your HydroFloss at  or after you do, call me and ask me about this and I will share it with you.  At the same time, I can answer the other questions you may have as well.  You can call me at 888-586-6849, ask for David.  

I'm not a doctor or dentist and I can't give you any medical advice.  What I can do is share what I mentioned above and tell you about the experiences that I have had as well as many others.   In addition, I may be able to give you additional background information that will help you both to understand this problem and to fight this problem.   

And your results or lack thereof can be easily measured by your doctor or hygienist.  So, in that way, you will always be working under the care of your own dentist or doctor!  

You can read more about this machine here.   Once you make your purchase through, give me a call and I'll answer your questions and give you the information I mentioned above.   

And of course, you'll utilize your dentist or hygienist to monitor your periodontal pockets.  Even though this works for a lot of people, when done correctly,  it's impossible that it will work for everyone.  So your doctor should be monitoring your situation to discover if you really do need stronger intervention.   

This keeps everyone safe and allows you the necessary chance to do this naturally and save a lot of money, pain, and more.  


Sunday, September 8, 2013

My Book For 50% Off The Regular Price

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This is valid for a limited time, so please take advantage of it as soon as you see this message. 

You can find the deal here.

Just keep in mind that this 'deal of the day' changes and by the time you read this, there may be something else there rather than the 50% off deal on my book. 

But, as of the moment I wrote this, the deal is valid.   Just hurry, because it won't stay up there forever.

Why do you want this book?  

Oh, I don't know.  Maybe the information in it can help you to prevent the loss of one or more teeth?  How much would that be worth over the course of a lifetime?   Pretty much priceless, right?

I think so.   Look, gum disease is one of the biggest threats to your dental health, period.

Dental professionals often tell us that about 75% of people have some gum disease right now! 

Wouldn't it make sense to nip that in the bud sooner, rather than later? 

Knowledge is power and you can never have too much of either, right?   Well, maybe too much power can be a bad thing.  But knowledge is always good to have, right?

Get this book today and start to increase your knowledge and potentially your ability to save your teeth from loss.  Maybe even those of someone you care about.  (sorry if this deal is over by the time you read this).  


can the power of a magnet protect your dental health and you from losing teeth and bleeding gums? David Snape
Author:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Three Out Of Every Four People Have Gum Disease - According To Many Dental Professionals

How to Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

This is certainly a problem worth paying attention to.   Dental professionals also tell us that gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.    

What is it that 'they' say?  Knowledge is power.  

Check out:  What you should know about gum disease right now.  


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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Great Gums!

Julie from Georgia put up this review on May 8, 2013:  You can find more reviews  here.

She is referring to the HydroFloss Oral Irrigator.

I love to hear these great little reports from customers.   You can read the others  here.

At any rate,  more and more people are going to find out about the Hydro Floss and what it can do for them.

One of the great things you to is use the sulcus tips or what I prefer, the Pocket Pals, to help with deeper pockets. 

I don't know, but it seems to me with all that magnetic power at your finger tips, it can not help but make some improvements, right?

I suppose we are all different, but it seems like this machine really has performed well for a lot of people.    Perhaps not every single person achieves great benefits, but it seems like a lot do.

That's why so many people have good things to say about it.

Author: What You Should Know About Gum Disease

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Smoking And Your Gums

Smoking and Chewing Tobacco Increase Risk For Gum Disease

I guess this should more or less be a common sense statement.  But it is still good to talk about it because there may be people who are not as clear as they should be.

The harsh chemicals in both cigarette smoke and chewing tobacco are harmful to the tissues of the body. The gum tissue, receiving direct contact, can be affected.  Smoking has been indicated as an additional risk factor for gum disease.

Story About Cadaver Lab

When I took Gross Anatomy it was a very interesting experience.  We had a cadaver of about 65 years of age.  He had been soaked in formaldehyde for about 6 months or longer.

He was grossly overweight.  There was a layer of fat under the skin that was quite thick.

When we opened the chest cavity, the first thing I could smell was cigarette smoke.   The lungs were coal black.  They were jet black from the inside all the way to the outside without interruption. 

By contrast, normal lungs are pink in color, like lips.   And this is an important point.

I don't think I have to convince you, warning signs about the toxic effect of cigarettes are even on labels.  I do not think anyone with a shred of rationality is going to argue that smoking is good for you.

Increased risk for gum disease is just one more reason to quit smoking!


PS:  This is one of my favorite tools for prevention and promotion of dental health

Shrinking Periodontal Pocket Depths

Periodontal Pocket Depths Are Important Indicators Of YOUR Dental Health

If you do not know what these numbers are, you should ask your dentist.  This is something that should be checked during every office visit.  Although, it does appear that there are some clinics where these pocket depths are rarely if ever checked.

These Numbers Are Important

 If they come out much above 3mm in multiple spots, there is a good chance that your dentist will want to perform a special treatment.  Sometimes this takes the form of an SRP or 'deep cleaning' treatment.  There could be other recommendations as well.

Personal Experience

I was in this situation a several years back.   I did not have the deep cleaning done as I did not like the what it entailed.   In the US, these treatments can also be quite expensive.  Although, I have heard in other countries they may not cost nearly as much.

What I did use is a device called the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator.    When I returned to the dentist, she said that my gums looked a lot better, the periodontal pockets were down to about normal levels.  She said:  "Whatever you are doing, keep it up."

I have sinced talked to a lot of people over the last 4 or 5 years and I do hear similar stories from other people.    Having said that, I must warn you that not every person or situation is the same and just because it worked for many does not guarantee it will work for everyone.

You must continue to work closely with your dental professional, they should be monitoring those periodontal pockets for you at every visit  to see where you are at.

Shrinking The Pockets

You should, of course, get your regular dental cleanings 2 to 4 times per year or whatever your periodontist recommends.   But why not use a powerful tool between office visits to help your periodontal (gum) tissue stay healthy.

The danger in deeper pockets is that there may be sufficient quantities of bacteria present to begin to destroy the supporting structure of your teeth.   This can lead to gum recession, loose and finally lost teeth.

This is why the periodontal pocket depths are so important to you.   Generally speaking, if you have them all at 3mm and below most dental health professionals will say that your gums are healthy.

You continue to work with your dentist on a regular basis,  but you have just do things at home to make your dental health better.  The device I mentioned above, I believe, can go a long way towards helping you as it has helped many others to do the same.


You can use the same tool to help you maintain your dental health.  If you are able to get your gums healthy with this method then you should be able to maintain them there as well.

Of course, I speak in general terms only here.  Specific questions about your unique dental health situation need to be addressed by your periodontist or dentist. 

There are no absolute guarantees that any one thing will work for you.  However, if you can help keep things healthy and avoid expensive and painful treatments, as well as lost teeth, wouldn't it all be more than worth it?    I think so.

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Monday, January 7, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 27 Video

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 27 Video

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What I think is the best oral irrigator and why

Biofilm Is Plaque

The 'biofilm' is just another term for plaque.  The bacteria build it themselves.  When it builds up sufficiently, they start to rapidly multiply.  This time may vary slightly, but most experts think 24 hours is about right.

That means, you need to disrupt that plaque at least once every 24 hours or it will achieve the environment that allows for rapid growth.  That would be the 'shielded from oxygen' state that anaerobic (oxygen shunning) bacteria love.

So, how do you know that you are doing a sufficient job of that?  You will want an objective measure.  That measure  is the periodontal pocket depths.  You should know what they are and if you do not, then you should ask your dentist to measure them for you.

They should be measured on every visit.   Generally speaking,  most doctors will say your gums are healthy if all of your pocket depths are 3mm and below.  If not, generally speaking, most doctors will say that your gums are not healthy.

Over time, a bad situation tends to get worse.  Pocket depths increase, more tissue destruction occurs and the teeth lose more support.  One day the tooth may become loose.  After that, it could fall out.

So the daily disruption of plaque is important.

Tooth Loss

Gum Disease Is the number one cause of it.  There is nothing else that comes close.

This is why I think it is important for people to know about this topic.  Some people are quick to say 'brush and floss'.  While those are helpful and should be continued, the reality is that there are plenty of people out there who brush and floss faithfully but they still end up with gum disease.

So, perhaps the perception that 'brushing and flossing' is all that you need, should come to an end.

Learn what you can now, in order to save money, time and pain later.


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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

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 26

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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 

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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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* 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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 24

Video Series: What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 24

Part 23 

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As we continue our series on gum disease, it should be pretty evident to you by now that  gum disease afflicts a lot more people than you might think.  In fact, it is possible that even you have some without knowing it?

How Do You Find Out?

The most objective way is to find out what your periodontal pocket depths are.  Any dentist or hygienist can take these measurements for you.  General speaking, anything above 3 millimeters is considered a problem.  At three millimeters and below,  generally speaking, you usually considered to be healthy.

How many people are above 3mms?  Dental professionals tell us that about 75% or 3 out of every four people have some gum disease right now?

Why is that a problem?  

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, period.   That means having it can cost you a lot of money in dental surgeries, special cleanings, gum tissue repair and teeth replacements.  None of which are particularly pleasant and most of which, if not all, are very costly.

Therefore, it would be logical to consider that you should learn all that you can about this problem.  This would potentially benefit  not only yourself, but also your loved ones and perhaps even friends.

Perhaps the easy to understand book, What You Should Know About Gum Disease: A Layman's Guide to Fighting Gum Disease is just the ticket you need?  

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*I speak in general terms only.  Specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be directed towards your dentist or periodontist.  

Thursday, December 27, 2012

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 21

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The Series

As we continue are series on gum disease whereby I am reading at least the first four chapters and making this video series,  I hope that you are able to glean some information as well as see the value of what is contained inside the book: What You Should Know About Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Gum disease is truly a widespread problem.   If you know you have it, you are definitely not alone.  If you don't know that you have, the odds are pretty high that you may have it regardless of whether you have been made aware of it yet or not.

A great deal of people remain unaware.  We can deduce that as being true because dental professionals tell us that 75% of people have gum disease.   Since that equates to about 3 out of every 4 people, I am confident in saying that plenty of people have it and just don't know.

Expensive Treatments

 I was faced with an expensive treatment that would have cost me about $1600 had I chosen to accept it.   Perhaps a little less with insurance, but I am pretty sure it would not have been much less.  I was also told that consequence of the treatment would be the need for a special cleaning every time I visited in the future.

Of course, that 'special' cleaning would cost more than 'normal' cleanings.   I had to wonder if that meant there would be some damage to my gums.   What else would require a 'special' cleaning every time in the future.  

All of this is often bewildering when you are confronted with it initially.   You may be overwhelmed first by the news and then by not understanding what is going on.

Although I speak in general terms here and specific questions about your dental health should be directed towards your dentist,  you might find it helpful to learn the information I have put in this book.   Perhaps it could help you to avoid expensive treatments.

Since gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, perhaps one of the more expensive treatments you could face is the installation of an implant.   They can be quite costly and insurance is not likely to pay for much of that.

Fighting Back Against Gum Disease

Perhaps, armed with the right knowledge, you could truly turn the tide, safe teeth and avoid a lot of costly treatments.  Every human body is different, but it seems to me that you will gain at least something from this book, even in the worst case scenarios.

However, it also seems to me that there is a good chance that you could learn some things that could make a major difference in your own dental health.  Aside from potentially saving money, time and pain, you might also relieve some of the anxiety that comes with not understanding a very horrible and often slow acting disease.

Researchers have found plenty of suspected links between gum disease and more serious diseases.  An anesthesiologist told me that he was certain they would see less heart surgery if people cleaned up their gum disease first.    He might very well be correct! 

Part 20 

Part 22

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* Everything I say is in general terms only, specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be directed towards your doctor for answers. 

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 20

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Gum disease remains a very significant problem for people

It is unfortunate, but likely that many people reading this will think that gum disease is something they do not have.   I say that is unfortunate because dental health professionals often say that about 75% of people do have it.

Interestingly enough, nearly everyone thinks that they are in the other 25%.  However, simple math tells us that would be impossible.  Therefore, we have a lot of people walking around who think gum disease has nothing to do with them.

They will typically find out when they are told they need an expensive treatment from their dentist.  Perhaps it will be a SRP (scaling and root planing) treatment.   Perhaps they will only find out when they are told that a tooth needs to be extracted because it has become too lose.   An implant will then be needed or a partial plate.

Even worse, some people will still not be aware that the problem was caused by gum disease.  They may face the same scenario over and over again.   Loose tooth, extraction, implant or new partial.

This is very sad and it does not need to be that way.   If you have a desire to help protect yourself, your friends and your family from the ravages of this problem, the simple and easy to understand information in the book:  What You Should About Gum Disease  may be what you need.

If you are a dentist or hygienist, you might want to consider giving a copy of What You Should Know About Gum Disease to each and every patient that comes through the door.  Chances are you don't have a lot of time for patient education, but you would still like to help all those people.   Let this book do the heavy lifting for you.

Wouldn't it be great if people had an easy way to finally understand what the problem is and how they can better work with you to prevent the ravages of this problem for taking their gum tissue and teeth away?  This one way this book can really help people.

Gum Disease Is The Number One Cause Of Tooth Loss

We know that gum disease is the biggest reason that people lose their teeth.   Accidents do happen, but the vast majority of lost teeth are caused by gum disease.   The only problem is, as stated above, people remain unaware of this fact despite countless efforts to let them know.

I think the reason is that the explanation, understanding and knowledge of what can be done cannot be boiled down to just a few sentences dispensed by the hygienist at the office.  People need more information to 'get it'.   This book makes it easy and simple to 'get it'.    Then, it may be possible for people to learn how to better protect themselves form that point forward.  This is one purpose of this book.


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* I speak in general terms only, specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be directed to your doctor or dentist.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 18

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Gum Disease is a Serious Problem For Too Many People

Unfortunately,  too many people suffer from this problem.   Equally unfortunate:  Most of those people do not know they have it!

Since many people do not believe or think they have this problem, they naturally do not do anything about it.   This might lead to gum recession and tooth loss.

Gum disease is considered to be the number one cause of tooth loss.   Replacements, such as implants are quite expensive.  Implants don't always work the first time.  This requires a waiting period and a second try.

The costs are high and who knows what the pain and recovery factors are.   I would prefer to keep my own natural teeth than find out.  You?

Brushing and Flossing

 These are certainly a good idea and should be done daily or at your dentist's recommendation.   However, are brushing and flossing enough?

For some people, they may be all that is needed and they may never develop gum disease.   However, it is a mistake to think that people who have gum disease don't 'take care of their teeth', because that isn't necessarily the truth.

Of course, not brushing and flossing is probably going to help a problem develop.   However, as stated before, dental pros tell us that  75% of people seem to have some gum disease.

In my way of thinking, this says that brushing and flossing are not enough for all people to remain safe from gum disease.  Therefore, while important, they may not be the answer for the majority.

I say that because a lot of people think that if a person has gum disease it means they do not take care of their teeth.    In reality, a person can brush and floss 'religiously' and still develop gum disease.

Don't be fooled by that simple mentality, the problem of gum disease can be a bit more complicated - but not too much so.

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David Snape

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

This video speaks in general terms only, for specific questions about your unique health situation, direct those question to your doctor.

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What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 17

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Contributing Factors To Gum Disease

- Genetics - Is it really about genetics?   Possibly, this may actually be due to the initial caregiver.  It is unavoidable to get the first oral bacteria from one or more caregivers.   So, if the susceptibility is due to genetics or environment is a debate here as it is in other circles.  

In the end, it really does not matter, does it?   The influence exists and is a contributing factor for gum disease.   Sad and unfair as it seems, there is something to it. 

Control Of Gum Disease

Your power to control gum disease is going to be objectively measured by your periodontal pocket depths.  Generally speaking, most dental healthcare providers will consider your gums healthy when the periodontal pockets are at 3mm and below everywhere in your mouth.

Although,  4mms is not uncommon, you can do better and should strive to do so.  
When the pockets are deeper, the ability of the gum disease causing bacteria to create enough acidic and toxic byproducts to start to erode the gum tissue and supporting bone gets stronger.   

Theoretically, if you can get and keep those pockets down to 3mm and below, you have it under control. 

We say control and not 'cure' because frankly, the bacteria are always present.  It is a matter of 'how' present they are that makes a difference. 

You cannot permanently eradicate those bacteria.  They will come back rapidly.  But you do have a chance to control the size of the bacterial population.     That's where your chance is.

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, therefore, you should be thinking that avoiding it is a good idea by now.  

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David Snape

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

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This video speaks in general terms only, for specific questions about your unique health situation, direct those question to your doctor. 

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