Showing posts with label oral care. Show all posts
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 15

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Fear of Going To The Dentist

Many people are afraid to go to the dentist and this is a fear that must be overcome.   On the other hand, it is very important to find a 'good' dentist.  That would be one that actually cares about you and is not willing to charge you for unnecessary treatments or diagnostics.

Unfortunately, we live in age where many people just routinely take advantage of others.  They think that is 'normal', but it is not.   It is a very perverse mentality.

I think people should be under the care of a good doctor and get their teeth cleaned on a routine and regular basis.   There is, in my opinion, real value in regular office cleanings.

But again, it is imperative that you find a good doctor.   Fear is not necessarily unfounded.  Finding a doctor that has a high moral standard is very important.

Unnecessary work can be irritating, painful and very costly.  You need a doctor you can trust.   I do believe it is not so easy to find such doctors today.  But, I do believe they are out there.

I have indeed heard a number of horror stories over the years and I have my own bad experiences with some 'professionals' as well.

What You Do At Home Is Important

While it is very important to be under the care of a good and honest doctor, it is also important to focus on what you do at home.  Every good dental practitioner will agree that the greatest positive or negative effect on your dental health, under normal circumstances, has a great deal to do with your home care.

This is because the plaque or biofilm that house the 'bad' bacteria must be mechanically disrupted daily in order to stay ahead of any problems.   You can only see your dentist a few times a year and certainly not every day.   Therefore, what you do at home is extremely important.

If brushing and flossing every day where ALL that was needed for everyone, then you wouldn't see so many people with gum disease.  That is a clue and something to think about.

I speak in general terms only.  Specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be directed to your dental health provider of choice. 

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David Snape

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What You Should Know About Gum Disease - Part 14

What You Should Know About Gum Disease - A Layman's Guide To Fighting Gum Disease - Part 14 on Video: 

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About This Video And Book

 This is the continuation of my reading of the book: What You Should Know About Gum Disease -

In this video we touch on the  differences in qualification regarding general dentists and periodontists.   Sometimes, it is very important to choose the right doctor.

Periodontists have extra training (about two years) and gum health and disease is usually the exact focus of their practice.   If you are looking for a more exacting diagnosis and treatment options, I would suggest that it might be best to visit a periodontist.

That is not to say that the general dentist is not able to treat gum disease, they are.   But perhaps the difference can be highlighted in this analogy:  Would you rather go to a general practitioner or a heart specialist when you have a problem with your heart?

Gum Disease Is Everywhere

The unfortunate and perhaps inconvenient truth is that around 75% of people have some gum disease right now.   Most people want to believe they are in the 25% .  Their eyes will gloss over if you mention gum disease.  They would never imagine that they could be included in the majority of people.  

Unfortunately, dental professionals have given us this 75% number.  One need only ask a dental hygienist and she will be able to tell you just how bad it is.   She sees it every day.  

People are lacking the right information 

Gum disease is simple but it is also very complex.  It is simple to understand what it is, relatively speaking.  But fighting it is a bit more complex. 

You see, every human body is different.   That means it takes a different amount of effort from each person to control this problem to the point that it is no longer causing damage in your mouth.  

Each person is different.  Some people can honestly get away with normal brushing and flossing and they are fine.   Others, need to do a lot more every day to keep their gums healthy. 

Since most people are probably brushing and flossing, it is easy to understand that brushing and flossing, do not work for everyone.   Otherwise, the 75% figure could not exist.  

I have also found that many people just don't undertstand the basic facts about this disease.  If they did, they would certainly have  a better chance of defeating the problem.   In this case, it is really true that ignorance is not bliss!  

I hope that you will now take the time to educate yourself and be better equipped to protect yourself and your family against this problem. 

 Part 13 is available here 

Part 15 here


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Thursday, December 13, 2012

What You Should Know About Gum Disease - Part 11

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 11 On Video

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Information about gum disease remains fairly basic.

1. About 75% of people have some form of it right now.  (This is according to dental professionals)

2. Gum Disease is the number one cause of Tooth Loss!

It Saddens Me That People Don't Know

There are people who have lost teeth, have implants or dentures and still may be entirely unaware that the problem was caused by gum disease.

This is the reality however.  If you think about it, this makes sense.

75%  equates to 3 out of every four people!   That means if you line yourself up with 10 of your friends 7 or 8 of you have gum disease! 

Yet, most people are very quick to jump on the "I am not one of them"  band wagon.    They just don't know or do not believe they are part of the 75%.   Everyone cannot be in the other 25%.


Misunderstandings Abound

Many people think that their dentist has said they are ok or whatever.   However, that could be a misunderstanding.    Sometimes, ok just means:  "We don't need to take any action right now".

But, when it is time to take action, it can be quite costly and expensive.   And one is surprised with the pronouncement that they do indeed have gum disease.

Gingivitis IS gum disease.   This is another misconception.   Gum disease, gingivitis, periodontal disease, these are all different stages of the SAME disease process.   They are all gum disease.

They all require attention.  While it is true that the damage in gingivitis is reversible, the line between gum disease and gingivitis can be crossed at any moment.  Do any of us know when that exact moment is?

So, all of it requires immediate attention.

Save Money, Time And Pain

 Gum surgeries and tooth (or teeth) replacements are costly.  There can be pain involved and your time of going to the office, having the work done and then recovery are all important chunks of your life.  

Why not avoid all of that in the beginning.   Learn all that you can about this VERY common problem.  Start to protect your family and yourself today.

Start by reading the book : What You Should Know About Gum Disease - The Layman''s Guide to Fighting Gum Disease    - you can get it here:


David Snape


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* I speak in general terms only.  Specific questions about your unique health situation should be directed towards your periodontist or doctor.   They can provide advice, diagnosis and treatment, no website can do that.    But, you can do your shopping at