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

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Alternative Healing Methods and Leukemia

Yesterday, I spoke with a MD who is a customer of Toothy Grins Store.  He uses the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator.

He told me that he has Leukemia and has tried a number of various methods to combat it.

These methods were quite numerous and so far he has not been successful.   He did say that he met others who used some of the below methods to effectively eliminate their leukemia.

These are some of the methods he mentioned that he has tried.

Intravenous H2O2 Therapy

Intravenous Ozone Therapy

Essiac Formula  (without blood root - he hadn't heard of the blood root part before.)
(similar, but not exactly the same)

heating the body up

Flax Seed Oil  - Johanna Budwig method


He mentioned a number of other methods too,  but nothing has worked so far.  He did mention that he knows that one or more of these methods have worked for others.  He mentioned that heating up the body worked for another MD friend of his with the same / similar condition. 

It should be noted that he also uses chemotherapy but only sees it as a method to slow the disease. 

The disease is progressing very slowly and he said he will continue to search for a method that works.   He said he typically thinks 2 months is long enough to see if any particular method will work.

I thought I would pass this information along.  He said that he has been into alternative / holistic healing methods for a long time.   I often have very interesting conversations with my customers.

He said the Hydro Floss has helped to keep his gums healthy and that he has particular trouble in this area due to the Leukemia.

*of course, you should always be under the care of a physician when facing such a terrible disease.  

If you haven any thoughts or ideas, use the comment section below to share / comment. 

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Dr. Cardenas Andres Reminds Us That Drinking Water Is Good For Our Teeth!

It appears that staying well hydrated has an impact on your teeth as  well as the rest of your body.

Dr. Andres helps us to remember that.  You can get to what he wrote by clicking here:

 I remember reading about a book called The Water Cure.   It was about an Iranian doctor who had been imprisoned and while incarcerated he discovered how water was able to help stop or alleviate a lot of ailments.

It is a quite interesting book.

So, now we are reminded by Dr. Andres that water is also good for the teeth.

They say we are 70% water, so that makes sense.

Drink more water and help to protect and preserve your dental health.  Thanks to Dr. Andres for the reminder.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Are Dental X-Rays Dangerous?

One of our community members, posted this about x-rays and their dangers.  

You'll see the comments I made there as well.

Do your own research and draw your own conclusions.

X-rays are a diagnostic tool that virtually every dentist will definitely say they need.

There is little doubt that they are important.    It allows them to see what is going on 'under the surface' - at least a little better.

So, don't be too harsh on your dentist about x-rays.

On the other hand, I once met an X-ray tech who developed cancer.       I just don't want you to think I am making everything sound rosy.

Their is virtually no way to know if that tech's cancer was influenced by his profession or not.   I know that.  

Just throwing that out there.

 Feel free to comment in the comment section below!  



Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Healthy Mouth Reflects A Healthy Body

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healthy mouth, healthy body

When the health of your mouth fails, your body may be more vulnerable.  Why might this be true?

Think about the wisdom of farmers.  They know that they should not buy livestock that has unhealthy teeth.

The reflection is something that doctors have noted for a very long time.

Your gum tissue should remain healthy.  When you have a high bacterial load in your mouth, it is easy to see how bacteria could easily find their way into the blood stream.

Maybe that is why they are finding p.gingivalis ( a gum disease causing bacteria) in the artery plaque of the heart!   Gum disease may not only be the number one cause of tooth loss, it may also have a lot to do with your heart health!

Researchers have noted for some time the connection between gum disease and many body diseases.  They may not fully understand or be able to explain the connections, but they have noted them for quite some time.

How Do You Keep Your Gums Healthy? 

This can be a tricky subject.  What works for one person may not work for another.  The bottom line is that the amount of work that you put into it, is going to depend on what you, personally, need.

For some people, normal brushing and flossing is all they need.   For others, they need to spend a lot of time every day to maintain healthy gums and teeth.

There are a few factors involved.  Genetics, type of bacteria, diet, immune deficiencies and access to quality care are just a few items that factor into the equation.

You should want to level the playing field.

I wrote a short guide called:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy steps.   You can get it here, right now,  at no monetary cost.

Gum Disease Is Evil

It really is.  It has the power to rob people of their teeth.

You should always ask your dentist what your periodontal pocket depths are on every office visit.  They can check them in a few minutes and it generally doesn't cost anything extra.   You want to keep an eye on these numbers at all times.

Generally speaking, most dental professionals will consider your gums healthy if all of your pockets are 3mm or less.    Generally speaking again,  they will consider them unhealthy if you have numbers above 4mm.

Sometimes, they will suggest that you get a 'deep cleaning'  or 'Scaling and Root Planing' treatment done.  The draw back is that they are generally expensive, more invasive than regular cleanings and they often have to be done again in 1-3 years or so.

Some literature points to the suspicion that these types of treatments can contribute to gum recession as well.  So be careful.   If you are not sure about what your dentist is telling you, you can always go to another dentist and get a second or third opinion.

Many people have had good luck reducing their periodontal pockets - as measured by their hygienist or dentist - with the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator.    

Whatever You Do, Consider Doing Something! 

If you already know that your gums are in a diseased state, don't let them stay that way.  Start taking action to reduce those pockets as soon as possible.  Your dentists knows that at best they can only clean your teeth 3 or 4 times per year.

However, the fight against gum disease is a daily one.  You must disrupt that plaque daily in order to keep the 'bad bacteria' from growing to large enough numbers to cause damage.   When your pockets are deeper, these 'bad bacteria' have room to expand and cause more damage to your teeth and gums with their acidic secretions.

That doesn't sound like fun, does it?

Always be under the care of a doctor.   But, also educate yourself about what you can do at home to tip the odds in your favor! Then verify your results on the next office visit with those periodontal pocket depth numbers. 

Get the report:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

healthy mouth, healthy body 

Stay healthy and well!



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Thursday, August 15, 2013

How Smoking Affects Your Teeth

It ain't pretty.  I found this information here: 

smoking affects your dental health

And it sounds quite accurate.  Smoking is bad for your body no matter how you look at it.

When we had a cadaver in lab, he had been a smoker for many years, and his lungs were jet black.  They were jet black from the inside to the outside.

Worse,  he had been soaked in formaldehyde for many months.  Upon opening the chest, we could smell cigarette smoke.

Please stop and think about it.

Risk Factor For Gum Disease

Toxic smoke also seems to increase your chances of having or getting gum disease.  The chances of having gum disease are already very high.  If you add smoke on top of it, it just makes for a bad deal.

Nothing good comes out of smoking.

Please stop as soon as possible!

smoking harms your dental healthSincerely,

  (no longer on vacation)

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Your Dental Health Is Connected To Your Body's Health, Right?

Oral health can affect your whole body?

oral health is important
Researchers, as you are probably aware, have been noticing the connection between gum disease and a host of other health problems.

One doctor who works in cardiac surgery told me that many of the heart patients have periodontal disease.

Of course, modern research is only validating the wisdom that many people have had passed down to them.  What do I mean by that?

Isn't it normal for farmers to check the teeth of a horse or other livestock before they purchase it?   Was this not the case when slave trade was rampant too.

The ancient wisdom was that the mouth reflected the health of the body. 

People knew this through observation.   Modern research is only validating what people already knew a long time ago.

So, this should be no surprise to you.

Gum Disease

Remember that ancient frozen ice guy?   Researchers and dentists continue to remark that he had periodontal disease.

That should be no surprise either.  Gum disease has plagued mankind since ancient times.

Today, dental professionals will typically say that 3 out of every 4 people have gum disease!  

Yet, many of those 75% of people have no idea that they have gum disease, right?   If they did, more people would be talking about it.

The problem is that they don't typically find out until it is time for an expensive treatment or a tooth to be pulled! 

Some people even get a tooth removed.  They may end up with an implant or dentures and they still don't know that they lost that tooth due to gum disease!

One tool that might help you to prevent the ravages of this problem is the Hydro Floss.  

Here is more information on how to use it properly.   


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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Word About Oral Hygiene Products

There is a difference between oral hygiene products and it is potentially a good idea to be able distinguish between them.   

When it comes to oral irrigators, the best one, as far as I can discern is the Hydro Floss, which we sell here on this site,

You can read why the Hydro Floss is better here.   

Customer reviews


Fighting Bad Breath

What many products are missing today is the power of oxygen and pH balance.  You can read more about both here.   

Resource - bad breath information - free

Gum Disease 

This is  a really important topic.  Too many people have gum disease.  Many dental professionals will say 3 out of every 4 people have some.   This is a problem because gum disease is really the number one cause of tooth loss.

If you have been struggling with this problem, perhaps I can share some information based on your unique situation  - call 888-586-6849 -ask for David.  This will be general information, but it still may be helpful to you in a good way.    Specific information, advice, diagnosis and treatment has to come from your dentist or periodontist. 

You can also read:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease

You can pick up a free copy of How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps here. 

You can also read: Shrinking periodontal pockets. 

I sincerely hope that you will look for the right products and not just any product that sounds good.  There are lots and lots of products out there.  But which ones are actually well thought out and capable of providing real benefits?    I hope the resources I have given you above will help you to sort through that question.

Finally,  you may need help figuring this type of thing out.  Perhaps we can help if you are interested in having a low-key conversation about it.  Call the number at the top of your screen and ask for David .


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Why Acid Is Bad For Your Teeth

Logic:    'Bad' bacteria multiply faster when there is an acidic environment.   Then they create more bacteria that secrete even more acid.  This creates a self perpetuating loop.  - Unless you stop it.

Second - Acidic foods and drinks (like coffee)  can directly harm your tooth enamel.  This can potentially leave you open to cavities.

Bad bacteria have a lot to do with gum disease, cavities and bad breath.



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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Can Oral Care Improve With The Hydro Floss?

Here we are talking about your home oral care.  That is what you do at home between your regular office visits for cleanings and checkups. 

Your regular cleanings are very important.  The hygienist will clean the built up plaque and tartar from your teeth.    And your dentist will check to make sure that your gums and teeth are healthy.

Plaque and Tartar Are Your Enemy

There is such a concept as healthy plaquing, but that hardly exists today, except in perhaps a few very rare individuals.   So we will not talk about it.

For the purpose of this conversation, we consider all plaque and tartar buildup to be unhealthy.  For most people that is actually the case, so it is correct to view it in that perspective.

Under the plaque and tartar is where the unhealthy or 'bad' bacteria grow.   They grow very quickly there.

Therefore, your hygienist is there to remove that which you were unable to prevent or mitigate with your home care.

The Bacteria

The bacteria that grow under the plaque and tartar are what cause many dental health problems.  This includes cavities and gum disease.

Of the two, gum disease is arguably the more serious.    Gum disease is the  number one cause  of tooth loss.    If we are to believe most dental professionals, then 75% of people have gum disease.  That's 3 out of every four.   Some estimate even higher, some lower. 

Gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss.  Out of all the teeth that will be lost this year.  The vast majority will be due to gum disease.  

An implant or dentures is usually the solution at that point.   Perhaps they are not perfect solutions, but they are better than nothing because an empty space in your mouth will cause the other teeth to shift around. 

These solutions can also be costly.  Implant costs vary greatly, but they are definitely expensive.  

Gum Disease

Your dentist will tell you if you have gum disease.  One of the most objective measurements is your periodontal pocket depths.  

Generally speaking,  3mms and below is considered healthy and above 3mm is generally considered unhealthy.   These objective measurements become important to you as they measure a more or less critical aspect of your dental health.

They should be measured by either the dentist or hygienist on every visit.  You should know what they are and ask for them if they are not provided. 

If you are at 3mm and below, then what you are doing at home is working just fine.   If you are above 3mm then it is possible that things can get worse from there. 

You adjust your home care accordingly until you are able to get your periodontal pocket depths to 3mm and below and keep them there (between regular dental cleanings).

The regular appointments with your dentist are still important.  The hygienist can get the 'trouble' spots (where plaque and tartar have accumulated and which you have failed to prevent)  cleaned up for you.  

This is the purpose of all the things we do at home:  Brushing and flossing are for disrupting plaque on a daily basis.  This helps to prevent the bacteria from growing quickly.  They need to be shielded from oxygen to do their damage and that is what the plaque and tartar provide for them - a shield! 

A Problem

However,  there is a problem.  We know that a lot of people have some gum disease right now.   So we have to conclude that for many people, regular brushing and flossing may not be enough to prevent problems and those periodontal pocket depths from getting too deep.

No one thing is guaranteed to work 100% of the time for 100% of the people.  Every human body is different.  

However, the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator has made a big difference for a lot of people, myself included.    I was able to avoid an expensive treatment from utilizing the Hydro Floss.  My gums became healthy again!    I cannot guarantee that it will work for you.  But it has worked for me and a lot of my customers too.

You can improve your odds by reading these directions on effectively using your Hydro Floss.  

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David Snape

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Baton Rouge Veterinarian Warns of Rising Pet Dental Problems - Gum Disease

I read an article about 3 veterinarians  

Dr. Sam Haase and fellow veterinarians Dr. Frederic Michaelson and Dr. Chris Hayes are running an Animal Hospital.   Dr. Haase states that according to recent estimates 3 out of every four cats AND dogs over three years old  have gum disease.

What I find interesting is that this is similar to the estimate for humans too!  Three out of four is 75% which is what many dental professionals believe is the number of people with at least some gum disease as well.

So, we have three different species with about the same incidence of gum disease?   Cats, dogs and humans all appear to have about the same incidence rate of gum disease!   That's very interesting to say the least.

If You Are A Human

Understanding gum disease, for humans, is very important to their health.  Researchers have found some type of connection, although they don't fully understand these connections, between gum disease and many other diseases in the body.

Actually, this is only modern confirmation of what ancient people intuitively understood!  Didn't (and don't they still today) farmers always check an animal's mouth before purchasing it?   Why is that?

They intuitively understood that an unhealthy mouth possibly or probably meant an unhealthy body.  Isn't that where the saying, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth", comes from? 

Learn what you can to help to protect yourself and your family today.


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Tooth Decay Is On The Rise In Preschoolers

I found an article about tooth decay in preschoolers here.

On the surface, this premise sounds like this is a 'new' phenomenon.  But, I suspect that this has been the case for quite a long time.   Juices and milk are full of sugars and we all know that sugar will feed tooth decay causing bacteria.

These bacteria then produce acidic waste byproducts.  These acids are what cause the creation of cavities.   More sugar leads to more bacterial growth and so forth and so on.

A Tip

Here is an idea.  Try getting xylitol tooth gel and rubbing it on the children's teeth at night.  Xylitol is also a sugar, but it is one that the bacteria cannot use.  They end up starving and dying.  These gels can sometimes be found in health food stores.   Read the label directions carefully before use.

Toothy Decay Problem

It's not a surprise that tooth problems are 'on the rise'.  They have been rampant' for a long time and not just in children either.  Consider how large the dental health industry is.   That should tell you all you need to know.

Tooth decay and other dental health problems occur frequently.  People are always being treated for them.   The treatment of dental disease must be a multi-billion dollar industry.   I guess that it could possibly be a trillion dollar industry.

It is frightening when you think about it.   Focusing on prevention is the best way to try and protect yourself and your family.  Knowledge is power.

This is my dental health prevention message for the day! 


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Friday, April 12, 2013

Ötzi The Iceman Could Have Used a Dentist - He Had Gum Disease Too

I read an article from Science NBC News     ---  (Article was pointed out to me by one Ekhym Wethered of Overland Park, KS - Thanks Ekhym!)

Looks like our 5,000 year old well preserved ice man lived a decent life (until he was shot with an arrow that is) but had some bad dental problems.

One item in particular that piqued my interest was that Ötzi had gum disease.   The article went on to mention that Ötzi probably would have lost some teeth within the next five years - had he continued living.

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.  Although Ötzi can also attribute his problems to a milled grain diet (such as worn teeth). It is common knowledge today that gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.

Some people lose one or more teeth get implants or dentures and somehow missed the whole point that their tooth loss was due to gum disease!  They still don't know it.

Too bad they didn't visit Toothy Grins Store because we talk about this topic a lot.   Of course, back in Ötzi's day Toothy Grins Store didn't exist.  But fortunately for modern man, it does!

Don't suffer the same fate as our neolithic ice man!  Make and keep your gums healthy!

Resources to consider: 

How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

What You Should Know About Gum Disease


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April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

You can read more, make donations and find related information at The Oral Cancer Foundation Site

Oral cancer, it is estimated will be found in over 40,000 people this year.   It is also estimated that 8,000 will die from it this year as well.   That equates to 1 death every hour.

It appears that there is evidence that smokeless chewing tobacco is a contributing factor to oral cancer.    Of course, that doesn't mean that you cannot get it just because you don't chew.

HPV also appears to be a contributing factor.  This is the reason that more oral cancers are being found in people under 40 while historically a person was generally over 40.

Everything we do carries a risk.   I remember our cadaver in Gross Anatomy from about 16 years ago.  The guy had been a long-time smoker.   His lungs were charcoal black all the way through from outside to inside.

Normal lungs would be pink,  similar to the color of your lips.

So, if smoking can do that to your lungs, you can imagine what kind of problems it might cause.  Oral cancer might be one of them.

Tip:  Smoking can Kill.   

I'm glad that they are raising awareness about Oral Cancer This Month.    I hope people pay attention.


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