Showing posts with label periodontal disease. Show all posts
Showing posts with label periodontal disease. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Saving Loose Teeth - Question and Answer

The question asked below was due to this post on saving loose teeth due to periodontal disease. 

*note, always be under the guidance of a good periodontist when dealing with these issues.
(a good dentist would be defined as one who cares more about your teeth and well-being than his own pocket book - one who will do what is right for you and not what is right for his / her bottom line).  Yes, It's not always easy to find a doctor like that!


Hi David:

I am a customer of yours, (Bought your Gum Disease book a long time ago), and need your opinion.

Here's my situation (condensed version):

I just moved to another state, so I had to find a new dentist. (FYI: Been with my old dentist for almost ten years, and he never did a pocket test on me.)

Was lucky enough to find a great one, but in doing so, I was given some very bad news.

I was given a pocket test, and found out that I am in the early stages of periodontal disease.   At this juncture, I don't have any loose teeth, but they did find a few 4's, a couple 5's, and a couple of 7's.  The rest are 2's and 3's.

So, they recommended that I see a Periodontist.  I just consulted with one, and he recommended that I have gum surgery.   He mentioned that the surgery is done in quadrants, 1 through 4, doing one quadrant per visit.   Surgery for each quadrant is approximately $1200.

I also have an issue with one my wisdom teeth (Yes I still have all of them, and I am 61 years old).  None of them hurt or really bother me, but every time I floss between the back gum of one of wisdom teeth, my floss smells bad.  (no bleeding)  I mentioned this to my new dentist, the hygienist, and the periodontist, and they all said that I might be better off having that tooth pulled out, but that I should consult with an oral surgeon to get his opinion on things.

With all that said, do you think the hydro-floss would help in my situation?

Will it really help to get my pocket numbers down, and maybe help to get rid of the smell that's coming from behind my wisdom tooth?

Thank you in advance for your help,

Name Witheld to insure privacy


Hi (name withheld for privacy reasons),  

The HF reduced my pockets to the point that my dentist said I didn’t need the expensive treatment she had previously recommended. (which also was to be done in quadrants)  

I’ve talked to a lot of people over the years and the HF has worked for a majority of them. 

Will it work for you? One can never be sure with human health.  Each human body is different and works a little differently.   So there are no absolute 100% guarantees on your outcome.  

You just wrote that you are facing $4800 dollars worth of treatment plus a pulled wisdom tooth and I suppose an implant - that will probably cost you another $2000 or more dollars.  

So, what do you think?   Do you think it is worth it to get a $100 hydrofloss and try it out for 30 days to see if your pockets decrease
and perhaps maybe even the smell problem dissipates?  

If so, how much money would you be saving?   And your very own dentist will be able to tell you if those pockets have shrunk.  

The answer to these questions seem obvious to me.  But only you can make your own decisions. 

I hope that made sense?   

Whatever you decide, I would definitely suggest getting 2nd and 3rd opinions from qualified dentists (periodontists preferably)  before having any expensive dental work done.  




Friday, July 10, 2015

How To Save Loose Teeth Due To Periodontal Disease

This Is Important

First, if you have any loose adult teeth, you need to get yourself to a periodontist right away.   This is non-negotiable.  Once a tooth is loose due to disease, you should go to a periodontist right away!  You do not want to lose the tooth and you want to try and save it.  Read the next section (What's even more important) carefully. 

What's Even More Important?  

You need the RIGHT periodontist if you want to save your loose teeth.   The problem is one of economics.  It is easier and far more lucrative to pull your tooth (teeth) and give you a nice shiny implant (or several)!  

What you need to know is that periodontists are generally very well trained in how to SAVE teeth as well.  It's just that you have to find one who is willing to take that route rather than pull and implant!  Read that again 10X.  Seriously!  

So, you need to ask your periodontist if he will save the tooth rather than pulling it.   If you are not happy with the answer you get, go to 2, 3, 4 or more periodontists until you find one that WILL SAVE the tooth (or teeth) and not pull it and give you an implant.  

As mentioned before, they have the skills and a variety of methods to save your teeth.  It's just a matter of finding the right doctor who is willing to save your teeth rather than pull them.   Read that again 10X, seriously... 

IN ANY CASE, if you are not currently under the care of a periodontist, go get one RIGHT NOW!. 

ONCE A TOOTH IS LOOSE, YOU CANNOT MESS AROUND.   Your priority is to save that tooth with the help of a periodontist.  IF YOU HAVE LOOSE ADULT TEETH - GO TO A PERIODONTIST right now.  

What If You Have Gum Disease, Periodontal Disease Or Gingivitis Without Any Loose Teeth? 

Gum disease, periodontal disease and gingivitis are basically the same disease in various stages.  The words can be used somewhat interchangeably because the disease process is basically the same.   Of course, gingivitis is the very beginning and the damage is considered reversible at that point. 

If you don't have any loose teeth but know you have anything related to this disease process or have been told that you do, then you still need to be under the care of a dentist or periodontist.  You need someone to monitor your situation and watch your periodontal pocket depths.   Remember that last phrase, it's very important. 

In addition, you might want to try the HydroFloss.  Many people, including myself have seen pocket depths shrink under the power of the HydroFloss.   You can see one here:  

The key is using it properly, something that I am willing to discuss with those who purchase their HydroFloss from

In addition, I have written  a book you might want to read: What You Should Know about Gum Disease 

Periodontal Pocket Depths

I just introduced that phrase a moment ago.   You need to know what yours are and you'll want to keep track of them.   

Here is the  reason why.  Generally speaking, when your pocket depths are 3mm or less, most dental professionals will say that your gums are healthy at that point.    So, your end goal is to get them there and keep them there.  

HydroFloss Oral Irrigator

This has proven itself to be a powerful tool when it comes to the health of gum tissue for many people.  Dentists and hygienists often recommend it to their patients as well.  Even those who do implants a lot suggest it to their patients because there is a belief among some Implantologists that using the HydroFloss can help reduce the rate of implant failures.  

Oxygenated, pH balanced Mouthwash

This is something else that may be helpful towards supporting health gum tissue.  It's oxygenated, pH balanced mouthwash.  Oxygen is useful against harmful bacteria as is a higher pH.  So you are really attacking the problem.   By the same token, you can make your own powerful oxygenated mouthwash with AktivOxigen drops or the Ozonator.  

If You Have Questions

I don't mind sparing a few minutes of my time, just use the number at the top of your screen.   Please keep in mind that you should always be under the direct care of your own skilled dentist or periodontist.   


Friday, March 20, 2015

He Reversed The Beginning Stages of Periodontal Disease With The HydroFloss

Of course, you should always be under the care of a dentist or, preferably, a periodontist if you have or think you might have any type of dental disease.

A customer of ours shares his experience with the HydroFloss in the review below.

I'm not trying to make any statements about this, I'm only sharing with you what he shared in his review.

This you can read for yourself here:

You can check out the HydroFloss here.     You might also choose the pocket pals as well.  

Again, always be under the care of a good dentist or periodontist when dealing with any type of dental disease, including periodontal (gum) disease. 

I might be prejudiced but I also consider my book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease  to be a valuable resource. 

I believe you will gain a lot of useful information and some really good ideas that you can run by your dentist, before trying, from this book. 

If you are facing this problem,  these two resources can help you tremendously!  (At least that is my opinion).   


Free Guide : Stopping gum disease
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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Gum Disease Is An Epidemic That Has Been With Mankind For So Long That Everyone Thinks It Is Normal

gum disease, the quiet epidemic that has plagued mankind for thousands of years
 It really isn't an epidemic technically, because it is accepted as a 'normal' human condition.   

But, really,  with 3 out of every 4 people affected, isn't it one? 
In fact, it might as well be. 

Gum disease causes tooth loss.  If you know you have some, and most people have some, then you should educate yourself and take action.

What you do at home for yourself is the most crucial.   The fight is a daily one that no one is likely to fight for you. 

Knowledge is power.  Keeping your teeth for a lifetime of good service can be majorly impacted by how much you understand and how much action you take daily.

It is not normal, despite that fact that it has been accepted as such for so long.    It is a disease process.  

Don't let it catch you unaware.   

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Your Gums Should Not Bleed When You Brush Or Floss

your gums should not bleed Bleeding gums are really not normal at all.  Most of the time it is a sign that you have gum disease.  You will need  your periodontist to examine you and give you a diagnosis.

Barring a few other things your periodontist may rule out, the most likely cause is gum disease.  You wouldn't be alone though as 3 out of 4 people, according to dental professionals, have gum disease.

That's 75% of people!  Yet, most people have no idea they have this problem.  On the other hand, I would guess that gum disease accounts for billions of dollars just in costly dental surgeries, gum grafts and dental implants alone!

What You Can Do

I'm going to assume that you have been to the dentist or periodontist and you know you have gum disease.   You will want to work with and under the supervision of your doctor at all times.

One of the key objective indicators of gum disease are your periodontal pocket depths.  Generally speaking your periodontist will consider your gums unhealthy when they are above 3mm.  

Conversely,  most periodontists, generally speaking, would say that your gums are healthy when you have no pocket depths above 3mm.

Therefore, your goal is to get to 3mm and below!

A Relatively Effective Way to Achieve This

Nothing will work 100% of the time for 100% of the people, that is impossible.  But I have something that worked for me personally and many other people too.

That is the HydroFloss oral irrigator.   

What you do with it is use it twice per day with two full reservoirs (place where the water goes) per use for a solid month.   After that, visit your periodontist again and see if your pocket depths have shrunk down.  

If so, simply keep up the routine.   If not, then you have to tweak and alter what you are doing at home until you achieve the desired results - as measured by your periodontist or hygienist.

I tried many things, but in the end it was the Hydro Floss that gave me the results I was looking for.  Now you know the secret to proving whether it will work for you or not too!

Read more about it.

You can talk to me if you have questions about whether this is the right way for your or not.  Call me at 1-888-586-6849 (ask for David). You can also join my skype group for conversation.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Stop Bleeding Gums And Reduce Your Chances Of Lost Teeth And Expensive Dental Treatments

bleeding gums are not a good sign!  Gums should not bleed with normal brushing or flossing.  

If that is happening to you, there is a good chance that you have gum disease.  You will want to visit your periodontist for a diagnosis. 

Don't worry, you are not alone.  Dental professionals tell us that about 3 out of every 4 people have gum disease.   Bleeding is not always present when there is gum disease.  But many times, it is. 

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss

This is the reason that you want stop it from progressing further.   No one wants to lose a tooth or experience an expensive and potentially painful advanced treatment in an attempt to save the gums and teeth. 

You only have so much bone and tissue supporting the teeth.  Protect it as well as you can.

Objective Measures.

It's difficult for people to just go by someone saying that they do or do not have gum disease.  So here is something objective you can use. 

Generally speaking, periodontal pocket depths of greater than 3mm are considered to be unhealthy by many or most dental professionals.

On the other hand, generally speaking, many or most dentist will say that your gums are healthy when your periodontal pockets are at 3mm and below. 

Who takes these measurements?  Either your dentist or hygienist.   Further more, they can chart these numbers for you and you can compare from visit to visit where  you are at.   This is the way you can tell if what you are doing at home is working or not.

These periodontal pocket depths become important for you to know if you hope to stop the progression of gum disease and get your gums back to a healthy state again.


By using the measurement criteria above, in addition to working with your dentist or hygienist, you can figure out what is working for you.

What has worked for many people, myself included?    It is the Hydro Floss oral irrigator.

Is it the right machine for you?   Maybe.  Very possibly.    But I want to help you make sure and feel comfortable that it IS the right choice for you.   Therefore, you can call me at 1-888-586-6849 for a no obligation conversation.    Don't be shy.  There is too much at stake. 

I'd like to see you keep your teeth!  And I am sure your dentist and hygienist would like to see that as well. 

You can also download this free guide entitled:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

If you need further information or want to talk further, you can reach me at the above number or  contact me on Skype.


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Monday, June 3, 2013

What Should You Do When Your Gums Bleed While Brushing Or Flossing Your Teeth? - Video

Click through the link above to read the page this video was made about and to get more information on this topic. 

I think it is really funny that I wrote : How To Stop Gum Disease In 3 Easy Steps - as you see in the video, when in fact, the title is:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps!

That's what happens when you don't spend as much time editing your posts as  you should.  

On the other hand, the meaning of the information is what is important.  Of secondary importance is correct grammar or spelling, right?    Sorry, if you are a grammar and spelling stickler.   :)   But I care about you and your teeth anyway - even if you do criticize me!  

As stated in the video, you may not know much about this topic.  I offer a free, no-obligation conversation to talk about what might be helpful to you.  I speak in general terms.  You should, of course be under the care of a good dentist or preferably, a periodontist, if your gums bleed while brushing and flossing.  

If you have a comment on this video or anything on this site, do leave a comment in the comment section below.  

I hope you enjoyed this video about gums bleeding when brushing or flossing.  

 Here are some resource that might be helpful in answering these difficult questions:

1. The Book: What You Should Know About Gum Disease  

2. The Guide:  How to Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

3.  The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator 

4Will the Hydro Floss Work For You?  


Author: What You Should Know About Gum Disease : A Layman's Guide to Fighting Gum Disease

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Monday, May 27, 2013

How To Shrink Periodontal Pockets

Here is a link to the page in the video:  How To Shrink Gum Pockets

This video is all about generalized information.  If you have a specific question about your unique dental health situation, be sure to talk to your periodontist about that.  

The Hydro Floss is a powerful tool that has really helped a lot of people over the last 20 Plus years.  Yet, it remains relatively 'hidden' from the limelight.   

My personal experience is that it helped me to avoid an expensive gum treatment and it helped my gums to become healthy again.  

I'm not the only person that this has worked for.  You can read customer reviews here.  

Of course, your dentist or hygienist will be able to easily verify your results by measuring your periodontal pocket depths after using the Hydro Floss "effectively".   I suggest reading:  How to Use Your Hydro Floss Effectively on this site. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

What Should You Do When You Have Missing Teeth?

The most important thing to understand is that you cannot leave things the way they are when you have a missing tooth.

That tooth worked in opposition to another tooth.   With a hole there, the other teeth will start to shift around.  This could (will most likely) over time, throw your bite of. 

That in turn will create uneven wear on your teeth.    That is just one small problem that can (most likely) happen.

Therefore it is important that you either get an implant or a denture.   Implants can be quite expensive and dentures are not usually cheap either.   Then there is the daily care involved.

You can talk over with your dentist or implantologist about what the costs and benefits / disadvantages of each are.

But do not leave a hole where a tooth used to be, this can cause many problems.   It is important to get that fixed up right away.

Don't Lose Any More Teeth

The most common cause of tooth loss is gum disease.  More teeth are lost to gum disease than anything else.   It is tragic because many people have gum disease and have no idea that they have it.  No one has really explained what is going on to them.

Dentists and hygienists probably see diseased gum tissue every day.   Patients just do not fully understand what they are headed for. 

Therefore, you should consider learning as much as you can about prevention and possibly stopping the progression of gum disease as soon as possible.

I guess that you would agree (I sure hope so) that you should do everything you can to save your remaining teeth.

In addition to seeing your dentist as soon as possible, here are some resources for you to learn from:

1. The Book: What You Should Know About Gum Disease 

2. The Guide:  How to Stop Gum Disease In 3 Easy Steps

3.  The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator

I wish you the best in preventing additional tooth loss.      There is a number at the top of the screen if anything on this site sparks additional questions.  


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Chewing Tobacco Warning

A follower on twitter sent me a picture of the bottom of a certain chewing tobacco brand's box:

The warning says:   Warning:  This Product Can Cause Gum Disease and Tooth Loss

I thought that was a cool picture.   I won't post it here because I'm sure all the brands are required to do the same thing.   I am not interested in picking on one brand.

Clearly, the entire industry was required by law to post those warnings.  They sure wouldn't do it voluntarily.  

Instead, I'm interested in spreading the word about preventing and stopping gum disease.   Most people have some anyway, whether they know it or not.

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.

There are things you can do to prevent it and arrest its progress and there are things you can do to make it worse - as the above example shows.  

The vast majority of tooth loss in the world is due to gum disease.  

Gum disease causes tooth loss.  

Shouldn't you learn more about this problem?   If most people have it - 3 out of every 4 according to many dental professionals, shouldn't you be learning what you can do to reduce or stop it?

What do you think?  Let's start a dialog on this.


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Sunday, May 5, 2013

3 Out Of Every 4 People Have Gum Disease

This is what many (or even most) dental professionals will typically tell you when you ask them.   They generally say 75% of people have some gum disease right now.

It doesn't really matter if you are talking about:

  1. Gum disease
  2. gingivitis
  3. periodontal disease
They are all different stages of the same disease process.

That process can eventually lead to the loss of a tooth.   Severe gum recession may or may not occur before that point.

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.

If you think this is serious and even dangerous, you might be right.   Why lose a tooth if you don't have to.

They say that knowledge is power.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

How To Get The Publication - How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Setps - For Free - Video


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Gum disease is the primary reason that people lose their teeth.  Please share this page on all of your social media.  As this problem affects so many, perhaps you could help more of them by sharing this page?  

Thank you in advance for helping to spread the word about this important publication. 

How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps - Click Here To Download


David Snape

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Autoimmune Diseases and Gum Disease Relationship

Please share any references you have on this topic in the comment section below.  

I know that researchers have found many connections between gum disease and quite a number of other health problems.   While the connections are apparent and most professionals agree on the correlations, many have not been fully explained as of yet. 

I had not heard of autoimmune diseases having a relationship to gum disease until yesterday.   Then I started to realize that many customers have told me that have had an autoimmune disease. 

Yesterday, a customer called me to tell me that he had read about this connection.

As I mentioned before, I have heard of many other connections to gum disease. 

If you have a real reference to any studies on this topic, please do share it in the comment section below.    That would be awesome and will quite possibly benefit others visiting this page. 



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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Improve Your Patients' Periodontal Health

We all know that you have plenty of patients that need help with their periodontal health! 

That is going to be a fact no matter where your practice is located.  

So, here is a little test you can do.  Once you see the results for yourself, you will want to help all of your patients.

Take a patient's current periodontal pocket readings.    If they are a 'problem' patient, put them on the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator.  

Have them use the Hydro Floss twice per day with two full reservoirs per use  (four reservoirs per day) for at least one month.

Then, measure those periodontal pockets again and see the results for yourself!   

After that, you will want all of your patients to use the Hydro Floss.  

 If you patient doesn't currently have a Hydro Floss, I made a little card you can print out and give to them.   It is nothing fancy.  But, fancy would just eat up ink.   This is cheap and simple.  And it will be easy to give one to all of your patients.

Here is the very simple card you can give them:

 Just right click on the image above and save to your computer for printing.    OR: 

Here is a .pdf with a whole sheet of these on it.  You can print out as many as you would like:

If you have any questions,  give me a call at 1-888-586-6849.  

David Snape

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Is Gum Disease A Risk Factor For Stroke?

I found an article on this topic from the washington times website

The article did not convince me entirely. Never-the-less, I do not think that the study described was the only one that pointed to a correlation between these two health problems.

So the list is rather large now of diseases that are somehow related to or correlate to gum disease.
Periodontal disease, periodontitis, and even gingivitis are all different stages or just different names for the same disease process.

It basically means there is enough of a 'bad bacteria' population that secretes  acidic toxins to begin or continue the desctruction of tissue around your teeth.   When this tissue destruction carries on too far, the teeth will become loose and fall.

Stopping this process or preventing it, should be a priority for the majority of people on this planet.  Estimates vary, but many professionals suggest that a very large segment of people have some gum disease right now.  Many just do not know they have it.

That is a shame, since gum disease happens to be the number one cause for people losing teeth.  Unfortunately, many people will not become aware of it until a tooth is loose or it is time for an expensive treatment to try and prevent further damage.

Not everyone on this planet will escape the clutches of gum disease.  But, wouldn't it be great if you were one of the lucky ones who figured it out and where able to avoid the ravages of this problem?


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Gum Disease Delays Pregnancy

Article on this topic from AFP via Google

So, aside from all the other nasty little things that gum disease is thought to be related to, it appears that delayed pregnancy is another.

It seems that every time we turn around that gum disease is related to something else.   Heart disease, stroke, low weight, pre-term babies, lung infections and other health problems appear to have some association with or to gum disease. 

Yet, we can say that this isn't really new information!   The ancient people of the world had an intuitive understanding of this fact.   When they were going to purchase an animal or slave in days gone by, they would often look at the teeth.

They understood, even back then, that the health of the mouth was a reflection of the health of the body!   Therefore, modern confirmation of this should not be such a big surprise to anyone.

If You Want To Get Pregnant Sooner

Please pay attention to cleaning up that gum disease if possible.  Many people have gum disease and don't even know it.  So do not be surprised if you have it.

In addition, just being pregnant INCREASES your risk of having gum disease.    It is also not good for the baby as it has been determined to contribute to low birth weight and even premature delivery.

Gum disease is a real problem even when not pregnant.  Please pay close attention, not just for your sake but for the sake of those you love - or those you soon will...


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Periodontitis - A Real Danger And Threat

I saw an interesting article on this topic at medical express site.

One of  the article's premises is that many people are completely unaware they have gum disease.  That's something I've been talking about here on this site for quite some time.

They were mentioning that in the 18-34 year old age group - only about 41% that had periodontal disease realized it.  In higher age groups that number fell to as low as 26% of the people!  Wow!

Estimates of how many people have gum disease vary.  But many dental professionals in the US will tell you that about 75% of people have at least some gum disease right now.

Being the number one cause of tooth loss as well as the low awareness of this problem makes this a rather serious disease.  Yet, it is a silent one. 

If you are interested in keeping your teeth for a lifetime or protecting those of your family members, perhaps it would be a good idea to read a book that explains everything in simple terms.   I believe that part of the problem is that people just don't 'get it'.  Nor do they realize just how big a threat this is to them.

I wrote the book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease : A Layman's Guide to Fighting Gum Disease  - to help people understand what it is and what they might be able to do about it.   I think, given the circumstances, every family should have a copy of this book.

Therefore, when you get your copy, get enough copies to give out to everyone you know.  :) 

I hope the article at the medical express website will help people figure this out.  But sadly enough, I know that many people, doctors included have tried to stress this problem to the public for a long time.   The results have been dismal so far.

Are you ready to listen?


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