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

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.   


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.

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

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Stopping Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums are quite often a sign of gum disease.   You will want your dentist to give you a diagnosis and rule out anything else.

Once that is done, you might be faced with the prospect of spending a lot of money to solve this problem.   Unfortunately, gum disease is the number 1 cause of tooth loss.

I advocate working under the care of your periodontist at all times.   Let your Periodontist check your results and verify improvement (if any).

I have a specific methodology to tackle the problem of gum disease.  Since you will be working with your dentist, he can monitor and verify your results.

You can learn about this method by reading  : How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

This is the tool that I discuss in that publication - It is also the one I believe to be the most effective. 


Here is the problem.:  I've been told that 99% of people download these reports and never read them!

I know, that's crazy right?   No one wants to go 50% of the way and then quit.

So,  I know the chances are good that you are not going to read this report - even after it is on your computer!

That's a shame.  Because I  have some valuable things to share.  Perhaps you can save yourself a lot of money and some or all of your teeth?    How much would that be worth.

 Like I said, most people will download the report but never read it.

I allow people to call me and ask questions.  I'm at 1-888-586-6849.  That includes those who don't read the information I suggested, but it would be better if you did! 

For people that don't want to talk on the phone, you can contact me on Skype as well:  just clickthe link below  This is two way communication, you will be able to chat with me and I will chat back.

Here is link to connect on Skype.

I think it would be a good idea to call instead, but I leave the Skype option open for those who aren't ready to talk on the phone.

The purpose of the call or the chat will simply be to figure out what is best for you and whether I have something to share that will align with YOUR goal for  yourself.

If there is an alignment, I'll explain further.

If there is not an alignment, you will walk away with some good / free information that you may find very helpful and good.

In ANY case, if you have bleeding gums, please take action by visiting a periodontist ASAP.



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?


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

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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...


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

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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?


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

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cigna Study Shows That Treating Periodontal Disease Leads to Less Emergency Room Visits

Yet another study shows the connection between gum disease and systemic (whole body) health.
 The latest one that I read was done by Cigna.  You can read the full article here.

It is really quite amazing when you consider the volume of evidence coming from researchers today.  It seems like every time you turn around, researchers are finding another link between gum disease and some other body problem.

Now, less emergency room visits!  Wow.

So, this is really just a modern day validation of ancient wisdom.   Farmers today still understand the value of checking an animal's mouth before purchase.  They know that the mouth reflects the body.  The wisdom of farm life has taught them that and this knowledge has been passed down in this form for possibly thousands of years!

The mouth reflects the body.

Perhaps one of the biggest objective indicators of the presence of gum disease (periodontal disease) is those periodontal pocket depths.  And this is important for people to know.

Above 3mm = BAD   Below 3mm=Good.

If patients understood this correlation, they would probably be more interested in doing something about their periodontal issues.  Of course, the first step would be to recognize the problem in the first place!  And we know that so many do not.

Doctors and Hygienists often do their best to help the patient understand the problem and what they can do about it.  But the volume of information is just not enough.    The connections are hard to make in a 45 minute to 1 hour visit during which time the patient has their mouth wide open while being talked to (or at) by the clinician or hygienist!

Something that I believe can help is the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator- it is something that is relatively easy to use at home.   It comes with simple instructions.  Most importantly,  as many doctors have been discovering,  it is helping patients to do a better job with oral health at home and they are seeing correspondingly smaller pocketing on subsequent visits!   This is great news!

This one tool, simple in design can make a big difference in patient's lives!


And don't forget about prevention as well.  Many expensive dental procedures could be avoided in the first place, if patient's were more educated about prevention.   My favorite.   


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

PPS: prevention can also help a lot in reducing an individual's or family's health care costs.  My favorite prevention tool. 


Periodontal Disease Incidence And Dr. Nagelberg's Article

I found an interesting article by Doctor Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS on the Dental Economics website.    Here is the full article

In this article Dr. Nagelberg discusses how high the incidence of periodontal disease is and how it is under addressed and under served across the nation.   I suspect that won't be surprising news to most dentists and hygienists.

One thing he did mention though is that many patients are only receiving regular cleanings when they should be receiving special periodontal treatments.   That's a tough one, I agree.

On the one hand, I do believe that many doctors can guide and educate their patients to do a better job at home and reduce their periodontal pockets.  I personally believe the Hydro Floss is a great tool to help patients obtain those results.

I just wish more dentists and hygienist were aware of this device  and what it can do for the dental health of their patients.   But, so far, even after 25 years, too many remain unaware. 

Maybe that can change?  


And don't forget about prevention as well.  Many expensive dental procedures could be avoided in the first place, if patient's were more educated about prevention.   My favorite.   


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

PPS: prevention can also help a lot in reducing an individual's or family's health care costs.  My favorite prevention tool. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Smoking Can Be Fatal - In German

Smoking Can Be Fatal In German is:  Rauchen kann tödlich sein

This is what is written on cigarette advertisements and cartons in Germany 

Here is a video to give you an idea of the pronunciation:   


Not only can smoking be fatal, it is not good for your dental health either! 

Here is an excerpt from the book: What You Should Know About Gum Disease : A Layman's Guide to Fighting Gum Disease. 

Smoking: It seems like there are plenty of good reasons to give up smoking. Here is yet another. Smoking is a contributing factor to the development of gum disease. This could be because of the smoke’s effect on the immune system or the direct effect of the smoke on gum tissue. Smoking dries out the mucous and saliva-producing tis- sues of the mouth, and smoke is also toxic in nature. Any of these reasons—and more—can be why smoking contributes to the progression of gum disease. It makes sense, right? Smoke is poison and poison harms the tissues of the body. 

You can also find the book : What You Should Know About Gum Disease here. 

If smoking is affecting your breath (of course it does) you might want to counter that with a little : French Kiss Chewing Gum.  

If you haven't quite yet, I hope this helps to motivate you to 'make it happen'.   And if you love someone who hasn't quit yet,  you could send this page to them.  


PPS obtain your guide on stopping bad breath. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dr. Randy McCormick - A Tulsa, Oklahoma Dentist Now Treats Periodontal Disease With FDA Cleared Laser

Dr. McCormick is now using the LANAP procedure to treat patients with periodontal disease.

We congratulate Dr. McCormick on helping patients with gum disease.

The article mentions that over 40% of people over the age of 65 and up will have lost or will lose 6 or more teeth to gum disease.   Ouch...   Time to focus on prevention?  

Gum disease does not wait until you are 65 however, it can strike  at any age.   It is just that you see more of the accumulated damage when you are older.   A little prevention now can save a boat load of cash in the future - not to mention time, pain and suffering as well! 

Hopefully, Doctor Randy is educating those same patients about the Hydro Floss for their home care as well!


And don't forget about prevention as well.  Many expensive dental procedures could be avoided in the first place, if patient's were more educated about prevention.   My favorite.   


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

PPS: prevention can also help a lot in reducing an individual's or family's health care costs.  My favorite prevention tool. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania Declares February as "Gum Disease Awareness Month"

Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Corbett has joined the list of Governors that have dubbed February as "Gum Disease Awareness Month"  - you can read the article from BeWellPhilly here.

So far, I have become aware of Illinois, Oklahoma and now Pennsylvania as states that are trying to raise the awareness of the seriousness of gum disease as well as how widespread it is.   Then there is Dr. Hudson in NY.

And that is great!  I applaud the Governors of these states as well as Dr. Hudson. 

The Problem Of Gum Disease Is VERY Widespread

In articles I've read recently some of the dental associations involved in these proclamations are stating that 85% of people suffer from some degree of gum disease.

The standard statistics is around 75%  - but even at that lower number that means 3 out of every 4 people have some.   Most of them don't know.

Many will not become aware until it is time for an expensive treatment.  There may be multiple reasons for this.  I don't want to speculate on that too much.    But, the fact remains:  A LOT of people have gum disease. 

It appears that many of those people will need expensive treatments and or lose one or more teeth!  (Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss! )


This Prompted Me To Write The Book 

To do my fair share in raising the awareness about this widespread disease, as well as what people can do to stop it from progressing, I wrote a book.

The name of the book is: What You Should Know About Gum Disease

I think every family should have a copy of this book on their shelf.   If so many people have gum disease now, and do not know it,  what are the chances that multiple people in your family could use this information?

Who knows, maybe they (or you) can save thousands of dollars in expensive treatments that were not needed because you took action to prevent them.

It's not all about brushing and flossing.   If that was all it took, would so many people have gum disease today?

I hope this article helped to raise awareness a little further.


PS:   This tool is my favorite and can be used at home. 

PPS:  Guide:  How To Stop Gum Disease

Friday, January 11, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 29

What You Should Know About Gum Disease - Part 29. 

In this video we reinforce the concept that plaque is the enemy and that the plaque continues to come back again and again.   It is a fight that must be fought every single day.  Failure to do so, is usually a step backwards.

The plaque is a living 'biofilm' and it forms an oxygen shield.  When this happens the 'bad bacteria' have a chance to reproduce rapidly and produce more and more acidic toxins which can ultimately have the effect of destroying surrounding tissue.

If too much of that tissue, including the bone, is destroyed, the tooth or teeth can become loose.  This is a disaster.  Implants can be very costly.

You can find the book here. 

Many people have gum disease right now and many (most)  do not know it.   In fact, there are people who have lost teeth and now have implants and they still don't know or understand that the reason for losing the teeth was gum disease.

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.  It is possible to lose teeth through accidents or very severe cavities.  However, gum disease is the far, far in the lead when it comes to tooth loss.

I believe the book is one that every family should have o their book shelf.  Since dental professionals tell us that 3 out of every four or about 75%  of people have gum disease, there is a good chance that you or someone you love will need this information.

If you can save yourself from even one expensive treatment or toot replacement you will be far out in the lead.

If you have any questions, I can be reached at the number below 


David Snape

PS:  get the free guide, how to stop gum disease in 4 easy steps here. 

PPS:  here is on of the tools that I think is most useful