Showing posts with label what you should know about gum disease. Show all posts
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

How To Find My Book On Amazon

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Monday, July 1, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease - A Layman's Guide To Figthing Gum Disease

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should know about gum diseaseThis is the book that got me moving in the direction that you have seen take. 
Given that this problem is so very prevalent and so few people understand it, I guess I took it as a personal mission to start educating people.

I knew it was going to be a hard road.  But, I still thought that people should know about this.  
I ran into a doctor that told me, "prevention doesn't pay".     I knew at that moment that what I was trying to do was going to have some tough obstacles. 

There have been dentists that have tried to educate the masses in the past.  Despite their efforts, they remain relatively unknown by the general public.

The public remains relatively ignorant about what gum disease is and what they can do to try and prevent it.  Their is an equal or greater level of ignorance regarding what can be done to fight this problem, mitigate it and even have the periodontal tissue become healthy again!

Gum disease is a billion dollar + industry.  I have no idea how much is made from this problem but a billion per year would be relatively conservative in my estimation.   It's probably far more than that.

Have you ever been to a periodontist's (a dentist who specializes in gum disease / health) waiting room?    It's usually quite full!    The people that have this problem don't talk about it - even though "most people"  have it whether they know so or not.

Dental professionals generally say  that about 3 out of every 4 people have it.   That is 75% of people in case you were wondering.   Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.  How many people have lost teeth, obtained dentures or implants and still are ignorant of the fact that their tooth loss was caused by gum disease?

Will they go on to lose more teeth?   It's difficult to fix what you don't know about, isn't it?

These are some of the reasons that I wrote the book:   What You Should Know About Gum Disease.  ISBN:    978-0981485508

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PPS:  this book is also available at Amazon and on Therabreath's site as well.   


Saturday, June 8, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease

What You Should Know About Gum Disease is a book that I published in 2008.   It is over 200 pages.   However, the first 4 chapters will give you the bulk of the information that I think you need and should definitely read.

I first became interested in this topic somewhere around 2005 or 2006 when my dentist and hygienist suggested that I needed an expensive a possibly painful treatment (after the anesthetic wore off) treatment called a Scaling and Root Planing or SRP  treatment.

I sure didn't like the sound of that.   My dentist actually told me that it was the only thing that would help.   I decided that I needed to test that theory. 

It took some trial and error but I found something that really worked.   I found other things that helped, but there was one thing in particular that REALLY helped. 

Dentist Visibly Surprised

My dentist was quite surprised.  She seemed to have trouble believing the change in my periodontal (gum) health.   She eventually said, "Ok, whatever you are doing, keep it up.  You don't need that treatment any longer."     I was, of course, delighted.

Three out of Every For People Have Gum Disease

This is what many dental professionals say.  I thought a book like mine would be very valuable to people.   I've discovered that most people are unwilling to consider the possibility that they have gum disease.  Some won't even believe it, or they were not told, when they lose teeth and need dentures and / or implants.

You see, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.   There is nothing else that comes close.   Yet, people will lose some their teeth and still not realize they have it.   That is truly a tragedy.

Education Is The Key

If what many dentists say is true and three out of every four people really do have gum disease, what are the odds that you or someone you love has this problem.    You see, this book has great value for you and your family.   Every family should have a copy of this book, in my opinion.   Yes, I am the author, but it doesn't change reality.     With so many people facing this problem and still unaware, it seems to me this book could really help a lot of people.  That includes possibly yourself and those whom you love!

Here is a picture of the book:

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

HydroFloss And Free Book

The book is valued at $21.99, so you will get this value along with a brand new HydroFloss (latest model).  The HydroFloss comes with a warranty as well.   This is a 'real' book.  It is one that you can hold in your hand and read - the old fashioned way! 

The book, What You Should Know About Gum Disease is an excellent adjunct to your Hydro Floss.  It is about 240 pages packed full of easy-to-understand information on gum disease and dental health.  

This chocked full of the 'secrets' to dental health that most professionals either don't know or don't have the time to tell / teach you.   And 'secrets' there are. 

For example, the measurement of your periodontal pocket depths is an objective guage to the health of your gums.  3mm and below is, generally speaking considered good by dental health professionald and anything above, generally speaking, is considered a problem.

Yet,  many dental offices are not measuring these on each dental visit, they are not telling their patients what these numbers mean and the importance of them.  

You are empowered with these numbers to know where you stand.  When gum health deteriorates, expensive treatments are right around the corner.  And unfortunately, this is often the point that people find out they have gum disease! 

However, we already know, according to dental professionals, that 75% of people have some gum disease right now!   Start protecting yourself today.  

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* I speak in general terms only on this site.  Specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be addressed by  your doctor or periodontist.  

Monday, February 11, 2013

Amazon Has My Book On Their Site

About two days ago, I had written that Garrison Keillor from  A Prairie Home Companion fame has my book on his site.

I thought it would only be fitting to acknowledge that Amazon is also displaying my book on their site as well.  

Looks like they are even sporting a Kindle Edition.

The Importance To You

Ok, it is nice to say my book is here and there.  But what about you?

Why do you NEED this book.    It would be a shame if you came here and read this post and never understood or recognized the importance of this book in relation to your life - as well as the lives of those whom you love.

I know it sounds crazy, but the reality is that about 3 out of every 4 people have gum disease.  It is not just elderly folks either.  You can be 6 years old and have gum disease.

Far more people have this problem than most people would guess, even in their dreams!

Why Is That Important?  - Simple!  Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, period.

My book makes it easy to understand what you are dealing with and provides some 'alternative' ideas on what you can actually DO about it.

Brushing and flossing are very important, of course,  but they are not enough.  It is self-evident that if 75% of people have gum disease, brushing and flossing is only sufficient for, at most, the other 25% of people.   Since not everyone flosses, probably even less than that.

What else can you do to protect your dental health?   Turns out, there are a number of things!  

Get your family's copy of What You Should Know About Gum Disease today and discover the long term difference it can make in your life.  

Getting a tooth pulled or even a single dental cleaning costs a LOT more than this book.  But if this book saved you from even one lost tooth, cavity or gum surgery, it would have paid for itself many, many times over.

This book has real value for you and your loved ones.  


PS:  Information is power.   What if you could save a lot of time, money and pain but reading this book?  How many times over could it pay for itself?  

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Therabreath Is Selling My Book On Their Site

therabreath sells my book on their siteTherabreath is a well respected site for dental hygiene.  They have a wide range of products from designed to help people tonsil stones, bad breath and gum disease.

They have my book on gum disease on their site. 

I thought I would report this to you because it is important.   Gum disease is a huge problem that most dental health professionals recognize affects a LOT of people.

This is important for you to know because gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.  Therefore, it makes sense that if you are interested in learning how to keep your teeth in your mouth - where they belong - and avoid expensive treatments and teeth replacements - that you would want a book entitled:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease  

Warning: Failure to read this book could have consequences on your dental health and cause you to spend way more than you need to on expensive treatments, dentures or implants that you could have avoided in the first place!

Therefore, it is important to you and your family to learn more about this horrid problem that we are told affects about 3 out of every 4 people!  

Check out your gum disease book on the Therabreath website.


David Snape

PS:  Previously, I mentioned that Garrison Keillor has my book on his site.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Garrison Keillor Has My Book On His Website

As I am a fan of Garrison Keillor, I am ever more greatly delighted to discover that he has good taste in useful books as well.

You can find my book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease available on Garrison Keillor's bookstore :   Common Good Books

If you are not already familiar and you should be: Garrison is the personality behind the dashingly good show:  A Prairie Home Companion.

This show sponsors fun, wit, good humor and stories.  Garrison's hit show has delighted audiences for years and years!   And it is still going strong.

Love the cast, love the show, love the characters.

And now,  you can get my book on his site:

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David Snape

PS: You can also findWhat You Should Know About Gum Disease on This sit.

This book is likely to provide you with a great deal of insight.  If you are a person who believes in protecting yourself, saving money and avoiding painful and costly treatments - this book is definitely for you!


Saturday, January 26, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 3 Video

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 3


This video is still in the beginning part of the book.   If you would like to read the book in it's entirety, you may get it here. 

This problem is very widespread.  Most people have gum disease.  If you think I am 'stretching the truth' - ask any dental professional.  The standard answer is 75% of people.

Some say more and some say a little bit less, but most say 75%.

Gum disease is also the number one reason that people lose their teeth.   Nothing else even comes close.

Yet, some people have teeth pulled, (or they fall out) and the dentist gives them dentures or implants and the person still has no idea why he lost his teeth!

To me, this is one of the biggest tragedies when it comes to dental health.

And that is why I wrote the book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease.

Go ahead and pick up 100 copies for yourself.  Keep them in your car and give them to everyone  you know or meet!

Ok, if you don't want to go that far, then just go ahead and get a copy for yourself.  The information is worth it and may just save you from a lot of  avoidable expenses over the course of your life.

If you have a family or friends that you care about, what are the odds that someone else in your circle needs this information too?

Get your copy today.


PS: You can also get your free guide on stopping gum disease

PPS: You might also like this free guide on halting bad breath. 

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 3

Video Part 3 - What You Should Know About Gum Disease


This video is still in the beginning of the book.  There are over 240 pages of information that every family probably should have. 

You can find this book in its entirety here.

The Economy

Whatever state the economy is in today, prevention is always a good bet.  It's a lot better to spend money on a good tool that can help you maintain better dental health.     

The alternative would just be go to ahead and pay for all the expensive dental work that comes your way, both financially and in terms of pain and recovery.   Implants and false teeth can also be quite expensive.

So, you cannot win by hiding from these problems.  The modern diet is practically a gift to bad bacteria.   Problems like cavities, bad breath and gum disease abound.

They cost people billions of dollars every year.   There is not a single one of us that knows of a starving dentist.

The question becomes, how much money are you going to keep in your pocket and how much are you going to give away.

Wow.  That book is looking more like it is might be worth its weight in gold. 

Who will choice to protect and enrich themselves and their families?    book


Saturday, January 19, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 2 Video

Part 2: What You Should Know About Gum Disease: Video

Here is the Part 2 Video:

This is still in the beginning part of the book where I go over the disclaimers and acknowledgements.

However, since it is part of the series  on this book, I felt that it should be included.

You can see the rest of the videos here: 

(warning:  Not in order.  A limitation of blogger.   Of course, I didn't put them in order either - so perhaps my fault. :) )

Gum Disease

Yes, it really is a huge problem that many people face.  One issue is that many people do not know they have it.

As I do tire of saying, dental pros tell us that about 75% of people have some gum disease.  That is 3 out of every four people.   But I can pretty much guarantee that you can line up 10 of your friends, and most of them would not believe that they had gum disease.   We know otherwise based on the above stat.

So, what do you do when no one is willing to accept or believe they are part of the 75%?   There is little you can do.   You have to wait until the problem progresses to the point of needing and expensive surgery. 

That's when a  lot of people figure it out or become concerned enough to ask their dentist about it.  But it doesn't have to be that way.

Prevention is key.

Read more about this book here


Thursday, January 17, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 1 Video

Part 1 

I had already posted parts 13 through 31 on this blog.  However,  I thought I should go back and start from the beginning, since the original videos were not included.  

This video is really covering the basics like blurbs that professionals gave for this book.   Might be worth listening too so that you can understand that I am not coming entirely from 'left field'.

You can find the paperback version of this book in its entirety here.

Unfortunately,  I have learned that I can talk until I am blue in the face about the basics of gum disease.   For example:  75% of people have gum disease according to dental health professionals.  Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss bar none. 

You would think that I only need to say those two things and everyone would want a copy of the book, right?   But, that is not the reality.

What's In It For You? 

1.  Improve your odds of keeping your natural teeth (or those you have left) for the rest of your life.

2.  Improve you ability to prevent expensive dental treatments in the future.

3.  Improve you chances of avoiding the pain and recovery from expensive dental treatments.

4.  Improve you chances of avoiding gum recession.

5.  Improve your chances of preventing cavities

All of the above counts towards helping your loved ones and anyone else you may want to help, because you will have more knowledge than the average person in this realm.   Plus, having the book on hand means that you can go back and refer to it anytime you want, both now and in the future.

What Does 75% Really Mean?  

Most of us go numb when we hear 'statistics'  but this is a number that is widely accepted by the dental profession.  Most of them will quote this number to you if you ask.   I've heard as low as 40% and as high as 95% after age 65.

Seventy five percent means THREE out of every FOUR people.   This means there are a whole lot of people walking around that do not yet know they have some gum disease.  And many never find out UNTIL it is time for an expensive treatment.   Isn't that interesting.

So, is it worth it to protect yourself and those whom you choose to protect, starting today?

The paperback version of the book.   


David Snape

PS: In the US, dental care costs are very expensive, even if you have insurance, the copays are often much larger than 'regular' insurance.    Avoiding one gum graft, one gum surgery, one crown, - even one cavity is worth far more than the price of this book.  

Fillings often have to be redone years later, necessitating additional expense.  "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." (in this case, I think even more)   I think the book will serve you well, if you let it.

Monday, January 14, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 31 Video

Part 31 Video

Part 30 Video 

What You Should Know About Gum Disease 

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Part 31 Video

You can only see your dentist a few times a year.   Most people don't get their teeth cleaned more than 2 to 4 times per year.

However, the struggle against gum disease is a daily one.  Since your dentist can't clean your teeth for you every day,  the bulk of the struggle against gum disease, cavities and bad breath falls on your shoulders.

Since gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, this daily struggle should be taken very seriously.   As you likely already know, the cost of fillings is fairly high.   I can assure you that the cost of dental surgery, gum grafts and implants is much higher.

Don't get stuck with big bills.  Learn what you need to do, beyond regular brushing and flossing, to help protect your dental health and your wallet!

Read the book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease : A Layman's Guide To Fighting Gum Disease  Today!



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Sunday, January 13, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 30 Video

Part 30 Video:

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This Gum Disease Problem

It really is a big problem.  Lots of people have it and many don't know they have it.   So, how do you get this information in the hands of people if they don't even know they have the problem.

Preventing the problem is very important.  Stopping and existing problem is equally important.

When I say a lot of people have gum disease, dental professionals tell us about 75%  (sometimes higher) have gum disease.   That's 3 out of every 4 people.   That really is a lot.   What do you think the odds are that you are the 1 out of 4 that is safe? 

As I mentioned before, people just don't know they have this problem.  Often times, they are not told until it is time for an expensive treatment.

People are busy and they don't always have time to educate their patients.   Many doctors have found that the people actually do not listen until the situation is critical.   In a certain sense, you cannot blame them because they know people won't listen.

On the other hand, some dental professionals keep trying even though they understand the probability of getting through to more than a few people is unlikely.   This has been the blockage that has faced other dentists who have gone out of their way to talk about prevention. 

Unfortunately,  I am finding a similar situation.  Even though about 75% of people have some gum disease, they just don't want to pay attention to what I have to say.  

On the other hand, there are those who are delighted to find my information.  The absorb it, act on it, and some even call me to tell me how much better their dental health has become - as measured by their hygienist or dentist. 

I always advocate working with professionals.   My book is easy-to-understand and I believe it has the potential to save you a tremendous amount of money, pain and unhappiness over the years. 

Every family should have a copy and ever dental office should be giving copies to their patients. 

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And don't forget the machine that I think provides exceptional value and one that has the potential to also save you a great deal of cash and turmoil. 


Saturday, January 12, 2013

I Am The Real Snape

Snape Is My Real Family Name

I was born with that name.   For the record,  J.K.  did NOT ask me if it was ok to use my family name for one of her characters.

Although, I must say that I get a little bit of 'pseudo fame'  and a kind of misplaced adoration as the result of having MY name.  For example:

So, it looks like I get more twitter followers because my last name is 'cool'.   Not that it bothers me too much. 

BUT,    I would much rather be famous for something important, like writing this book (which I did write):

This book has some much more valuable and important information in it.  The reason why is that if you can save yourself or anyone in your family from even one single expensive dental treatment, one lost tooth, one implant, one filling even - it would be more than worth it to spend a few bucks on this book.

That's practical value that you will ever get from buying the other 7 or 8 or however many books from the 'other author' - who never even bothered to ask me if it was ok to 'borrow' my name.

So, get the book that pays you to own it.   Know the real Snape for the right reasons!   Help others and yourself as well.   Spread the word about the REAL SNAPE!


PS: Get your free guide to fighting gum disease here. (also written by the Real Snape)

PPS: preventing morning breath is important too.  (NOT written by the Real Snape - but the author of this one is pretty cool too.)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 28 Video

Part 28 of the Book:   What You Should Know About Gum Disease

Plaque Is The Enemy

Consistent, daily disruption of plaque is the secret to defeating many dental health problems, including gum disease.

The problem with plaque is that it harbors bacteria that are able to exist in an 'anaerobic' form.  This means that they use a biologically inefficient form of metabolism that leaves acid chemicals as a byproduct.

These waste products can attack your tooth enamel as well as your gum tissue.  The saving grace is that the plaque must remain intact for this to happen.

If the plaque is disrupted and the bacteria underneath are exposed to oxygen, they will die or revert to 'normal' efficient metabolism that does not produce the same harmful waste products.

Plaque will quickly begin to reform as soon as it has been disrupted.   It is believed that in about 24 hours it will have sufficiently regrown to shield the 'bad' bacteria from oxygen to the point that they can rapidly multiply and secrete more and more waste products.

Therefore, the work of disruption must be done daily.

Brushing and Flossing

These are definitely worthwhile plaque disrupting activities.  They should continue to be done.  The question is:  Are they enough?

The answer, I believe, lies in the fact that dental health professionals tell us that about 75% of people have some gum disease right now.   That is a frightening number for sure.  

I believe that it also answers the question about whether brushing and flossing are enough to prevent gum disease.

The Book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease discusses what this problem is and what else might be helpful to you in your fight to put an end to or prevent this problem that attacks so much of the human race.   You can get your copy of that book here. 

Of course, you should get your regular dental cleanings and work with your dental health professional all the way.   But, if a little knowledge helps you to prevent lost teeth and expensive treatments, then it is more than worth the $20 or so that the book costs.

Whatever the case may be,  this problem definitely afflicts a lot of people.   Most people do not know they are part of the 3 out of every 4 that are affected.  They may not find out until later when the disease progresses to 'noticeable' levels.  But, at that point, the damage has been done.

Why reach that point?   Stop it now.


PS:  You can also read:  How To Stop Gum Disease in 4 Easy Steps, get it here.

I speak in general terms, specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be directed to your periodontist.  

Part 27

Part 29

Monday, January 7, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 27 Video

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 27 Video

Part 26

Part 25

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

Part 25 

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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.

Learn More


David Snape

PS: you can also get this free guide:  How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

Part 25 

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 26

What You Should Know About Gum Disease - Part 26 Video:

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 

Video 24 

Video 25

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.

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! 

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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.