Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Gum Disease - Are You Getting Long In The Tooth Due to Old Age?


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Gum disease is a problem that most likely affects around 75% of the population.  If you have trouble accepting this fact, please contact your local dentist or hygienist.  They will likely tell you something close to the 75% level.   It equates to about 3 out of every 4 people.  

This problem has affected people for probably thousands of years.   It's not new as even the 'ice man' they uncovered a few years back showed that he had periodontal disease. 

The key is keeping your periodontal pockets down to 3mm or less.   Greater than 3mm causes a bit of a problem.  This is where it is thought that the bacteria can accumulate to great enough quantities to actually destroy tissue and bone underneath.  

So keeping those pockets to 3mm or less is very much important for getting and keeping your gums healthy.   

In my quest to conquer this problem, I tried many things.   But none of them worked very well and my dentist continued to remind me to get a special and expensive treatment called a 'deep cleaning' or SRP or Scaling and Root Planing Treatment".   

Nothing seemed to work well and I continued to 'need' that treatment according to the dentist.   Then one day I tried something and the dentist was delighted with the results.   She said I didn't need that treatment anymore. 

That something was this:

If you aren't getting good results with your regular homecare then try this.  And then after a few weeks go back to your dentist for verification and see if those pesky periodontal pockets have shrunk or not.  You might be surprised by the results!  

And if it doesn't work for you, you've got your dentist right there ready to do an expensive treatment - if that is what you want. 

Biggest Cause of Tooth Loss? 

By now, you should know that gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.  When the tissue underneath is compromised the tooth can lose its support.   A solid foundation is necessary.  

Some might be tempted to think that accidents would be the biggest cause of tooth loss or maybe cavities.  Neither would be accurate however.  Gum disease IS, by a very large margin the number one cause of tooth loss.   

There Are Many Misconceptions on Gum Disease

Having gum disease is not the end of the world.  Most people have some.  But if you know you have it, and unfortunately, many do not, then you may feel a person obligation to do something about it.  

The best tool I know of is the one linked above.   It seems to work the best for the most people. 

Not everyone can stop gum disease - about 2% of the population can not.  On the other end of the spectrum,  2% will never get it, no matter what diet they have.  

The other 96% of us, may struggle to varying degrees to get it under control.   I contend that the best place to start is with the HydroFloss:

I offer bonus phone calls for customers who purchase from this site.  I will share information I have that may help you to achieve your goal when it comes to stopping or arresting the progress of gum disease.  

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