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The Phillips Blotting Brush and Technique

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Dr Phillips had developed the unique Blotting Brush and the associated method of cleaning:  the Blotting Technique in the late 1960´s.

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The Blotting Brush

The unique feature of a Blotting Brush is their hollow bristles that have capillary action to draw plaque and debris from teeth and gums.

WEAPONS OF PLAQUE DESTRUCTION

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The Blotting Technique

The Blotting Technique lifts and holds plaque in the brush so that it can be removed.  Whereas brushing moves the plaque around the mouth and under the gums, the Blotting Technique is the only proven dental hygiene method that actually removes it from the mouth.

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The Technique is easy to get used to and the brushes are inexpensive which makes it understandable and affordable for everyone.

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Blotting Brush & Blotting Technique are the key to total oral health for a lifetime.

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Despite all the specialty toothpastes and mouthwashes available today gum disease is an ever increasing disease. Many suffer from it without ever knowing it.

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“No surgery has ever cured periodontal disease. Surgery shouldn’t be done until the mouth is healthy; surgery being only a post healing reconstructive procedure.” Dr.  J.E. Phillips

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Using the Blotting Technique  will enable you to clean 100% of your mouth – not just the 10% of your mouth taken up by your teeth.  You can even “floss” with this technique.

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Once you have purchased a Blotting Brush you are the proud owner

of the smallest and most effective health kit in the world.

 

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http://www.everydayhealth.com/dental-health/dental-health-advice-from-the-experts.aspx

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Water Fluoridation – The Hidden Dangers

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Many people believe that fluoridated water is a healthy choice for both adults and children alike. It supposedly prevents cavities, and the government even adds it to many local areas’ drinking water as a way to prevent tooth decay. However, the assumption that fluoride is a great thing to drink on a daily basis is not a good one to make. There are many hidden dangers behind this seemingly innocent chemical additive in our drinking water.

The first thing that needs to be said about the fluoride that is put into our drinking water is that it’s actually a commonly found industrial waste product. The fluoride used for this purpose is actually Hydrofluorosilicic, also known as HFSA. HFSA is too hazardous to dump, and isn’t even cleansed in order to remove arsenic or lead. HFSA raises lead levels in blood, and also raises the levels of mercury, arsenic, and chromium present in bloodstreams. According to the NSF, the most common contaminant in fluoridated water is arsenic. Do you really want to drink industrial waste?

Moreover, the main purpose that government officials supposedly use the process of water fluoridation isn’t actually scientifically proven. Higher levels of lead in the bloodstream actually were linked with a higher rate of cavities in both humans and animals. It increases infertility and genetic decay, increases the chances of hip fractures in the elderly, and even is a suspected carcinogen by many different associations. It’s also worth noting that fluoride has never been approved by the FDA, which still maintains that it isn’t necessarily safe. The bottom line is that fluoridated water is not only a bad idea, it’s downright dangerous.

In order to fully understand how dangerous fluoride is to your health, it’s a good idea to know what some of the other uses can be. Many different companies use fluoride as a rat poison, a pest extermination chemical, and as an herbicide in some cases.

Fluoride is also a carcinogen according to the EPA. The Environmental Protection Agency is in charge of deciding whether or not a chemical is toxic to the environment, and also has a say in waste disposal. The fact that fluoride isn’t considered to be safe in a natural environment is a pretty powerful statement. If it’s not safe in the groundwater, or in oceanwater, it’s not going to be safe in your drinking water. Also, the substance is so corrosive that fluoride would have to be held in a Class 1 toxic waste dump. Class 1 dumps are reserved for only the most toxic, corrosive, and environmentally dangerous chemicals.

Fluoridated water also isn’t even ethical. When the government decides to fluoridate public drinking water, it’s mass medication. Mass medication is a gross violation of human rights, and also takes away the choice that people naturally have when it comes to deciding whether or not they want to ingest this chemical. There isn’t even a reason why water should be fluoridated, since fluoride is naturally found in spinach, fish, apples, and other common foods. The levels of fluoride found in these foods is lower, and also is healthier since it’s from CaF (calcium fluoride) instead of HFSA or NaF (sodium fluoride).

If you care about your teeth, your bones, and your overall wellness, stay away from tap water. Fluoride can cause serious health problems over the course of your life, and it is possible to avoid much of it.

 

Check out:

www.toothwizards.com

Positive Health Wellness

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How to help your teething baby

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For any parent, it is always hard to see your child suffering with the irritation and pain of teething. Some children are fortunate enough to simply cut a tooth overnight without any drawn out pain, whereas some less fortunate children experience discomfort for days or even weeks with each tooth.

Unfortunately, the process of teething cannot be prevented, and as it can take 2-3 years for a child to get its full set of primary teeth, it can be a very distressing time for the child. But luckily there are some effective ways to help ease the symptoms of teething.

The most common symptom of teething is irritation, with teething babies experiencing pain as the tip of the tooth starts to rise closer to the gums. The first teeth are usually the most uncomfortable, as it is the first time the child has experienced the sensation, but each child reacts differently. The best way to combat this irritability is to get your child teething toys which are designed to help sooth the discomfort of teething, and to offer the child cold food like chilled yogurt or pureed fruit to sooth the gums.

Some babies also experience drooling which is stimulated by teething. As the baby loses the fluid, it is important to top up their fluid level with cold water from a bottle or cup. Cold water can sooth the gums, and can also replenish fluids lost through drooling and loose bowel movements; another symptom of teething.

Of course there is a selection of medicine-based reliefs available to help ease the symptoms of teething, but it is always important to consult your doctor as to the best medicine and dosage for your child and their symptoms. Teething gel is a popular remedy and is available over the counter (always read instructions first to make sure it is suitable for your child), but should your child be experiencing other cold-like symptoms or a fever, then consult your doctor.

I favour homeopathic remedies like Chamomilla.

Have a look at hippi, dippie bebe

What teething solutions have you found that work?

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MERCURY – AMALGAM

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Dental amalgam filllings are composed of approximately 50% liquid mercury; the remaining powder is made up of mainly silver (~20-35%) and some tin, copper (~10%), and zinc (~2%).

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If you have mercury fillings, your mouth is a toxic area.

If the health regulations for your mouth were the same health regulations for an office building, no-one would be allowed to enter!

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It has been known almost since mercury was first used for fillings in the early 1800’s that this substance is harmful to the body.

There is so much evidence now about the hazards of mercury it is unspeakable to any human being with a conscience that mercury remains commonly in use today.

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Did you know that when mercury fillings are removed from your mouth, by law the fillings need to be treated as hazardous waste?

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70-80 % of mother’s mercury “contamination” from amalgam fillings and vaccinations can be found in newborns.

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Even the World Health Organization admits:

There is no known safe level with mercury.”

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Old fillings have been found to contain as little as 10% mercury.  What happened to the rest?

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Some countries have banned amalgam fillings(Norway, Denmark and Sweden).  Austria, Germany and Japan have introduced restrictions. 

Alternatives to mercury fillings are accessible, affordable and applicable

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Mercury leaches from amalgam fillings and is absorbed into your body either as mercury vapour, as ionic mercury dissolved in saliva and also penetrates directly through the tooth pulp into the bloodstream.

Mercury in the stomach is converted to methylmercury, 100 times more toxic than mercury.

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Mercury from fillings can be a contributing factor to gum disease, organ damage, candida infection, chromosomal damage, antibiotica resistance, autism, skin problems and many other health challenges.

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With the release of the book you will get access to a free pdf document providing many more scientifically proven facts about the problems mercury can cause, symptoms of mercury poisoning and how to eliminate mercury from your body.

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To see the effect of mercury vapor in your mouth watch :

THE SMOKING TOOTH

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Why Toothpaste is Bad for Your Teeth

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The importance of good dental hygiene has never really been questioned, but in recent years some dental specialists have highlighted the potential repercussions of brushing out teeth with toothpaste. Whilst we have always associated good dental health with a toothpaste-floss-mouthwash routine, there is now evidence to support that actually, brushing with toothpaste can have a detrimental effect on our teeth.

So why could toothpaste be bad for your teeth? The answer is in the abrasive ingredients which are found in toothpaste, added to rid your teeth or stains and discolouration. The damaging effects of the abrasive fluorides found in toothpaste (stronger quantities are found in whitening toothpastes) are believed by many specialists to become even more harmful as those brushing their teeth brush harder to further rid their teeth of stains. Instead of making their teeth brighter, vigorous brushing instead damages their tooth enamel, which over time leads to discolouration and heightened sensitivity.

The research which suggests that toothpaste is bad for your teeth has been challenged by others who believe other factors should be taken into consideration when discussing the wearing away of the enamel, and general wear of the teeth. Other factors such as grinding, an acidic diet, bulimia and excessive brushing could contribute to the erosion of our teeth, but for some dentists, the fact remains that toothpastes contain abrasive fluorides which they believe are undeniably linked to tooth damage.

Some dentists, including the Boston-based dentist Dr. Valdemar Welz who has been converted after reading a published dental study by a leading clinical researcher, Dr. Thomas Abrahamsen, have decided to ditch the toothpaste and to brush instead with just a toothbrush and water, followed by flossing, to avoid the abrasive ingredients found in everyday toothpaste.

Some dentists, however, remain un-deterred by this study, instead believing that the benefits of fighting cavities and tooth-decay far outweigh the potential general wearing away of the teeth caused by toothpaste.

What do you think?

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The Philips Blotting Technique

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About Dr. Joseph Phillips

Dr. Joseph Phillips was a periodontist (a specialist in gum disease). He also taught that gum disease, subsequent surgery and tooth loss were wholly unnecessary if the mouth was cared for properly.

By the late 1960’s Dr Phillips had developed the unique Blotting Brush and the associated method of cleaning: the Blotting Technique.

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The Blotting Brush

The Blotting Brush is designed with four rows of end-rounded textured bristles that have a capillary action that draws plaque and debris from gingival crevices.

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The Blotting Technique

The Blotting Technique lifts and holds plaque in the brush so that it can be removed.  Whereas brushing moves this plaque around the mouth and under the gums, the Blotting Technique is the only proven dental hygiene method that actually removes it from the mouth.

Its simplicity and inexpensiveness makes it understandable and affordable for everyone.

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This is the key to total oral health for a lifetime.

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Despite all the specialty toothpastes and mouthwashes available today, people still have gum disease, many without ever knowing it.

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“No surgery has ever cured periodontal disease. Surgery shouldn’t be done until the mouth is healthy; surgery being only a post healing reconstructive procedure.” Dr.  J.E. Phillips

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Using the Blotting Technique you will be able to clean 100% of your mouth – not just the 10% of your mouth taken up by your teeth.  You can even “floss” with this technique.

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Once you have purchased a Blotting Brush you are the proud owner

of the smallest and most effective health kit in the world.

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So, what’s that tooth?

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A complete set of adult teeth is made up of 32 individual teeth, and within this there are 4 different types of teeth all designed to do a slightly different job when it comes to biting, chewing and shredding food.

Incisors

Starting at the very front of the mouth, we have the incisors. Also known as the cutting teeth, we have 8 incisors (4 at the top, 4 on the bottom) which are flat and sharp in shape, and designed to slice through food. All incisors have a single conical root, which is long and planted deep into the mouth.

Canines

The 4 canine teeth we have as adults are the strongest teeth in our mouths, as they are designed to tear, shred and rip tougher foods like meat. On either side of our upper and lower incisors, our canine teeth are conical in shape to help grip and pull food, and also have the longest roots which are again long and conical in shape.

Premolars

Next along in the mouth, situated next to each of our 4 canine teeth, are our 2 premolars, 8 in total. Premolars, also known as bicuspids, are a cross between canines and molars, and are designed to both rip and tear (like canines) and chew and grind (like molars). All premolars have a single root, apart from the first premolars on the upper jaw which have 2 roots.

Molars

Adults have up to 12 molar teeth (4 being the furthest back known as Wisdom Teeth, which not all adults have), which are situated at the back of the mouth. Designed to chew and grind, molars are the flattest and largest teeth in our mouths, and on the upper jaw have 3 roots, and 2 roots on the bottom jaw.

With all teeth playing an equally important job when it comes to consuming food, it’s important to make sure you brush and clean each tooth as thoroughly and carefully as the rest. Have you considered the blotting technique?

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How You Brush, Floss and Tongue Scrape

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What Kind of Toothbrush Should You Choose?

If you have healthy teeth and gums, use any toothbrush you are most comfortable with, but make sure it has a small head.  When suffering from any kind of tooth decay or gum disease we highly recommend you use Dr Phillips’ Blotting Brush.  This will help restore your gums back to health.

Electric toothbrushes are efficient and have small heads to get deeper into the crevices between teeth.

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How to Brush Your Teeth

The primary reason for cleaning your teeth is to remove plaque before it hardens on the enamel surface of your teeth or in between them.  We know from statistics that a mere 2% of people brush their teeth for longer than one minute!  Some families even share their toothbrush!

Most dentist and hygienist recommend the Bass technique as developed by the ‘Father of Dental Hygiene’ Dr Charles C. Bass.

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Why Floss Your Teeth?

The purpose of flossing is to eliminate bacteria from the spaces between your teeth. You might think that these spaces in between your teeth are fairly tight. Unfortunately they are not at all for the bacteria. Bacteria are happy thriving in these interdental spaces destroying teeth and gums with their acids.

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We recommend using dental tape instead of dental floss because it is easier to use, cleans the spaces in between your teeth faster due to its bigger surface. Due to its ribbon-like structure it is less likely to cut your gums.

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Using a Tongue Scraper properly

Tongue cleaning removes millions of bacteria, decaying food debris, fungi, yeast (e.g. Candida), and dead cells.  Studies have shown that in 80-95% of bad breath originates in the mouth, mainly from material at the back of the tongue.

For best results gently scrape the surface of the tongue from the back to the front.  Run the scraper under the tap after every scrape.

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NEVER EVER SHARE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH

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How You Mix Your Own Tooth Paste

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Save money by preparing it yourself

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Making your own toothpaste is so simple and in my opinion the results can be far better for you than the tubes of chemical-laden gels, the ingredients of many being downright harmful.

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The ingredients

you need are a simple combination of three common household ingredients, Baking Soda=Bicarbonate of Soda, make sure it´s without Aluminium, a good unrefined salt like Himalayan salt or Fleur de Sel and 3% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2).

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Why these ingredients?

It all has to do with the acidity of your body which is measured as pH. An acid has a low pH (lower than 7) an alkaline has a high pH (higher than 7) where 7 is neutral. (see Appendix ?)

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How to make your OWN toothpaste?

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Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with ⅛ teaspoon of unrefined salt add half a teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide to form a thick paste. Then massage this paste between your teeth and around the gum line with a clean finger and use a toothbrush with a relatively small head to gently brush the paste onto and around your gums for a few minutes. Brush your teeth as normal using the paste in your mouth. You can also floss while the paste is still in your mouth – it can further help to get it between your teeth. At last rinse out your mouth with water.

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To add flavour you can always add organic mint powder or mint oil

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That is all you need to do!

You`ll be amazed how well it works.

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This procedure may also help whiten your teeth to a more natural white and your gums may become healthy pink as well as becoming firmer.

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Beware of the ingredients!

If you google ‘chemical free toothpaste’ you have to be alert to companies selling you products that aren’t as chemical-free as they would like you to believe.

An old and trusted herbalist once said to me:”Never put on your skin what you wouldn’t put in your mouth”. The reverse works just as well.

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BAD BREATH (Halitosis)

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Bad breath can undoubtedly lessen your confidence and self-esteem and in more extreme cases, cause depression. It does not need to be from now on if you follow the many recommendations on this site.

First thing to do is having your teeth checked by your dentist for any decay and gum disease. If you wear dentures ore have bridge work done get this checked as well. Also see that your sinuses are clear. If you smoke, well, you know what would be best.

Some illnesses  such as  diabetes or kidney dysfunction as well as being on severe diet can also cause bad breath.

If all the above is ok and Bad Breath still persists then the following tips may help.

1. Rinse your mouth with fresh water after every meal, add a teaspoon of salt and gargle

2.   Start by cutting down or cutting out alcohol, coffee, high-protein foods    and  alcohol-based mouthwashes,

3.   Avoid low carb and high fat diets

4.   Increase healthy raw fruit and vegetables Every morning and afternoon   bite into some hard, crisp fruit and vegetables like apples, cucumber, celery and raw carrot. These will naturally clean your teeth.

5.   Increase intake of Vitamin B (esp. B1 from whole grain cereals, green vegetables, beans and peas, brown rice and berries) as this is essential for digesting food properly                  

6.   Drink more water, especially if you are on any form of medication.

7.    Clean your tongue from right to the back and use plenty of water to ensure the  mucous and debris is washed away.

8.   Change the environment in your mouth so these anaerobic bacteria will no  longer grow. The best thing you can do to achieve this is to bring high amount of oxygen into the place where the bacteria live.

9.   Use the toothpaste we recommend in Chapter 6  to clean your teeth.

10.  Start implementing the Dr. Phillips Blotting Technique?

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You can also

  • chew fresh parsley;
  • take a teaspoon of whole cloves, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and two  teaspoons of parsley, add them to a mug of boiling water, let it sit for 15 minutes, then gargle;
  • boil two teaspoons of anise seeds in water for 3 minutes, strain it and drink or swill round your mouth.

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