Gum Dis-ease

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Chapter 3 explains  Why You Get Gum Disease

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Gum Disease, also known as Periodontal Disease or Gingivitis isn’t a mysterious condition that strikes without warning.

The first signs of gum disease are easy to diagnose and, contrary to popular belief, often already originate in the teenage years. No matter how old you are, if your gums are swollen, dark red (darker than other gum areas) or bleed when you brush your teeth, you have gum disease.

In advanced stages, when the disease has progressed towards the root of the tooth the bleeding may stop but the teeth begin to move apart and the gums recede, eventually to the point where they can no longer support the teeth.

In a healthy mouth there are many types of bacteria that are usually free-floating and are not harmful.  People often talk about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria yet it is not the bacteria themselves that are helpful or harmful but the balance between these bacteria that is important. Only when one type of bacteria increases in number do problems begin.

What is Plaque?

We call the sticky white substance that forms on teeth, between them and in the area between the teeth and gums ‘plaque’. Run a rubber-tipped instrument along the baseline of your teeth and you will easily see the white material.

How Plaque can cause Gum Disease

When plaque collects along the gumline, it can cause gingivitis. Healthy gums form an elastic seal around each tooth to keep plaque and bacteria away from the sensitive roots. Plaque toxins and enzymes attack healthy gums, eventually creating pockets as the gums loosen and pull away from the tooth.

Your teeth comprise less than ten percent of the total mouth area. By just brushing your teeth, ninety percent of your mouth will remain untouched!

Total mouth hygiene includes cleaning your teeth, gums, inner cheek, roof and floor of your mouth and your tongue.  If all these areas are cleaned properly, twice a day gingivitis, periodontitis, tooth decay and bad breath will disappear in almost every instance.

Gum disease more harmful than diabetes

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Gum Disease is more harmful than Diabetes

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According to new research gum disease carries a higher risk of causing a stroke than diabetes.

People are twice as likely to suffer from a non-fatal stroke as a result of gum disease compared to diabetes.

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Until recently high blood pressure and diabetes were widely accepted as major risks contributing to non-fatal stroke.

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The research puts the impact of gum diesease on the same level as high blood pressure as an independent risk factor associated to non-fatal stroke.

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Source:   Dental Tribune UK Edition April 18 – 24  2011

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Get blotting brushesfor you and your family to avoid gum disease in the first place.

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Join the Blotting ® evolution

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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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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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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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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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Tongue Piercing

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PIERCING is cool for teenagers,

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especially if their parents become upset by it.

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Thousands of tongue piercings are carried out without any problems.

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There are some unfortunate and extreme cases reported such as the one of an 18 year old friend of a friend´s son who died after piercing due to septicemia.

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You may as well experience pain, temporarily impaired speech, loss of taste and numbness.

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Of all the problems encountered, infection is the most dangerous.

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Just take into account the potential downsides of the procedure. Do your homework and look for a piercing professional.

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The primary function of your tongue is for talking, eating, chewing and swallowing.

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If you carry out these activities with metal or any other form of jewellery on your tongue, you could easily fracture or chip surrounding tooth enamel.

This may also increase the long term risk of periodontal problems caused by the barbell metal rubbing against the gums.

Barbells have even been known to become loose or unscrewed only to be swallowed or even end up in the lung.

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Lazy Man´s Solution for Healthy Teeth

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Have you ever dreamed of  a secret  to keep your teeth clean?

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You are just about to discover your new  best friend!!

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You won´t believe it!

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It is  a   S U G A R

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But not an ordinary one!

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It´s name is      X Y L I T O L

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Here are just a few benefits of XYLITOL:

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  • Xylitol is a natural sweetener with only 40% of it being absorbed and metabolized into energy. Hence you get the sweetness, but only half of the caloric impact

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  • Xylitol does not increase the insulin production

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  • Xylitol´s key benefit is to “kill” biofilms

Have you ever experienced   this furry, sticky enamel feeling as you run your tongue alongside your teeth after drinking a Coke? You’re feeling  the effect of too much acidity plus sugar on your teeth. You feel the biofilm!

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To quote an expert  on microbiology: “The biggest mistake we have made in understanding bacteria that cause disease in humans is to consider them in their individual, free-floating state, rather than as members of a community of bacteria that live within a complex system called a biofilm.”

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Biofilms cover your teeth and oral cavitiy and other areas in your head (sinuses…). They are perfect hiding places for bacteria. Biofilms allow bacteria to grow. They are  resistant to the natural anti-microbial qualities of saliva and to toothpastes and mouthwashes.

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Without this protective biofilm, bacteria can not stick to the enamel and release their damaging substances that can cause cavities

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Our  modern high in sugar diets,  sugar-laden beverages and plenty of snacks are ideal breeding grounds for and sustaining of dental biofilms.

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A typical “energy drink” contains 18 teaspoons of sugar which equals 72 grams of carbohydrates, or 300 calories!

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  • Xylitol toothpaste, chewing gum, or pastilles all have an anti-biofilm effect.

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  • Xylitol fights against gum disease (now the most common cause of tooth loss) because bacteria that initiate gum disease have no place to hide in the gum crevesses

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  • Xylitol chewing gum makes your teeth  feel smooth and clean.

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  • Xylitol reduces bad breath

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  • Xylitol gum and pastilles is given as “dessert” in Finnish schools. They have seen a remarkable reduction in tooth decay.

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  • Xylitol should be given to young children  to prevent  cavity formation in the first place

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A word of caution:

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If you still have mercury fillings you should use pastilles rather than chewing gum.

Chewing gum will release even more mercury from your fillings

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

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Periodontal Disease: The Hidden Dangers

Periodontal Disease in 53-year old man

Image by Dr Parveen Chopra via Flickr

Periodontal Disease: The Hidden Dangers

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, isn’t just a source of bad breath and bleeding gums. In fact, this dangerous disease has been linked to a variety of different ailments. If you have gum disease, these many dangers will convince you why you need to get it treated as soon as possible. If you are one of the lucky ones who isn’t afflicted, take this information as reasons why you should work to prevent periodontal disease.

Doctors have repeatedly found that periodontal disease has a very strong link with gestational diabetes (as well as other forms of diabetes). If you are at risk for diabetes, you need to protect your gums. Research has even shown that gum disease is a strong predicter of mortality among natives who have diabetes. The bottom line is that if you have diabetes, gum disease makes it worse. People who are at risk of diabetes are more likely to fall victim to the disease if they have sick gums.

Gum disease has also been linked to heart problems such as heart disease and stroke. People who were diagnosed with acute symptoms were much more likely to have gum disease and similar infections. People with gum disease are around two times as likely to suffer from certain forms of heart disease, including coronary artery disease. Periodontal disease has also been proven to exacerbate these conditions in the people who already have them.

Women who are at risk of osteoperosis are also more likely to suffer from it if they have gum disease. They are also at a much higher risk for bone loss in the jawline, as well as tooth loss.

Periodontal disease can also affect unborn babies. Women who have gum disease are more likely to have premature babies, as well as babies with low birth weight. If you are planning to have a baby, make sure you don’t get gum disease.

There is some good news to this. Gum disease is easily treatable when caught in its early stages. Periodontal disease is also easily preventable. You don’t have to risk these deadly diseases if you make an effort to keep your gums clean and healthy.


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Blotting : A Natural Cure for Gum Disease

Gum disease needs early cure

Image by Dr Parveen Chopra via Flickr

Suffering from gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is no laughing matter. Your breath will smell terrible, you will be at a higher risk for heart disease, and advanced gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Bills for dental care can be sky-high, so it can be difficult to get it treated once you have it. Doesn’t sound great, does it?

However, blotting gives people the option of having a cure for gum disease without all the high bills and visits to the dentist.

Surely not? How?

Gum disease is caused by plaque, and regular brushing simply can’t get rid of it all.

Blotting removes the plaque that causes gum disease.

Unlike regular toothbrushes, blotting brushes use a tapping motion to get rid of the plaque that causes cavities, gum disease, and more.

The tiny bristles on the brush go underneath the gums and pull up the plaque. It uses capillary action to remove most of the plaque, and has been proven to be an effective way to prevent against gum disease. It literally blots the plaque off teeth, gums, and everywhere in between.

Unlike many diseases that have to do with oral health, gum disease is a malady where the symptoms can lessen (and then disappear) once the causes have been removed. This means that prevention – and the removal of plaque – is the cure to gum disease. This is also why blotting is a perfect way to cure gum disease before (and after) it happens.

Best of all, using a blotting brush is easy, especially if you get a DVD which explains how to blot your teeth properly.

It can reverse the damage done to teeth, and also reverses the damage done to gums by gum disease. It only takes a couple of minutes a day, and can also provide a gentle massage to teeth as well.

This cure for gum disease is all natural, requires no needles, and has no anesthesia. For people who hate going to the dentist, this is an incredible find.

This short video explains more:

For more information on blotting brushes and how they can help cure gum disease see here: Dr Philip’s Blotting Brushes

 

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