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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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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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Smile, it’s good for you!

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We have all heard the expression that laughter is the best medicine, but it turns out that simply by smiling you are increasing your state of happiness, as well. For years physical movements or restrictions have been linked to the reciprocal emotional effects, so it is no surprise that recent research studies have proved that a simple act such as smiling actually boosts your mood, and even your ability to enjoy.

Where we would usually surmise that our emotional state is linked to involuntary physical acts (such as an accidental bump leading to anger, being tickled leading to happiness), recent studies have showed that even being instructed to make physical expressions and movements can lead to enhanced emotions. For example, someone instructed to make an angry face showed enhanced blood flow to their hands and feet (which fits in with the physical reactions of kicking and punching when angry), and those instructed to smile found others around them more favourable than when straight-faced.

A great example of the latter is in a recent study, participants were instructed to watch funny cartoons. Those who were instructed to hold a pencil in their teeth and thus forced to make a smile, found the cartoons funnier than the other participants who were instructed to hold the pencil in their lips, thus preventing them from being able to smile.

So whilst we are often taught that it is all about mind over matter, remember that this is not always the case, and that in fact, forcing yourself to smile can actually improve your emotional state, even if it is just temporary. OK, you may look a little strange walking down the street grinning to yourself, or sitting at your desk at work with a big, slightly scary smirk or your face, but if it makes the day slightly more bearable, it’s worth it!

 

And of course, the perfect smile needs perfect teeth – so check out our blotting brushes to achieve gnashers to be proud of!

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Tooth Whitening

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Chapter 14

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Tooth Whitening

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Hollywood is calling.

Almost naturally, the rest of the world follows.

Is this  what you really want?

Did you have a look into the ingredients and side effects of these artificial smiles.

Have you ever asked yourself why you are not happy with the appearance of your teeth, ears,  nose …. ?

If you really need these sparkly white ones try our natural recommendations before you go for the harsher stuff.

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Water Fluoridation

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Water Fluoridation

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Water Fluoridation is one of the biggest scandals of our time.

The fluorides used to fluoridate your water aren´t natural fluorides – they are toxic chemicals, industrial waste products from the phosphate fertilizer industry that cannot by law be dumped!

Initially water fluoridation was introduced with the benefit to reduce the incident of dental caries in children but once fluoride is added to the water it is impossible to control the dose or who gets it and it´s nothing but mass medication.

Even fluoride promoters admit that its benefits are only topical – if it doesn´t work from the inside why swallow it?

There is hardly any difference in tooth decay whether countries fluoridate the water or not.

But it can cause significant harm such as brittle bones, lower the IQ, damage your thyroid and pineal glands and many other severe problems.

It’s this simple – tooth decay is not caused by lack of fluoride!

check out: Positive Health Wellness

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Mercury

Chapter 9

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Mercury

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Hardly any topic in dentistry is debated as controversially as Mercury Amalgam Fillings.

Advocates claim mercury fillings are safe, cheap and easy to use and stay for a very long time.

Opponents know that mercury is a neuro-toxin and uncover more and more evidence about its damage to overall health.

Mercury fillings are classified as medical devices; as soon as they are removed they become hazardous waste.

Why would anyone place something in their body that has a high potential to harm them?

If you prefer not to have mercury in your mouth why have it in your vaccines?

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Bad Breath

Chapter 7

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Bad Breath

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Is there anything worse than smelling bad breath when you talk to someone?

Even worse is not knowing you suffer from bad breath and no one’s telling you!

Stay tuned and discover what may be causing this annoying condition.

You’ll also learn how to get rid of it.

And we’ll show you how to let others know if they suffer from bad breath without insulting them.

Bad Breath doesn´t have to be your problem.

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Making Your Own Toothpaste

Chapter 6

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Making Your Own Toothpaste

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If you are a fan of do-it-yourself or just want to be absolutely sure to have no ‘nasties’ in your tooth paste, why not prepare your own tooth paste?

It is cheap to produce.

Our guidelines are easy to follow.

You only need three household ingredients.

There are many benefits to this.

How cool is that?

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How You Brush, Floss and Tongue Scrape

Chapter 5

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How You Brush, Floss and Tongue Scrape

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Brushing your teeth regularly is what most people assume to be sufficient to keep their teeth healthy.

Most people brush for less than a total of two minutes per day. Only a few consider flossing necessary.

Other cleaning techniques like tongue scraping are rarely used.

Do you know how your diet affects the health of your teeth?

If you have a gum condition it is possible that improper brushing and flossing can make the problem even worse.

You need to try the Dr. Philips Blotting Technique.

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