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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Blotting : A Natural Cure for Gum Disease

Gum disease needs early cure

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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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There are few types of pain that can make life such a constant misery as toothache.  Only if you have experienced this kind of pain yourself will you understand this statement.

Toothache is generally recognised as pain experienced around a single tooth, several teeth, the gum area or the jaws.  Although the main causes are likely to be dental problems, there are instances when the condition may originate in the temporo-mandibular joint, the ’chewing’ muscles or somewhere else in the body.



Unfortunately for humans and animals there are many different causes of toothache. They can range from a problem with the tooth itself or an underlying deterioration in the gum to a blocked colon, a kidney condition or many other physical imbalances.


In the book you will discover twenty ways to deal with tooth pain such as:

Use an ice cube, Colloidal silver, Garlic, Cloves and Whisky.





Some homeopathic remedies for tooth pain:

Arnica montana – Arnica is THE homeopathic remedy before and after every surgical procedure

Belladonna – Use for throbbing tooth pain that’s worse when pressure is applied.

Coffea cruda – Use for toothache that worsens with heat and is relieved by ice.

Magnesia carbonica – Use for a toothache that is worse at night, Patient must get up and walk about for relief.

Pulsatilla – Toothache relieved by holding cold water in the mouth.



You will also find a paragraph on Dental Problems in Animals