Natural Dental Health
I used to think that if I brushed my teeth a couple of times a day vigorously, flossed occasionally and ate a few apples each week my dental health would be fine. So why have I been subjected to the dentist’s drill so many times over the years?
Looking through the notes I made during my discussions with Dr Phillips’ I continue to find gems of information that need to be conveyed to those of you who either have a gum condition or would simply like to avoid ever having one.
If you’d like to know how brushing and flossing can CAUSE gum disease, go to YouTube and type in ‘Brushing and Flossing Causes Gum Disease’.
Listening to this could save you a fortune in dental bills… as well as unnecessary gum deterioration..
Imagine that you have an area rug on top of a dirty floor. You sweep the floor onto the rug, and the dirt collects in the crevices around the edges of the rug. This illustrates how plaque collects in the crevices between the teeth and gums (the sulcus) from regular tooth brushing.
There is not a lot of information available out there that gives people a choice on how to care for their mouths. There’s brushing and flossing and a million different kinds of brushes and toothpastes and flosses with which to do this, which brings everyone back to the basic brushing and flossing. Bearing in mind that 90% of all Americans suffer from some sort of gum disease (children too), and most people over 60 have no teeth at all, is brushing and flossing the answer?