How You Can Avoid Gum Surgery
and Keep Your Teeth
and Save on Dental Bills
If you have gum
disease or periodontitis and have bad breath, receding gums, bleeding gums
or loose teeth and your dentist
told you that you have a more severe gum disease than gingivitis and
that you must have
gum surgery read
below before making any decisions.
For those that have gum disease or periodontitis and are
seeking an alternative to gum surgery now there is hope. Yes, you can
avoid gum surgery and other dental procedures and solve you gum disease
It takes 62 muscles to frown and only 26 to smile.
Conserve your energy and SMILE!
There is hope for your gum disease problems.
Do you have periodontitis, the severe
form of periodontal disease or gum disease? If you are over thirty-five you are
likely to suffer from periodontitis the more advanced form of gum disease (gingivitis
is the milder form). Gum disease is often used instead of periodontitis,
as this word is a tongue twister for many people.
The following symptoms can
indicate that you have gum disease. Note however that often there
are no symptoms to warn you of any form of gum disease. (Some symptoms are
similar to gingivitis, the milder form of gum disease) The major symptoms are:
Your have bleeding gums (gums bleed when you brush or
You have bad breath.
have an unpleasant taste in your mouth.
Your gums are tender, red or swollen.
You may have noticed puss on your gum-line
You have loose teeth.
pain or discomfort when chewing.
are sensitive to hot or cold foods or beverages.
Your teeth look longer due to gum
abscess may form.
Your health has declined.
The American Academy of Periodontology (along with the ADA -
American Dental Association) has
estimated that thirty-two million Americans have periodontitis. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for people over
thirty-five years old. A survey conducted by The National
Institute of Dental Research revealed that one out of eleven
Americans has lost all their teeth.
The gum disease bacteria (plaque) force the gum to detach from the
tooth forming a pocket. The bacteria at the base of the pocket
cannot be reached by brushing, flossing and irrigating. Out of
reach and often without symptoms, the gum disease bacteria deepen the pocket
and continue to destroy the bone which supports the teeth.
If you have gum disease or periodontitis, the germs in
gum pockets have already destroyed some of the bone that supports
the teeth. If you do not destroy the gum disease bacteria, your pockets will
deepen. More bone will be lost. Your gum-line will recede. Your teeth will look
longer. Your will get loose
teeth and in a short time they fall out!
The germs that cause gum disease have
been connected to heart disease, gastric ulcers and sinusitis.
The germs are also suspect in a host of other ailments. This
is another reason why it is so important to kill the gum disease bacteria in
To patients affected with gum disease or periodontitis, dentists often
recommend root planing. This is an expensive, time consuming and
painful procedure. Root planing shaves part of the tooth surface
which can make the teeth sensitive to hot and cold drinks and
more prone to decay. So the teeth pay a price in the hope of improving gum health.
Dentists and periodontists often recommend
gum surgery. Surgery may require up to twenty costly office
visits. As many as forty injections, thirty incisions and
multiple stitches may be necessary. Post surgical pain and a
lengthy recovery period are common. Gum surgery and root planing
do not cure gum disease and may need to be performed a second
time. Naturally most people want to avoid these invasive
procedures the first time. Gum surgery is performed on the four quadrants. Many
patients never complete the four procedures for various reasons.
goal of gum surgery and the Smile Method with the use of the VitaPick™ are
essentially identical and that is to kill the bacteria in the deep pockets. It
is the bacteria in the deep pockets that causes the destructive and progressive
nature of periodontitis. Dentists insert antibiotic fibers to destroy the bacteria
in the deep pockets because the object is to kill the harmful bacteria and stop
bone loss and gum recession.
Antibiotic fibers work very well in killing
the deep bacteria for a while. This however is not a long term answer
as antibiotics are not to be used as a maintenance program.
Briefly, gum surgery removes part of the gum making the pocket shallow and again
accessible to brushing, flossing and irrigating. If brushing flossing and
irrigating did not halt the progression of periodontitis the first time why will
they work after the surgery? This unanswered question is one reason many choose
not to have gum surgery performed to help stop gum disease progression.
For good results be attained, matters less on the the
gum surgery and more on how well, how often and how much time the
patient spends on the maintenance routine. The maintenance routine after
gum surgery often is longer than that recommended by the Smile Method.
The VitaPick™ can
deliver the antiseptic (salt and peroxide solution) or antibiotic solution to
the base of the deep pocket. The good news is that certain antiseptics
kill the offending bacteria. However, they must be applied
directly on the bacteria. Applying the antiseptic nearby will not
kill the bacteria! These antimicrobials then kill the harmful gum disease
and stop the disease process.
So in a
nutshell these are the similarities and differences with gum surgery and the
One major consideration is that the Smile Method takes about the same or less time than the
maintenance program after the gum surgery.
Smile Method - How to Avoid Gum Surgery and Dentures is written with the
view that the public is intelligent and can make health decisions on their own. It encourages them to
take command of their dental decisions. It urges them to find a dentist that
they can have a dialog with., not a one way conversation.
even more important is “how do I know that the Smile Method is effective.”
In The Smile Method - How to Avoid Gum
Surgery and Dentures there are three chapters that help the sufferer answer
this question and what to do.
Brushing, flossing, mouth-washing, and
irrigating at best can only destroy the bacteria in the shallow
pockets. The proof is that if these methods were so good at
killing the bacteria in shallow pockets then your pockets would
not have deepened. None of these conventional dental hygiene
methods or dental scaling performed by your dentist reach let
alone kill the bacteria in the deep pockets.
Dental irrigators are especially dangerous
because the high pressure employed can damage the delicate gum
tissue. The stream directed into deep pockets drives the bacteria
deeper. A dangerous and painful abscess may form.
If only there was simple, painless and safe
way destroy the bacteria at the base of deep pockets! It is the gum disease
causing bacteria at the base of the deep pockets that cause the dangerous
erosion of the underlying bone which supports the teeth.
Now available is a technique that can kill
the destructive gum disease causing bacteria in pockets three times deeper than
conventional means. The VitaPick™
is a durable and
re-usable (manual, non electric) pen-size applicator uniquely
designed to deliver antiseptic solutions in gum pockets up to 12
mm deep. The VP gently bathes the pockets with powerful
natural antiseptics such as salt solution and hydrogen peroxide.
The salt solution you make at home with
table salt and the peroxide you can purchase locally. This
solution is very safe and very economical. Other natural
antiseptic solutions are also mentioned in The Smile Method -
How to Avoid Gum Surgery and Dentures but it is difficult to beat the
safety (and cost) of these natural antiseptics. Just as important this solution
kill the gum disease bacteria.
The reason the VitaPick™ works is because it
applies the antiseptic solution to the base of even the deepest
pocket, directly on the germs. It is the deep bacteria that
erodes the supporting bone, recede the gum line and cause tooth
loss. So when these powerful antiseptics kill the destructive
bacteria the disease process stops progressing.
the harmful bacteria,
the disease process stops
and healing begins!
In 1981, the author of the Smile Method, was diagnosed with
advanced periodontitis. He spent many years looking for a way to
avoid gum surgery and root planing. During this time he developed
the VP. He use it periodically to kill bacteria in my deep
pockets. As a result his gums are healthier. His gums no longer
bleed when flossing. He no longer gets gum abscesses. His
breath does not have the odor of disease. Best of all he have not
lost any teeth. He avoided gum surgery and saved over three
thousand dollars on dental bills.
me stress however that this is not about how well the Smile Method is doing for
the author, nor the references nor the testimonials, but what is important is that it
works for the sufferer, and more importantly is that they are not guessing about
their gum health and can verify effectiveness.
Even if your periodontitis is advanced or
the result of diabetes, osteoporosis or improper dental care, the VP can help improve your gum health. As you kill the
destructive bacteria and your gum health improves, you will
notice the following:
Your gums will stop bleeding when you
brush and floss.
Your breath will freshen.
Your loose teeth will tighten up. Teeth considered
hopeless can often be saved.
Pain or tooth hypersensitivity will be
reduced or eliminated.
Gum abscesses will stop forming.
Your gum line will stop receding. Your
gums will firm up.
Your other health problems that are
directly or indirectly linked to periodontitis may
If you have early, moderate or advanced
periodontitis, you now have a home-care technique available to
help you improve your gum health. The VP is uniquely
designed to quickly kill the bacteria in the deepest pocket and
save your teeth.
The VitaPick™ is the ONLY practical way
to kill bacteria in deep pockets.
The easy to follow 160 page book, The
Smile Method - How to Avoid Gum Surgery and Dentures:
Illustrates how to use the VP to
kill the shallow and deep pocket bacteria.
How to locate your gum pockets.
Which antiseptics are the safest and
most effective to use.
So that you are not guessing about
your gum health, learn a few easy ways to verify that
your are successfully killing the bacteria.
Lists all the problems associated with
gum surgery and root planing
Lists all the problems associated with using irrigators
around deep pockets.
This book covers everything about the
natural home treatment of advanced gum disease or
periodontitis. It has complete references from research
conducted by the American Dental Association to the
American Natural Hygiene Society.
You Can Save Hundreds of
Dollars on Dental Bills!
The Smile Method can help you avoid gum surgery and save
you hundreds and maybe even a few thousand dollars. Gum surgery is very
expensive. Dental implants are even more expensive
The single most important thing that you can do to stop
gum disease from causing additional
bone loss and loosing your teeth is to kill the gum disease producing
at the base of deep pockets. Yes, brushing and flossing must also
be employed but unless you kill the bacteria at the base of the deep
pocket you have done nothing to stop the progression of gum disease or periodontitis.
This what the Smile Method along with the VitaPick™ are designed
specifically to do. Even more impotently the Smile Method book has two chapters
that guide you to verify effectiveness so that you are not guessing
about your gum health. If you have periodontitis I highly recommend that you read this
The VitaPick™ and The Smile Method - How to Avoid Gum Surgery and
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