--Barry Musikant, D.M.D.
"This book allows the patient to be an active participant along with healthcare professionals."
--Jay P. Goldsmith, D.M.D.
"There is a ray of hope at the end of the tunnel for all those who suffer from gum disease. We ultimately don't have to lose our natural teeth. Sandra Senzon shows us the many ways in which the mouth is connected to the body, and how, with the use of natural herbal products and proper mechanic techniques, you can reverse gum disease naturally."
--Joseph P. Green, D.O.S.
Gum disease is the #1 oral health issue for Americans today-and simply brushing and flossing are not enough to avoid it. In this unique book, registered dental hygienist Sandra Senzon reveals how you can prevent and reverse gum disease through natural treatments. You'll get a new and broader understanding of your mouth as Senzon explains the causes of gum disease, along with the roles that stress, diet, and certain conditions such as diabetes can play in the onset of the disease. She shows you how to work with holistic products, set up an at-home hygiene center, and find the right professional to guide you in the natural reversal of gum disease. There's even a section for parents on how to help children practice good oral hygiene. Packed with expert tips and motivational strategies, Reversing Gum Disease Naturally will enable you to keep your gums and your teeth healthy and strong.
PART I. ABOUT GUM DISEASE.
1. Gum Disease: Its Signs, and the First Steps Toward Healing.
Understanding Gum Disease.
Signs of Disease.
The History of Gum Disease.
The Natural Process of Healing: How It Begins.
How to Start Caring for Your Gums at Home.
2. The Mouth Is a Mirror of the Body: Diseases of the Body and Medications That Can Affect Your Gums.
Conditions of the Body That Cause Gum Disease.
Medications and Their Effects on Gum Disease.
The Role Tobacco Plays.
3. Stress and Its Effect on Gum Disease.
Why Stress Is the Culprit.
Using the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection to Eliminate the Effects of Stress.
Stress-Related Habits That Worsen Gum Disease.
PART II. HEALING MODALITIES AND TOTAL BODY CARE.
4. Handling Pain and Fear.
Mouth Conditions That Can Cause Pain.
Children and Pain in Dentistry.
Reducing Our Stress Level.
5. Working with Holistic Products for the Natural Reversal of Gum Disease.
Why Is It Better to Use Natural Products?
Natural Products for Reversing Gum Disease.
Aromatherapy and Its Use in Gum Therapy.
6. Therapeutic Healing.
Therapeutic Healing Used for the Natural Reversal of Gum Disease.
Energetic Relations of Teeth with Organs of the Body.
Using Therapeutic Healing with Oral Care Products.
What about Electric Toothbrushes?
7. Diet and Supplements.
Why Diet Plays an Important Role.
Essential Gum Nutrients.
Getting Motivated to Eat Healthy.
PART III. PROFESSIONAL DENTAL HINTS.
8. Charting Success for the Reversal of Gum Disease.
Charting and Drawing an Outline of Your Mouth.
Once You’ve Made Your First Chart.
A Healthy Mouth.
9. Setting Up an At-Home Hygiene Center: The Tooth Spa Program.
An At-Home Spa Approach to Dental Hygiene.
The Tooth Spa Hygiene Station.
Creating Good Habits and Finding the Motivation.
10. Finding the Right Professional to Guide You in the Natural Reversal of Gum Disease.
How to Find the Right Professional for the Care of Your Gums and Teeth.
Finding the Right Dental Hygienist.
How to Work with a Conventional Dental Practitioner in Natural Healing.
11. For Parents: Your Role in Preventing Gum Disease in Children.
All about Germs.
Teaching Your Child about Gum Massage.
Motivating Your Child.
Putting Together a Child’s At-Home Hygiene Station.
Tips on Finding a Good Dental Professional for Your Child.
Systemic Diseases Affecting Early Onset of Periodontal Disease.
The Teen Years.
12. Now You Can Reverse Gum Disease Naturally.
Summarizing the Contributors That Can Lead to Gum Disease.
Children and Gum Disease.
Appendix: Resources for Natural Products.