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Reversing gum disease naturally : a holistic home care program
Senzon, Sandra.
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Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley & Sons, [2003]

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xiii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Gum disease: its signs and the first steps toward healing -- The mouth is a mirror of the body: diseases of the body and medications that can affect your gums -- Stress and its effect on gum disease -- Handling pain and fear -- Working with holistic products for the natural reversal of gum disease -- Therapeutic healing -- Diet and supplements -- Charting success for the reversal of gum disease -- Setting up an at-home hygiene center: the tooth spa program -- Finding the right professional to guide you in the natural reversal of gum disease -- For parents: your role in preventing gum disease in children -- Now you can reverse gum disease naturally.
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"Reversing Gum Disease Naturally presents techniques and information so that you can reverse already unhealthy states in your mouth or prevent the onset of gum disease. Sandra Senzon enhances patients' oral health through traditional as well as holistic methods."
--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.

Author Notes

Sandra Senzon, R.D.H., is an entrepreneur and author as well as a dental hygiene professional. In 1989, she created The Tooth Spa. Senzon writes, hosts, and produces a weekly cable television show advancing dental hygiene and oral care called The Tooth Fairy Show. She has lectured before state and local hygiene associations and is the author of The Hygiene Professional

Table of Contents

Mitchell Charnas, D.M.D.
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Part I. About Gum Diseasep. 5
1. Gum Disease: Its Signs, and the First Steps Toward Healingp. 7
Understanding Gum Diseasep. 7
Signs of Diseasep. 9
The History of Gum Diseasep. 13
The Natural Process of Healing: How It Beginsp. 17
How to Start Caring for Your Gums at Homep. 20
2. The Mouth Is a Mirror of the Body: Disease of the Body and Medications That Can Affect Your Gumsp. 25
Conditions of the Body That Cause Gum Diseasep. 25
Medications and Their Effects on Gum Diseasep. 36
The Role Tobacco Playsp. 39
3. Stress and Its Effect on Gum Diseasep. 41
Why Stress Is the Culpritp. 42
Using the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection to Eliminate the Effects of Stressp. 44
Stress-Related Habits That Worsen Gum Diseasep. 45
Part II. Healing Modalities and Total Body Carep. 57
4. Handling Pain and Fearp. 59
Mouth Conditions That Can Cause Painp. 60
Children and Pain in Dentistryp. 65
Eliminating Fearp. 67
Reducing Our Stress Levelp. 69
5. Working with Holistic Products for the Natural Reversal of Gum Diseasep. 81
Why Is It Better to Use Natural Products?p. 82
Natural Products for Reversing Gum Diseasep. 83
Aromatherapy and Its Use in Gum Therapyp. 96
6. Therapeutic Healingp. 101
Therapeutic Healing Used for the Natural Reversal of Gum Diseasep. 102
Energetic Relations of Teeth with Organs of the Bodyp. 102
Using Therapeutic Healing with Oral Care Productsp. 109
What about Electric Toothbrushes?p. 116
7. Diet and Supplementsp. 119
Why Diet Plays an Important Rolep. 119
Vitaminsp. 121
Mineralsp. 127
Essential Gum Nutrientsp. 132
Getting Motivated to Eat Healthyp. 135
Macrobioticsp. 137
Part III. Professional Dental Hintsp. 141
8. Charting Success for the Reversal of Gum Diseasep. 143
Charting and Drawing an Outline of Your Mouthp. 143
Once You've Made Your First Chartp. 149
A Healthy Mouthp. 150
9. Setting Up an At-Home Hygiene Center: The Tooth Spa Programp. 151
An At-Home Spa Approach to Dental Hygienep. 151
The Tooth Spa Hygiene Stationp. 152
Creating Good Habits and Finding the Motivationp. 159
10. Finding the Right Professional to Guide You in the Natural Reversal of Gum Diseasep. 161
How to Find the Right Professional for the Care of Your Gums and Teethp. 161
Finding the Right Dental Hygienistp. 166
How to Work with a Conventional Dental Practitioner in Natural Healingp. 170
11. For Parents: Your Role in Preventing Gum Disease in Childrenp. 171
All about Germsp. 171
Teaching Your Child about Gum Massagep. 172
Motivating Your Childp. 175
Putting Together a Child's At-Home Hygiene Stationp. 177
Helpful Hintsp. 178
Tips on Finding a Good Dental Professional for Your Childp. 179
Systemic Diseases Affecting Early Onset of Periodontal Diseasep. 180
The Teen Yearsp. 182
12. Now You Can Reverse Gum Disease Naturallyp. 183
Summarizing the Contributors That Can Lead to Gum Diseasep. 183
Children and Gum Diseasep. 190
Appendix Resources for Natural Productsp. 193
Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 199