One of the reasons I had been convinced by the dentist that I needed new crowns was because of the yellow appearance on the biting surface of natural teeth opposite crowns, where there had been “pathological grinding,” I am sure that you know what they are referring to. The dentist says this is not harmful. Does the yellow appearance mean that there is little to no enamel there?
I am so happy to have found and read your website. I am mostly happy for my daughter! I am determined that she will not have my troubles, and your system is an answer to prayer. Your program provides a tried and true, practical way for me to help her keep her beautiful healthy teeth.
As for those yellow patches of mine, do you think it is possible that they can be reversed by using your system? I will inform my dentist about your website and book.
If I understand your system correctly, you are killing off the mutans by making the mouth an inhospitable place for them. If a person stops using your system, he could be re-infected. I’m guessing that even if you stopped, after ridding yourself of the mutans, you would be mutans free for some period of time.
Thanks for enduring my over-long email, but even more thanks for what you have done for people everywhere. I wish you all the best in continued success.
If your question is can dental disease be stopped – basically YES.
Does it return? – well, that depends on balancing the mouth into a state that sustains ultimate oral health.
To do that you have to evaluate your “risk factors” for dental disease.
You are correct – for me (an older female with stress in my life) I NEED some extra help! A young healthy male – may have all the healthy factors he needs to avoid dental problems.
Everything comes into this equation – hormones, age, diet, body chemistry, stress factors, mouth breathing, general health etc.
BUT: Mouth acidity is the cause of all dental problems.
Mouth acidity either stimulates growth of acid-loving germs or ( in the case of your erosion) it softens up the tooth surface. Sometimes germs enter the soft tooth surface, sometimes the soft tooth surfaces erodes away as you bite together.
It sounds as if your teeth have been exposed to strong acidity – (? acid reflux or lemon/vinegar drinks) or something that has added to salivary acidity – acidic sweets or candies. Citrus acids and stomach acids are usually the strongest acids that teeth have to deal with.
The acidity can wreck even more havoc on teeth if they are unprotected – in other words, if you lack a natural protective layer on your teeth or if you are not using the correct oral care products to protect them.
People with erosion problems lack a natural healthy “biofilm” or “pellicle”.
This natural “cover” for teeth is a healthy layer – formed by nature – and it should cover your teeth to protect them.
This layer forms naturally in a healthy mouth – made up of saliva proteins and healthy bacteria.
This layer should protect your teeth from chemical, thermal and mechanical damage (like grinding your teeth.).
Dry mouth can damage this natural layer, as can baking soda, harsh abrasives ( in many toothpastes and during dental cleanings) medicines like antibiotics, and also peroxide.
Dental treatments may be good, but understanding how to stop your problems is the most important thing you can do.