Most people trust their health professionals and accept treatment suggestions without discussion. This may not be the best approach, and you could end up spending money on things that can be deferred – even avoided. It may seem difficult to question your dentist or ask for a second opinion, but start developing confidence by asking if it would be possible for a short delay. Treatment is frequently presented as urgent, and most people immediately do as they are told and schedule the appointment within days – incurring unexpected and sudden expenses.
Some years ago, a friend of mine took his son for a check up and the dentist discovered cavities in four molar teeth. The dentist wanted to immediately schedule fillings for these cavities, but my friend did not have the money and was not covered by insurance. The dentist explained that unless these teeth were filled immediately they would become root canals within 6 months. My friend discussed the situation with me and decided to use the Complete Mouth Care System with Zellies – and wait. The filling appointment was cancelled and when young man returned 6 months later, the dentist could not believe his eyes. He found no sign of cavities in any of the teeth. This was many years ago and this kid’s teeth remain cavity free today – plus his Dad saved hundreds of dollars!
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Armed with knowledge, you will be able to discuss and ask questions of your dentist, to decide the urgency of any proposed treatments. Using my home care system you will be empowered and gain confidence to allow natural healing of gums and teeth to occur. The ideal outcome is that you never need a filling but at least you will give yourself time to save money for the treatment of schedule a more convenient time.
Dentists rarely give patients the option of waiting for a filling. The standard model is to cut away decay from a tooth – often at the initial appointment, then fill the amputated area with silver or plastic. With xylitol we can treat cavity infections, in the same way that we would control an infection elsewhere in the body. Imagine you have a swollen finger. No doctor would cut it off at the first visit! A cream or solution would be used to control the bacteria and then your body would be given time to heal this finger. Surgery, amputation and prosthetics are last stage treatments in cases where natural repair does not work. This should be the same approach for healing cavities in teeth!