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Saundra G. Patient Expert

Daytona Beach, Florida
As an informed dental patient, featured blogger, and consumer advocate, my mission is to educate and help you save your teeth or accept and laugh through the fear, discomfort, and surprises of tooth loss with humor and hope. Got Teeth? A Survivor's Guide: How to keep your teeth or live... Full Bio
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Hi, dear readers. It's time ... by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Hi, dear readers. It's time for the 2nd annual Peoples Health Blogger Awards and I need your help to win. Pleae vote for me at www.gotteethguide.com or click my badge in ... Read on »
"A person is not healthy without good oral health." by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health This quote from former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop demonstrates the power of dental health and it's relation to our overall health. What I know for sure is that it's ... Read on »
3 Reasons To Love Your Electric Toothbrush. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I had surgery on my left arm Tuesday and I’m left-handed. That is not an acceptable excuse to avoid brushing my teeth so I discovered 3 reasons to love my electric toothbru ... Read on »
6 preventative treatments for periodontal disease by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The goal of periodontal treatment is to control and stop the infection. It can’t always save the affected teeth. These are 6 common preventative treatments of differing ... Read on »
An eye tooth gives the gift of sight. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Tooth bone and ligament have a better chance of living around the eye than a lot of other materials. At the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami’s Mill ... Read on »
Are your bad teeth killing you? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Your body has natural defensive barriers. Healthy gum tissue is one of those barriers. In his article, “Are my bad teeth killing me?” Dr. Robert O. Nara wrote that bacte ... Read on »
Are your teeth a sign of the economy? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health 36% of the people polled skipped dental care or checkups in the past 12 months. The Poll: Care-Cost Consequences The Question: In the past 12 months, becau ... Read on »
Are your teeth a sign of the economy? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health 36% of the people polled skipped dental care or checkups in the past 12 months. The Poll: Care-Cost Consequences The Question: In the past 12 months, because of the c ... Read on »
Avoid “green teeth” on St. Patrick’s Day. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For some of you, the occasion calls for the illustrious “ green beer ” enjoyed at your favorite Irish pub, but if you are in the process of whi ... Read on »
Bad breath can gum up your relationships. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Your teeth, your gums, and your tongue have something in common. They all collect bacteria that can cause bad breath. That's why you need a tongue scraper to remove 7 ... Read on »
Bad breath got you tongue-tied? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Bad breath is often caused by bacteria that remains on your tongue after brushing and flossing. The bacteria that causes problems inside the mouth is the same bacteria tha ... Read on »
Bad breath got you tongue-tied? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Bad breath is often caused by bacteria that remains on your tongue after brushing and flossing. The bacteria that causes problems inside the mouth is the same bacteria that ... Read on »
Be thankful for your teeth. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Happy Thanksgiving. I wish you a blessed holiday with good family, good friends, good food, and good health. What I know for sure is that it's all connecte ... Read on »
Beat periodontal disease with woven floss. by Saundra G. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Woven floss is more effective than regular floss in the fight against periodontal disease. If you can’t find woven floss, double your regular floss to get more results for t ... Read on »
Brace yourself for periodontal disease. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I received this email from a reader about adult braces and periodontal disease. I’m publishing it to help you if you’re considering getting braces. “Thank you, Saundra, ... Read on »
Brush your teeth at least twice a day. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Brushing your teeth dislodges and removes decomposing food and plaque accumulated since your last brushing. It does that with the digging action of the bristle ... Read on »
Calculus Is the Beginning of Gum Disease. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Calculus Ain't Just a Math Term. In dentistry, calculus relates to gum disease and tooth loss. The word calculus is derived from Latin meaning pebble or little ston ... Read on »
Can an apple a day keep the doctor and the dentist away? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health There are enough studies to prove that apples are a whole-body benefit fruit that lowers blood cholesterol, protects your teeth from bacteria and plaque, improves bowel fun ... Read on »
Can periodontal laser surgery be done in a mouth with dental implants? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Periodontal laser surgery is used to treat periodontal disease, which affects the gums around natural teeth. Some of those natural teeth (like what's left of mine) have amalg ... Read on »
Chew on This. Caring for our teeth and gums. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I am pleased to announce that an excerpt from my book is featured in the January/February issue of Me* the Menopause Musical Magazine. Go to http://www.memagazine4u.com/ and ... Read on »