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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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Happy Blue Moon Full Moon New Year! by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health May 2010 be as auspicious and extraordinary as the blue moon full moon we will experience this New Year’s eve, Thursday, December 31, 2009. A blue moon is the 2nd full ... Read on »
Happy Chanukah by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Happy Chanukah. Please forgive the lateness of my Chanukah wish. I have a very bad cold, but I have been lighting my candle – 1 giant Chanukah/Hannukah (the spelling ... Read on »
Happy New Year by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I hope 2012 will be a bright, shiny, healthy, happy year for all. My goal is to return to blogging in spite of my unfortunate spine,  and in your best interests. I r ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving! by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I am grateful for the generosity of spirit my readers possess and for the extraordinary commments left by those who have voted for my blog in the 2nd annual Peoples Health ... Read on »
Hate going to the dentist? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Don’t put off going to the dentist because you hate going. You know you do. Going to the dentist takes too much time, you have more important things to do, it costs too much ... Read on »
Health, hormones and gum disease. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Hormonal changes in girls and young women can affect their oral health. We all know our sex hormone levels increase in surges during puberty. What you may not know is t ... Read on »
Healthy Halloween Teeth by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Who doesn’t like Halloween candy? Your teeth and your body hate it, your dentist loves it. America’s annual Halloween sugar festival tab is almost $2 billion. This year ... Read on »
Holiday tips for seniors includes dental health. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Special dietary care and concern should be taken into consideration by and for elderly people. Tooth loss, pain, and joint dysfunction (arthritis) can diminish the chewing abi ... Read on »
How to avoid teeth whitening problems. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Everyone I know is complaining about the color of their teeth. They’re too yellow, they’re too brown, they’re not white enough. When I ask, “When was the last time yo ... Read on »
How to make a dental appointment you will keep. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Researchers have found that people tend to miss appointments for life-saving procedures like a mammogram, colonoscopy, and skin cancer screenings. Dental appointments can b ... Read on »
I’m the Top Blogger in the Dental Health Community by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Thank you to everyone who voted for my blog in Wellsphere’s 2nd annual People’s Health Blogger Awards. I am the Top Blogger in the Dental Health Community and #19 in t ... Read on »
IGNORE YOUR MOUTH AND IT'LL COME BACK TO BITE YOU! by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Ladies and gentlemen, start your electric toothbrushes and wind up your flossing engines. Varying degrees of periodontal disease affect approximately 200-300 million America ... Read on »
IGNORE YOUR MOUTH AND IT’LL COME BACK TO BITE YOU! by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Ladies and gentlemen, start your electric toothbrushes and wind up your flossing engines. Varying degrees of periodontal disease affect approximately 200-300 million America ... Read on »
Is your smile good enough? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health "Three out of four Americans believe an unattractive smile can hurt one's chances for career success, and only half of all adults are satisfied with their smiles." ... Read on »
Jaw surgery after tooth loss is common. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health In November, my periodontist performed alveoloplasty surgery in my upper jaw to remove bone chips, bone spurs, bone splinters, and an infected root tip. He added material into ... Read on »
Lemon juice can wear away your tooth enamel. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health We all know blueberries and broccoli help stop periodontal disease. But do you know that lemons can wear away tooth enamel? Jennifer Jablow, a cosmetic dentist in New Yo ... Read on »
Lies people tell their dentist. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Gum disease is a silent, aggressive disease that can damage your gums and take your teeth. The most common lies people tell their dental professionals are: 1. I brush ... Read on »
Lies people tell their dentist. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Gum disease is a silent, aggressive disease that can damage your gums and take your teeth. The most common lies people tell their dental professionals are: 1. I brush ... Read on »
Menopausal women, postmenopausal women and gum disease. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health It just never stops. Dry mouth, pain, burning sensations, and changes in taste (peppery, salty, sour) are mild compared to the risk factors that include poor diet a ... Read on »
Missing teeth affect your smile. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Missing teeth can detract from your appearance, make chewing and speaking difficult, and place stress on your bite. Missing teeth can also cause your mouth to sink ... Read on »