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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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What happens when you have a heart murmur and ignore a bad tooth filling? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health This is a true story told to me by the wife of a dental patient with a heart murmur (mostly in her words). Three months ago my husband lost part of a filling and used a ... Read on »
The $2 Million Case of the Pulled Teeth! by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Elizabeth Smith only wanted three teeth in her upper jaw removed. Oops! A dentist at a Florence, S.C., dental clinic pulled all 16 of her upper teeth -  by mistake. A ju ... Read on »
Not another periodontal laser surgery! by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Yes. Two years ago in October I had periodontal laser surgery. I had it again this October. My periodontist and I thought my teeth would be fine because I vigilantly brush ... 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 »
Please vote for me! by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Hello, dear readers. It’s time for the 2nd annual Peoples Health Blogger Awards and I need your help to win. I’d really appreciate your vote. What I know for sure is t ... Read on »
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 »
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 »
October is National Dental Hygiene Month. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health You know what to do. Make an appointment to get your teeth examined and cleaned. Your dental hygienist will give you a new toothbrush and floss and another lesson in bru ... Read on »
Tongue piercings increase your risk of brain infections. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The newest fashion obsession of tongue piercing is associated with tongue infections, tooth fractures, periodontal (gum) disease, heart problems, respiratory tract disease, ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Fight periodontal disease with pineapples. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Pineapple is a golden yellow, sweet, juicy, luscious, tropical fruit that has an ample supply of Vitamin C, which is good for your gums. A study conducted at the State U ... Read on »
Why should you clean your toothbrush? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health If you have gingivitis or periodontal disease, your toothbrush can transfer oral bacteria back into your mouth after every use. To avoid bacterial transfer, do this: 1. ... Read on »
Top 100 Dentistry Blogs by Saundra G. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Top 100 Blogs Wuuhoo! The Daily Reviewer ranked www.gotteethguide.com in the Top 100 Dentistry Blogs. Thank you. What I know for sure is that it’s all connected. ... 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 »
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 »
Gum disease is linked to health risks. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Dr. Sanjay Gupta says, “…having chronic periodontal or gum disease is like living with a low-grade infection that can be linked to heart disease, diabetes, and some kind ... Read on »
Trade pet-sitting for dental work? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health People without dental insurance are willing to barter to maintain their smiles. A listing was seen on Craigslist.com offering pet-sitting services in exchange for fillin ... Read on »