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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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Five vitamins and minerals that help maintain healthy teeth and gums. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health 1. Vitamin A: Beef, eggs, liver, salmon, shrimp, fortified milk, cheddar cheese and Swiss cheese. 2. Vitamin C: Bell peppers, broccoli, potatoes, spinach and fruits and f ... Read on »
The trouble with teeth: October is National Dental Hygiene Month. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health More than 30 million denture wearers in the United States didn’t see a dental professional in time to save their teeth: 75% of new patients don’t know they have gum disease un ... Read on »
Teeth, smiles, and dentures – oh, my. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I am delighted and honored to announce that I have been invited to be a featured blogger in the Dental Health Community on Wellsphere.com, the next generation of interactive o ... 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 »
National Osteoporosis Month by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Welcome to my blog about oral health. What an incredible opportunity it is for me to begin blogging in May, which is Osteoporosis Prevention and Awareness Month. Osteoporosi ... Read on »
CONQUER DENTAL ANXIETY - THE SUPER MEGA PHOBIA by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health We're blessed to live in an age of amazing, ever-evolving dental technology; less pain, little or no blood, and vanilla-scented nose cones for the nitrous oxide hook-up. ... Read on »
REDUCE YOUR RISK FOR A STROKE AND SAVE YOUR TEETH! by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health You'll never guess! May is also National Stroke Awareness Month and you should know that people with periodontal disease are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. The ... Read on »
SWOLLEN JOINTS AND TOOTH LOSS ARE LINKED by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Do you know that May is also National Arthritis Month and the link between arthritis and tooth loss is that the two diseases have common genetic factors? Periodonta ... 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 »
DIET, NUTRITION AND DENTAL DISEASE - GET CONNECTED! by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Dental disease is as related to overeating as it is to diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and obesity. How and what you eat affects your general health, which affects yo ... Read on »
DENTAL INSURANCE HAS NO TEETH! by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Dental insurance is a forgotten subset of health insurance. Dental care and dental insurance are issues that must be addressed in the fight for health care reform. Fort ... Read on »
Tooth Loss Dreams are in the Top Ten by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I love irony. One of my readers consistently dreams of her teeth falling out and asked me what it means. I've never dreamt about tooth loss, but I experienced it and wrote a ... Read on »
Research Reveals Stress = Periodontal Disease. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health It's Not All In Your Mind. Stress is a risk factor and an indicator for periodontal disease. You feel it in your neck, your shoulders, your back, and your gums. R ... Read on »
Teeth and 10,000 Taste Buds by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Do You Know Where Your Taste Buds Are? A woman I know lost her upper teeth to periodontal disease and now wears a complete upper denture. She's worried that she can't t ... Read on »
STOP DRINKING SODA AND SAVE YOUR TEETH by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Soda can rust your teeth. Remember hearing that soda pop can rust a car engine? It can. It damages the enamel on your teeth the same way, which can lead to periodontal ... Read on »
SKATEBOARDER SAVES HIS TEETH IN CRASH LANDING by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Jake Brown, a 32-year old professional skateboarder, made a conscious decision to adjust his body so he would land on his back during his 40-plus foot fall on Sunday, August ... Read on »
YOUR MONEY OR YOUR TEETH? 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 »
Take the After-Earth-Day Challenge: Be a Water Warrior by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Save Water and Your Teeth. If you missed Earth Day 2007, you can still do something to protect Planet Earth. Encourage every one of your family members and friends ... 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 »
October is National Dental Hygiene Month. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health If you haven't been to the dentist this year, now is the time to begin your oral health regime. Regular check-ups will identify periodontal disease (gum disease) and help yo ... Read on »