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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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Eating disorders may lead to tooth loss. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Eating disorders are in the daily news, but rarely in connection with tooth loss. Bingeing and purging can erode tooth enamel, discolor teeth, and cause tooth loss. ... Read on »
Your Dentist Can Diagnose Diabetes - Save Your Teeth and Your Life. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Recent research indicates that diabetics have an abnormally high risk for periodontal disease. Diabetes is associated with a higher than normal degree of gum inflammation. T ... 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 »
Pregnancy, hormones and your baby's health. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Congratulations! You or someone you know is having a baby. You probably know that pregnancy causes hormones to increase. What you may not know is that pregnancy causes the r ... 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 »
Gum Disease Increases Tooth Loss Risk for Women. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The American Academy of General Dentistry reports that more than half of all women who reached the age of 50 in 2000 will live to be at least 80 years old. The average 65-ye ... Read on »
Got Teeth? A Survivor's Guide Book Review by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I'm proud to announce that I received a wonderful review from Apex Reviews (NY), which includes a print interview. Please visit the following link to read my review: htt ... Read on »
Control periodontal disease with laser surgery. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health My Halloween highlight was Laser Periodontal Therapy™ surgery at 9:00 AM, October 31, 2007 to save and restore two hopeless teeth and the gums that surround them. ... Read on »
Gum disease for women only. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Menstruation gingivitis. Who knew? Before and after their menstrual periods, some women experience bleeding gums, bright red and swollen gums, and sores inside the ... Read on »
New AHA guidelines for antibiotics and dental procedures. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The American Heart Association (AHA) believed for decades that dental patients with heart disease should premedicate with antibiotics before dental procedures. It was determ ... Read on »
Teeth are the consumer accessories of the 21st century. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Thanks to Hollywood and advertising, our teeth have the power of totems and are worthy of our respect. In his book "The Excruciating History of Dentistry," James Wynbrandt w ... 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 »
The Secret to Flossing and Heart Health. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health You can lessen the risk of heart attacks and periodontal disease by flossing your teeth correctly. Sally Cram, D.D.S. a periodontist in Washington, D.C. and a spoke ... Read on »
Effective use of dental insurance forms. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health If you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance, call your insurance company to find out if your policy covers regular cleanings, periodontal treatment, extractions, de ... Read on »
Flossing all the way. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Flossing at least twice a day is one of the best ways to repair your oral health and remove harmful plaque that can cause tooth loss. G-U-M, Equate, Crest, Johnson ... 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 »
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 »
Periodontal disease and tooth loss are not sexy. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Each tooth has one root. When your gums deteriorate, there’s nothing left to hold your teeth in place. Most people do not take action until not taking action is too ... 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 »
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 »