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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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Nobody talks about periodontal disease and tooth loss. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health My heart goes out to everyone suffering from periodontal disease, the fear of tooth loss, the experience of tooth loss and denture gain, and the accompanying self-esteem iss ... Read on »
Think you don't need a dentist? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health You know when you need a dentist. Something feels wrong, maybe a little tender, and then you see blood (pink in the sink) when you brush or floss your teeth. And as ... Read on »
February is National Children's Dental Health Month by Saundra G. Patient Expert 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Take your kids to the dentist, and make an appointment for yourself while you're there. What I know for sure is that it's all connected. Saundra Got T ... Read on »
Recognize periodontal disease. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Dentists and periodontists are trained to recognize periodontal disease when they see it, which means you have to see them to have your teeth checked at least twice a year. ... Read on »
February is American Heart Month by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Heart disease is as related to periodontal disease as it is to obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. Over 40 years ago, Congress declared February to be American Heart Month. ... Read on »
CoQ10 and Periodontal Disease by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, is an antioxident dietary supplement originally recommended for the treatment of gum disease, cardiovascular conditions, and a wide range ... Read on »
Got Teeth? A Survivor's Guide Testimonial by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health "I was blessed! I read Got Teeth? at the very time I was awaiting surgery to remove my natural teeth! If it were not for Saundra and her keen wisdom about adapting to change ... Read on »
Gum disease is a risk factor for stroke. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Stroke has multiple risk factors that you can control: 1. Gum disease 2. Poor diet 3. Obesity 4. High cholesterol 5. Diabetes 6. Cigarette smoki ... 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 »
Want Healthy Gums? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health If you have periodontal disease, you may have been told to increase your calcium intake. People who are allergic to milk products should speak to their health professionals. ... 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 »
Seven ways to control 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. If you follow these steps, you have a better chance of contr ... Read on »
Seven warning signs of periodontal disease. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Your gums are telling you that you have one or more of the varying stages of periodontal disease when the following warning signs appear: 1. You see pink in your to ... 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 »
Your teeth and electric toothbrush safety. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health In 1960, Squibb introduced its Broxodent electric toothbrush to the United States. In 1961, General Electric launched its cordless, rechargeable toothbrush, which was "more ... Read on »
Two minutes to healthier teeth and gums. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health You'll get better results for energy expended if you brush your teeth for two full minutes at least twice a day. Use a kitchen timer. Two minutes is longer than you ... Read on »
Your teeth and your rights. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health You have the right to be treated respectfully. If you’ve had a bad dental experience, if you feel you are not getting proper treatment, are being treated roughly an ... Read on »
Periodontal disease is a contact sport with teeth. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The American Academy of Periodontology ( http://www.perio.org/ ) says, “Research suggests that the bacteria causing periodontal disease can pass through saliva. This means tha ... Read on »
Periodontal disease is the cause of 20 million teeth extracted every year. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Approximately 20 million teeth are pulled annually leaving millions of people with less than perfect smiles, social embarrassment, and emotional and psychological issues. Over ... Read on »
Shameless promotion for my book. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Since approxmately 75% of the population suffers from some form of periodontal disease, there is a 75% chance that the recipient of my book will find it useful, even if he or ... Read on »