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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dental Update

Well, I've been using the Periogen for 2 weeks and a few days, nearly 2 and a half weeks. I have not used it everyday, I really am my own worst enemy about doing things consistently for myself. But I can say that I use it more often than not, 4 or more times per week. I've been making it a bit stronger using 1 and 1/2 to 2 scoops each time (which is well within the usage directions), I'm using it with the Interplak WJ6RW Dental Water Jet using the Subgingival Tip, this is an angled soft tip that I can push into my gums, it really gets the Periogen deep into my gums.

OK, here is what has been happening, as I said before, I can't leave well enough alone, several times a week I grab a mirror, a loop and a dental pick, I get up close and personal with my tartar, something I have done before, but now the tartar is different, it's even a different color (lighter in color), and more brittle, it's as if it's not attached to my teeth the same way as it was before, it's much MUCH easier to scrape off. In the past, I've been able to remove the larger chunks that build up on the inside of my bottom teeth, but I've never been able to remove the thinner layers that are between my teeth and on the gum line. Now I am able to remove it, quite easily. I tend to work on one or two teeth at a time, I don't want to mess up or do damage, I also don't want to release too much toxins, you know when you go to the dentist even to just get a cleaning, they will often prescribe antibiotics, that's because when they are working on your teeth, they are releasing lots of toxins into your body and you need to be able to fight it. So I take it slow, not doing too much at any one time.

I have noticed that if I try to work on the tartar BEFORE using the Periogen, the tartar is hard and doesn't want to let go, but after I use the Periogen, it really does change the tartar, making it easier to remove. I am really happy with how this stuff is working. :)

Tonight, I really worked to clean my teeth extra well before using the Periogen. I flossed (something I don't regularly do) and I also used one of those skinny brushes that go between your teeth called a interdental brush. I noticed immediately that flossing was much easier, before this time, I often had to force the floss to go between many of my teeth, and often the floss would shred because of roughness of the tartar buildup. The little brush also went between my teeth much easier than before, in fact there had been some of my teeth where I couldn't get one of those brushes to go in, tonight I was able to easily get the brush in between all of my teeth and it went quite easily. That is telling me that the tartar is going away, there is more space between my teeth that hadn't been there before, it had been filled with tartar, and now it's going away.

I have to say that if I had been using the Periogen everyday as I am supposed to, I know that even more tartar would be gone. I'll continue using it and report more about it in the coming days and weeks.

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  1. Wretha, is the rubber tip pick you use a syringe type? I am looking on Amazon for this and they have the starter kit for $99.95. I am hoping it's the same one you are using. Please let me know ma'am!


    1. Amy, that is the recommended Waterpik to use, it's not the one I'm using only because I got a major deal on another brand, the one you linked to is the one recommended by Periogen and it is their package deal.

      The rubber tip I'm using came with my water irrigator, it's a soft rubber tip so I can push it into my gums without causing injury.


  2. Thanks, I am going to see if I can find a less expensive one, as I can't swing the price for theirs at the moment. I did spend a few dollars and get additional dental floss, dental picks, the denta pik (little brushes for between the teeth), peroxide and two dental kits at the local grocery store. The dental kits had three tools that look just like the ones at the dentist. One is a lighted mirror, one a pick and the other a tartar scraper. I was able to brush my teeth tonight, floss, use the little brushes, then swished perioxide in my mouth, and use the mirror and scraper. My teeth weren't too bad, though it's been about 3 years since I've been to the dentist. I've been reading "Where there are no dentists" tonight, and will carefully evaluate and clean a little on my children's teeth. I want to see if I can find any cavities that may need a trip to the dentist. Praying I won't find any. Thanks for the motivation to take care of this...;-)

    1. Just a suggestion, you don't have to get that kit, you can purchase just the Periogen by itself, it's $30 with free shipping, you can always get a WaterPik or another brand later, I have been perfectly happy with mine, but on the nights when I don't have what it takes to do the warerpik, I just make up the solution and swish it in my mouth. The waterpik (or equivalent) forces the solution below your gums, but just using it by itself is better than not using it at all. Since it has a money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose, if it doesn't work to your satisfaction, you can return it for a refund.

      I don't have that book about not having a dentist, I have been interested in it though, I'll look into getting a copy, let me know what you think of it, thanks!

      Don't forget, you can remineralize teeth and small cavities, not sure about big ones, but the small ones can be.



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