DEATH by GUM (Disease) – Part 2

Girl with healthy smileWhile over 95% of Americans have gum disease, there is a simple Solution!

Remove “the sticky white substance that forms on teeth, between them, and in the area between the teeth and gums” called plaque daily to keep it from building up and you’ve solved over 98% of the cases of gum disease, explains Dr. Joseph E. Phillips, D.D.S., M.S. in his book Acquiring and Maintaining Oral Health Through the Blotting Procedure.

Your dentist is wrong!

Says, Phillips… If your dentist says, you have to brush more because you have plaque on your teeth. And the next time you see him, he says, you have to brush still more and floss more because your gums are bleeding. And he suggests that you see the hygienist more often for cleaning your teeth, you’ll soon be a candidate for deep curettage (removal of dead tissue from the gum pocket) and gum surgery.

Frequent brushing and flossing, and cleaning by the hygienist, and gum surgery never cured periodontal disease. As time goes on, this leads to more curettage and more surgery, and eventually extraction of the teeth…

Brushing and flossing can cause  periodontal disease!

Surgery shouldn’t be done until the mouth is healthy; surgery being only a post healing reconstructive procedure.

Child brushing teethRegular brushing just moves plaque around.

As dentists insist that people brush more, periodontal disease has attacked much younger people with gingivitis (bleeding gums). This is the precursor to periodontal disease or pyorrhea.

If you want to see what brushing does, just lay a rug on a dirty kitchen floor and brush or sweep around and onto the rug and when you lift the rug up, you’ll see that most of the dirt is packed at the edge of the rug. The same thing happens when you brush your teeth.

A Simple At-home Solution – The Blotting Technique

The Blotting Technique is a proven dental hygiene method that actually removes plaque from the mouth. This is the key to total oral health for a lifetime.

The Blotting Technique is based on capillary action. That is the principle at work when a sponge soaks up liquid, or when paint is drawn up into the bristles of a brush. Capillary action lifts and holds plaque in the brush so that it can be removed.

Of course no matter how well you’ve cleaned the teeth, your mouth still remains 90% dirty as teeth only occupy 10% of the surf of the mouth. So its just as important to clean the gums, the cheeks, the roof and floor of the mouth, and the tongue as well. And you can learn how to eliminate bad breath without mouth wash. The Blotting Technique achieves all this and morel

In the following clip, using an intraoral camera, Dr. Phillips offers a comprehensive demonstration of the still little known Blotting Technique which was, in fact, created in 1969. The fashions and amalgam fillings date the video, but the information is priceless. I haven’t found another video that explains the procedure so thoroughly. You’ll note that the tapping technique differs widely from conventional brushing, and the brush used is a densely packed, soft bristle brush which “soaks up” the plaque and pulls it up into the brush for removal. No toothpaste is necessary.

Please note: While Dr. Phillips suggests you suck the saliva from the brush and swallow it, a better method might be to spit out excess saliva and rinse the brush in water and then suck it to remove the excess water before continuing to blot.


Video Blotting Technique Highlights

  • The brush you use must have dense, fine bristles for it to exert capillary attraction.
  • Hold the Blotting Brush like a pencil.
  • Using only the index and middle fingers, tap-tap-tap the brush.
  • Ring and pinky fingers are placed on chin, middle and index fingers (which are holding the brush) do the tapping. Elbow is held close to the body.
  • There is no sidewards brushing motion. Action is straight up and down in the tapping motion while the angel of the brush is at 45 degrees to the teeth and gums. The angle, density of the bristles and the tapping, draw the plaque off of the sulcus (crevice between the teeth and gums). In other words, you are getting “under” the gums.”
  • The backs of the molars are also “blotted.”
  • The heel of a smaller-sized brush is used on the inside (lingual) areas of the teeth; the brush angle in this area is 90 degrees.
  • Flossing with the Blotting Brush

  • The toe of the brush is used to press up through the interproximal spaces (crevices between the teeth) and made to go through to the lingual area (sides of the teeth closest to the tongue); brush is inserted and pulled out completely while sliding the brush up.
  • Cleaning the Soft Tissue of the Mouth.

  • Holding the brush as you normally would to clean the roof and floor of the mouth, the inner cheeks, the vestibule (space between the cheek/lips and the teeth) areas, the gums themselves, and the tongue all the way to the throat.
  • Cleaning the Chewing Surfaces of the Teeth.

  • This is done by holding the brush as you normally would, bristles facing the biting surface, and chewing lightly on the bristles, forcing them down into the teeth.
  • The Cleaning Sequence

  • Blot in the morning and night.
  • Begin by cleaning the tongue.
  • The mouth.
  • The teeth: outside, inside (lingual), behind the molars, etc.
  • Floss using the bristles.
  • Clean the biting surface of the teeth.

In the next, very brief clip, you’ll see the structure of tooth enamel. As the magnification increases, the “smooth” enamel surface reveals that it is really a labyrinth of fissures and crystals. It drives home the reason why it’s so important to keep the teeth as well as the gums bacteria free.


 The Blotting Toothbrush!

The densely packed, blotting toothbrush is smaller than a traditional toothbrush to allow easy cleaning on the inside and outside of the teeth. Exceedingly thin, tapered bristles offer easily access between the teeth and under the gums without damaging the gums.

The entire mouth may be “blotted” and the soft brush can buff up the tongue to a rosy hue and easily clear the dead skin cells from the roof, inner cheeks and floor of the mouth, etc. This technique of oral care also freshens the mouth, so you may opt to use toothpaste only once daily or omit it completely.

The longer you practice the Blotting Technique, the healthier your mouth becomes. Besides being able to rejuvenate your gums and yourself the anti-aging benefits a really clean mouth holds, you can plan a vacation with all the money you’ll save on toothpaste, dental floss, dental hygienists and gum surgeries. As your mouth becomes healthier and gums strengthen, your tapping can be less intense while still being as effective.

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Reviews include: These toothbrushes are unbelievable! They feel like a microfiber cloth for your teeth! SO SOFT but still sturdy enough to do the job. My teeth have never felt so clean. They brush, floss, and leave your teeth feeling as polished as if you’d just walked out of a dentist’s office.




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  1. Where can suitable brushes for blotting plaque from the mouth be bought in the UK?

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