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DENTAL  INFORMATION FOR YOU


ONE HOURFICE NING-IS IT FOR YOU? 

In office 1 hour teeth whitening is in my opinion a wonderful idea that doesn’t consistently work. You might get good results, but most of the time the whitening effect is minimal . I believe that your money would be better spent on home whitening trays. You can get better results with  home whitening trays made by your dentist or even over the counter white strips for that matter. I have observed   1hour whitening on several patients where  I teach it at the University of Rochester  and have never been impressed with the results.  The best 1 hour whitening product that I have seen is called  “ BEYOND”.  So if you really want the 1 hour whitening try to find a dentist who offers  “BEYOND”.  If you call an office and they don’t have it  but tell you their method is just as good I wouldn’t believe them. Even if you do have one hour teeth whitening most dentists will recommend the home whitening trays in conjunction with the procedure. There are several manufacturers out there but none , in my opinion, are really  worth the money. Probably the absolute best whitening system available is Dr. Rod Kurthy’s of California KOR system. Several dentist have his system available. This system does get teeth dazzlingly white with very little sensitivity but it is  expensive.       Some dentists charge up to $2,000 for the KOR whitening  service.

THE TRUTH ABOUT BECOMING A DENTAL ASSISTANT IN 10 SATURDAYS.
 
Are you thinking about becoming a dental assistant and heard about schools that teach you how to become a dental assistant on Saturdays for a few thousand dollars.  I that you could learn it for free if you are willing to put in a little effort of your own and know what to do.  In fact often times you can get paid to learn dental assisting.  I bet you didn’t know that.    It is not that difficult to learn how to become a dental assistant if you simply know where to look.  There are dentists or dental sometimes will hire someone that does not have dental experience. It just takes .



DON’T SUFFER COLD SORES ANYMORE.
 
Cold sores are very painful sores that occur in the mouth and are caused by the Herpes virus. They are usually associated with stress and certain foods.   One very helpful preventive supplement is called L-lysine. This is an amino acid and is taken like any vitamin.  L-lysine levels are  usually low in people who suffer from cold sores and can be taken on a daily basis to  help prevent the outbreak of the sores.  Chocolate is unfortunately not good for those who get cold sores  because chocolate contains the amino-acid l-alanine which helps cause cold sores to erupt. Another helpful daily supplement is Zinc which boosts the immune  system and helps in dealing with stress. One trick that helps is using a pointer laser on the sore being careful  to keep it away from the eyes.  Your dentist can also apply medication that will immediately take the pain of cold sores away.
It is important to note that most toothpastes and mouth rinses contain the foaming agent Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.  This chemical is  a major cause of cold sores and should be avoided.  Closys II doesn’t contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
NO MORE CAVITIES! . Cavities don’t just happen. It takes about a year for a cavity to form and fortunately they can be prevented if you know what to do. Most beverages make cavities worse even if they are sports drinks or diet Cavities are caused by  a number of factors some of which are of course the diet, genetics, immune system strength,  dry mouth, and  home care . Some people have never had a cavity and seem to be immune to cavities  whether or not they take care of their teeth or not. However most people  do get cavities and there are very effective ways of preventing cavities if a little effort is put forth. Dr Ellie Phillps has developed an amazingly effective cavity prevention program that  includes mouth rinses and dietary supplements. This program is  effective against cavities as well as gum disease and includes the use of gum and mints . Listerine, Fluoride and Closys II mouth rinses. For more info please contact us.

HEALTHY GUMS AND A HEALTHY HEART. 

There is recent research that has proven that there can be  toxic bacteria in the mouth that cause heart, liver and kidney disease as well as other health problems. If a persons gums are not healthy then they become inflamed or swollen and bleed easily. When swollen, the gums can leak or allow  the bad bacteria into the .  The bacteria  can then settle into any organ that they  come into contact with and cause a health problem.   There are several factors that are available today that can greatly help in reducing heart disease and gum disease. Although essential, brushing and flossing are no longer enough to maintain healthy gums- the bacteria need to be destroyed.     The first important thing that someone must do in order to maintain optimum health is to reduce the amount of toxic bacteria in their mouth. There is a specific test that can be performed to determine the level of bad bacteria in the mouth. Our own Dr. Ellie Phillips has  developed a proven method of eliminating the mouth of bad bacteria. She has also written a book on the subject.     The next important factor is nutritional. There are several essential  supplements that the body needs to maintain health. One very important supplement is Coenzyme Q-10  Coenzyme Q1 This vitamin-like substance is essential for optimal cell energy production and is also called CoQ10, Q10, ubiquinone, and vitamin Q10. The "Q" refers to the quinone chemical group and "10" for the number hydrocarbons. CoQ10 is an antioxidant found in the mitochondria of every cell in the body, and is essential for producing energy for cell growth and maintenance; remember the Krebs Cycle? Highest levels in the body are found in the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas; lowest levels in the lungs. Tissue levels decrease with age.
French and Japanese researchers first determined a link between heart disease and CoQ10. Improved periodontal  ( gum ) health was noted by researchers as a side effect of CoQ10 supplementation. Gingivitis, high blood pressure une dysfunction are all indicators of low CoQ10 levels. 
VITAMIN C
Severe vitamin C deficiency can lead to scurvy and lack of collagen formation. Research has shown the link between vitamin C and immune response, specifically the impact of vitamin C on polymorphonuclear leukocytes ( white blood cells).  A study of more than 12,000 people, reported in the Journal of Periodontology in 2000 found a significant relationship between low dietary levels of vitamin C (less than 60mg/day) and periodontal disease.   In the late 18th century, sailors away at sea would eat limes to prevent their gums from bleeding as the limes are full of vitamin C. The relationship between vitamin C and periodontal disease is likely due to vitamin C's role in maintaining and repairing healthy connective tissue along with its antioxidant properties.
Vitamin D Vitamin D, also known as the "sunshine vitamin," is made by the body with exposure to the sun. Deficiencies in vitamin D and calcium result in bone loss and increased inflammation. Vitamin D and calcium are essential for healthy teeth and bones and vitamin D can suppress inflammation associated with periodontal disease. The best way to synthesize vitamin D is with exposure to sunshine without sunscreen. Ten to 15 minutes of sun exposure twice a week to the face, arms, hands or back is usually enough to provide adequate vitamin D. People who have limited sun exposure might want to eat foods fortified with vitamin D such as milk, eggs, sardines and tuna fish or take a vitamin D supplement.




THACHE ON A WEEKEND? 

    It is always best to call your dentist if you have any dental problem.  Most  dental offices have an emergency number to call and will at least be able to give advice if it is after office hours. But when  someone has a severe toothache there are generally two reasons. 1-an infection in the tooth which means the nerve is dead ( yes,a tooth can still hurt if the nerve is dead ) or 2-an inflamed nerve in the tooth.  The  dental treatment for both of these problems are basically the same -either root canal treatment or extraction of the tooth. If someone is in pain and can’t get to a dentist then it is always a good idea to take antibiotics which your  dentist can phone into a pharmacy for you if you call the dentists emergency number. This will help reduce any pain caused by infection.  If , however the tooth is not infected but has an inflamed nerve  then the antibiotics will not be as helpful. It is best to try to reduce the inflammation in the tooth. First, do not  chew anything hard or do anything to make the tooth hurt more. Then if you are not allergic to them take 600mg ibuprofen  and extra strength Acetaminophen at the same time- this very good pain remedy as it reduces inflammation on two levels.  Remember that you should not exceed more than 2400 of ibuprofen a day.

WHAT TO DO ABOUT SENSITIVE TEETH. 

   If you have sensitive teeth you are not alone.  One of the main causes of sensitive teeth is stress. The other is grinding your teeth, clenching your teeth or having a bite that is not lined up correctly.  Often times people who have sensitive teeth also headaches.  There are many possible remedies for sensitive teeth. The first being the use of potassium nitrate on the teeth which is found in sensitive teeth. Another treatment for sensitive teeth is the wearing of a custom guard that is worn at night the stress on the teeth.   A dentist can also fabricate a special thin plastic tray that fits over the teeth that can hold a potassium on the teeth to reduce sensitivity.   Sensitive teeth can be caused by a number of different factors of those being: grinding teeth foods in the reflux Acidic foods  Learn more about these and other treatments by calling GVDG for more help.
BAD BREATH
Bad breath also known as halitosis,can be a very troubling problem. One reason for halitosis being such a problem is that  when someone has bad breath they might not be aware  of this because their nasal senses get used to the smell. The only people aware of the halitosis are family friends and coworkers.  Most of the time halitosis is caused by a problem in the mouth but can be caused by digestion problems. The place to start is by looking for problems in the mouth. The two most common sources of halitosis in the mouth  is cavities and gum disease.  Cavities and gum disease both should be treated by a dentist however.  One of the best over the counter mouth rinses for halitosis   is Closys II.  Closys II works  so  well  because it kills bacteria  and eliminates odors.  You should rinse with a capful of Closys II  for 60 three times a day if you have halitosis and  it is best to use the Closys II toothpaste also.
 
MIGRAINE HEADACHES 

Do you get frequent headaches or even   Frequent headaches are most common in women but anyone can get them.  Often times headaches are caused by muscle pain.  The muscles of the jaws get fatigued and become painful, sometimes causing intense pain.  The muscle pain can be caused by a variety of things such as teeth grinding or clenching or an incorrect bite. A dentist who is trained in treating headaches will be able to help diagnose the source of the headaches and provide a remedy. The FDA has approved a new dental device that is worn on the teeth at treat headaches and migraines.  Most dentists should know about treatment device.


SINUS  AND EAR INFECTIONS
or sinus infections can sometimes be very frustrating because they can be so very difficult to cure. There are however some remedies that can help tremendously. The first remedy that is remarkable and has helped many of my patients is called  Xlear it can be ordered from www.Xlear.com and it is a spray bottle that is sprayed into the nose. will clear the sinuses because its active ingredient is Xylitol which is a natural antibiotic which kills bacteria 
The nose is a nidus—a nest where problems begin. The fact that we move about 3000 gallons of air through the nose and into the lungs every day opens it to all kinds of pollution. Harmful bacteria living there move into the ear canal or the sinuses to cause infections irritants there are the most common causes of allergies and asthma. We all have a means of cleaning these harmful substances that the chance of getting ill. 
Now there is to help this natural process. 
Cleaning this nest regularly helps to remove bacteria as well as the irritants that trigger allergies and asthma. 
Anytime a person has a problem that begins in the nose, cleaning it regularly should be a part of their treatment. 
Our experience is that it is often the only part needed. 
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Why Nasal Xylitol Works 
There are three reasons this spray works as well as it does:
  • Xylitol decreases the adherence of harmful bacteria to the cells in our nose and selects for bacteria that cause fewer infections.
  • The concentration of xylitol stimulates our own defensive washing of the nose.
  • The xylitol decreases the concentration of salt in the airway surface fluid which helps our own antibiotic substances there to be more effective—the problem with saline.
All of these are totally new concepts in medical practice. But they are concepts whose time has come because they provide a safe and reasonable option to some of the major health problems that we now face with infections and allergies.  Each of these concepts is discussed in the following three sections, with links to more detailed information and references.  Back to top Why Nasal Xylitol Works on Infections  The most common and accepted way of dealing with bacteria is to kill them with antibiotics. But we have to use the more expensive and potent newer antibiotics because the bacteria have become resistant to the earlier generations of antibiotics. The more antibiotics we use the more problems we have with resistant bacteria.  THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS FACING US TODAY AS WE DEAL WITH INFECTION CARE SYSTEM SO THERE IS NO MOTIVE FOR STUDYING THEM AND FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THEM.  Before bacteria can cause an infection they have to be able to attach to our body. What they hold on to specific sugars or sugar complexes that are on the surfaces of our cells. Putting these sugars, or other similar looking sugars, in with the bacteria fills up their binding sites and decreases the ability of bacteria to hold on to our body's cells. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that does this for several bacteria. Feeding xylitol regularly to the bacteria that normally live in the back of our noses reduces their numbers and has actually been shown to tame some bacteria so that they cause fewer problems. This section also discusses the use of mannose in preventing urinary infections.  Taming bacteria is a better idea than killing them. Find out why.  Back to top Why Nasal Xylitol Works on Allergies  ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA BEGIN FROM IRRITANTS IN THE NOSE. WHY NOT HELP WASH THEM OUT?  The second idea of helping with our defensive washing is also new.
  • A runny nose is our body's attempt to clean irritants from the nose.
  • The increases we have experienced in airway problems, both infectious and allergenic, coincide with our harmful use of drugs that block our normal defensive nasal cleaning.
  • Supporting other defenses is also a more healthy approach.
  • Allergies and asthma are triggered by irritants in the nose. Regularly clearing these irritants removes the triggers and reduces the problems.
HELPING OUR DEFENSES—THE PROBLEM WITH SALINE.  Covering the cells in our airway, underneath the mucus, is the airway surface fluid.  For places where the mucus is not present, or not working adequately, there are several substances in this fluid that, separately and together, work against bacteria.  These substances are salt sensitive; that is the higher the salt concentration, the less they work.  A center for work on these defenses is at the University of Iowa, where they are looking at what xylitol does to help this processIf this is really so good why don't more people know about it?  First of all, the word is getting out. This product was recently (April, 2004) named the number one new product in health food stores in the United States. That's not bad for the fourth year of business with no media advertising. Thanks!! to those users who have spread the word. More on how we should help our defenses as well as what we can do to create a better and more affordable health care system can be found at a companion web site, Common Sense Medicine.  Back to top How We Got Started My granddaughter's ear infections, and her grandmother's understandable panic, were the stimulus for first making this spray. Chewing gum four times a day reduces ear infections by about 40%, but she was too young to chew gum. The xylitol works on the bacteria, bacteria that live in the nose before they move into the ear. I thought it prudent to put it where the bacteria are. Using xylitol nasally lets you use about 200 times less than orally and reduced ear infections in my practice by 93%. This section also explains why these infections are associated with learning problems and should be of interest to all parents and primary teachers. Read my dealings with the FDA regarding this spray.  Back to top reduces their numbers and has actually been shown to tame some bacteria so that they cause fewer problems. This section also discusses the use of mannose in preventing urinary infections.  Taming bacteria is a better idea than killing them. Find out why.  Back to top Why Nasal Xylitol Works on Allergies  ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA BEGIN FROM IRRITANTS IN THE NOSE. WHY NOT HELP WASH THEM OUT?  The second idea of helping with our defensive washing is also new.
  • A runny nose is our body's attempt to clean irritants from the nose.
  • The increases we have experienced in airway problems, both infectious and allergenic, coincide with our harmful use of drugs that block our normal defensive nasal cleaning.
  • Supporting other defenses is also a more healthy approach.
  • Allergies and asthma are triggered by irritants in the nose. Regularly clearing these irritants removes the triggers and reduces the problems.
HELPING OUR DEFENSES—THE PROBLEM WITH SALINE.  Covering the cells in our airway, underneath the mucus, is the airway surface fluid.  For places where the mucus is not present, or not working adequately, there are several substances in this fluid that, separately and together, work against bacteria.  QUICKLY STRAIGHTEN A FEW CROOKED TEETH. SOMETIME Someone is frustrated with their smile because there are a few out of place teeth.   The usual course of treatment is to get conventional braces or orthodontics. But  what if that is just out of the question.  If the cooked teeth is not too severe there are other alternatives that can get the crooked teeth to straighten up and come in line with the other teeth. One method is with a “retainer” type of appliance that has a wire on it that straightens the teeth. An other method is with  a few “invisible”  or clear trays that need to be worn for a few 2-6 months depending on the severity of the situation.  UNSIGHTLY BLACK FILLINGS Black fillings that are so very common in many peoples back teeth are quickly going out of style. I have listened to  a number of patients tell me how much they dislike their “Black” fillings in their back teeth. Not only are these fillings unsightly but they are also contain about 50% Mercury. Mercury ,as you know, expands and contracts quite a bit when the temperature  changes. That is why Mercury has been used in thermometers  so much HYBRID BRIDGE YOU HAVE PROBABLY  heard of the hybrid bridge  in the media and have wondered if it is for you.   Well, the answer is ,it might  very well be. The hybrid bridge is just what the name implies. Similar to a hybrid car that runs on electricity and gas a Hybrid Dental Bridge is a combination of dental implants that are placed in the jaw and a denture which is secured on top of the implants. In other words several false teeth  (a denture) are placed on a few implants making it less expensive than replacing every missing tooth with an individual implant and crown. The reason that a HybridBridge is less expensive than replacing every tooth with single implants is that you are paying for less implants.  The Hybrid utilizes the placement of   a few implants in a jaw rather than an implant for every tooth Smoking is one habit that is highly oxidative in nature. This means that it creates a lot of free radicals which cause premature aging and bodily damage. It is therefore very important to reduce the number of free radicals in the body and that is accomplished with antioxidants. Some very stong which will reduce the effects of free radicals are Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Alpha-lipoic acid,MSM and many others. what age should my child go to the dentist At GVDG we believe that  every child should go to the dentist by the age of one even if they do not have any teeth yet. this is because the parents can get information on how to prevent cavities in their child and the child can get used to going to the dentist and having positive dental experiences. It also important to check the mouth for any problems that might be present. SLEEP APNEA Sleep apnea can be a very serious problem.  I have had patients who did not like wearing  a C-PAP machine and asked me if their was anything that I could do. I said of course and made them an special mouth guard type of appliance that fit over their teeth , repositioned their jaws and opened their airway when they were sleeping. They love their new   Sleep Apnea appliance and are finally getting a good nights sleep. NEED DENTAL INSURANCE? There are couple of ways to get dental insurance if it is unavailable through your employer.  One way is through AFLAC insurance which offers different plans according to your family size and budget. Another ay is to join a local Chamber of Commerce which often times offers dental insurance.  You need to be very careful when purchasing dental insurance  because often times you will pay in ore than you will get back in benefits especially since  dental insurance companies only  pay a portion of major dental work and there is usually a waiting period. Severe vitamin C deficiency can lead to scurvy and lack of collagen formation. Research published in 1974 and 1975 showed the link between vitamin C and immune response, specifically the impact of vitamin C on polymorphonuclear leukocytes. A study of more than 12,000 people, reported in the Journal of Periodontology in 2000 found a significant relationship between low dietary levels of vitamin C (less than 60mg/day) and periodontal disease. Researcher Robert Genco, DDS, PhD, chair of the Oral Biology Department at The State University of New York at Buffalo, says the relationship between severe vitamin C deficiency and gum health has long been known. "In the late 18th century, sailors away at sea would eat limes to prevent their gums from bleeding. The relationship between vitamin C and periodontal disease is likely due to vitamin C's role in maintaining and repairing healthy connective tissue along with its antioxidant properties." Vitamin D Vitamin D, also known as the "sunshine vitamin," is made by the body with exposure to the sun. Deficiencies in vitamin D and calcium result in bone loss and increased inflammation. Vitamin D and calcium are essential for healthy teeth and bones and vitamin D can suppress proinflammatory cytokine production associated with periodontal disease. The best way to synthesize vitamin D is with exposure to sunshine without sunscreen. Ten to 15 minutes of sun exposure twice a week to the face, arms, hands or back is usually enough to provide adequate vitamin D. People who have limited sun exposure might want to eat foods fortified with vitamin D such as milk, eggs, sardines and tuna fish or take a vitamin D supplement. Coenzyme Q10 This vitamin-like substance is essential for optimal cell energy production and is also called CoQ10, Q10, ubiquinone, and vitamin Q10. The "Q" refers to the quinone chemical group and "10" for the number hydrocarbons. CoQ10 is an antioxidant found in the mitochondria of every cell in the body, and is essential for producing energy for cell growth and maintenance; remember the Krebs Cycle? Highest levels in the body are found in the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas; lowest levels in the lungs. Tissue levels decrease with age. French and Japanese researchers first determined a link between heart disease and CoQ10. Improved periodontal health was noted by researchers as a side effect of CoQ10 supplementation. Gingivitis, high blood pressure and immune dysfunction are all indicators of low CoQ10 levels. These levels can also be reduced by cholesterol-lowering medications: statins. Patients taking Lipitor, Lescol, Mevacor, Pravachol, Zocor and other statin drugs should be advised of the benefits of CoQ10 supplementation. CoQ10 can stimulate the immune system to protect the heart and is currently being studied for cancer treatment and to relieve the side effects of chemotherapy. Nutraceuticals PerioTherapy from Pharmaden is a supplement designed specifically to enhance the outcome of periodontal therapy. It includes the following nutrients: vitamin C, folate, vitamin B12, grape seed extract, echinacea, CoQ10, black peppercorn extract, gelatin, rice flour and magnesium stearate. Research performed at Loma Linda University showed enhanced periodontal healing in patients taking PerioTherapy compared to those taking a placebo. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Periodontal researchers have shown that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids can stimulate the resolution of periodontal inflammation. Resolving inflammation is not a passive wearing down of the proinflammatory process and green light-type signals. Returning the tissue to health is an active process driven by substances that act as red lights to stop the inflammatory process. Resolvins and protectins are derived from omega-3 fatty acids and actively trigger the mechanisms to resolve inflammation and maintain health. Aspirin increases the stability and duration of resolvins and protectins. Dietary supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids and aspirin might help prevent progression from acute to chronic inflammation by rapidly resolving the inflammatory process. Probiotics Probiotics are bacteria with physiologic benefits. More than 100 years ago, Nobel Prize winner Ilya Metchnikoff hypothesized that lactic acid producing bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract would improve general health. His idea was to ingest good bacteria to displace bad bacteria that produce toxic chemicals. It's only in the past 10 years that his theory has gained the respect of the scientific community. Several oral health studies report benefits from introducing probiotics into the oral cavity. The most recent probiotic study is included in the November 2008 Perio Reports. The Future – Nutritional Researchers are searching for the specific influences of nutritional components on metabolic pathways and on long-term risks for disease. As genetic information about individuals becomes available, findings are likely to rapidly advance prevention and therapy based on nutrition. Sugar, fast food, soda and sour acid candy levels in this country are higher than any other time in history. With an unhealthy diet comes caries, diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Today, more than ever, the old saying has value. Eating unhealthy food leads to health problems. In addition to a healthy diet, nutritional supplementation will enhance healing and assist in maintaining optimal oral health. You are what you eat. The nose is a nidus—a nest where problems begin. The fact that we move about 3000 gallons of air through the nose and into the lungs every day opens it to all kinds of pollution. Harmful bacteria living there move into the ear canal or the sinuses to cause infections; and irritants there are the most common causes of allergies and asthma. We all have a means of cleaning these harmful substances that reduces the chance of getting ill.  Now there is away to help this natural process.  Cleaning this nest regularly helps to remove bacteria as well as the irritants that trigger allergies and asthma.  Anytime a person has a problem that begins in the nose, cleaning it regularly should be a part of their treatment.  Our experience is that it is often the only part needed. Why Nasal Xylitol Works  There are three reasons this spray works as well as it does:
  • Xylitol decreases the adherence of harmful bacteria to the cells in our nose and selects for bacteria that cause fewer infections.
  • The concentration of xylitol stimulates our own defensive washing of the nose.
  • The xylitol decreases the concentration of salt in the airway surface fluid which helps our own antibiotic substances there to be more effective—the problem with saline.
All of these are totally new concepts in medical practice. But they are concepts whose time has come because they provide a safe and reasonable option to some of the major health problems that we now face with infections and allergies.  Each of these concepts is discussed in the following three sections, with links to more detailed information and references. Why Nasal Xylitol Works on Infections  The most common and accepted way of dealing with bacteria is to kill them with antibiotics. But we have to use the more expensive and potent newer antibiotics because the bacteria have become resistant to the earlier generations of antibiotics. The more antibiotics we use the more problems we have with resistant bacteria.  THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS FACING US TODAY AS WE DEAL WITH INFECTIONS. WE NEED OTHER OPTIONS—AND WE HAVE THEM, BUT THEY DON'T MAKE ANY MONEY FOR OUR PROFIT ORIENTED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM SO THERE IS NO MOTIVE FOR STUDYING THEM AND FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THEM.  Before bacteria can cause an infection they have to be able to attach to our body. What they hold on to are specific sugars or sugar complexes that are on the surfaces of our cells. Putting these sugars, or other similar looking sugars, in with the bacteria fills up their binding sites and decreases the ability of bacteria to hold on to our body's cells. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that does this for several bacteria. Feeding xylitol regularly to the bacteria that normally live in the back of our noses reduces their numbers and has actually been shown to tame some bacteria so that they cause fewer problems. This section also discusses the use of mannose in preventing urinary infections.  Taming bacteria is a better idea than killing them. Find out why.  Back to top Why Nasal Xylitol Works on Allergies  ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA BEGIN FROM IRRITANTS IN THE NOSE. WHY NOT HELP WASH THEM OUT?  The second idea of helping with our defensive washing is also new.
  • A runny nose is our body's attempt to clean irritants from the nose.
  • The increases we have experienced in airway problems, both infectious and allergenic, coincide with our harmful use of drugs that block our normal defensive nasal cleaning.
  • Supporting other defenses is also a more healthy approach.
  • Allergies and asthma are triggered by irritants in the nose. Regularly clearing these irritants removes the triggers and reduces the problems.
HELPING OUR DEFENSES—THE PROBLEM WITH SALINE.  Covering the cells in our airway, underneath the mucus, is the airway surface fluid.  For places where the mucus is not present, or not working adequately, there are several substances in this fluid that, separately and together, work against bacteria.  These substances are salt sensitive; that is the higher the salt concentration, the less they work.  A center for work on these defenses is at the University of Iowa, where they are looking at what xylitol does to help this processIf this is really so good why don't more people know about it?  First of all, the word is getting out. This product was recently (April, 2004) named the number one new product in health food stores in the United States. That's not bad for the fourth year of business with no media advertising. Thanks!! to those users who have spread the word. More on how we should help our defenses as well as what we can do to create a better and more affordable health care system can be found at a companion web site, Common Sense Medicine.  Back to top How We Got Started My granddaughter's ear infections, and her grandmother's understandable panic, were the stimulus for first making this spray. Chewing gum four times a day reduces ear infections by about 40%, but she was too young to chew gum. The xylitol works on the bacteria, bacteria that live in the nose before they move into the ear. I thought it prudent to put it where the bacteria are. Using xylitol nasally lets you use about 200 times less than orally and reduced ear infections in my practice by 93%. This section also explains why these infections are associated with learning problems and should be of interest to all parents and primary teachers. Read my dealings with the FDA regarding this spray.  Back to top h reduces their numbers and has actually been shown to tame some bacteria so that they cause fewer problems. This section also discusses the use of mannose in preventing urinary infections.  Taming bacteria is a better idea than killing them. Find out why.  Back to top Why Nasal Xylitol Works on Allergies  ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA BEGIN FROM IRRITANTS IN THE NOSE. WHY NOT HELP WASH THEM OUT?  The second idea of helping with our defensive washing is also new.
  • A runny nose is our body's attempt to clean irritants from the nose.
  • The increases we have experienced in airway problems, both infectious and allergenic, coincide with our harmful use of drugs that block our normal defensive nasal cleaning.
  • Supporting other defenses is also a more healthy approach.
  • Allergies and asthma are triggered by irritants in the nose. Regularly clearing these irritants removes the triggers and reduces the problems.
HELPING OUR DEFENSES—THE PROBLEM WITH SALINE.  Covering the cells in our airway, underneath the mucus, is the airway surface fluid.  For places where the mucus is not present, or not working adequately, there are several substances in this fluid that, separately and together, work against bacteria.  These substances are salt sensitive; that is the higher the salt concentration, the less they work.  A center for work on these defenses is at the University of Iowa, where they are looking at what xylitol does to help this processIf this is really so good why don't more people know about it?  First of all, the word is getting out. This product was recently (April, 2004) named the number one new product in health food stores in the United States. That's not bad for the fourth year of business with no media advertising. Thanks!! to those users who have spread the word. More on how we should help our defenses as well as what we can do to create a better and more affordable health care system can be found at a companion web site, Common Sense Medicine.  Back to top How We Got Started My granddaughter's ear infections, and her grandmother's understandable panic, were the stimulus for first making this spray. Chewing gum four times a day reduces ear infections by about 40%, but she was too young to chew gum. The xylitol works on the bacteria, bacteria that live in the nose before they move into the ear. I thought it prudent to put it where the bacteria are. Using xylitol nasally lets you use about 200 times less than orally and reduced ear infections in my practice by 93%. This section also explains why these infections are associated with learning problems and should be of interest to all parents and primary teachers. Read my dealings with the FDA regarding this spray.  Back to top
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New York
We will take reasonable steps to provide free-of-charge language assistance services to people who speak languages we are likely to hear in our practice and who don’t speak English well enough to talk to us about the dental care we are providing.
Spanish:
Tomaremos acciones razonables para proporcionar servicios de asistencia lingüística gratuitos a aquellas personas cuyo lenguaje escuchemos frecuentemente en nuestro consultorio y que no hablen un inglés lo suficientemente bueno como para hablar con nosotros sobre el servicio odontológico que suministramos.
Chinese:
我们将有序地做到提供免费的语言服务使我们能听懂英语不好的人向我们咨询有关牙齿护理
Russian:
Мы принимаем необходимые меры, чтобы предоставить бесплатные услуги переводчика для общения на языках, с которыми мы сталкиваемся в нашей практике с клиентами, которые не владеют английским языком достаточно, чтобы обсудить с нами стоматологическое обслуживание, которое мы предоставляем.
French Creole (Haitian Creole):
Nou pral pran mezi rezonab pou bay sèvis asistans lang gratis pou moun ki pale lang nou pagen ide deyo ak ki pa pale angle byen ase pou pale ak nou sou swen dantè nou ap bay.
Korean:
저희는 적절한 조치를 통하여 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 제공할 것입니다. 다만, 실제로 저희에게 관심이 있는 언어를 쓰지만 저희 치아 관리 서비스에 대해 의견을 줄 수 있을 만큼 영어로 의사소통이 원활하지 않는 경우로 한정합니다
Italian:
Adotteremo le misure ragionevoli per fornire servizi di assistenza linguistica gratuiti a coloro che parlano lingue che sentiamo spesso sul posto di lavoro e che non parlano inglese abbastanza bene da poter discutere della cura dentale che stiamo fornendo.
Yiddish:
מיר וועלן נעמן פאראנטווארליכע מיטלן צו געבן פרייע שפראך הילף באדינונגן צו מענשן וואס רעדן
שפראכן וואס מיר מסתמא וועלן הערן אין אונזר פראקטיק און וואס רעדן ניט ענגליש גוט גענוג צו רעדן מיט אונז וועגן דענטל הילף
Bengali:
দ  তের পররচ য র রিষতে আম তদর  য রিস চল ক লীন   র ইংর জী ভ ষ ে কথ িলতিন, এিং আম তদর  দ  পররতষি ে   র ভ তল ভ তি ইংর জী ভ ষ ে কথ িলতে প রতিন ন , ে তদর জনয আমর রিন মতূলয ভ ষ র সহ েে  দ ন কর র  েতে  তথ  দ রে শীল পদতেপ  হণ করতি ।
Polish:
Będziemy podejmować stosowne kroki, by zapewnić bezpłatne usługi wsparcia językowego dla ludzi, którzy rozmawiają językami, które my chcielibyśmy słyszeć w naszym gabinecie i dla tych, którzy nie mówią po angielsku na tyle dobrze, aby rozmawiać z nami o opiece stomatologicznej, którą zapewniamy.
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Arabic:
سوف نقوم باتخاذ خطوات معقولة من أجل توفير خدمات المساعدة اللغوية بدون تكلفة ل شخاص الذين يتحدثون لغات أخرى من المرجح أن نستمع إليها خ ل ممارستنا والذين   يتقنون تحدث ا نجليزية بشكل جيد يمكنهم من التحدث إلينا فيما يتعلق برعاية ا سنان التي نقدمها.
French:
Nous prendrons les mesures raisonnables pour fournir des services d'assistance linguistique gratuits pour les individus qui parlent des langues que nous sommes susceptibles d'entendre durant nos séances et qui ne parlent pas suffisamment bien l'anglais pour discuter avec nous concernant les soins dentaires que nous fournissons.
Urdu:
ہم ان لوگوں کو جو ہماری پيش کردہ زبان بولتے ہيں ليکن انگريز ی نہيں جانتے اور ہم سے ڈينٹل کير کے ليے بات کرتے ہيں مفت زبان دانی کی امداد کے ليے معقول اقدام اٹهائيں گے۔
Tagalog:
Gagawin namin ang mga makatwirang hakbang para maibigay namin ng walang bayad ang mga tulong na serbisyo sa wika para sa mga taong nagsasalita ng mga wikang karaniwan naming naririnig sa aming pagsasagawa at sa mga hindi bihasa sa pagsasalita ng Ingles na sasangguni sa amin tungkol sa pangangalaga ng ngipin na ibinibigay namin.
Greek:
Θα λάβουμε όλα τα αναγκαία μέτρα ώστε να παρέχουμε υπηρεσίες γλωσσικής βοήθειας δωρεάν-χωρίς-χρέωση στους ανθρώπους εκείνους που είναι πιθανόν ότι θα μιλούν στη μητρική τους γλώσσα κατά τη διάρκεια της εξέτασης και οι οποίοι δεν θα μιλούν τα αγγλικά αρκετά καλά ώστε να συνεννοηθούν με εμάς για την οδοντιατρική φροντίδα που παρέχουμε.
Albanian:
Do të marrim hapa të arsyeshëm për të ofruar shërbime falas për asistencë gjuhësore për njerëzit që flasin gjuhë që ka të ngjarë të dëgjojmë në punën tone dhe që nuk flasin anglisht aq mire sa të flasin me ne për kujdesin dentar që ofrojmë.
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