by Nadine Artemis
When it comes to our oral health, many of us feel discouraged and without options. We have been taught to take care of our teeth by brushing two or three times a day and flossing at night. If we have bad breath, we just swish our mouths with mouthwash.
The facts tell us this is not enough – we get cavities, and our gums are red and swollen. Our gums may even be bleeding. Our mouths allow us to enjoy life and our oral ecology reflects the overall health of our bodies – our teeth and gums could be much healthier.
Successful Self-Dentistry, How to Avoid the Dentist without Ignoring Your Teeth gives you successful strategies you can begin implementing immediately, including eight steps to successful oral care. You will learn there is more to protecting your teeth than avoiding candy and sweets, more to guarding your health than removing mercury fillings, and more to a bright shiny smile than the latest whitener.
Your childhood dentist didn't know many of the things moden scientists have now revealed. This book will also tell you:
- How to choose a dentist
- What questions to ask a dentist
- How to prepare for your visit
- What helps you deal with bacteria in your mouth
- What dental materials to avoid
This book also includes a chapter on "Oral Care for Children" will help you prevent cavities by encouraging you to address issues behind the decay. It includes insights on nutrition and teeth sealants.
Like many of us, author Nadine Artemis grew up with the belief that we need doctors to take care of our bodies and dentists to take care of our mouth.
Nadine Artemis is renowned for her revolutionary vision in health care and beauty products. The creator of Living Libations, Artemis has received rave reviews for her products from The New York Times, The National Post, and The Hollywood Reporter. Among her products are potent dental drops used worldwide as well as immune enhancing formulas and medicinal blends for health and wellness. Her vision enables us to grasp the life-force of flowers, plants, sun, and water as we gravitate towards a healthier, natural lifestyle.
Successful Self-Dentistry by Nadine Artemis
Artemis’ debut guide to improving your “oral ecology” explains simple, at-home treatments “your childhood dentist knew nothing about.”
Good news for the staggering 98 percent of the population with some form of periodontal disease: Depending on your overall health, inflamed gums can be turned around “within as short a time as 24 hours” and “without surgery”. That’s just one of the many encouraging messages Artemis imparts with her advice to help avoid “drill, fill and bill” dentists. After all, who wants to be tortured by orthodontic contraptions, antiseptic ethers and the “taste of fluoride, metal and foam”?
With solid science and footnotes, Artemis’ book aims to make it easier to avoid the dentist through the practice of preventative measures, the use of essential plant extracts and an understanding of non-Western philosophies, such as adjusting bodily imbalances instead of merely treating symptoms. (Still, she provides online resources and a thorough list of questions to ask prospective, preferably holistic dentists.)
Conditioned by our deeply embedded societal distinction between dentists and doctors, we want to separate the mouth from the body, Artemis says. Yet, the same nutritional choices we consider to keep physically fit can directly affect our teeth, which Artemis compares to a coral reef: Our teeth are vast and intricate like coral, while our “super saliva” provides and ocean of alkalinity.
She also depicts deteriorating gums as a turtleneck for teeth that slacks into a crew and, eventually, into a cowl. Primarily, she concentrates on feeding teeth from the inside with the same awareness we show when brushing. She points out that decay is not caused by sugar touching the teeth, but by being in your diet.
In “A Visit to the Dentist in the Year 2022,” the author theorizes that common, contemporary dental practices – and certainly mercury-based fillings - will be as outdated as the bloodletting dentists performed centuries ago. Artemis’ well balanced, well-researched book credibly encourages readers to take control of their own dental health.
Plenty to chew on in this stimulating dental compendium.