OraMedia Dental Self Sufficiency
OraMedia Newsletter September 23, 2009
In This Issue
How clean can your teeth get?
Health-care reform should focus on primary prevention
Greens & Reds
Get out of debt, stay out of debt
Q & A
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Hello again,

Not sure what is happening, but we keep racking up a lot of new subscribers lately.  Now,I'm not complaining, but it sure is nice to have a spurt of new growth.  So, welcome to you new folks.  I appreciate your joining us.

A couple of the articles I want to share with you came from an acquaintance of mine, Professor Steve Yates. The first, on prevention and the health care issue, he wrote. The other,  concerning debt, which he also shared, came from Backwoods Home Magazine.  My favorite - and the only one I subscribe to anymore.

Well, I hope you enjoy them and I hope that this newsletter helps to inspire you to enjoy a higher level of oral health and overall self-sufficiency.

On with it...


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(You'll find out when you make the switch...)

Nara Cleansing Powder is a simple formula of baking soda, Himalayan salt, Xylitol and natural flavoring.  That's it.

Clean teeth are necessary for keeping them from losing the calcium and phosphorus ions needed for building and maintaining strong, healthy enamel.

Aside from stronger enamel, wouldn't you want something that really does the job in taking care of the germs that cause tooth decay and gum diseases?  Believe it or not, baking soda and salt are two of the most powerful substances capable of controlling those pathogens - along with thorough and regular brushing, of course.  It might not pass a taste test, but for cleanliness and germ control, it is far superior than yummy and overpriced pastes, soaps, etc.  See for yourself.
No Fluorides

Clean, Very Effective and Simple.  That's it.
That's Nara Cleansing Powder.

 Frame of reference
Health-care reform should focus on primary prevention
by Steven Yates
Steven Yates holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Georgia and a master's of public health in health education from the University of South Carolina. He also teaches philosophy at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg.
Steven Yates - Health-care reform should focus on primary prevention"It amazes me how many people claim a desire for self-sufficiency - when they don't seek to be sufficient within themselves."

Claire Wolfe, 'Finding your own freedom'

Last month I penned an article on self-sufficiency (I used that quote above by Claire Wolfe, again, because it says volumes) while Steve was writing this article on prevention.  My article started out being specifically on the topic of prevention and oral health and I had promised to send it over to him when it was finished but it took another direction.  Anyway, I finally read this one and it resonated - really hit my window, you know?  So, I thought I'd share with you, too, hoping to spread that sense of individual responsibility.

"In the language of systems theory, primary prevention aims to strengthen body systems, making them less vulnerable to attack by disease agents or other sources of disruption and potential dysfunction. This includes acquiring the necessary information and then acting on it.

"Secondary treatment is what you do after you've gotten sick - it can range from taking aspirin and sleeping for a few days to visiting your doctor and filling prescriptions. A disease agent (e.g., a virus or bacterium) got past your body's defenses. The purpose of secondary treatment is to restore your body system's previous equilibrium..."


New study: Antioxidants are BAD for your health!

You know, I heard a doctor on the radio last week talking about a study which revealed that supplementing with antioxidants is actually harmful, because it thwarts the body's own ability to produce them.  I thought that was kind of weird, but after thinking more on it, I concluded that if that was true, then there would be no sense in eating a whole list of certain foods such as berries, because they would be harmful to your health for the same reason.  So, I suppose that blueberries, for instance, are to be avoided according to this line of thinking.  Call me crazy, but I ain't falling for it.  I'm eating my fresh berries - and other good foods - when I can get them.  When I can't, I've got my Greens and my Reds.  You can have some too.

Try them, they're good for you.
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 Get out of debt, stay out of debt
by Darlene Campbell, Backwoods Home Magazine, Issue 67, January/February, 2001

I have a good friend who recently relocated to my area.  Unfortunately, he brought with him a pretty decayed and painful molar which needed some obvious, yet urgent attention, and this was beyond hope of self-healing.  It needed to come out.  Sadly, he didn't have the money to see the dentist to get it cared for.  He was in a bind because the move had set him back and it was a while before he and his wife got set up with jobs.

I spoke with a customer today who likely needs a root canal in order to save a tooth.  She doesn't have the money either, nor is she insured.
Debt Free
Too many of us are not in a position to take care of some of these types emergencies when they need to without going further into debt.  Most of us probably don't have savings for this type of thing, either.

I wish I had a quarter for every time I have heard Dr. Robert Nara tell me, "People buy things they don't need, with money they don't have, to impress people they don't like."  That may not always be the case, but certainly it is true often enough.

One solution - and probably the most sensible one - is to get and stay out of debt.  Here is a couple that did just that.

  Go to article...

  Dave Ramsey Video and links to more...
From the mailbox...

Q  Thank you for posting all of this fascinating information on the internet. I find it quite interesting, especially since I am facing a gum graft in the near future. You can imagine that I'd rather do anything but. I looked up International Dental Health Foundation members...and the only one that was listed as in my area is now retired. I asked if the current dentist was a member, and I was told no...a no that meant this woman had been asked this question before. I am wondering if it is truly possible to avoid surgery with the methods described by Dr. Nara. I have really clean teeth it would seem according to my dentist...hardly ever has to clean them much.

However, perhaps my vigorus brushing has worn my gums away. I do not know. So, I have a receding gum line. I was told that gums to not regenerate, but according to Dr. Nara, they can. Interesting. Do you, personally, have any insight into any of this? I just bought an Oral B electric toothbrush, hoping to help with something. I see I might need to purchase an irrigator. I may have to have "repair work" done then start the program; although I wish the program in and of itself could work without surgery. I just don't want to lose my teeth. I'm only 32.
I would love any response you can give me. I am about to call another periodontist that a coworker of my husband's recommended that she just got a graft done by...I feel I have little other option unless Oramedics can be some sort of answer for me.
Thank you for your time and consideration.

A  Why do you need a gum graft?  I do not have any sort of list, as you may know, but you may want to see if you are a candidate for laser treatment rather than surgery.

In any event, yes, I would get the Basic Pack we offer (ViaJet, TheraSol and cannula tip kit (if needed)) and get to work on your teeth and gums regardless - start getting serious about the hygiene now, regardless if you go for treatment or decide to wait on it.  You simply need to change the way you are doing things or you are looking at more of the same regardless if you get surgery, laser, scaling etc.  Make sense?

Q  Yes, it all makes quite a bit of sense. I live in Bakersfield, CA, and I need a gum graft they say because my gums are receeding around two teeth in particular and around others at different degrees. I can see a bit of what seems to be the root on one.
A  It is likely the 'dentin' you are seeing, not the root.  Many people opt for gum graft for cosmetic reasons.

Q  I think that my tooth has an indention now on it and the dentist wanted me to consult a perio since he saw some wear on the tooth.
That's strange, I'd think he'd send you to the endodontist for that.  Maybe he's buddies with the periodontist...

Q  I haven't been given any reason for why I'm in the situation that I am in only that it could be  caused by many factors.
A  Gum recession is due mainly to either age or disease.  That's it.

Q  I didn't know that there was such a thing as laser surgery for the gums. I guess I can ask the periodontist for information regarding that.
A  The gum SURGEON may not care to have you know that.  Laser treatment is cheaper and more minimally invasive.

Q  Does the Basic Pack also tell you how to use the ViaJet?
A  Yes.  the basics.  If you need further help, my customers are always free to call me or write.

Q  Or it is necessary to buy other books as well.
A  Not necessary, but HIGHLY recommended.

Q  Thank you very much again for all the information and the email. I've been feeling sort of lost on this "problem."
A  You are welcome.  Dr. Nara's books would really give you a whole new perspective on dentistry and prevention.  Please give serious consideration to getting them.

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