Gum Disease---Robert O Nara
In a recent report published by the dental profession, the blame for so much gum disease was placed squarely on the country’s dentists. The headline of the report is: "Periodontal Disease in America: a Personal and National Tragedy."
This recently published dental bulletin clearly states that, "almost all Americans, except the millions who already wear false teeth, have gum disease!"
The price tag for this disease is in the billions. . .mostly for extractions and false teeth. A 1980 survey by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concluded that only 5% of dentists’ time is spent in attempting to treat gum disease and yet the majority of all teeth that are pulled (or fall out) are lost due totally to gum disease!
A study conducted by dental authorities in North Carolina states that: Gum disease in America is "rampant" and in the last 14 years gum problems have "significantly worsened!"
Dr. John Ingle, a government dentist in Washington, stated at a 1975 health conference that: the insidious and painless nature of gum disease is "a personal and national tragedy". The report goes on to say: "The general dental practitioners should be regarded as the pivotal elements in the broad scheme of preventive and therapeutic periodontal programming." By programming it would appear to mean teaching and or doing . . . However, in a survey done by Dr. A.B. Wade he reports in this same publication that: "plaque scores and plaque control of dentists themselves were worse than those of patients."
After learning this information a member of The People’s Dental Association recently wrote…."It was interesting . . . particularly the part dealing with the fact that the "professionals" have more problems than the public does. . .so how can they help us???"
—Keith Moses, Pasadena, Calif.
The crying shame of the entire 8 page report is that it’s conclusion offers no viable solution to the problem. . . so the national tragedy goes on. . . and on. … and on
It becomes very obvious that the only way to solve this major health problem is for individuals to learn about the cause of this disease and to take action to stop or treat it themselves . . . dentists will never be able to do anything about it if they can’t stop gum disease in their own mouths!
Webster’s Dictionary defines con-spire: to join in a secret agreement to do an unlawful or wrongful act, or scheme, to plot.
The current "National Tragedy" as the profession calls it, is sufficient proof that: dentists’ are simply failing the public. ..Miserably!
The obvious conclusion is that a Conspiracy does exist -. . the thing speaks for itself.
The astronomical increase in the costs of health care and the rapid rise of malpractice suits against doctors in this country and worldwide is further proof that something is wrong. The system is not working - . . subsequent pages of this report will delve into the real problem and the only solution possible.
The diagnosis of the problem and it’s predictable solution is based on over 30 years of study, research, and private practice, of Dr. Robert O. Nara. Dr. Nara is the founder of Oramedics International, the world’s only group dedicated to helping people AVOID disease rather that treating the results of the disease process with needles, knives, drugs, drilling, pulling and false teeth!
Our American forefathers cured meat by soaking it in brine and hanging it up to dry. The primary function of the brine was to kill bacteria. Millions of people have helped to cure oral abscesses, gum boils, etc., by simply rinsing several times a day with warm salt water. The warm water along with the salt helps to pull "fluid" out of the gum tissue, therefore reducing swelling, alleviating pain, and killing harmful bacteria. Warm salt water in an irrigating device means sudden death to millions of hostile bacteria ...in gum line crevices and periodontal pockets! Brushing and flossing is simply not enough to stop gum disease...that’s why so many people who followed their dentists advice still wound up with gum disease (infection).
For many years...almost 300 years, it was falsely believed that gum disease was caused by plaque in general. Therefore people who didn’t clean well could expect gum disease and those who cleaned well were protected….Wrong! So is it any wonder that we have so many disillusioned people suffering an unwanted disease today?
About 10 years ago the light at the end of the tunnel began to appear. Research studies by Socransky at Forsyth Dental School in Boston, and by Loesche at the University of Michigan began to indicate that the cause of gum disease was much more "specific" than the old plaque theory. In fact, the new technology described at least five different types of gum disease based on the specific nasty bugs involved in the infectious process. This new evidence is probably best understood by thinking of an old disease we all know and understand..."strepthroat". A reddened throat, inflamed, and infected by betahemolytic streptococci, and you have..."strep throat". This is a very specific disease, with a very specific cause, and needs very specific treatment. So it is with gum disease, seen in light of today’s knowledge. Gum disease is a very specific disease, with a specific cause, and needs specific treatment. The presence of plaque and tartar are only insidently related..they are NOT THE CAUSE!
Healthy gums: gram-positive faculative rods and cocci-predominately Actinomyces species and streptococci.
Sick gums: gram- negative anaerobic rods primarily Bacteroids and Fusobacteria.
As previously mentioned warm salt water used in an irrigating device is probably the best all around protection when one wants to rinse away toxic waste products produced by harmful bacteria. It cannot be stressed enough that brushing and flossing are not enough!
For situations where the gum disease is more advanced the therapeutic rinse of choice is sanguanaria extract (SaE). For many centuries various herbs have been used to help create oral health. Sanguinaria, a herbal extract, is an example of a beneficial rinse used for centuries by native cultures. It is a well recognized homeopathic remedy. The extract is principally a mixture of benzophenathridine alkaloids, the chief constituent alkaloid being sanguinarine (Sa).
It seems very strange that in many cases native cultures using herbal methods were able to accomplish a much higher degree of health than so called Modern Medicine. The reader has probably learned of many other - personal examples in their own lives.
The only significant factor in todays world are the irrigating devices...These undoubtedly have a beneficial effect in delivering the salt water or Sanguinaria extract to the right spot...the neck of the tooth, namely the gum crevis around the neck of the tooth. This no-man’s-land of trouble, the neck of the tooth must be brought to the public’s attention so that they...the people can take over and solve this problem. Those who are waiting for dentists to "carry the banner"..will have a long wait. Most teeth won’t last that long. Now is the time for people to take charge of their own dental destiny.
GI-aids: a diseased condition of the gum tissue characterized by lowering or reduction of the strength of the immune system to resist bacterial invasion of the gums, further manifested by an allergic-like reaction of the supportive jawbone to the toxic: waste products produced by the bacteria. This progressive deterioration of supportive bone is a very insidious disease. This disintegration of the bone results in such a sea of pus and infection that it encapsulates the teeth and destroys them.
One cannot be too careful when it comes to good nutrition. This is probably more important than any single factor. A 25 year empirical study has lead the staff at the People’s Dental Association to a determination of certain basic nutritional needs. It seems that those who’s gum tissue and bone stay healthy have been eating well and adding additional nutrients included in a "Defense Mechanism Formula". This 25 year emperical study has found that when lacking any of the nutrients in the "basic" Defense Mechanism Formula, almost everyone will suffer some degree of gum and bone disease. Some people need a few additional nutrients over and above the Defense Mechanism Formulas which is a matter that requires individual investigation and decision. As with all dental nutritional and health matters, personal consul can be obtained by phone or otherwise from the People’s Dental Association.