By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog

The simplest definition of a dentist is a person who cares for people’s teeth.

There are two types …

1) A dental adviser teaches you how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

2) A dental practitioner cuts the crap out of your teeth and gums after the damage has been done.

Which one of these dentists is your highest choice to visit?

The dental practitioner is the person who treats the conditions of the teeth and gums, “especially the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial ones.”

It’s not that a dental practitioner doesn’t come in handy once in a while, but why do they know so little about what creates dental disease in the first place?

They earn a heck of a lot more money when you end up in their offices after the fact than if they gave you good enough advice to keep you out of their offices in the first place.

Henry Pickerill (1879-1956) wrote …

“Suppose a similar condition affected the finger-nails — suppose that 90 per cent of the community went about with decayed or suppurating finger-nails — the idea would long ago have been so revolting that extensive measures would have been adopted for the suppression of such a disease; yet the total systemic disorder and the annual loss of life would have been far less than it is from dental disease.”

According to the same source …

“The present system of inspection and advice is good and necessary, and is a step in the right direction; but by itself it is futile, and almost useless to stem the tide of this national disease. The proposed system of treatment by means of fillings and extractions on the most expensive and costly scale can hardly be much better; it is to be regarded as a policy of expediency rather than of principle. No universal method of treating disease can be recognized as being upon right lines; no enormous expenditure of public money for the treatment of disease can be justified unless that treatment strikes at the cause of the trouble, and gives some reasonable hope that the incidence of the disease will be materially lessened. If the simile may be pardoned, such schemes are as if an army of small boys were pelting a glass house with stones, and the owners, instead of attacking and dispersing the cause of the trouble, employed an equally large army of workmen to be constantly repairing the damage as it went on. There would be two inevitable results: the vigour and number of the attackers would increase daily, and the work of the workmen would deteriorate.”

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'Never-Ending Dental Epidemic' have 5 comments

  1. June 18, 2015 @ 4:32 pm Atom

    Dead Dentists Don’t Lie …


  2. June 18, 2015 @ 5:27 pm martin

    Hi Atom,

    I’ve used some of the blotting brushes but just didn’t like them and I think when I wake in morning I’ve been snoring or my mouth open as I just feel that.
    I’d like to ask what I can do to keep some of my gums especially front teeth upper and lower corner teeth from reversing anymore as overall my teeth aren’t too bad? It’s kinda getting me down!
    I do have a few white spots on front teeth and probably got it from fluoride in the water but will work on eating in time, cutting out sugar, wheat. I use CoQ10 ( forget which time to use it?), also I mix iodine with oregano in a water swish and use an ionic toothbrush, or sometimes I think maybe I should get a gum graft?
    Also now and then I get my teeth cleaned by a dentist but its just in and out, leave the money at the desk. Before you were going to say something on the dangers of getting teeth cleaned by dentist like, scraping, polishing etc..?

    All the Best,



  3. June 21, 2015 @ 11:00 am Atom

    Tongue exercises keep the gums firm, especially the vertical lingualis. Civilization’s knives and forks have totally bypassed this muscle.

    Muscles grow bones in the lower body, and the same is true for the teeth and jawbone in the head (and the gums attached to them).

    Dental polish is too abrasive. Borrow some from your dentist and try it on your car. :(

    Plaque doesn’t cause decay. Otherwise, the lactic acid bacteria would disconnect it from the teeth.

    The “free-swimming” lactic acid bacteria plus carbohydrates of most kinds are the main threats to the teeth.

    Meat eaters, vegetable eaters, and root eaters rarely have teeth and gum problems.

    The pendulum swings the other way for those who eat grains and sugars.


    • June 21, 2015 @ 12:37 pm John

      what is in the roots that helps the teeth ?


  4. June 22, 2015 @ 6:23 pm Atom

    Root vegetables can be cooked more thoroughly than other vegetables without being damaged.

    They’re activated by infrared energy (heat) instead of ultraviolet and visible-spectrum energy (photosynthesis).

    Aboriginal people like the Maoris cooked their roots into mush.

    Two of the Maoris’ major food staples were kumara (sweet potatoes) and rawai (purple potatoes).

    An aboriginal child regarded bread crust as too TOUGH, yet had no problem cracking open HARD nutshells with their teeth.

    TOUGH foods cause dental caries and gum disease.

    HARD foods prevent dental caries and gum disease.

    I just began (6-22-15) a series of at least five blog entries on our Sun Sync website about the difference between HARD and TOUGH foods.


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