It was 2016, I believe, that I first found you and the path of OraWellness. What a treasure your teaching and products have been to me.
Last month we had business in Mexico, and I had our dentist there examine my mouth and measure the gum pockets. He measured much more quickly than I have ever experienced before, generally 6-10 teeth before recording. At the end of the exam his measurements were primarily 2-2-2 mm. Five years ago they were predominantly 3’s, 4’s, and several 5’s.
I returned home and immediately booked a measurement appointment with my dentist office here in Canada. When corrected for pressure, they are 2’s, 1’s, and 3’s! Confirmation that my gum pockets have been filling in wonderfully over these 5 years. (NOTE: The dental hygienist here was new to the office. Like the dentist in Mexico, she measured more quickly than the previous hygienist ever had, recording after 4-6 teeth rather than 2-3. Her pressure was significantly stronger than either her predecessor or our Mexican dentist, and she advised that her numbers may not correlate precisely with theirs. In fact, they did…when reduced by 1 mm each.)
Now, I point out that I have not been using GPS (Gum Pocket Syringing) for the past year. I am generally proxy brushing with HealThy Mouth 1-2 times daily, and bass brushing with Shine and H2O2 only once a day. I drink mainly pure water. I frequently rinse my mouth out with water, and often proxy brush either with water or food grade H2O2 after sweets.
Dr. Armenta also assessed the plaque/tartar. He said there is no real tartar/calculus in my mouth, but some soft calculus. There are 2 prior composite fillings that have failed over the past year, which he advised me not to fill or crown. Of course he recommended a cleaning, and as I wanted to leave some money in his pocket I agreed. He gave me the first dental cleaning I’ve had in nearly 45 years, and remarked that it was easy.
My local hygienist informed me that, as I recall, there is “slightly crusty calculus” below the gum line which she says will inhibit gum reattachment to the teeth. (No notes about locations or depths in her records, unfortunately.) The gum pocket measurements above suggest that this inhibition is either not happening or is negligible. However, GPS does seem called for.
That’s my update report for you, for OraWellness, and for my own records. It’s the truth, and I am indebted to you.
Jonathan S from British Columbia, Canada