Tooth & Gums Tonic: Better Results & Better Compliance

Tooth & Gums Tonic: Better Results & Better Compliance


My name is Wendy Briggs. I am a dental
hygienist. I’m a public speaker. I’m an educator
within the profession of dentistry. The main reason that I was
interested in learning more about the products put out by the Dental Herb Company was my own personal dissatisfaction at having to utilize chlorhexidine with
periodontal patients. I’m not a big fan of the tartar
formation and the staining that the product causes so I was intrigued to learn that there was
another option out there – an all-natural option, an alcohol-free
option that just might be able to help me get
better results and better compliance from my patients
because i’ve seen under microscope what happens when you introduce these products into the bacteria. So I have been using them now for for many years with patients to great success. The
University Rochester did a scientific study and what they were trying to assess was
how does essential oils Tooth & Gums Tonic and
some other the essential oils-based product measure up against chlorhexidine. They found that the Tooth & Gums Tonic was as effective at minimizing gingival
inflammation and periodontal inflammation as chlorhexidine. In my experience, we get better resultes with Tooth & Gums Tonic because the products work but also because patients are
actually complying and they’re using the products as we
recommend and that’s…that’s key. The products have to be used. One of the most challenging situations for us as dental hygienists is for that borderline patient. They’re not
quite periodontal disease but they actually
need more than a regular prophy. How we deal with
those patients? Well one of the principles that I teach is to identify
that patient and classify them into a perio-alert
status. What this does is this serves to alert the
patient that there’s inflammation in there that is concerning. We need to take some additional steps in order to
minimize that inflammation and hopefully prevent the periodontal disease from progressing. What I’ve found is when they’re using these products oftentimes, we are able to avoid
periodontal therapy in the future. I’m often asked to lecture about efficiency. When patients come back for
periodontal maintenance appointments I don’t have to worry about excess staining or tartar formation that
really is being caused by the product that they are using day-to-day so it saves me time. The last
thing I want to do as a hygiene efficiency expert is make
my job more difficult. When we have patients take home Tooth & Gums Tonic and Tooth & Gums Paste and we are using Under the Gums Irrigant chair side it adds to the overall profitability and
productivity of the practice.

Author: Kevin Mason

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