Frequently Asked Questions
The Blotting Brush - a 'natural' toothbrush
How long can a person with gum disease expect to keep their teeth?
The chances are usually very good that the gums can be healed. Once the gums are healthy and maintained properly using the Phillips Blotting Technique, there should be no reason for losing teeth. Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and this can almost always be accomplished.
At what age does gum disease usually start?
Most people mistakenly believe that gum disease begins around age 35 to 40. Gum disease usually starts in the teenage years and is manifested by bleeding gums. The symptoms go unrecognized until bone damage is evident, usually around age 35 to 40. At this time there is little or no evident bleeding.
Are all gum diseases curable?
99% of gum diseases are curable using the Phillips Blotting Technique. An incurable form of gingivitis is caused by leukaemia. Desquamative gingivitis, another gum disease, is also incurable, but its symptoms can be greatly reduced by achieving a thoroughly clean mouth.
How often should I clean my mouth?
If your gums are infected, you should be cleaning your mouth two to four times a day. Once the gums are healthy, cleaning the mouth (Blotting crevices and cleaning the rest of the mouth) twice a day will maintain good oral hygiene.
How much time should I spend?
For the technique to be effective, you need to spend about six minutes per session Blotting the crevices around the teeth. But since the mouth can never be too clean, you can never Blot too much.
What assurance do I have that this technique will work?
People have been using this technique for over 50 years without getting a cavity or gingival disease. Many of these people had serious dental problems before using the technique. Even elderly patients who had never even brushed their teeth have been able to keep their remaining teeth and avoid surgery using the Phillips Blotting Technique. Only in cases of severe systemic blood diseases has the Blotting Method not worked.
How long will I have to continue Blotting?
Hopefully Blotting and total mouth hygiene will become a lifelong habit. You can enjoy fresh breath, a clean mouth, free of cavities and gum disease, if the Phillips Blotting Technique is done properly over a lifetime.
Do I still need to floss?
You can gently floss with the bristles of the Blotting Brush or use a regular flossing tape.
“My sincere belief is that a dentist can keep your teeth for you only by teaching you to help yourself."
Dr. J.E. Phillips
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