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Blotting Brush

Natural Oral Health: Dr Phillips' Blotting Brushes

Achieving and maintaining a healthy mouth is within the reach of everyone. This message has never been more valuable at a time when fewer and fewer people can afford expensive and sometimes unnecessary dental treatment.

No surgery has ever cured periodontal disease. Surgery shouldn’t be done until the mouth is healthy; surgery being only a post healing reconstructive procedure.”   Dr. Joseph Phillips, International Oral Health Society 

With proper care through the Phillips Blotting Technique, you can expect to keep your teeth and gums decay and disease free for a lifetime. Cavities, uncomfortable dental cleanings, oral surgery and tooth loss can be avoided by using this simple, revolutionary technique. Despite all the specialty toothpastes and mouthwashes available today, people still have gum disease, many without ever knowing it. For over 50 years, the Phillips Blotting Technique has been effectively used to eliminate the causes of gum disease. Those who have been fortunate enough to use this unique dental hygiene program have enjoyed a lifetime of fresh breath, clean teeth and healthy gums. Even patients with severe gum disease have used this programme as an alternative to costly, painful surgery. 

Gum Disease and Cavities

The first signs of gum disease are easy to diagnose and often originate, contrary to popular belief, in the teenage years. No matter how old you are, if your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, or you notice a white or yellow build up where your teeth meet your gums, you will have gum disease. In advanced stages, the bleeding may stop but the teeth begin to move apart and the gums recede, eventually to the point where they can no longer support the teeth. The cause of gum disease is plaque that forms along the gumline. When plaque collects there, it causes gingivitis, an irritation of the gums which causes them to swell and bleed. Healthy gums form an elastic seal around each tooth to keep plaque and bacteria away from the sensitive root. Plaque toxins and enzymes attack healthy gums, eventually creating crevices as the gums loosen and pull away from the tooth. 

The bacteria harboured in plaque turn sugars into acid. Normally this acid is not strong enough to dissolve the enamel on teeth, but under plaque, these acids become strong enough to dissolve teeth. Removing the plaque with the Phillips Blotting Technique will eliminate the crevices where acid-forming bacteria hide. Normal toothbrushing or flossing, if carried out improperly or just too quickly, can push plaque deeper in the crevices around the teeth. The Phillips Blotting Technique, utilising a specially designed brush, reaches into those crevices and draws the plaque out. Once these plaque deposits are removed through “Blotting”, the gums are on their way back to being healthy and protecting teeth. 

The Phillips Blotting Technique itself is based on capillary-like action; that is the principle at work when a sponge soaks up liquid or when paint is drawn up into the bristles of a brush. This action lifts and holds plaque in the brush so that it can be removed.

Of course, no matter how well you have cleaned the teeth, your mouth still remains 90% dirty, as teeth occupy on 10% of the surface of your mouth, so it is just as important to clean the gums, cheeks, roof, floor and tongue as well. Learn how to eliminate bad breath without mouthwash. The Phillips Blotting Technique covers all of this and more.  Making the Phillips Blotting Technique a part of your daily oral hygiene will ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy for a lifetime.

"Those who have been fortunate enough to use this unique dental hygiene programme have enjoyed a lifetime of fresh breath, clean teeth and healthy gums".  Dr Joseph Phillips

The Blotting Brush - a 'natural' toothbrush

Originally developed in 1969 the Blotting Brush is generally smaller and has textured bristles that are thinner than in conventional brushes. The bristles are designed to go under the gumline and between the teeth to draw in plaque and particles of food.  You can floss with the bristles too. 

The brush is a 4 row, 41 tuft slender head for greater maneuverability using a gentle .007" diameter DuPont TynexTM end-rounded textured nylon bristle that draws out plaque and debris from gingival crevice. All brushes come with a maintainer cover to protect and reform the bristles. We recommend changing to a new brush every 2-3 weeks, depending on usage.

Dr. Phillips dedicated his periodontal practice to the belief that patients should be taught to care for their own mouths; that gum disease and subsequent surgery and tooth loss were unnecessary if the mouth was cared for properly. He lectured tirelessly around the world to promote teeth for a lifetime. The Phillips Blotting Technique definitely goes beyond the brushing and flossing routine to give you a new standard of clean. Its simplicity and inexpensiveness makes it understandable and affordable for everyone.

Due to the popularity of The Blotting Technique we have launched a separate website where you can purchase Blotting Brushes, MiniBlots and our ebook "Blotting Brushes: Weapons of Plaque Destruction" directly: ToothWizards

Film Clip on The Blotting Technique

To really benefit from this technique we strongly recommend you watch the YouTube film clip on the Blotting Technique. Originally a video filmed in the early 1970's it is extremely helpful for the beginner as the inexperienced first timer tends to make this simple technique far more difficult than it is.  Watching this clip definitely helps 'blotters' accomplish the proficiency necessary to achieve real healing.




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