In 2004 I made an appointment to see a Holistic Dental Practitioner dentist in the outskirts of London. Once in his reclining chair, an X-ray was taken and I was told that one tooth needed to be removed and replaced by a root canal treatment.
I got out of the chair expressed some annoyance that his recommendation was not even close to being holistic and left the practice never to return.
A year later I met with Dr Elmar Jung whose knowledge, experience and generous help prompted me to write this ebook.
The purpose of “Brushing and Flossing Causes Gum Disease” is prevention. Dentists are taught these days to repair rather than prevent because they believe they’d lose money if clients didn’t need to make appointment after appointment for little or nothing to be done.
I take the opposite view. If a dentist built a good reputation for honest, preventive work he/she would have more appreciative patients than ever.