Three months ago (07.27.2016), I went for a tooth cleaning, and I had used the Phillips Blotting Technique (PBT) brushes for a month. The Dental Hygienist found only relatively little plaque to scrape off. Yay for these PBT brushes with hollow bristles, which had sucked up a lot of my plaque by capillary action!
At that time, the Hygienist discovered that 4 teeth had developed pockets at their bases. There was also some gum bleeding — as a patient, it’s hard to quantify how much.
Yesterday (11.02.2016) — three months later — having used the PBT brushes for 4 months, I went back to the same Dental Hygienist for a cleaning. She found less plaque, and there was only slight gum bleeding. And, lo and behold, she said that the pockets had tightened up. I hadn’t even expected that!
The follow-up by the Dentist, revealed no cavities.
I can’t ask for better dental-health improvement than that! I was excited about my improvement in such a short time. I’m indebted to the PBT brushes, as I could not have achieved these good results without those brushes. As I’ve had my brushes for a little more than 4 months, now I need to order more from www.toothwizards.com.
And, in the process of taking better care of my teeth (which represent 10% of my mouth), I’ve gotten into the habit of gently brushing across my tongue with the larger blotting brush. Also, brushing from as far back as the “gag” area to the front, in order to get rid of any bad breath. With this larger blotting brush, I also gently brush up and down on the inside of each cheek and then over the gums, to finish cleaning the last 90% of my mouth. I’m careful to not only to rinse the brush under running water but also to knock off any debris, banging the brush hard on the edge of my sink.
Now, I walk around with a whole clean mouth, and it feels and tastes so good.
A big thank you goes to Graeme and Phylipa Dinnen who, at Resources For Life, have carried on the late Dr. Joe Phillip’s business of blotting brushes for total mouth care.