1) Around my wisdom tooth (she said this is extremely difficult to get, but do the best I can at cleaning the whole tooth);
2) Around my implants (make sure to follow the entire line of the implant and screw when flossing);
3) The far side of my back teeth (she said I need to make sure to almost close my mouth and just feel the toothbrush reaching up to clean this area. Often the jaw bone closes off this area, making it impossible to clean, unless the mouth is almost closed.)
2. There seemed to be more "stuff" that needed to be scraped off this time than usual. My suspicions of the cause: 1) my amino acid deficiency (she said yes, this could contribute to it--things that negatively affect the immune system will increase the mouth bacteria and affect teeth); 2) my blood sugars not being that great since including hemp protein powder.
The second possible reason really had me thinking that I need to get these blood sugars resolved. When blood sugars are high, it affects EVERYTHING! I go see the eye doctor tomorrow, and now I am feeling a bit disheartened and hoping my eyes have not gotten worse (diabetic retinopathy-wise).
The hygienist mentioned that brushing 2-3 times per day, flossing, and using a mouth rinse would all combat the buildup that those with low immune function (and things like diabetes) have. I started thinking about rinsing with iodine, as Don Bennett has been encouraging me to do. But I don't want to use the stuff that stains teeth yellow...nor do I want to use the white iodine (iodide?) if it is not effective at hardening the teeth. Guess I need to look into that some more.
3. I asked the dentist (after he approved my teeth) if he knew anyone who removes root canals. He was wondering why, so I explained that I have a lot of health problems, and I know of people getting rid of some health problems by removing their root canals. He didn't really know of any, but we did discuss it a bit.
I asked how many root canals I have and he said I have only one, and it is my front tooth. To get that removed would be the hardest one, because I have a "big smile". Haha, that was funny. He said to take out the root canal, I'd have to take out my whole tooth, and an implant would be very tough for my front tooth aesthetically, because that would be a lot of gum showing.
I was at least happy to hear that I only have one root canal. I guess I need to do a little research on who removes them (biological dentists) and what it would entail for me, as a front tooth.
At least I didn't have any cavities--yay!!! :)