The long awaited arrival of the highly requested book “The Smart Dental Patient’s Guide to Nearly Everything” was announced today!
The book is literally an owner’s manual for the mouth, with answers to such questions as I have a dental emergency, what do I do? How do you get cavities?; why do my gums bleed? Can I get gum disease from kissing? Is teeth whitening safe?; what should I know before I pierce my tongue? Are invisible braces for me? How do I save money and still have a healthy mouth? What is the connection between gum disease and heart attacks? What’s the connection between sleep apnea, snoring and ADHD in children?
Dr. Parkin has seen literally tens of thousands of patients with all types of dental problems, dental questions and concerns. As he worked to solve problems for them, he observed that patients were often not succeeding in gaining and maintaining good oral health care. Their home care was failing them, causing them to have minor to major dental problems. This ran the gamut from gingivitis (puffy gums that bleed easily when brushed or flossed) to complete toothlessness. They experienced pain, embarrassment and inconvenience. He realized that whatever they were doing wasn’t working for them. They didn’t set out to have toothaches and end up toothless, having to glue their false teeth in their mouth every day. But it happened and continues to happen to tens of millions of Americans and more are joining this unfortunate group every day. They are losing the “battle to keep their teeth for a lifetime” and they didn’t need to be losers!
He saw the ever increasing need for dental care as new patients entered his dental practice. The increasing cost of dental care combined with the decreasing value of dental insurance made it difficult to impossible for many patients to have healthy, attractive mouths. The connection between general health and dental health has been known for years now, with more new research results being added on a monthly basis. This was the motivation to write this ‘owner’s manual ‘ for the mouth. He feels that knowledge put into action is power. This book gives the knowledge and action steps necessary to save on future large dental bills, while adding years of good health to ones life.