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    CHAPTER ONE

    Introduction

    Finding Health

    Understand that your Good Health begins with the mouth and what happens there affects your whole body and quality of life. The mouth is your signature organ which can play out with a smile, kiss, or a beautiful sound. It serves to warn us of stress, immune responses, diseases and vitamin deficiencies. Your mouth and smile can help you achieve your dreams. As Louis Armstrong so beautifully sang, “When You're Smiling the Whole World Smiles withYou.”

    With forty-three years of experience as an urban and wilderness dentist, author and inventor Dr. Hofmann is committed to helping you. Some answers will be as simple as having a high spot on a tooth adjusted, using a simple and safe spray to stop a dry hacking cough, or drinking the table water at your meal to rinse away food debris. He will inform you about many amazing products including a “wonder molecule” that prevents tooth decay and protects the mucosal linings from head to colon, or a new discovery that destroys tooth decay without a needle or drill. His observations will save you money, your health and your smile.

    This information is for everyone including those who have little or no understanding of their mouth. For example, a handicapped patient found it convenient to go to a dentist within walking distance of his apartment. He was told he needed very expensive periodontal (gum surgery with a series of deep cleanings. In a state of panic, he made an appointment to see Dr. Hofmann. Over many years the patient had eroded his teeth by over-brushing. Although his x- rays showed large ghost-like spots in those areas, this type of tooth erosion is not a disease and does not require surgery nor a deep cleaning! The deep cleaning or surgery would have harmed his pink healthy gum tissue. He was extremely grateful to hear the truth and thus save thousands of dollars.

    At key points in this book, Dr. Hofmann will present a question or issue without providing direct answers. This should inspire you to think so you can come to your own conclusion while avoiding libelous judgments. Eventually logic and common-sense will shape a good answer. An example is the historical evidence that shows “manufactured disease” in the mouth. Over 500 drugs

    and medications produced by pharmaceutical and retail companies can cause dry mouth which can initiate or aggravate diseases connected to two of the deadliest causes of death: heart disease and pneumonia. Knowing how to counter this will save and prolong lives.

    Scientific data may change over time and may be contested by research done within certain companies or interest groups. Dr. Hofmann leaves the logical conclusions up to you and hopes you are both informed and entertained. Do not try to self-diagnose and treat any serious condition on your own. If some words or terms are difficult, go to Chapter 12 which is dedicated to explaining technical words. This knowledge will help you research any topic in more depth.

    The information presented will save you both time and money. It may also rescue a life. Just observing how a person breathes may end up saving them! A nasal sound is evidence of potential sleep apnea which if untreated can lead to a heart attack. The alarm also needs to be sounded concerning many dangers related to serious gum or periodontal disease and its relationship to heart disease, pancreatic cancer, and gram-negative pneumonia.

    This book will address many of the myths, misconceptions, and serious deceptions on the trail to the truth. Anecdotal accounts and important data will help you and those you love to avoid major pitfalls along the way to good health. In order to insure a balanced and honest viewpoint, Dr. Hofmann has not accepted money from any company. However, he will share information on certain products that have proven themselves in preventing or healing disease.

    One pitfall that will surprise readers is the Apple Cider Vinegar craze which promotes itself as a cure-all for dieting and healing for everything from acid reflux to respiratory issues. A recent promotion claimed “1000 tried-and-true remedies” which will heal you. The promoters fail to mention when you habitually sip a diluted vinegar-acid it can cause major tooth decay. As you make many important choices remember those “natural home remedies” often do not list critical contraindications or warnings.

    Our lives are already too full of cravings and desires which have stoked addictions and other bad choices. These include smoking, e-cigs, vaping, marijuana, opioids and the ever-growing sugar and snack food habits, all of which are increasing in the youth. Hopefully this book will help you overcome those pitfalls so that you can move forward to experience relief and healing. Your life should be a measure of not just time, but of wise choices and a

    transformation that will allow you to become healthier and a better person.

    Dentistry is committed to preventive care and to treating pain with the least amount of discomfort. If preventive dentistry has not been a big part of your dental health, this book will be of special importance, as it shows you concepts which will improve your technique. If you had a painful experience going to the dentist, information revealed will give you renewed confidence. And note, most dentists are honest and hardworking, very knowledgeable and dedicated to helping you deal with fear or pain in a comfortable way. Dr. Hofmann desires to improve dentistry throughout the world by educating and forewarning the reader about conditions and issues few have known about or understood.

    He intends to be an advocate for those who cannot afford the cost of treatment in the modern dental office and believes the information in this book can change the lives of many who read it. For instance, there are many simple and effective ways to prevent and control both tooth decay and gum disease that most people do not know about. Much of this information is not being shared.

    Many people, including doctors, do not know that there is a simple food medicine that inactivates bad bacteria in the mouth, ears, nose, throat and gut! It will prevent tooth decay and can cure sinusitis, an earache or a hacking cough as it did for Dr. Hofmann. Chapters such as “WOW 2 WHOA,” “WOW, I Did Not Know That,” and “Myth Busting,” reveals stunning information that will help you make decisions which will positively affect your health and wallet.

    As you read on, each chapter will have special ALERTS to point you to important data or observations. They will be accented with statements like, “it may surprise you to know.” For instance, it may surprise you to know that using two toothbrushes to allow each to dry out will help prevent bacterial recontamination.

    Did you know teeth comprise only 20% of the mouth? The other 80% is soft tissue, tongue and mucosa, all of which are moistened by an important saliva people take for granted? Knowing the value of your saliva should motivate you to take steps to nurture and preserve it. Evidence shows that dry mouth weakens saliva and will lead to tooth decay and gum disease that can then hurt heart vessels. Drugs that affect saliva include ibuprofen, antihistamines, opioids, and diuretics. Habits such as smoking or consuming soft drinks will also have a bad impact on saliva. Everyone has a certain level of habit or addiction that affects their health. This book will make it clear why and how they are harmful

    There are other forces in your mouth which can sabotage both your health and your wallet. For instance, when you put off seeing a dentist after a crown falls off, natural shifting will occur in surrounding teeth which can cost you hundreds of dollars to correct. Your restoration will no longer fit, and a new crown may have to be made. As you continue reading take notes and if the book does not save you money you can have your money back.

    This book is unique in that it is designed to equip you to be able to talk to your dentist concerning your oral health care needs. Therefore, share it with your family, friends, strangers, and of course your dentist. Each chapter has powerful information that will inform even the highly educated. We have all been brainwashed to some extent by the sugar industry, media ads, and our personal exposure to medicine and dentistry. Keep your mind open. Dr. Hofmann thanks you for reading this book and his patients for sharing their strengths and fears with him. This has opened his mind and heart to new concepts and to their needs.