question about VitaPick info.

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  1. Ann Mary

    Ann Mary Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does anyone know what those ads for the VitaPick and book are about without my having to buy them??? I am fighting gum disease and was wondering if this product was an answer. Any info. about this would be helpful.
     
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    Ann Mary Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No one knows anything???? Please help!
     

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    doc623 Well-Known Member

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    All this seems to be is a delivery system for a hydrogen peroxide and salt solution. The salt solution I would expect is the same as saline or near saline.
    There is a formula that can be made using salt and water to rinse the nose and throat when you have a cold/sore throat.
    You could probably do near the same with brushing and rinsing with the home made solution, but I'm not sure.
    Have you checked with a dentist as to the type of gum disease and treatment.
    Another little known long time product that is and has been used is ST37.
    Hard to find. Non perscription. Pleasant tasting. And ver effective for various minor mouth problems.
    Again the first thing you need to do and know is what you have.
     
  4. Ann Mary

    Ann Mary Well-Known Member Supporter

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    thank you! For this ST37 ...do I look in a health food store? is it something I would put in a Waterpick?
     
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    You can find it in a drug store or they may have to order it for you.
    The last I got I ordered directly from the company.
    You can put it in a water pick or use as a mouth rinse and/or just brush while holding it in your mouth.
    If you want I can find the company information, but that will be later today.
    Let me know if you want or you can pm me.
     
  6. cc-rider

    cc-rider Baroness of TisaWee Farm Supporter

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    I don't know a thing about that product, but when I had braces and had a hard time brushing, I got some sort of gum problem. The dentist had me put hydrogen peroxide through my waterpik. It sure cleared it up fast!

    Even now, years later, I sometimes rinse my mouth with it. Makes it really foamy, but doesn't taste bad. Rinse well.

    Did you notice the main ingredient in the tooth whitener products? Hydrogen peroxide. :)
     
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    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Gum disease is something that should be taken seriously. The absolute best thing you can do for gum disease is to floss regularly. If you hate flossing like most americans do, I suggest floss picks, my teeth feel cleaner using these than they do brushing them and on occasions when I was in long car trips and didn't have the ability to brush (think driving straight for 12+ hours) I could and did use them and felt incredibly refreshed. My dental hygienist was really impressed with the results they have performed on my teeth and asked if I was flossing every day (she knows most people don't) I told her about the floss picks and she is a believer!
     
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    This is assuming that you have had the problem checked by a professional and know what you are dealing with and hopefully why you have the condition/problem/disease.
     
  9. Ann Mary

    Ann Mary Well-Known Member Supporter

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    thanks for the info....please send me the particulars on the ST37 if you have time. The Doc said I just have gingivitus but that is is progressing and I want it to stop! The soft tooth brushes are what I've always used and brush carefully but still...???? Have used hydrogen peroxide and celtic sea salt and should probably keep using them but I though I'd check into what the VitaPick was all about. Thanks for your help,
    Ann Mary
     
  10. doc623

    doc623 Well-Known Member

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    Here is the information you requested.
    S.T.37
    Dist by Menleg & James Labs, inc.
    Horsham, PA 19044-3697
    Ususally between 6-9$ for 8-16 oz.
    Parden my asking but did you dentist hazard a guess as to why you have gingivitis?
    What is the cause.
    To keep it from progressing further look to the cause and not treating the sysmptoms.
    This may require life style changes.
    More info/thoughts if you want.
    If you do not respond then I will take that as a no.