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Take Care of Health Issues before SHTF
At this week’s Monday Musings I mentioned I was taking care of an elective, pre-emptive health issue. I had been putting this off for several months now, and finally decided now is the time to do it...
Dental Trauma, Part 2: Tooth Knocked Out
The most favorable situation when a tooth is completely knocked out (an “avulsion”) is that it came out in one piece, down to its root and ligament. In this circumstance, time is a very important factor in possible treatment success.
Dental Trauma, Part 1: Fractures
Today’s dentists have high technology on their side, but this technology will not be available if things go South. Therefore, we look to historical methods of treating these problems...
Survival Skills: How to Make a Toothbrush in the Field
Have you ever been caught out in the field minus your toothbrush? It can happen. Thankfully, our ancestors had plenty of options that we can still use today so we don’t end up going to bed with stank breath...
SHTF Survival: 7 Vitamins That Help Prevent Dental Emergencies
We tend to neglect the dental aspects of emergency preparedness. True dental health comes from within your body and teeth via your nutrition levels and enamel hardness comes from the nutrients in your diet. It’s no surprise that the more vitamins and minerals that your body is able to absorb, the healthier you will stay.
What to Do During Dental Emergencies
Before leaving on a trip, it is good insurance to see a dentist in order to make sure there will be no dental problems which may give trouble in the near term. It is smart to add a dental first aid emergency kit to your luggage.
The Limits of Dental First Aid
This is an older article but it is very relevant to what you could expect in an off grid or SHTF situation when it comes to dental care.
Video: Re-Balancing Your Oral pH
PH is important to life, your bodies, PH, plants, soil, etc.. What about your Oral PH?
How to Brucsh Your Teeth With A Manual ToothBrush
With all the gadgets we have today, do you really know how to brush your teeth with a manual toothbrush.
DIY Antiseptic Mouthwash for Better Gum Health
How to make Antiseptic Mouthwash for Better Gum Health.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth . . . Answers for TEOTWAWKI
So what are we going to do about impacted wisdom teeth in a world without dentists? Not to put too fine a point on it…Suffer. Let me explain...
Abscessed Teeth – Where will they lead?
Bottom line is that there are some rare but serious consequences of untreated abscessed teeth that will not heal on their own. If at all possible removal of the tooth or endodontic treatment is needed to relieve the focus of infection and allow healing...
The Dreaded Question . . .
Let’s tackle the BIG Q in the realm of dentistry without dentists: the dreaded extraction...
Trench Mouth and TEOTWAWKI
As I have been thinking about what a dentist can add to a discussion of health care after a serious disruption of civilization, it occurred to me that a likely candidate for a condition not commonly seen in today’s world would be that of Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (ANUG). Trench mouth in layman’s terms...
What if no dentist is available? Lessons from prisoners of war
The experience of these men from a dental standpoint is especially valuable, because when they were released, the medical and dental community realized that in addition to the debt that a grateful nation owed these heroes, this was a rare opportunity to learn from the experience of these men...
How to Remove Dental Braces
A reader has asked how to remove dental braces in case of emergency. I submitted the question to our contributing Tooth Doctor. Here is his reply...
Handling Dental Emergencies
Here's a quick summary of what to do for some common dental problems...
The 5 Most Common Dental Emergencies
Familiarizing yourself with the most common types of dental emergencies, and knowing what dental supplies would be best to invest in will hep you be more efficient in your preparations...
More On Dental Preparedness
When we think about being in a long-term emergency, the thought of having dental issues on top of everything else is a nightmare in itself.
Ensuring that you have some dental supplies on hand can help maintain healthy teeth and gums and assist in not further aggravating any existing dental problems.
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