Blotting Brush

Blotting Brush

The Blotting Brush - a 'natural' toothbrush

No toothpaste is needed with this technique and all you need to do is gently dab or ‘blot’ the teeth and gums.  No moving the brush from side to side or up and down; just ‘blot’.  The bristles have a high capillary action that draws plaque up into them.  Tap the brush against the side of the basin and start blotting again.  Blotting the gums is so important.  When we brush our teeth we address only our teeth – and teeth make up just 10% of our mouth. Can you remember when you last cleaned your gums or tongue? This massaging action stimulates the gum into health, that otherwise remain neglected.4 row, 

41 tuft slender head for greater maneuverability Utilizes a gentle .007" diameter DuPont TynexTM nylon bristle. End rounded textured bristles that draw plaque and debris from gingival crevice. Complete with a maintainer cover to protect and reform the bristles. Concentrated bristle effectively draws plaque by capillary action. Changing to a new brush every 2-3 weeks is recommended (depending on usage).
Originally developed in 1969 the Blotting Brush is generally smaller and has textured bristles that are thinner than in conventional brushes. The bristles are designed to go under the gumline and between the teeth to draw in plaque and particles of food. 
Dr. Phillips dedicated his periodontal practice to the belief that patients should be taught to care for their own mouths; that gum disease and subsequent surgery and tooth loss were unnecessary if the mouth was cared for properly. He lectured tirelessly around the world to promote teeth for a lifetime. The Phillips Blotting Technique definitely goes beyond the brushing and flossing routine to give you a new standard of clean. Its simplicity and inexpensiveness makes it understandable and affordable for everyone. 
"Those who have been fortunate enough to use this unique dental hygiene programme have enjoyed a lifetime of fresh breath, clean teeth and healthy gums".  Dr J E Phillips, International Oral Health Society

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  • 4 row, 41 tuft slender head for greater manoeuvrability
  • Utilizes a gentle .007" diameter DuPont TynexTM nylon bristle
  • End rounded textured bristles that draw plaque and debris from gingival crevice
  • Complete with a maintainer cover to protect and reform the bristles
  • Concentrated bristle effectively draws plaque by capillary action
  • Changing to a new brush every 2-3 weeks is recommended

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Achieving and maintaining a healthy mouth is within the reach of everyone. With proper care through the Phillips Blotting Technique, you can expect to keep your teeth and gums decay and disease free for a lifetime. Cavities, uncomfortable dental cleanings, oral surgery and tooth loss can be avoided by using this simple, revolutionary technique. Despite all the specialty toothpastes and mouthwashes available today, people still have gum disease, many without ever knowing it. For over 50 years, the Phillips Blotting Technique has been effectively used to eliminate the causes of gum disease. Those who have been fortunate enough to use this unique dental hygiene program have enjoyed a lifetime of fresh breath, clean teeth and healthy gums. Even patients with severe gum disease have used this programme as an alternative to costly, painful surgery. 

Gum Disease and Cavities

The first signs of gum disease are easy to diagnose and often originate, contrary to popular belief, in the teenage years. No matter how old you are, if your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, or you notice a white or yellow build up where your teeth meet your gums, you will have gum disease. In advanced stages, the bleeding may stop but the teeth begin to move apart and the gums recede, eventually to the point where they can no longer support the teeth. The cause of gum disease is plaque that forms along the gumline. When plaque collects there, it causes gingivitis, an irritation of the gums which causes them to swell and bleed. Healthy gums form an elastic seal around each tooth to keep plaque and bacteria away from the sensitive root. Plaque toxins and enzymes attack healthy gums, eventually creating crevices as the gums loosen and pull away from the tooth. 
 
The bacteria harboured in plaque turn sugars into acid. Normally this acid is not strong enough to dissolve the enamel on teeth, but under plaque, these acids become strong enough to dissolve teeth. Removing the plaque with the Phillips Blotting Technique will eliminate the crevices where acid-forming bacteria hide. In a clean mouth, free of plaque, even sugary foods cannot damage the teeth. An exception to this is soda pops, with the diet sodas being the worst because of their high acid content. Normal toothbrushing, unfortunately, pushes plaque deeper in the crevices around the teeth. The Phillips Blotting Technique, utilizing a specially designed brush, reaches into those crevices and “Blots” the plaque out. Once these plaque deposits are removed through “Blotting”, the gums are on their way back to being healthy and protecting teeth. Making the Phillips Blotting Technique a part of your daily oral hygiene will ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy for a lifetime.

The Phillips Blotting Technique is a method of mouth care that actually removes plaque. Plaque is the sticky, white substance that forms on teeth, between them and in the area between the teeth and gums, called the sulcus. Quite simply, plaque is the cause of dental disease. Whereas brushing moves this plaque around the mouth and under the gums, the Phillips Blotting Technique is the only proven dental hygiene method that actually removes it from the mouth and this is the key to total oral health for a lifetime. 

 'Blotting' is a tapping motion rather than a brushing technique.

The Phillips Blotting Technique itself is based on capillary action; that is the principle at work when a sponge soaks up liquid or when paint is drawn up into the bristles of a brush. Capillary action lifts and holds plaque in the brush so that it can be removed.  

Of course, no matter how well you have cleaned the teeth, your mouth still remains 90% dirty, as teeth occupy on 10% of the surface of your mouth, so it is just as important to clean the gums, cheeks, roof, floor and tongue as well. Learn how to eliminate bad breath without mouthwash. The Phillips Blotting Technique covers all of this and more. You can floss with the bristles too.
 

More about the DVD

This film was nearly lost in the archives after Dr Phillips died in 2003.  First time users of the Blotting Brushes should purchase a copy of the DVD so they comprehensively understand the Blotting Technique.  It is also worth watching every six months or so as a reminder.
Learn how to eliminate bad breath without mouthwash. The Phillips Blotting Technique DVD covers all of this and more - you will understand the principles and be able to use the Blotting System effectively and efficiently.
Note: The DVD is a copy of Dr Phillips’ original film that became a video and is now a DVD.  It was originally produced during the 1970’s so the hairstyles and clothing may appear somewhat dated.   The technique itself is vitally important and this is conveyed very well.  Narration is by Dr Phillips himself.

Article 

By Dr. J.E. Phillips

- How Peridontal (Gum) Disease Progresses: 


If your dentist says “you have to brush more because you have plaque on your teeth” and the next time you see him he says “you have to brush still more and floss more because your gums are bleeding” and he suggests that you see the hygienist more often for cleaning your teeth, you will soon be a candidate for deep curettage and periodontal (gum) surgery.

Frequent brushing and flossing, cleaning by the hygienist and gum surgery never cure periodontal disease. As time goes on this leads to more curettage and surgery, and eventually, extraction of the teeth.

The truth of the matter is that brushing and flossing causes periodontal disease

Cleaning under the gums daily will keep the disease from getting started and, in most cases, will heal the gums. By using a special bristled brush with much the same texture as a paint brush, it can draw plaque from underneath the gum and heal gum disease in over 98% of the cases. This will also keep the gum disease from reoccurring.

I always told my patients “if you want to see what brushing does, just lay a rug on a dirty kitchen floor and brush or sweep around and onto the rug and when you lift the rug up, you will see that most of the dirt is packed at the edge of the rug.” The same thing happens when your brush you teeth. The sulcus (the groove between the gum and the tooth) is always the dirtiest after brushing. You should not brush your teeth unless you can clean the sulcus out afterwards. By the way, brushing is only for cosmetics. As dentistry has insisted that people brush more, periodontal disease has attacked much younger people with gingivitis (bleeding gums). This is the precursor to periodontal disease (pyorrhea).

If you use the Blotting Brush (recommended for this cleaning technique) to clean under the gum plus the entire mouth, you will have a healthy mouth and a pleasant breath. 

Article 
By Dr. J.E. Phillips

Oral Wellness Made Easy: by Dr J L Phillips
 
As a practicing periodontist, I have seen many people go through periodontal surgery only to have a repeat surgery and lose their teeth anyway. Then they still spend great sums of money to get implants only to finally succumb to dentures, and in many cases, are not able to eat nutritious food due to the inability to chew.
This method of mouth care can insure you good oral health and, in most cases, can reverse periodontally affected teeth back to good health even though you have been told by a periodontist that you are beyond any hope of healing. I have known many of these people who had two or more surgeries and were told there was absolutely no way to save these teeth, and 20 years later are still enjoying a good dentition.

Progressive physicians keep telling you, “you must take charge of your health.” Well, taking care of your oral health is very important toward maintaining your general health.

There is no question that periodontal disease can have a bearing on your general health. For example, if you have gum problems, you will produce a bacteremia (bacteria in the blood stream) every time you chew. This can increase the chances for heart disease, focal infections, arthritis and many other diseases. Your chewing ability or disability can cause many intestinal problems. In fact, there is good reason to believe that if your mouth is healthy and functions well, your complete immune system is strengthened. I’ve had many people tell me that once they learned proper mouth care, many of these so called problems decreased or were eliminated.

In my many years of periodontal practice, I have had patients from many states and many countries come to me because they were told nobody could do anything for them. I always say I can’t heal your periodontal problems, but I can teach you how and help you resolve your problems.

What is Blotting?

The Phillips Blotting Technique is a method of mouth care that actually removes plaque. Plaque is the sticky, white substance that forms on teeth, between them and in the area between the teeth and gums, called the sulcus. Quite simply, plaque is the cause of dental disease. Whereas brushing moves this plaque around the mouth and under the gums, the Phillips Blotting Technique is the only proven dental hygiene method that actually removes it from the mouth and this is the key to total oral health for a lifetime.
The Phillips Blotting Technique itself is based on capillary action; that is the principle at work when a sponge soaks up liquid or when paint is drawn up into the bristles of a brush. Capillary action lifts and holds plaque in the brush so that it can be removed. 
Of course, no matter how well you have cleaned the teeth, your mouth still remains 90% dirty, as teeth occupy on 10% of the surface of your mouth, so it is just as important to clean the gums, cheeks, roof, floor and tongue as well. Learn how to eliminate bad breath without mouthwash. The Phillips Blotting Technique covers all of this and more.

One of the best ways to preserve a youthful appearance is to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

According to the American Dental Association, most people (95%) lose their teeth from gum disease and not decay.



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