Even if you brush your teeth, and in the past occasionally visited the dentist,
your teeth will deteriorate steadily. You should use the dentist in order to
protect your teeth from becoming bad. Consequently, you should maintain your
natural teeth and not need false teeth or crowns. This could be called the best
Advancement of gingivitis begins from the end of dental eruption. If you start
scaling from that time, you can maintain your teeth for life. From now on, it
is not too late to begin scaling treatment. In order to continue using your
teeth which you regard as being healthy throughout life, please being scaling
immediately. Periodical maintenance is also effective against cavities. This is
because this early treatment is one where the dentist has a clear plan of effective
treatment. Early detection of problems helps leads to positive results and is
possible by periodical maintenance. If undertaking monthly maintenance is made
into a custom, and you can continue maintaining your teeth throughout life.
In my clinic most patients come for maintenance. Unlike scaling at the time of
the first medical examination, even if scaling is carried out it is not done over
inflamed gums. For maintenance while your teeth are cleaned you chat to the
hygienist and then you are free to go home. It is very simple and although the
dentist may find and treat a cavity about once a year because it is discovered
early it ends with minimum medical treatment. Quite possibly there will be no
need for medical treatment for approximately 20 years, and from the time of the
first medical examination the environment in the mouth will not have changed and
Now，I have advocated about the new direction for dentistry through monthly
maintenance with confidence. However, I have described the way dentistry medical
treatment should be, having had a question about the present condition of dentistry
medical treatment for years. People said, “Gingivitis is part of old age” or
“A tooth in that fate will be lost when people reach 50 or 60 years old no matter
what medical treatment is given” and I learnt such ideas and came to begin a
I was on the register for three years in an oral surgery of the medical department
after graduation from university. Since it was the special environment of oral
surgery of the medical department, I was also performing medical treatment of
orthodontics, child dentistry, etc. in addition to the medical treatment of the
patient o oral surgery with advanced diseases. I became especially interested
in the medical treatment and operation of gingivitis, not to mention the bone
reproduction after tooth extraction. I was able to see directly the dramatic
bone reproduction seen after neoplasm extraction. Consequently, I came to think
that reproduction of the alveolar bone destroyed by gingivitis is not possible.
It is also at that time that I tried the private bone transplant to the alveolar
bone destroyed by gingivitis. The result was the opposite of what I expected and
instead of reproducing the bone I came to realize that the condition will in fact
worsen. One of my seniors said to me “Whatever you try against gingivitis is futile.
At the most we can hope to carry out brushing to ease the pain a little.” His
words lay heavy on my heart. Continuing at the university I realized the medical
treatment and research did not suit my belief. So I chose to commence my own clinic
in order to search for an original route.
“It is the dentist's job to cure the teeth, and it is a hygienist's job to
maintain the teeth.”
It was a belief impudent for a young man before commencing business. I remember
vividly at the start my desire to reach the light at the end of the tunnel.
The belief has not changed now, even though 20 years have passed from that time.
The dream of those days became true. I pray from the heart that this book which
summarizes clinical experience of about 20 years gives at least one person
something to think about.