“The two diseases - caries and periodontoclasia - from which almost all loss of teeth results, can be entirely prevented by following the right method of personal oral hygiene. They cannot be prevented in any other way now known. “
“Mechanical cleansing breaks off and removes the bulk of the long rod and filament organisms composing the thick film pack, but short stems and stubs of these organisms remain attached to the tooth. Many of these are viable and are able to grow to make long rods and filaments again, if allowed sufficient time.”
“The individual has not known how to clean his teeth right. He must be taught how to do it, and be shown the conditions by someone who does know.* An increasing number of practicing dentists are taking the desirable short period of post-graduate instruction to enable them to teach this method of personal oral hygiene to their patients.”
"A Clean Tooth Does Not Decay, nor does periodontoclasia occur about a clean tooth." C. C. Bass, M.D.