Hello and welcome to openwidebook.com

I’m Tom Parker, I’m a specialist dental ceramist, a speaker about dentistry, and author of OPEN WIDE- What your dentist won’t tell you. Read about my dental life, my many experiences in the dental profession, and my credentials, in ‘About Tom Parker’ and ‘Articles & Media’.

OPEN WIDE is unique, it is the only book in the world that explains the hidden world of teeth, dentists and dentistry in general. It reveals and demystifies the secrets happening inside the dental profession, and explains how all that affects you outside in your every day life. It guides you through numerous unseen traps and pitfalls lurking in and around a dental office, at the same time revealing how easy it actually is to get good quality dental work – from a decent and honest dentist and dental team – without emptying your bank account.

OPEN WIDE is an easy to read handbook that you will understand and, like many people before you, will identify with. That’s because it is written for you, not about you, the long-suffering and often over-charged public. Teeth are universal – everybody has (or had) them. You may still have all the teeth you were born with, or perhaps yours were bought from a dentist (or denturist) – or a bit of both.

That’s all good, because OPEN WIDE benefits everybody.

This website is produced in conjunction with the book OPEN WIDE, both are done to help you get more understanding and benefit from your dental experiences. I invite you to browse through PHOTO GALLERY where you’ll see easy to understand pictorial examples of issues discussed in the book.

However, OPEN WIDE covers much more than that. It also reveals the truths about a broad range of dental products and services – including those available from supermarkets, pharmacies and beauticians. It tells you all the facts about ’White’ teeth, ‘white’ fillings, tooth ‘whitening’, ‘whitening’ toothpastes, toothbrushes, mouthwash, floss & toothpicks, bad breath, snoring and sleep apnoea, fluoride, mercury amalgam fillings, wisdom teeth, thumb & dummy sucking, and much more.

It also reveals health warnings attached to some of these products and services that you must know about, but dentists rarely tell you. And you’ll learn why they stay silent – too often it’s just about a dentist getting your money while you don’t know exactly what it is you’re paying for. To be forewarned is to be forearmed, and knowledge is the key element.

Take your time and have a look through the book and through this website – there’s no need to be scared because there are no gory images to haunt you at night – only great information that will help you and your family each and every day.

Thanks for visiting openwidebook.com.

Tom Parker