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INFOGRAPHIC: Preventing Periodontal Disease

In the infographic below, provided by Serenity Dental Clinic, prevention for periodontal disease is outlined nicely with graphic. The disease, which nearly 65-million American adults suffer from (47.2% of those above 30-years old, according to the CDC), is the result of infections and inflammation of the gums and bones that support the teeth.

Some warnings of the disease may include consistently bad breath, bleeding gums, loose teeth, and/or painful chewing. However, these symptoms can easily be avoided if you brush and floss your teeth regularly and visit the dentist annually, as indicated below.

FOR THE DENTISTS: This infographic can play a major role in your office, just by making patients aware of the disease. Many suffer, yet many are unaware. Feel free to share across your social media feeds or print it out for your office.

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Successful Strategies For a Win-Win Relationship With Your Dental Lab [INFOGRAPHIC]

As a leader in the dental manufacturing industry, we here at Keystone aim to take that leader position and share information to those throughout the industry, in hopes of providing insight on how to better their work, practice, or reputation. This post can surely benefit doctors working on building a relationship with a dental lab!

Dr. Ken Newhouse explains in a recent article and infographic (see below) how success in dental practices is measured by their relationships with clients, employees, partners, and most importantly – the dental lab.

“Solid relationships with patients and vendors, especially with your dental lab, can carry you through challenging times and tight deadlines and give you an edge over your competitors,” Newhouse explains in the article on DentistryIQ.com. “I think one of the biggest mistakes dentists make is to treat their dental lab as a disposable resource that can be replaced if the lab owner and employees don’t “kiss the ring on bended knee.” Operating with the attitude that the world revolves around you and your practice is a long-term prescription for failure.”

Click the infographic below to enlarge it and read all of its contents. To ensure your dental lab is producing some of the best work possible to suit your needs, check out our dental lab products store on our website and make sure they’re using some of the best products in the industry!

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) promotes and sponsors National Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the important of oral health.

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 3.53.24 PMDentists and industry businesses across the country are helping create awareness of oral health in Children. Check out our past blogs to see some great information on brushing your teeth, good and bad foods for your teeth, what makes your teeth sensitive, and common dental emergencies.

What do you plan to do to help create children’s dental health? Any great ideas? What is the most important thing that should be taken away from this month? Leave your comments below.

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Fluoridation articles win Pulitzer Prize

The works of Tampa Bay Times staffers, Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth, were honored with the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. The series of 10 editorials decried the Pinellas County Commissions decision to stop fluoridating water. To read the full story on the award click here.

Also, to read more about fluoridation read our other posts:

Recent study shows fluoride in drinking water cuts tooth decay in adults

Fluoride Fun Facts 

Bill Nye weighs in on fluoridated water debate

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Fluoride Fun Facts

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Fluoridated water has been considered one of the greatest public heath achievements of the 20th century.

Fluoride basically has worked miracles in the oral health world and has been considered a great health care achievement. Using fluoride has been a huge factor in the sharp decline of tooth decay and other oral issues. There are a lot of facts out there about fluoride and here are some that you may or may not know:

  • Grand Rapids, Mich., was the world’s first city to adjust the level of fluoride in the water supply on January 25, 1945.
  • The average cost for a community to fluoridate water is around 50 cents per person per year for a large city, while it’s around $3 per person for a smaller community.
  • For every $1 invested in fluoridated water, it saves nearly $38 in dental treatment costs
  • In 1999, the CDC named fluoridation one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century.
  • More than 405 million people and more than 60 countries have access to fluoridated water.
  • Around 50 percent of the ingested fluoride is removed from the body by the kidneys.
  • In the U.S., the natural level of fluoride in ground water varies from very low levels to over 4 ppm. The fluoride level of the oceans ranges from 1.2 to 1.4 ppm.
  • El Paso, Texas, and Jacksonville, Fla., are the only two known cities in the U.S. that are naturally fluoridated.
  • The American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates first endorsed fluoridation in 1951.
  • No court of any level has determined fluoridation to be unlawful.
  • In 1991, the ADA required fluoride toothpaste manufactures to put this on the label: “If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately”
  • In 1996, the FDA required fluoride content of bottled water to be listed on the label if only fluoride was added during processing.
  • Fluoride is present in water as ‘ions’ or electrically charged atoms.
  • You can contact your public water supply in your community to get the fluoride content. 

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