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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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The All-Star Lineup Every Dental Professional Needs For Mouthguard Season

The time has come for athletes far and wide across the country, as the season is finally upon us – outdoor sports season. This is also meaningful to those off the courts and fields, such as dental professionals – it’s mouthguard season!

We here at Keystone Industries take pride in offering high-quality, custom-fit mouthguards that lead the market in saving teeth and money all at once. Since 1967, Pro-Form has been a role player in the oral protection community, giving teams and athletes around the world affordable equipment and materials.

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Our Pro-Form materials are used from the highest levels of professional sports all the way through youth leagues, and offer the highest level of protection, retention, and comfort possible. On top of all this, athletes are also able to speak and breathe easier than most types of mouthguards on the market.

Take a look at some of these alarming statistical findings, just to show how important this level of protection is for athletes in any and all sports:

  • 5 MILLION teeth are lost every year in sports activities (Source)
  • 34% of sports injuries involve the face (Source)
  • Dental injuries can cost more than 20X the preventative costs of a custom-fit Pro-Form mouthguard (Source)
  • 200,000 injuries prevented annually by mouthguards (Source)

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Now that you know how important this piece of protection is, let’s get into how the process is made simple for you. Below are two embedded videos from our YouTube channel that demonstrate the vacuum forming process and how to customize the mouthguard. Both processes can be done in either a dentist office or a dental lab.

In this first video, see how our vacuum former is able to make a custom-fit mouthguard out of one of our laminates:

In the second video, watch the tutorial of our centri-fuse kit, which easily puts custom logos, numbers, and letters onto an already-formed mouthguard:

Role players like these are vital in the process. But now you may be asking about what star players we have readily available to actually protect the teeth.

There are 200+ color and style laminates available in square or round. Your custom experience is endless, but can start with these popular choices in styles:

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Dual-Color

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Glitter Guards

Tie Dye Guards

Fun Guards

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Don’t forget of the most innovative way to select a mouthguard in the dental industry! If you have an iOS device with a camera, be sure to download the Keystone Industries app to try on a virtual mouthguard for yourself!

Choose between any color and style we offer, and see how it looks in your mouth inside the app. This is an excellent selling point for a patient in the chair of your office, and can increase sales with no effort at all. You won’t see an app like this in any app store!

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There’s a lot more from where these come from, so checking out the Pro-Form section of our website would be best to find exactly what you’re looking for in thickness, style, color, shape, etc. and even clear and black straps, which are required in most youth sports leagues. There are many videos on our YouTube channel and in our Learning Center, as well as our most up-to-date pamphlets and brochures in our Catalog section available for your download.

For more information on Keystone Industries or any Keystone products, visit us online at www.keystoneindustries.com, call toll-free at 1 (800) 333-3131, or fax (856) 224-9444.

Keystone Industries, 480 South Democrat Road, Gibbstown, NJ 08027.

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The Mouthpiece Guy Gives Fighters A Mouthful of Keystone Material

If you browse social media enough, you’ll come across some quality accounts and information that will amaze you, no matter what peaks your interest. Here at Keystone Industries, we take in pride in our Twitter presence with current customers, potential clients, and anyone else interested in the dental industry.

With that being said, we’ve recently connected with The Mouthpiece Guy, who creates top-quality mouthguards for his clients out of our resin sheets. These clients range from boxers to UFC fighters, but they all have one thing in common: they take some nasty hits to the face. “With power comes great responsibility”, and that’s where these mouthguards come into play.

Our mouthguard resin sheets are soft and ideal for maximum energy absorption, which adds to the quality protection these fighters need while competing. On top of getting the oral protection job done, the users love the comfort, feel, and look to these mouthpieces as well, as you can hear from video testimonies on The Mouthpiece Guy’s website.

It’s an all around win-win situation for The Mouthpiece Guy, his clients, and Keystone Industries. Check out some photos of the products below, and view them all on our Facebook page!

Courtesy: The Mouthpiece Guy

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Courtesy: The Mouthpiece Guy

Courtesy: The Mouthpiece Guy

Courtesy: The Mouthpiece Guy

You can get more information on our mouthguard materials on our website or by calling 800-333-3131 and speaking with a customer service representative. Be sure to head over to The Mouthpiece Guy’s website to see other custom mouthguard designs, a list of fighters he’s worked with, and video testimonies from the clients themselves.

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Seven ways you may be destroying your teeth

Too much of a good thing can sometimes be damaging, especially when it comes to oral health. Did you know you can actually brush too much or too hard, or rinse too much, or floss too hard? Yes, these things may be damaging you teeth.

  1. Brushing too hard – Some people think that if you brush harder the cleaner your mouth and teeth get. This can’t be any further from the truth. Aggressive brushing can cause permanent gum tissue damage and also wear down the enamel.
  2. Brushing with abrasive toothpaste – Some toothpastes are too abrasive for your teeth and gums. Remember your teeth and gums have to last a long time and constantly rubbing abrasive material on them isn’t going to help. You can tell you’re wearing away enamel or damaging gums if you start to feel discomfort or pain. Talk to you a dentist if this happens.
  3. Rinsing too much – Rinsing 20 times a day really doesn’t do much of anything as far as good oral health. All you need to do is rinse after you eat or dring sugary drinks.
  4. Hard flossing – Flossing should be a gentle way to clean the hard-to-reach areas of your teeth. Using floss with excessive motions can lead to cutting the gums. These cuts can accumulate harmful germs and bacteria.
  5. Forcing a small brush between teeth – Flossing is every effective, however, some people use small inter-dental brushes. Usually, though, there isn’t enough space for the brush. Don’t force in then because this can cause permanent gum loss or tooth breakage.
  6. Acidic foods – Lozenges, candy or medication can lead to permanent acid damage to your teeth gums and bone. Even small baby aspirin has enough acid to damage teeth
  7. Sucking on lemons – Well, this may not happen often, but if you’re sucking on lemons, STOP! The low pH of the lemon can destroy your teeth.

It’s important to make sure you take care of your teeth, and yes, too much of a good thing can be bad. The key is to create healthy oral hygiene habits without overdoing it. Remember, moderation is the key to a healthy smile and good oral health.

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Your oral health relates to your whole body

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Flossing… seriously consider it

Flossing is an essential part of proper oral heath care. While brushing your teeth is very important, the brush can’t reach every tooth surface in your mouth. That’s why floss is needed, so it can remove harmful plaque between the teeth. Practicing good flossing habits will prevent gum disease and dental decay.

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Flossing is very important for oral health.

Flossing can be difficult and recently there have been other kinds of interdental cleaners, such as special brushes and even the new flossing tool that is supposed to make flossing easier.

But if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on special floss tools or brushes – or especially pay for dental work because you don’t floss – just regular floss will do.

Here are some tips to make flossing easier and more enjoyable:

  • First, break off about 18 inches of floss and wrap most of it around one of your middle fingers. The remaining floss should be wrapped around the same finger of the opposite hand. This finger will wrangle in the dirty and used floss as you work around your mouth.
  • Hold the floss tightly between your thumbs and forefingers. Guild the floss between your teeth by using a gentle rubbing motion, and never slip the floss into your gums.
  • When the floss does reach the gumline, curve the floss into a shape of a ‘C’. Then gently slide it into the space between the gum and the tooth.
  • Rinse and enjoy a clean fresh mouth. Don’t forget to repeat this every day at least once! 

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