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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 Reasons Behind Getting Dental X-Rays

Getting x-rays at the dentist may not be your favorite thing, but this insightful infographic from DentAbout.com helps outline the importance behind them. Although both intraoral and extraoral x-rays show the teeth, their focuses differ from the general health of your teeth (intraoral) to your jaw and skull (extraoral). Nonetheless, these x-rays allow for the dentist to do their job and check for decay, cavities, and disease that aren’t visible to the naked eye.

Infographic courtesy of: DentAbout.com

Infographic courtesy of: DentAbout.com

Why not include a funny picture relevant to dental x-rays? Here you go!

Image courtesy: Levenson Smile

Image courtesy of: Levenson Smile

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Avoiding Tooth Decay Will Keep You Smiling!

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November 5, 2014 · 8:00 am

Which Halloween candies should you eat and avoid?

Although you may be excited about Halloween at the end of the week, just remember: it’s a dentist’s least favorite holiday.

Before you dive into your child’s trick-or-treat bag or crack open those candy bars you were given at work, take into mind that too many of these candies are no where near as good as others are, and you might be better off sticking to certain kinds. We know, we sound like your mother warning about cavities and sweets, but hopefully this list outlines what to eat-up on Halloween and what to try and avoid:

product_taffy_07Worst: Any type of sticky or gooey candy, such as: caramel, taffy, and nuts. It doesn’t take a genius to figure this one out. These types of candies will stick all over your mouth, get into those hard-to-reach places, and stay there. The longer they stay there, the more problems you’ll encounter, such as bacterias and cavities. Just don’t do it.

GobstopperNot great, but not too bad: Hard candies that are just daring you to break your teeth on. These can range from jawbreakers to lollipops, or just anything that is asking to chip or cut your teeth and gums. They also have a tendency to become sticky, and thus remaining in your mouth longer to attract unwanted bacteria and acids.

Orbit_Sugarfree_Gum_WintermintBest: Sugar-free gum. The American Dental Hygiene Association has been running the National Dental Hygiene Month throughout October with Wm. Jr. Wrigley Company, promoting the chewing of Orbit’s sugar-free line over anything. It’s a solid call not only because there is no stickiness associated with it, but also because the natural sugar it is sweetened with, xylitol, does not allow bacteria to be formed on it. Same great gum, less damaging to your teeth.

We hope you enjoy the Halloween holiday this weekend! If you’re doing anything dental related, make sure to post on our Facebook page or tweet at us!

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October is a big month for us all: dedicated to breast cancer awareness, dental hygiene

It’s a busy month of awareness all-around for the dental industry. Not only is the American Dental Hygiene Association running a month-long campaign for National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) to raise public awareness for good oral health, but October is also the month dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness as well, where you’ll see pink colors decked out everywhere to show support (including our own website).

On the AHDA’s website, there is an individual event page for everything related to NDHM. They’ve partnered with the W.M. Wrigley Company for the fifth consecutive year, focusing mainly on the four components of oral hygiene and ways to improve public awareness about bettering oral health. There is a “selfie” based contest being conducted as well as posters available to be downloaded to put online or in your office on the ADHA website. Below, you can watch a video announcement from ADHA President Kelli Swanson Jaecks on sponsoring the NDHM month and things to come.

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As we all know through various companies and organizations support and promotion, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The majority of people today have been affected by this horrible disease in some shape or form, which is why the spread of awareness and support is vital in helping fight back to find a cure. At Keystone Industries, the past couple of years we’ve sold pink breast cancer awareness-themed Pro-Form mouthguards with portions of the proceeds going towards breast cancer research. Athletes and dentists from all over have been thrilled with the performance and protection of these mouthguards, so showing this kind of support with it going to a good cause does indeed help out. This year, we took it up a notch, and made our whole website pink in support, too.

We've updated our website for the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We’ve updated our website for the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Both of these calls for awareness this month are for good causes, and beneficiary to everyone inside and outside of the dental industry. Be sure to spread the word of the meaning of this month positively with friends on social media so we can help spread it even more! Oral health and breast cancer affects everyone’s lives, and it’s up to us to help make a change.

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Even Grownups Want a Beautiful Smile

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September 24, 2014 · 8:00 am

Are You Ready For Some Football? DDS Mary Lehmann Makes Sure The Stamford Knights Are!

Up in Stamford, CT, there was a high school football team that was in need of important protection before hitting the field for the first time this season. Dr. Maryann Lehmann, DDS stepped up to the task and called upon us here at Keystone Industries to help as well.

Dr. Lehmann has been fitting mouthguards for high school sports teams for years now, as she explains on her blog, even though she hasn’t been a big fan of the sport of football. However, oral protection outweighs her personal preferences, and giving to this team is what really mattered to Dr. Lehmann and Keystone, which is why we donated mouthguard materials to the Stamford Knights football team.

Below are some photos of team members wearing our Pro-Form mouthguards that Dr. Lehmann fitted them for. On her blog, Say Yes to the DDS!, you can read her full post on the experience and team.

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You can find out more about our Pro-Form mouthguard material and accessory line on our website, keystoneind.com/en/home. Good luck this season, Stamford HS Knights!

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How Sick Can Your Mouth Make You? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s an interesting infographic for you to take into account: provided by Atlanta Dental Spa, the image below details many different diseases and illnesses you can pick up from your mouth alone. Major players such as diabetes, cancer, and cavities are prevalent on the graphic.

Make sure you stay up on your oral health and dental facts and tips to keep your mouth in check!

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The Push for Pro-Form: Importance of Custom Fit Mouthguards

As far as mouthguards go, the custom-fit options that dentists all over provide is an athlete’s best bet for mouth protection. It’s been estimated by the American Dental Association (ADA) that there are over 200,000 oral injuries each year that could have been totally avoidable if the person was wearing a mouthguard. With such a statistic out there, awareness for mouthguards is at an all-time high.

Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, explains in the video below how mouthguards are important for dental patients everywhere, and how high costs for injuries can be avoided by simply wearing a good mouthguard. Also, Turchetta touches on the different types of mouthguards, and how custom-fit, such as Pro-Form, set themselves on another level than the rest.

As you can hear Turchetta explain, there are various issues with mouthguards that are not custom-fit. From the stock guards making it hard to speak and breaht to overall not being comfortable, mouth protection is best served with a custom-fit guard such as Pro-Form.

Pro-Form mouthguards, manufactured in the United States by Keystone Industries, are high-quality custom-fit mouthguards designed with the best material on the market to protect athletes of all sports. As opposed to the boil-and-bites, Pro-Form mouthguards provide the necessary comfort and thickness with an ability to talk and breathe easily, and protection of all teeth including the posteriors.

Pictured here is one of our FunGuards, which come in different styles as well. How else can you have fun while protecting your mouth?

Pictured here is one of our FunGuards, which come in different styles as well. How else can you have fun while protecting your mouth?

On top of the long-running track record of protection they provide, Keystone Pro-Form mouthguards can also be made in specific color schemes, designs, and have the addition of custom decals. Everyone wants to be like the pros, and they’re known for wearing these types of mouthguards. With advances in technology today, you can see what you look like with a Pro-Form mouthguard on with an app by Keystone! The app is available in the Apple App Store, and allows you to show your patients what they can look like with a certain color Pro-Form mouthguard.

To learn more and purchase Pro-Form mouthguards, please click here.

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Dental Facts to Sink Your Teeth Into

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July 31, 2014 · 8:00 am