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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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Dennis Urban, CDT Trains Keystone Sales, Marketing Reps

Here at Keystone Industries, we continue to educate and train our team about our latest and greatest products, and how they are used. Dennis Urban, CDT, came to our state-of-the-art Gibbstown, NJ facility and spoke to our sales and marketing reps about his experience in dental labs and using Diamond D, Itsoclear Clasp, and Tecnoflask. Urban then processed a set of dentures with all-Keystone products to break-in our new dental lab.

Check out some of the photos below and view the whole album on our Facebook page!

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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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Insight on Bleaching Trays and the Tooth Whitening Market

Tooth whitening is the most-requested procedure by patients, no matter the age, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and this has become ever-so popular within the last two decades. With this in mind, not all patients have the luxury of affording top-of-the-line cosmetic dental work. Most that fall into this category resort to trying over-the-counter products, in hopes of snagging a deal on a fast, affordable way to whiten their teeth, with long-lasting results. There are tons of different products available to be taken home and whiten teeth, which can impede on the selection process. The teeth whitening and bleaching manufacturing market has been saturated with competition, and IBISWorld estimated a growth of only 0.9% in the market from 2007-2012. Consumers can (and will) turn to a cosmetic dentist for thoughts and advice on where to go from here, and that’s where Keystone Industries bleaching tray materials and kits come into play.

Currently, the industry is spread across four categories: dental-professional application, dentist-prescribed take-home kit use, over-the-counter consumer purchases, and non-dental options. Keystone offers products in two of these categories, of the former that is recommended. Being able to provide products for various needs is essential, and both professional materials for bleaching trays and also the take-home whitening kits for the patients thrive this market. With the ADA advising patients looking for these types of procedures to consult with a dentist for their best options, there is no better time for practices to load-up on the right materials for the right price, which Keystone offers.

Keystone Industries Bleaching Laminates (above) are your best bet for creating bleaching trays.

Keystone Industries Bleaching Laminates (above) are your best bet for creating bleaching trays.

The Keystone bleaching laminates are among the best for dental professionals for many reasons. Since this material is vacuum-formed to become a custom-fit tray, a type of work Keystone has a great reputation for, the fit for the patient is second to none. When the tray is created, the foam-lined tray withstands and absorbs the bleaching product, causing less leakage and thus decreasing bleaching time and making it less sensitive on the patient’s teeth. Since the bleaching solution used for in-office visits has a higher percentage of peroxide, the application time needs to be quicker to avoid tooth problems. Another suitable option we offer for creating bleaching trays is our Soft EVA, which is a clear Pro-Form material that is easily able to be trimmed and available in square or round laminates.

Not every patient wants to undergo bleaching at the dentist office though. In that case, an office can offer them a take-home kit that stands out above the rest. Dentists who aimed at giving patients a long-lasting white smile from home developed Niu Nait, which comes in 16 or 22 percent carbamide peroxide concentration. No strips, no hassle, and no pain is what this kit thrives itself on, which coincidentally is what every patient looks for in a take-home whitening kit. After the dentist fits the Pro-Form laminate to the patient’s teeth, they are free to go to apply the concentration in the comfort of their own home.

Niu Nait (below) was developed by dentists to allow patients to get a bright smile on their own time.

Niu Nait was developed by dentists to allow patients to get a bright smile on their own time.

The role as a dental hygienist is to offer factual information and available treatment options. Leaving the process of an evaluation and whitening in the dentist’s hands is the way to using stronger, more reputable materials at a higher price for a solid, bright outcome. Some customers may want to be as cost-effective as possible and still use a reliable and long-lasting product, which makes the Niu Nait Take-Home Kit a perfect option. This area of dentistry and competition that comes with it has made the market of manufacturing bleaching trays and materials difficult, so consulting a dentist for professional opinions, treatments, or prescribed kits is the way to go about bleaching teeth in this day and age.

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Even Grownups Want a Beautiful Smile

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September 24, 2014 · 8:00 am

Keystone Industries Announces Acquisition of Enamelite

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – As a part of continuing expansion into the dental manufacturing business, Keystone Industries has announced they have acquired Enamelite, a company with leading product designs using nano-particle size technology to produce spray ceramics and powders for dental use. With this acquisition, Keystone strengthens their role as a leading manufacturer for the dental industry, able to deliver more high-quality patented products that Enamelite has to offer while maintaining their well-known, quality reputation.

James Vinson, one of the main managing partners for Enamelite, suddenly passed away in March of 2013, delivering a shock to the entire company and everyone that knew him. In order for the legacy of Enamelite’s modern technology to live on, partnering with a leader in the dental field such as Keystone Industries promises to ensure that its legacy continues. The Enamelite company structure will stay intact, as the formula that has been created and legacy of the company will continue to build through this acquisition.

“The synergies of our fast paced growing profession worldwide demands new products as dentistry evolves into the future encouraging us to think outside the box and blend our technologies to stand the test of time.” said Phillip Pitts, Director of Technology Development at Enamelite. “We are very excited with this merger going forward knowing together we can accomplish great strides towards new innovations for all dental professionals.”

Enamelite will be headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

“At the end of the day, it’s about delivering a quality product at the best price to our customers. A quality product is exactly what Enamelite delivers, as shown through their effective product design and patented-technology. With our latest acquisition, we continue to diversify our offerings of innovative products and add experienced educated members to our team,” said Otto Voit, President of the Keystone Dental Group.

About Enamelite

Enamelite LLC, a business dedicated to the development of environmentally friendly aerosol ceramic products since 2002, which speeds up production in dental laboratories to increase profits and allow dental practitioners around the world to enhance the quality of restorations to patients.

Enamelite has concentrated its product and infrastructure development targeting specific disciplines, dental laboratories, arts and crafts pottery production and law enforcement. Each of these markets and fields are presently using, and will continue to benefit from Enamelite’s patented packaging technology for ceramics and powders.

About Keystone Industries

Keystone Industries, a privately held company, founded in 1908, has maintained a strong reputation for producing innovative, high-tech dental products in both the dental operatory and laboratory markets. Their dedication is driven by the need to provide customers with the finest quality materials while developing products that meet and surpass customer expectations.

These expectations will continue as we move forward with the addition of Enamelite’ s product line.

Contact

There will be updates to come throughout the acquisition. For more information on Keystone Industries or Enamelite, please contact them at the following numbers, or visit Keystone Industries online at http://www.keystoneind.com/en/home.

 

Forward your Keystone orders and inquiries to:

Mike Prozzillo

Vice President of Sales

Keystone Industries

480 S. Democrat Road, Gibbstown NJ 08027

Phone: 800-333-3131 or 856-663-4700

Fax: 856-663-0381

MProzzillo@keystoneind.com

 

Forward your Enamelite orders and inquiries to:

Emily Kemberling

Customer Service

Enamelite/Keystone Industries

52 King Street, Myerstown PA 17067

Phone: 717-376-3033 or 931-647-7171

Fax: 717-866-5129 or 931-647-1198

sales@enamelitellc.com or ekemberling@keystoneind.com

 

Keystone Industries, 616 Hollywood Avenue, Cherry Hill NJ 08002.

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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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