News

Increase in tooth decay

FCIP News

Mouth breathing during sleep can dry up saliva, which is an important defense mechanism for preventing the mouth becoming too acidic. Previous studies suggest that dry-mouth individuals run a higher risk of erosion than individuals with normal salivary secretion rates.

Read more here…

Cartoon hygienist

Cartoon hygienist


Periodontal conditions by state

FCIP News

 

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, according to the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD). While 50 million Americans have moderate to severe gum disease, 40 million don’t even know they have it—and 3% of those who do know don’t even seek treatment. It’s easily prevented, too. Untreated, though, it could lead to systemic problems like heart disease, diabetes, and more.

Read More Here…

“We believe the ramifications of this study could increase access to oral health care for populations at higher risk for developing periodontitis,” said William Giannobile, editor in chief of the Journal of Dental Research, which published the study, “Predicting Periodontitis at State and Local Levels in the United States.” – See more at: http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/todays-dental-news/item/714-gum-disease-rates-ranked-state-by-state#sthash.j20E58HP.dpuf


Health Care Costs

FCIP News

Study examines effect of periodontal treatment on health care costs

“among those individuals newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a periodontal intervention was associated with a $1,799 average reduction in total health care costs over two years.”

money

Read More Here


Probiotics and your teeth

FCIP News

Research indicates simply changing a patient’s diet to include more probiotics — the healthy bacteria found in the body — may help to stop, slow, or delay the bacteria of gingivitis, according to The National Center for Biotechnology Information.
Read More Here

 

pennwell.web.300.225


Improving Aesthetics During Second-Stage Surgery

FCIP News

 

Notorious for its complexity, ideal aesthetic im­plant rehabilitation nevertheless may be approximated by following, in order, certain guidelines.  This short case report article focuses on a soft-tissue augmentation modality performed during second-stage surgery

 

Read More Here

Dentistry Today


Tooth loss increased Risk of Heart Disease

FCIP News

Read More Here

A new study shows that tooth loss is linearly associated with increasing rates of death and stroke in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients.

Patients reported the number of remaining teeth at baseline, and were then followed for an average 3.7 years. During follow up, there were 1,543 major cardiovascular events, 705 cardiovascular deaths, 1,120 deaths from any cause, and 301 strokes.

Fun tooth

Fun tooth


What Happens When You Don’t Brush Your Teeth

FCIP News

Almost everyone has failed from time to time to do one of the simplest health tasks we are taught from the moment our chompers begin to descend: brushing our teeth.

Teeth-brushing is a daily habit that combats the morning bad-breath monster (i.e., halitosis) and wipes away dinner residue and red-wine stains. Fresh breath is a make-out session must and well-advised before any business meeting.

Read More Here


Rheumatoid Arthritis

FCIP News

arthritis

 

http://dentistrytoday.com/todays-dental-news/9942-link-may-exist-between-oral-health-and-rheumatoid-arthritis

Researchers from the University of Louisville determined that poor oral health can raise the risk of rheumatoid arthritis based on the presence of an enzyme that is around when a person has gum disease.


Miggs Burroughs

FCIP News

MIggs

Do you know Miggs? Almost everyone does!!
He’s a friend of the practice and has inspired knew thoughts.
Take a moment and take a listen
You will be happy you did!


FCIP News

kids gum

A recent study found sugar-free products can be just as damaging to your teeth as sugar because many of them contain acid that causes tooth erosion. But what about sugar-free gum?

http://theconversation.com/health-check-is-chewing-gum-actually-good-for-your-teeth-51555