SOURCE: Dear Doctor It is widely accepted that over the last two decades, dental implants have been instrumental in revolutionizing tooth replacement and the practice of dentistry. Did you know that the concept of dental implants is not new? The earliest recorded attempts of their use were discovered in the Mayan civilization dating back to
Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums (gingiva). It commonly occurs because of films of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth – plaque; this type is called plaque-induced gingivitis. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth.
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Thursday, 17 March 2016 by Foundation Dental
Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. In this spotlight feature, to coincide with National Dental Hygiene Month, we peer beneath the plaque to investigate what other – perhaps
Thursday, 10 March 2016 by Foundation Dental
Antidepressants, commonly used to treat anxiety, pain and other disorders, may play a role in dental implant failure, according to a new pilot study by University at Buffalo researchers. The research found that the use of antidepressants increased the odds of implant failure by four times. Each year of antidepressant use doubled the odds of
Our very own Dr John Carrigy will be walking this great event again this year to raise support for the charity below. John completed the 42km last year – and aims to complete the same this year. Sponsorship welcome if you can help. DID YOU KNOW: 10 million children in India live on the streets
We’re also proud to support Maleny Neighbourhood House on the Sunshine Coast. We have funded a commercial stove and dishwasher so far this year to try to help them get it accredited to run cooking classes. These will help unemployed people to gain skills to allow them to get employment in the local restaurant industry
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The team here at Foundation Dental Services proudly support SIDS and Kids and The Great Australian Ride. SIDS and Kids Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation that provides professional free support to families and anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, regardless of cause (miscarriage, stillborn, accidental death) to 6 years
THIS FILM, first shown at Europerio 8, was a collaboration between the British Society of Periodontology and the British Society for Dental Hygiene and Therapy and led by UCL Eastman Dental Institute with support from the UCL Public Engagement Unit. Please view the film ‘The Sound of Periodontitis’ and complete the very brief survey at
DID YOU KNOW: The Commonwealth provides assistance for 2-17 year olds through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Services for low income adults are currently funded through the National Partnership Agreement on Treating More Public Dental Patients. For more details on public dental services in your state or territory, visit your State Health Department’s website.
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