“As dentists, we see first-hand the growing rate of dental decay and disease. With the increasing rate of dental decay in children, we are particularly concerned about the oral health of future generations,” stated Dr Karin Alexander, ADA President. “As the report states, poor childhood oral health is a strong predictor of poor adult oral
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
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
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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Wednesday, 01 April 2015 by Foundation Dental
Source: Daily Mail Medics have long warned of the link between cigarettes and gum disease. But it seems passive smoking is also a risk – with those who breathe in second-hand fumes 62 per cent more likely to have unhealthy gums than those who don’t. Researchers at the University of North Carolina analysed the medical