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5 Dental Implant Cleaning Mistakes And How To Avoid Them – ZOBUZ

Getting a single tooth implant costs about $1,500 to $6,000. A lot of people will agree that this service isn’t cheap. That’s why it’s imperative to take care of your dental implants so that you won’t get into a situation where you have to replace them.
Fortunately, taking care of dental implants is simple. A large part of regular implant maintenance involves avoiding dental implant cleaning mistakes that compromise the implant’s safety. These mistakes often occur when you are cleaning dental implants.
To be safe, you need to acquaint yourself with common mistakes that people make while cleaning their implants. Here are some of the common ones
5 Dental Implant Cleaning Mistakes And How To Avoid Them – ZOBUZ
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What will it take to transform obesity care for all? — ScienceDaily

When a person with diabetes, high blood pressure, or osteoarthritis goes to their primary care clinic, they expect treatment that’s grounded in modern medical evidence.
That might mean nutrition and exercise recommendations, prescriptions for medications, regular measurement of their progress and referrals for visits to specialists or even surgery.
But if they have obesity, they may not get the same level of evidence-based care for that chronic condition, recent studies have shown.
Why not? Like obesity itself, the answer is complicated, say Michigan Medicine primary care physicians with advanced training in obesity medicine.
The reasons include health insurance rules that exclude obesity medications and behavioral therapy, lack of training among primary care clinicians on best practices for treating obesity such as prescribing newer medications, and societal stigma against people with obesity.
What will it take to transform obesity care for all? — ScienceDaily
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The history of oral health: a 25-year perspective

Let’s start with good news According to the latest decayed, missing and filled teeth surveys (DMFT12), the UK has the second-best oral health in Europe.
Denmark is currently number one, and Britain is tied in second place with Germany (fortunately there are no penalty shoot-outs in epidemiological surveys).
The UK population also has significantly better oral health and less inequality than the USA, firmly kicking the Austin Powers myth into touch (BMJ, 2015)!
Unfortunately, that’s where the good news ends.
Oral diseases continue to be the most prevalent on earth. The global prevalence of caries and periodontitis has remained unchanged for over 25 years.
Forty-five per cent of the world’s population has active caries and/or periodontitis. This combines to result in more years lost to disability than any other human disease (Lancet, 2018).
The personal consequences of untreated oral diseases and conditions are severe. However, they also result in an extraordinary global economic burden – £285 billion in direct costs and £150 billion indirectly, because of lost economic productivity.
Worldwide, large differences exist between high-, middle- and low-income countries. There is a consistent association with low socioeconomic status.
Prevalence and severity continue to disproportionally affect the poor and most vulnerable members of society.
Unfortunately, after a quarter of a century, oral health promotion and risk-based disease prevention are still not recognised as integral components of general health agendas, even though these preventable diseases share common risk factors with other common diseases/conditions eg, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer.
The history of the UK’s treatment need The 2018 Adult Dental Health Survey of 16,000 patients attending for check-ups revealed that an extraordinary 71% were in need of dental treatment (Table 1).
When reading these worrying statistics, it is important to remember that they do not reflect the >50% of the population who do not routinely access dental care, or the dramatic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision to shut down UK dental practices in 2020, followed by the staged resumption of activity has resulted in over one year’s worth of missed appointments.
Patients are now attending with even higher levels of more severe disease that will take years to effectively treat.
Table 1: Pre-pandemic adult dental health survey statistics (2018) Patients surveyed who had attended in previous 12 months 83.6% Patients with functional dentition (≥ 21 natural teeth) 82% (average 24.9 teeth) Patients currently in need of dental treatment 71% Patients needing urgent treatment 4.9% Patients bleeding gums 53% (60.4% in deprived areas) Patients with active caries 27% (average 2.1 teeth) (11% of carious teeth had pulpal involvement)
Patients with arrested caries 6.1% Patients currently in pain 18% Patients with fillings 90% Patients with crowns 47% (Average 3.2 per patient) Patients with dentures 15% Patients with bridge(s) or implant(s) 10% Patients with missing anterior teeth (unrestored) 7.6%
The history of caries For the last 25 years, dental caries has continued to be the world’s most prevalent health condition.
Globally there are 2.5 billion untreated cases in adult’s teeth and nearly 600 million in primary teeth.
The reported prevalence of untreated caries in the UK is 27% (permanent teeth) and 7.8% (primary teeth), but the real prevalence is much higher. Most epidemiological studies only record dentine caries, ignoring early and non-cavitated lesions, which may be reversed by non-operative means.
Caries is also one of the world’s most expensive diseases to operatively treat; in Europe it is only surpassed by the cost of treating diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The average sugar intake of the UK population is 39kg per year. This places Britain ninth out of 26 European countries.
Continued public health initiatives to reduce sugar consumption are essential. As is the inclusion of widespread water fluoridation in the health and social care bill.
The history of oral health: a 25-year perspective
The history of periodontal disease After dental caries, periodontal diseases (including gingivitis) are the second most common.
Periodontitis is the sixth most prevalent global health condition and is the most common cause of tooth loss.
Like caries, the prevalence of periodontal diseases has hardly changed in the last 25 years:
90% of all humans have gingivitis Mild, moderate and severe periodontitis affect 50% of all adults (796 million people worldwide) 2% of humans have severe periodontitis. A recent report projected that a coordinated strategy to diagnose and manage gingivitis would increase treatment costs in the short term, but over 10 years the savings would be £30 billion in the UK alone (Economist 2021).
The history of oral health: a 25-year perspective
The history of tooth wear While caries and periodontitis levels have failed to improve over 25 years, the prevalence of tooth wear has dramatically increased.
The last adult dental health survey to measure tooth wear reported that:
77% of dentate adults had anterior tooth wear 15% was categorised as moderate wear (exposing a large area of dentine on any surface) 2% had severe tooth wear (exposing the pulp or secondary dentine) 25% of 18 to 34-year-olds had signs of tooth wear. Worryingly, tooth wear is now commonly observed in children’s teeth.
The 2013 national children’s survey found that 33% of five-year-olds had labial wear on their primary upper incisors and that 38% of 12-year-olds had palatal wear on their permanent central incisors, rising to 44% in 15-year-olds.
Tooth wear terminology has also evolved over the last 25 years. Use of the terms ‘non-age-related tooth wear’ and ‘accelerated tooth wear’ are now favoured to reflect the multifactorial aetiology and need for more nuanced holistic management.
The history of oral health: a 25-year perspective
The history of mouth cancer The most devastating oral disease is also on the rise.
Cancers of the lip and oral cavity are the 16th most common malignancies worldwide, with 375,000 new cases and 180,000 deaths in 2020.
Over the last 25 years there has been no improvement in outcomes or survival rates. And by 2040 the global rates are predicted to increase by a massive 40%.
In the UK, there continues to be an urgent need for action against mouth cancer. While most major cancers reduce in incidence, head and neck cancer continues to show an alarming increase.
To make matters worse, the extensive ‘dental lockdown’ has increased the incidence of diagnostic delays. This will significantly increase morbidity and mortality (Table 2).
Table 2: UK mouth cancer statistics 60,000 People in the UK expected to be diagnosed with mouth cancer over the next decade 38,000 People in the UK living with a diagnosis of head and neck cancer 7,800 Average number of new cases of mouth cancer diagnosed each year 2,300 Average annual number from mouth cancer 92% The rise in the incidence of mouth cancer since 1970 50% Increase in the last decade alone Age 45 The age below which there has been a significant increase in cases over the last 20 years Three hours The average interval between UK deaths due to mouth cancer because of late detection
One positive development in the last quarter of a century has been the successful vaccination programme for human papilloma virus (HPV). This is a risk factor for oral and pharyngeal cancers.
We can see further glimmers of hope with artificial intelligence innovations in cancer screening.
For the last 10 years, e-cigarettes and vaping devices have been aggressively marketed.
Currently there is no long-term data to recommend them as a safe alternative to smoking. Cancer lag times mean that carcinogenic potential may not be apparent for another 20-25 years.
The history of oral health: a 25-year perspective
The history of oral health summary While the UK has Europe’s lowest number of dentists per capita, the British dental profession has helped the average citizen enjoy oral health that is amongst the best in the world.
The professional focus on risk-driven prevention and evidence-based minimally invasive techniques must continue, and be mirrored by immediate reforms to the outdated activity-based NHS contracts.
It is my ‘wildest dream’ that the next 25 years will see the UK aim to virtually eliminate these entirely preventable diseases and in doing so significantly reduce threats to the nation’s general health.
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What Causes Tooth Enamel Erosion?

Tooth enamel forms the outer, protective layer of your teeth. Although it is the hardest part of a tooth, enamel can be eroded, leading to cavities, sensitivity and tooth decay.
Beneath the enamel is the dentin layer, and a sign of tooth enamel is when the yellow dentin becomes exposed. There are four primary contributing factors which cause the erosion of tooth enamel.
Inadequate Oral Health Routine The best way to ensure tooth enamel does not start to erode is to maintain a good oral health routine. This includes twice daily bushing of teeth, daily flossing and regular appointments with a dentist. Your dentist can spot any issues which could impact on the tooth enamel early and treat them before they become more serious and harder to manage. When you don’t properly clean your teeth, bacteria and plaque builds up which can erode the tooth enamel. Plaque buildup that is hard to reach with a toothbrush can be cleaned by a dentist at a regular check-up.
Aggressive Brushing Aggressive brushing using a stiff-bristled toothbrush is another main cause of tooth enamel erosion. It can also damage the gums. Look to use a soft bristled toothbrush and gently brush your teeth. You do not need to brush too hard to remove bacteria and plaque.
A soft-bristled tooth brush could be either a manual or an electric toothbrush. It is also recommended that you should wait for at least 60 minutes after you have eaten or drunk anything other than water before brushing.
Poor Diet A diet high in sugar will see bacteria produce more acid which attacks the tooth enamel. Food items including cakes, biscuits, flavored milks, sodas and candy are examples of products which are high in sugar. Eliminating or reducing foods that are high in sugar from your diet can help reduce your risk of tooth enamel erosion.
Acid Reflux People who experience acid reflux can have traces of stomach acid coming up in to their mouth when they digest food. An acidic environment may then form in the mouth which can wear away the tooth enamel over time. The risk of erosion is reduced by managing your acid reflux.
Tooth enamel is vital in protecting the inner tooth, but once it wears away it will not return. Your dentist can help reduce your risk of tooth enamel erosion and provide further tips to help protect your teeth, such as drinking more water and eating sugarless gum.
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The harmful effects of gum disease and how doctors recreate lost teeth

(Good Things Utah) June is ‘Oral Health Month’ and despite the advice we were told growing up about brushing and flossing twice a day, nearly half of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease — a serious infection that damages the gums and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Additionally, poor dental health can lead to a host of other health problems in the body.
Over 120 different diseases originate in the mouth. However, the most prevalent is periodontal disease. As periodontal disease progresses, the patient may start to feel pain when they chew food along with loose teeth or teeth that are breaking and falling out. Periodontal disease can be a marker for other ailments in the body, and it also may increase the risk of heart disease by up to 25% and may quadruple the risk of stroke.
Dental Implants Dental implants offer a solution that is the closest thing to your natural teeth. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last 25 years. Because the implant is placed into the bone, dental implants can help prevent further bone loss and deterioration in the jaw that comes with tooth loss.
Implants also offer patients great bite strength. Following the procedure, a patient can eat all the nutritious foods that keep their body healthy and eat with confidence again, not having teeth shift around or food falling out of their mouth.
As a network, ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers is a national leader in dental implants and has seen and treated more cases of advanced oral disease than most other providers. Their multidisciplinary team of doctors all works together in one location, for one price, to give patients the very best results. After an implant, the ClearChoice teams continue to work with their patients throughout the healing process, to refine their smiles, and create finished teeth that are exactly as desired.