18 percent of Americans don't floss at all.
Let's consider that flossing helps prevent gum disease and cavities and not flossing is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, it makes you wonder why so few people do it.
So flossing can help prevent periodontal disease and cativies. That should be reason enough to pick up that minty string. But not only does it improve oral health, your overall health can benefit as well. There are several studies and sources that show a direct correlation between several systemic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. In fact, one study concluded that flossing could add on 6.5 years to your life!
It doesn't matter when you floss, you just need to do it once a day. Morning, night, driving home from work-doesn't matter! Brushing your teeth without flossing is like only washing 70% of your mouth.
Try keeping your floss in the car while you drive. My personal favorite is the twin line from plaquers. They are virtually indestructible and are perfect when you only have one free hand. What about during the nightly news or while you're reading that great book? Who said you need to be confined to a bathroom to take care of your teeth? Also, don't substitute a water flosser for regular floss; its just not the same.
Flossing habits start young so encouraging our young patients to floss is equally important. Kids should start to floss as soon as they have two teeth that touch. Kids flossers are a perfect tool for little, uncoordinated hands.
Challenge accepted @bellevueperiodontist ! Will be better prepared for the technique Tuesday challenge in the future. But for today- 4 thoughts -
1) never ever forget to treatment plan the whole smile, unlike this case where unfortunately the patient did not have an esthetically trained General dentist quarterbacking the case. She presented post Ortho and post implant placement with significant bone loss on 24. A wax-study showed that the pt would end up with a huge black triangle mesial to implant crown 23.
2) If all else fails... remember pink porcelain to replace the missing papilla! Custom pink porcelain papilla to Zirconia abutment shown here with a cement retained Lithium Disilicate cut back and layered crown on top.
4) Remember your line angles! When you have too much space for the missing tooth - Move the lineangles of your crown towards the midline to create the illusion of a narrower crown. #fooltheeyes
4) last but not the least - IF YOU MUST cement an implant crown ( like here) ALWAYS- always create a custom die
for “Mock cementation” prior to cementation.
Pictures of how to create a custom die for mock cementation coming up on my next technique Tuesday.
Now I’m tagging my Instafriends @sirinchakerdds
Hi there 👋 I started this account with the intent to keep a record of my path to becoming a dentist: all the little bits, good and bad. However, this account has become much more that that for me and opened a world of inspirational people in the healthcare field, from dentists, physicians, PAs, nurses, students, and everyone in between. And a special thank you to the pre-dents who have messaged me with such kind words, I hope I can provide help to you as I have received from others. I initially chose to leave my name private just because I'm a little neurotic, but turns out it's a little awkward when I have a full on conversation with someone and realize I never properly introduced myself, and I feel pretty dorky saying "hey I'm cariousity!" 🤷🏻♀️ (side note: caries is the scientific term for tooth decay... I tried to do a play on words, please be kind to my punny humor). Anyhow, I didn't imagine this account would grow in the few short months I've had it, and I just want to say thank you for joining me! I hope I've made a good "first impression" (please refer to picture, I was really waiting to use that line). My name is Courtnie, and it's really nice to meet you 🙋🏻
I hope to get to know you all better! Let me start by sharing three things about myself:
1. I have a dog named Sam, he's an American Eskimo and the love of my life.
2. I really enjoy playing with makeup (hence 2nd picture) although I don't really know how to use a lot of things like contouring?? (thank goodness for YouTube)
3. I really like eating hot Cheetos with cream cheese 🤷🏻♀️
Let me know a little something about yourself (such as if you also like hot Cheetos with cream cheese) in the comments below, or send me a hello! ☺️💕
Meet the amazing Holly: "I was born in Connecticut and moved to Utah when I was 4 yrs old. I never had any idea on what I wanted to do when I grew up. I went on an LDS mission to Peru when I was 19 and saw lots of people with missing teeth and bad hygiene. It was then when I decided I wanted to go into the dental field. My original plan was to do dental hygiene and I did lots of shadowing hours in offices. I wanted to do more than just shadow so I started applying to be a DA to those offices that said they will hire the right person with no experience. After a year of trying to get in, I decided to take the course at UVDA. I was really happy when I found this one because all the other courses were at least $5,000 and a year long!! Once the course at UVDA ended I got a job and have loved doing more in the office! I’m currently deciding if I want to do hygiene or just stay as an assistant because I love it so much! :) While working as an assistant, my husband and I run a small construction business that is a lot of fun too ;) I’m still doing my pre requisites for dental hygiene at uvu just in case I want to do that!" Congrats Holly and best wishes on your future dental career:) #teeth#utah#dentalcareer#dentistry#ootd#dental#dentalassistant#tooth#dentalhygiene#dentalassistantsrock#dentist#orem#utah#toothlife#utahbusiness
DECORTICATION • couldn’t let #techniquetuesday end w/o responding to the challenge from @stephaniezellerdds💡:
Does it work?? • no large scale human randomized control trials out there to say 👍🏻 or 👎🏻. Just some 🐰studies and theory on bringing osteoprogenitor cells into the graft🔬. .
Why do it then?? • Multiple studies, including Tarnow 2017 RCT, suggest benefits to the GBR site. It takes me only 1️⃣min, and as Greenstein 2009 pointed out, there’s really no adverse effects 🙌🏻 .
🙋🏻♀️BTW there’s no data to show a specific size or spacing of the decortications is optimal. Here’s how I like to do it tho: 1/2 round bur // hold the suction // check for bleeding. 📋Note here that I didn’t decorticate all the way to the crest bc it’s all cortical bone there (👀the CBCT on the right) Leaving that crest to support my membrane over that buccal defect, however🍖.