Everything you wanted to know about dental implants

Despite improvements in dental care, millions of people suffer tooth loss -- mostly due to tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease), or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today,...

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Overweight and obesity impact on periodontitis

Overweight and obesity have been associated with increased periodontitis risk. However, uncertainty persists regarding the causal relationship of such conditions. In this study, participants were followed periodically since their birth. Anthropometric measures and...

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Dental Implants

There is no question that over the last two decades dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement and the practice of dentistry. The concept of dental implants is not new, the earliest recorded attempts of their use were discovered in the Mayan civilization...

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Pancreatic cancer risk linked to changes in mouth bacteria

The presence of certain bacteria in the mouth may indicate a raised risk for pancreatic cancer - a disease that often begins with no symptoms and for which there is no routine screening test. This was the main conclusion of a study led by NYU Langone in New York, NY,...

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What is gingivitis?

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,...

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Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important

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. Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease...

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The Bridge Walk 2015

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...

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FDS Supporting Maleny Neighbourhood House

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...

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FDS Supporting The Great Australian Ride

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...

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