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How Seniors Can Prevent Tooth Loss?

Date: 19 December 2018

  How Seniors Can Prevent Tooth Loss Sadly, about 27% of seniors over the age of 65 have no remaining teeth, as per the NIDCR. A study by CW Douglas indicated that in 2000,… Read more

How your favourite tipple could be changing the bacteria in your mouth… and it’s not good news

Date: 12 December 2018

Just one alcoholic drink a day changes the balance of bacteria in the mouth and can lead to a range of diseases from tooth decay to cancer, a new study has revealed. Researchers… Read more

What is the best kind of toothpaste to use?

Date: 05 December 2018

Good oral hygiene is essential for healthy teeth and gums. It also helps to prevent bad breath. The right toothpaste can play a critical role in oral health, but it… Read more

What's the link between vitamin D, gum health, and diabetes?

Date: 28 November 2018

A new paper draws interesting links between gum infections, a reduced level of vitamin D, and diabetes. This marks the first time that the joint effects of periodontitis and vitamin… Read more

How your mouth bacteria can harm your lungs

Date: 21 November 2018

New research now published in the journal mSphere examines the effects of poor dental hygiene on the respiratory health of elderly Japanese people. The recent results shed light on the importance of… Read more

Periodontal disease bacteria may kick-start Alzheimer's

Date: 14 November 2018

Drs. Keiko Watanabe and Vladimir Ilievski study periodontitis bacteria. Credit: UIC/Chris Bevel Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to… Read more

Virtual 3D-printed surgical model improves bone regeneration

Date: 17 October 2018

Dental implant technology has advanced greatly over the past few decades, allowing for more cost effective procedures. Often, when a patient loses teeth due to trauma or disease, bone loss… Read more

Bruxism Linked With Periodontitis

Date: 10 October 2018

Cumulative duration of masseter muscle activity with increasing intensity levels, showing higher levels for people with moderate to severe periodontitis (MSP). Involuntary masseter muscle activity such as bruxism and jaw clenching… Read more

Should you brush or floss first?

Date: 03 October 2018

Researchers have found that flossing before brushing may be the ideal sequence for the most thorough removal of dental plaque. The report is featured in the Journal of Periodontology (JOP),… Read more

Better Dental Hygiene Linked to Improved Type 2 Diabetes Glycemic Levels

Date: 26 September 2018

A study published in The Journal of Clinical Periodontology revealed a potential link between Type 2 diabetes and dental hygiene. The results of the study will have a significant impact in the… Read more

Americans floss in strange places

Date: 19 September 2018

Your patients do floss, but they may be doing it in strange places. According to the latest survey from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), 39% of adults in the… Read more

Study pinpoints genetic connections to perio and coronary artery disease in addition to lifestyle factors

Date: 12 September 2018

Results of a meta-analysis to be presented at EuroPerio9 reported that periodontal disease and coronary artery disease (CAD) share a common genetic basis, involving the VAMP8 function (1). “Knowledge of the shared… Read more

Gum Disease May Initiate Autoimmunity Related to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Date: 05 September 2018

Individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have increased levels of gum disease and disease-causing bacteria, according to a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018). “It… Read more

High-tech dentures—fighting bacteria with nanotechnology

Date: 29 August 2018

July 16, 2018, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Scanning electron microscopy: E. coli bacteria try to dock with a nanostructured model surface. Credit: Patrick Doll, KIT   Vasodilating stents, "labs-on-chips" for analysis on smallest areas,… Read more

Two in three dangerously underestimate how much sugar is in energy drinks

Date: 22 August 2018

Most British adults dangerously underestimate the amount of sugar contained within energy drinks, the findings of a new nationwide poll reveal. Research carried by the Oral Health Foundation, which interviewed more than… Read more

'Giant' problem looms for aging population

Date: 15 August 2018

Urgent attention needs to be paid to frail older New Zealanders' oral health, a University of Otago study has highlighted. In a world first, Otago researchers surveyed the oral health of… Read more

How Receding Gums Can Totally Ruin Your Teeth

Date: 08 August 2018

Brushing too hard may do you more harm than good. When it comes to your smile, keeping your teeth free of cavities and sparkly white are often top priorities. But while your chompers… Read more

Study demonstrates increased levels of gum disease in people at risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Date: 01 August 2018

The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrates increased levels of gum disease, and disease-causing bacteria, in individuals at risk of rheumatoid… Read more

Why keeping your gums healthy could reduce your risk of stomach cancer

Date: 25 July 2018

Getty Images If you aren’t prioritising your oral health, this is sure to get your attention! According to the latest research out of New York University, if you want to reduce your… Read more

What your gums are trying to tell you

Date: 18 July 2018

Some symptoms like gum redness, puffiness and bleeding could have surprisingly little to do with your oral hygiene.   Photo: Fotosearch/Getty Images   ale GumsWhat it could mean: You might want to order up a… Read more

How to treat a loose tooth in adults

Date: 11 July 2018

A loose tooth in a child often signals an exciting rite of passage. Once a person reaches adolescence, however, a loose tooth is no longer a normal occurrence. Adults may be… Read more

How long does it take for a gum graft to heal?

Date: 04 July 2018

A gum graft is a type of dental surgery performed to correct the effects of gum recession. It is a quick and relatively simple surgery in which a periodontist removes… Read more

Midlife tooth loss may compromise heart health

Date: 27 June 2018

Tooth loss in middle age is tied to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, independent of traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, poor diet, and diabetes.   Could midlife tooth… Read more

What is periodontal surgery?

Date: 20 June 2018

Sometimes, periodontal surgery may be needed to treat certain gum diseases and conditions, such as gingivitis or periodontitis. This type of surgery is commonly known as gum surgery. The procedure aims… Read more

What does it mean when you have white gums?

Date: 14 June 2018

White gums often suggest that something is amiss with a person's oral health. Several conditions can cause white gums, from simple canker sores to long-term inflammatory illnesses. In rare cases, white… Read more

Do I Really Need to Brush My Teeth for 2 Minutes Twice a Day?

Date: 17 April 2018

Some things feel like they’re going to take forever, even if they actually won’t take long at all. Think: standing in line to go to the bathroom when you really have to… Read more

Toothpaste alone does not prevent dental erosion or hypersensitivity

Date: 10 April 2018

An analysis of nine toothpastes found that none of them protects enamel or prevents erosive wear Date:  March 13, 2018Source:  Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São PauloSummary:  An… Read more

Gum disease having devastating impact on general health and well-being warn dentists

Date: 03 April 2018

A new report has revealed that the number of people affected by tooth decay and gum disease is having a widespread and devastating impact not only on patients mouths but… Read more

Nicotine extracted from ancient dental plaque for the first time

Date: 23 March 2018

  A team of scientists including researchers from Washington State University has shown for the first time that nicotine residue can be extracted from plaque, also known as "dental calculus," on… Read more

Study: Red Wine Prevents Tooth Decay, Gum Disease

Date: 08 March 2018

IT MAY STAIN YOUR teeth, but red wine contains chemicals that could also help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Agricultural and… Read more

NEW Digital Dental Impressions- 3Shape intra-oral surface scanner

Date: 29 January 2018

In 2017, the Institute of Dental Implants & Periodontics was the first specialist periodontal practice to incorporate digital intra-oral scanning for our patients. This cutting edge technology is an alterative… Read more

Dental Implant Update - NobelBiocare Global Symposium 2016

Date: 06 July 2016

  YOU ARE INVITED... Dental Implant Update NobelBiocare Global Symposium 2016    Wednesday 27th July 2016 from 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm Presented by Dr Michael Danesh-Meyer   Dr… Read more

New discovery helps strengthen bonding of titanium implants to bone

Date: 09 March 2016

BRISTOL, UK: Scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol have discovered a new way to improve the bond between titanium implants and bone. They found… Read more

Toothbrushes Tested Against Gingival Recession

Date: 01 March 2016

Consumers have plenty of choices when it comes to oral care, including manual and power toothbrushes. A team of researchers recently compared the long-term effects of brushing with oscillating-rotating power… Read more

FREE Public Seminar - Learn how you may benefit from Dental Implants?

Date: 29 February 2016

Free Public Seminar If you are missing one tooth, a few teeth or all your teeth and your fed up with gaps in your teeth or your loose denture, join us… Read more

The link between dental and heart health

Date: 24 February 2016

Keeping your teeth clean can have implications beyond a pretty smile. The mouth is a window into the health of the body, and some diseases are first discovered through an… Read more

Breathing though mouth during sleep may increase tooth decay risk

Date: 11 February 2016

A comparison of acidity levels in the mouths of individuals who did and did not breathe through the mouth during sleep finds mouth breathing may promote dental erosion and decay. This… Read more

SPECIAL OFFER - Oral Hygiene Travel / Homecare Kit

Date: 03 February 2016

Book your oral hygiene consultation in March 2016 and receive an oral hygiene travel / homecare kit! ** Kits contain:   Oral-B Pro-Health Toothbrush and travel case Oral-B Satin Floss Colgate Senstive Pro-Relief tooth paste 30g Colgate Plax Alcohol… Read more

Gingivitis and Probiotics: What you need to know

Date: 28 January 2016

Studies show taking probiotics may be effective in the fight to reduce gingivitis. Gingivitis, or periodontal disease, is a gum disease that results in irritation, redness, and inflammation of the… Read more

Teeth whitening: Brushing your teeth with charcoal... does it work?

Date: 16 November 2015

Activated charcoal has quickly become a new trend, not only in DIY skin and beauty recipes, but people are now brushing their teeth with charcoal!The idea is to whiten your… Read more

Smoking may put you at higher tooth loss risk

Date: 11 November 2015

BERLIN:  Heavy and regular smokers have a significantly increased risk of tooth loss, according to a new study that found smoking can hide the effects of gum disease. Male smokers are up… Read more

3D Printing Dentistry gets faster and faster

Date: 04 November 2015

The 3D printing innovation is cutting edge, but the ability to reproduce a tooth while you wait in the dental chair is actually not new. “It’s been around for about… Read more

Dr Assil Russell visits Institute of Dental Implants & Periodontics

Date: 03 November 2015

Dr Assil Russell visited Institute of Dental Implants & Periodontics recently. Dr Russell is a finalist in the AMP Scholarships programme which is about giving scholarships to Kiwis doing great things… Read more

Are you sick of loose dentures?!

Date: 30 October 2015

A loose upper denture; frequent painful ulcers under the denture; poor aesthetics; a general loss of taste due to coverage of the palate with the denture; having to constantly use… Read more

Dental implants aid quality of life for osteoporotic women

Date: 28 October 2015

New teeth may give some people renewed sense of happiness. For postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at greater risk of tooth loss, this is often the case, according to… Read more


Date: 23 October 2015

WIN a Philips SoniCare Airfloss valued at $185! To enter the draw LIKE our Facebook page SHARE our competition post on Facebook RATE or REVIEW us on Facebook Winner will be announced 18 December 2015.… Read more

Missing teeth may foreshadow cardiovascular incidents

Date: 21 October 2015

 Advanced tooth loss is usually a sign that a person has a history of inflammatory oral diseases, according to a recent study. The University of Helsinki and the National Institute for… Read more

Are you carrying around the silent killer of teeth around in your mouth?

Date: 14 October 2015

Periodontal disease (Periodontitis) is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults and effects around 35% of the population. That means around 1.5 million New Zealanders are effected. Most… Read more

Egyptian mummy with gum disease

Date: 07 October 2015

It is often described as a modern affliction due to our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and high fat diets, but scans of a 3,500-year-old Egyptian mummy have revealed it was a… Read more

Say Goodbye to your dentures with All-on-4!

Date: 30 September 2015

In no time at all you will be enjoying the types of food you have been craving… Our specialist team at the Institute of Dental Implants & Periodontics (Dental Implant Network… Read more

See what dental implants can do for you...

Date: 23 September 2015

Dental implants can give you a whole new lease on life and the confidence you have been missing since you lost your teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace… Read more

If Tamara's happy, we're happy

Date: 21 September 2015

"Big thank you to Michael and the whole clinic.  Thanks for restoring my smile. I had my new teeth for a week so far, ie gums need to heal a bit… Read more

Dental treatment during pregnancy is safe

Date: 16 September 2015

The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) published an article stating it’s safe for pregnant women to undergo dental treatment with local anaesthetics. After conducting a study to determine… Read more

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