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Aug 07

Dental Health Week -Women and Oral Health

Sunday, August 07, 2016 by Malisano Dental

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Jul 06

Mouthrinses

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 by Malisano Dental

Mouthrinses

There are so many antiseptic mouthrinses on the market as over the counter products. It may be difficult to choose which one best suits you.

The antiseptic mouthrinses are not to replace the mechanical cleaning of your teeth – brushing and flossing. They are to be used as an adjunct to your regular oral hygiene.

Not all mouthrinses are the same in the way they control plaque formation.

The proper choice of mouthrinse depends on your needs and the purpose of its use in improving your oral health. Factors such as how long and how often to use the mouthrinse is determined by understanding your needs.

Some mouthrinses are for short term use only. Side effects such as staining, alteration in taste, hypersensitivity and ulceration can occur.

Research suggests a link between alcohol containing mouthrinses and tooth erosion, wear of tooth coloured restorations and oral cancer.

Which mouthrinse is best suited for you should be discussed with your dentist.

The dentist’s role is to assess, understand the physiological dynamics of your mouth and correlate this with which mouthrinse is best for you. Not doing so can lead to unforeseen side effects.

Dr Malisano is trained in providing such advice.

Contact us 55321933 or email info@malisano.com.au for further information.

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Jun 14

Keeping the Lid on Acid to Protect Your Tooth Enamel

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 by Malisano Dental

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May 16

Dr Malisano Official Oventus Clinician Of The Gold Coast

Monday, May 16, 2016 by Malisano Dental

Dr Malisano who has specific training in Oral Sleep Medicine and Jaw Joint Dysfunction has been providing oral sleep appliances for many years.

She now has some exciting news!

Our team at Malisano Dental have completed training to provide The Oventus Clearway DeviceTM.

The Oventus Clearway Device TM is a new style of Mandibular Repositioning Appliance (MRA) that can help those people who have sleep disordered breathing, snore and can’t breathe through their nose.

It is the world’s first and only sleep therapy which directs the flow of air to the back of the throat and by-passes nasal, soft palate and tongue obstructions.

Using Digital Dentistry techniques with 3D Printing, a custom made medical grade mouthguard is manufactured from titanium.

This makes the appliance small, streamlined and lightweight (weighs only 16gms). Thus making it perfect for those travelling long distances.

Research supports that MRAs are indicated as the first line of treatment for snorers and patient’s with a mild–to-moderate OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnoea) and those who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy.

Oventus is currently conducting early research into a tongue retainer working with the Oventus Clearway DeviceTM to retain the tongue and further clear the airway for some patients.

The Research & Development team are also researching into future connecting the Oventus Clearway DeviceTM with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, but without a mask

For a solution to snoring, sleeping better and CPAP intolerance, do contact us on info@malisano.com.au or 5532 1933.

Please forward this newsletter “The Oventus Clearway DeviceTM“to those who will appreciate it.

Regards

Dr Leanne Malisano
General Cosmetic Dentist with special interest in TemporoMandibular Joint Dysfunction.
We help our clients make educated healthy choices.

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Mar 07

Supsected link between gum disease and heart attack/stroke

Monday, March 07, 2016 by Malisano Dental

There is a growing body of research that supports a link between gum disease and Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Attack and Stroke).

Diseases of the heart and blood vessels are often related to the thickening of the walls of the arteries, a condition called Artherosclerosis.

This thickening of the walls of the artery is the result of an inflammatory change along with fat deposits.

This inflammatory damage to the artery wall is from infections of various sources.

Researchers believe that bacteria from bleeding gums (gum infection) could be one of those sources.

A recent study found that 85% of heart attack patients have periodontal disease, far higher than the connection between high cholesterol and heart attacks.

Also, half of those patients who have suffered a heart attack or stroke appeared to be healthy with normal or low cholesterol levels.

With this research in mind, it is important to know the warning signs of gum disease :

  • Gums that bleed during brushing or eating
  • Gums that feel swollen or tender
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums

Not flossing daily, not cleaning between your teeth with interdental cleaners daily, not brushing your teeth effectively twice daily soon leads to gum disease. The longer the gum disease festers the more the risk to cardiovascular disease.

Dr Malisano's message is “bleeding gums are serious”.

Do adopt a disciplined routine in tooth cleaning and have your gum health assessed every 6 months.

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