Friday, November 20, 2015

DR. DUELLO  at the AAP

Dr. Duello returned from the American Academy of  Periodontology  meeting on Wednesday. he lectured on "Transitioning the Full Arch Terminal Dentition, to a Fixed Implant Solution". Dr. Duello invited his colleague James Mace, DDS  to co-lecture with him. 

Dr. Mace, a general dentist in Washington, MO has collaborated with Dr. Duello on many cases in the past 15+ years. They have become close friends over the years and that relationship hit the "Big Stage" at the AAP meeting. Congratulations to both on a well prepared and well received presentation.

While at the meeting Dr. Duello attended many seminars and mini lectures, providing him with the latest information in the Periodontic field. Dr. Duello was so involved in the learning experience at the AAP meeting that he didn't even have an opportunity to enjoy any extracurricular activities in Florida!!!!

He presented three hands-on live demonstrations focusing on the All-on-4 treatment concept at the Nobel Biocare booth. The All-on-4 treatment concept is an innovative technique that allows for an immediate-function, full-arc, implant-supported prosthesis without the need for any bone grafting procedures even when bone atrpohy exists. Dr. Duello is privileged to be a contributing consultant to Nobel Biocare the largest and most innovative implant company in the world.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Continuation of our discussion about Nutrition & Oral Health

Nutrition plays an important role in overall wellness, including oral health. Eating well and maintaining a healthy diet can help reduce the risk of developing problems in your mouth, including
periodontal disease. In fact, including certain foods as part of a nutritious diet has actually been shown to play a role in the prevention of  periodontal disease.

Lactic Acid & Calcium

Most people know that dairy products can help build strong bones. What some may not know is that consuming dairy products may also reduce your risk for developing periodontal
disease. A recent study determined that individuals who regularly consume 55 or more grams of foods containing lactic acid, commonly found in dairy products such as yogurt, have a lower instance of gum disease. Dairy products are also a good source of
calcium which has been shown to lower the risk of severe periodontal disease. The American Dietetic Association advises that adults should consume at least three servings of calcium each day to help keep your jaw bone strong and your teeth in place.

Vitamin C

When a cold is coming on, many people reach for the vitamin C. But this vitamin may do more than just fend off the sniffles; it may reduce the risk of periodontal disease. According to a study, consuming less than 60 mg of vitamin C each day can put you at slightly higher risk for developing certain types of periodontal disease. And this isn’t recent news! In fact, in the late 18th century, sailors away at sea would eat limes to prevent their gums
from bleeding! According to the Institute of Medicine, the recommended dietary allowance for vitamin C is 60 mg per day – or about 1 orange.

Vitamin D

Sometimes known as the “sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D can help lessen inflammation associated with periodontal disease. Research shows that foods fortified with vitamin D such as milk, eggs, sardines, and tuna fish, as well as moderate exposure to sunlight, can provide you with the amount of vitamin D required to stay healthy.

Healthy Diet

There may be more reasons to watch what you eat other than maintaining a healthy weight. Studies indicate that obesity may be linked to periodontal disease. Obesity can be the
result of an unbalanced diet, which may lack the nutrients known to help prevent gum disease. Also, excessive consumption of sugary drinks such as soft drinks and foods high in sugars, trans-fats, and sodium are often associated with increased tooth decay and can have a negative impact on periodontal health. Without the proper nutrients from a healthy diet, the body can have a  hard time fighting off infections such as periodontal diseases. And routinely including such things as lactic acid, calcium, and vitamins C and D in your diet have been shown to possibly reduce the occurrence of gum disease. So next time you go to the grocery store or sit down for a meal, remember: eat right to smile bright!

Eat Well and Brush Well

While nutrients such as lactic acid, calcium, and vitamins C
and D have been shown to have a possible effect on periodontal
diseases, patients should  be aware that a well-balanced
diet alone is not a substitute for periodontal care. It is important
to follow up every healthy meal with proper brushing and flossing!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Read to post to LEARN MORE about how your DIET/NUTRITION can affect your ORAL HEALTH!!!!


Milk does a mouth good

Adults who consume at least three servings of calcium each day have another reason to smile. A new study published in the July, 2000 issue of the Journal of  Periodontology found that people who get enough calcium have significantly lower rates of periodontal disease, a leading cause of tooth loss.

Researchers found that men and women who had calcium intakes of fewer than 500 milligrams, or about half the recommended dietary allowance, were almost twice as likely to have periodontal disease, as measured by the loss of attachment of the gums from the teeth. The association was particularly evident for young adults in their 20s and 30s.

The relationship between calcium intake and periodontal disease is likely due to calcium’s role in building density in the alveolar bone that supports the teeth. Periodontal disease is an infection caused by bacteria that accumulate in pockets between the teeth and gums. Eventually, the infection can break down and destroy the tissues and bone that support the teeth. But, if the jaw bone is kept strong with enough calcium, it may be better able to withstand the bacterial onslaught.

Calcium is necessary for healthy bones, teeth, muscle contractions and other body functions. However, according to the American Dietetic Association, about three out of four people do not meet their daily need. Good sources of calcium include dairy foods such as milk, yogurt and cheese, dark green veggies, fortified orange juice, as well as rice and beans.

A relationship between calcium intake and periodontal disease makes sense in light of other new
research linking osteoporosis with tooth loss. However, people need to keep in mind that several other important risk factors exist for periodontal disease, including tobacco use, oral hygiene habits, genetics, diabetes, certain medications and stress. In addition to drinking milk, ask your dentist or periodontist about the state of your periodontal health to help prevent tooth loss. He or she can help you identify and control the risk factors for periodontal disease

Nourish your smile

A diet low in important nutrients can make it harder for the body’s immune system to fight
off infection. Because periodontal disease is an infection, a well-balanced diet benefits your
oral health.

In addition to calcium, research has shown that not getting enough vitamin C may put
you at increased risk for periodontal disease, especially if you smoke. Good sources of
vitamin C include dark colored fruits and vegetables, such as oranges, green and red peppers, broccoli and strawberries.

Here’s some other nutritional recommendations to help keep you smiling:

  • Keep your mouth moist by drinking lots of water. Saliva is important in warding off tooth decay and periodontal disease because it washes away food and neutralizes plaque. If you have dry mouth, your dentist or periodontist can recommend various methods to restore moisture, including sugarless gum, oral rinses or artificial saliva products. 
  • Foods that are sticky, such as raisins, fruit rolls and candy, can cling to the teeth and promote tooth decay. Brush and floss after eating sticky foods. 
  • Good nutrition plays an important role in protecting the oral health of diabetics. Research shows increased serum triglyceride levels in uncontrolled diabetics seems to be related to greater attachment loss and probing depths, measures of periodontal disease. Reducing cholesterol and serum triglyceride levels, preferably through diet and exercise, may be the most important change that diabetics can make to improve their quality of life, as well as their oral health.
  • Research shows that a diet high in wide variety of plant based foods helps to provide the antioxidants needed to fight diseases that are caused by high levels of free radicals (metabolic toxins) in the blood stream. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Dr. Duello will be Lecturing at the American Dental Association & the American Academy of Periodontology this November

Dr. Duello at the ADA

Dr. Duello returned to his practice on Monday, November 9, 2015 after attending the American Dental Association 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Approximately 21,000 dentist and staff were in attendance at this meeting.   This is one of the largest dental meetings in the world.   After many years of lecturing, Dr. Duello was honored to be invited to speak for the first time at the ADA Annual Meeting.  Despite some rain on Saturday, it was a very pleasant experience for Dr. Duello.

He gave two lectures over the weekend while in attendance. The first lecture was in cooperation with the American Academy of Periodontology on "Implant Treatment in the Esthetic Zone" .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo was taken just before the lecture began          

The second program was a panel discussion involving 5 specialties entitled " Myth vs. Realities: Dental Implant vs Root Canal Therapy.  Both programs were well attended and excellent audience participation occurred.   Dr. Duello was especially pleased with the caliber of presenters at the round table discussion.

In addition to Dr. Duello, panelists for this course were:
Dr. Michael Glick, professor and William M. Feagans Chair, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY; editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association; and a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine.
Dr. Stuart Lieblich, clinical professor at the University of Connecticut; in private practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery; and a co-principal investigator on a national study on the use of antibiotics for oral surgical procedures.
Dr. David Little, adjunct clinical professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School; maintains a private dental practice in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Jaime Lozada, professor and director of the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University; past president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry; and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Oral Implantology.
Dr. Daniel Meyer, an endodontist and the ADA chief science officer.
Dr. Alan Gluskin, a course panelist and professor and co-chair of the department of endodontics at the University of the Pacific.

 Dr. Duello and the other panelists took a moment to pose for a photo op.

Following his lecture, Dr. Duello was able to take in some of the famous sites in Washington, DC.  After lecturing on Saturday morning, he visited the Smithsonian Aerospace Museum, the National Gallery, and the News Museum.   To complete his visit, Dr. Duello viewed the White House from the South Lawn and the front of the White House from the North View.   

Dr. Duello at AAP

Dr. Duello will be presenting two lectures at the American Academy of Periodontology's (AAP) international meeting in Orlando FL November 13-16, 2015. He will be presenting on implant treatment. The first presentation is entitled" Transitioning the Full Arch Terminal Dentition to a Fixed Implant Solution". His second presentation will be a live hands on demonstration titled "Surgical & Restorative Procedures for the Edentulous Patient Using the All-on-4 treatment concept.More to follow when Dr. Duello returns.....