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The Affect of Aggressive Brushing

Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and managing partner of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners came across an interesting article that he wishes to share.
It outlines the long term impact on people who are 'aggressive' brushers. We have been recommending the Braun Oral-B and Sonicare Electric brushes for many years.  We also recommend a visit with the hygienist every three, four or six months for routine cleaning and examination. For additional dental topic discussions, visit: www.NewtonWellesleyDentalPartners.com Here is the URL for the article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-the-traditional-nylon-toothbrush-may-be-causing_us_578fad7ee4b0f529aa07836f?utm_hp_ref=dental-health

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Ceramic Dental Implants – Newton, Wellesely, MA

Are dental implants made from ceramics ready to consider as a viable alternative to metal?

Since their introduction over 40 years ago, dental implants have become an established treatment modality that had revolutionized the concept of replacing missing teeth. Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist ryneand managing partner of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners has been considered a pioneer in computer-assisted implant dentistry.  His first implant case was in 1988.  According to Dr. Johnson, “The recent material of choice for manufacturing dental implants is commercially pure titanium, because of its excellent biocompatibilty and mechanical properties However, the gray colour of the titanium may be disadvantageous and give rise to esthetic problems, especially if the soft tissue situation is not optimal and the dark colour shines through the thin peri-implant mucosa.  The profession has been looking for options to address this concern.  Some implant companies are wrapping a pink material along the collar of the implant while others are developing ceramic implants.”

project1Zirconia ceramics (yttrium-stabilized tetragonal poly-crystals) seem to be a suitable material for dental implants because of their tooth-like colour, their excellent mechanical properties and their good biocompatibility. They have extensively been used as ball heads in total hip replacements with remarkable clinical outcomes. Recent animal studies have also shown successful bone healing of dental zirconia implants under both unloaded and loaded conditions.  Dr. Johnson has been using zirconia to fabricate his dental crowns for many years without outstanding success. As the conventional fabrication of zirconia rods usually results in realtively smooth surfaces, only few studies have investigated rough surface modifications of zirconia implants. This is a critical aspect, since it has been already demonstrated that surface roughness and topography also influence osseointegration of zirconia implants.

A recent study by Rita Depprich, et al, in Head and Face Medicine, looks at the comparison of titanium and zirconia implants on pigs and concludes that, “zirconia implants with modified surfaces display features of osseointegration similar to those of titanium implants. These results are promising for using zirconia implants for dental applications in the future”.

“It’s still early in the game” according to Dr. Johnson, “but it may be available in the next few years after clinical trials are complete.  Until then, titanium implants are sill the gold standard. ”

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Original article:  https://head-face-med.biomedcentral.com Artwork: www.southerdentalimplant.com

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Biting force extends one’s life – Newton, Wellesley, MA

According to Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and managing partner of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, “ One’s ability to chew has a direct correlation with longevity.  Many studies show that one loses 75% chewing strength wearing a denture”.  The force of a man’s bite at age 70 may be a marker of his longevity, says a study in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation.Project1

The risk of dying before reaching their mid-80s was 84% higher in men with a weaker bite than those with a stronger bite, the study found. The association was significant even when such factors as tooth loss and severe gum disease were included in the analysis.

No connection was found between jaw strength and long-term survival in women of the same age group.

Low bite force may be a sign of poor dental work, loss of teeth and this musculoskeletal decline that can ultimately lead to disability and death, the study suggests. Low intake of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients can also affect oral health and increase people’s vulnerability to chronic disease, the researchers said.

The study, conducted in Japan, involved 559 people born in 1927, who were enrolled in a larger study in 1998. At the start of that study, the subjects underwent dental and medical examinations and reported personal information, such as diet, chewing ability and smoking habits, on surveys.

Dr. Johnson suggests that you see your dentist routinely and address factors that will influence your bite force.  If you are wearing a removable prosthesis, consider implants as an adjunctive approach to improve your chewing ability…and this is likely to increase your life expectancy.

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Original article:  www.wsj.com Artwork:  www.webmd.com

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Stress & Dental Implications

Stress can cause stomach aches, along with headaches, backaches, and insomnia.  According to Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and managing partner at Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, “stress can have a significant detrimental effect on teeth as well.  Bruxism (or teeth grinding) is often seen in my patients who are under stress and it can lead to TMJ issues, periodontal disease or fractured teeth”.Project1 One study of 1,953 men and women found that those experiencing the highest levels of stress were more than three times as likely to have abdominal pain as their more relaxed counterparts. The exact connection is still unclear, but one theory holds that your intestines and your brain share nerve pathways; when your mind reacts to stress, your intestines pick up the same signal. Because of this link, learning to manage stress with the help of a clinical psychologist, meditation, or even exercise can usually help relieve stomach troubles, too. However, if you have frequent stomach aches, see your doc to rule out food allergies, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, or an ulcer. Dr. Johnson recommends a hard, acrylic night guard (often with a soft lining) for his patients who grind their teeth.  “It is designed to spread the forces out evenly on the flat surface and the hard plastic, with the softer lining, acts as a shock absorber.” To contact the office or for questions to be addressed by Dr. Johnson, click here For additional blogs, click here.

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