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A Low Carb Diet Improves Periodontal Health

August 29, 2016

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A Low-Carb Diet Stops Periodontal Inflammation 18 Aug 2016 Richard Gawel Todays Dental News 1738 times Healthy food may be the best cure for gum problems. Researchers from the University of Freiburg in Germany have discovered that a low-carb diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins C and D, antioxidants, and fiber can significantly reduce periodontal inflammation. The researchers recruited a group of 15 subjects, with 10 serving as the experimental group and 5 serving as the control. The experimental group began eating the recommended foods, while the control group continued their normal eating habits, both for 4 weeks. Based on their results, the low-carb diet had a positive effect on oral health. The study, “An Oral Health Optimized Diet Can Reduce Gingival and Periodontal Inflammation in Humans—A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study,” was published by BMC Oral Health. Dr. Johan Wölber and Dr. Christian Tennert, 2 of its authors, discussed its results and its implications for practitioners with us. Q: What prompted your investigation into the connection between diet and oral inflammation? A: We were very impressed by the results of the Baumgartner et al (2008) study where participants in a simulated stone-age environment showed lower gingival inflammation even though they had more plaque. This motivated us to look closer at the relationship between diet and gingival inflammation.

Q: Why do carbohydrates have such a negative impact on inflammation? A: We have to be precise here and to differentiate between high-glycemic carbohydrates like saccharides, honey, wheat flour or starches, etc, and complex carbohydrates like most vegetables, greens, beans, fibers, etc. While the former seem to directly promote inflammatory processes, insulin distribution, and an inhibition of fat-burning metabolism, the latter seem to have a rather neutral influence on blood sugar and an inhibiting effect on inflammatory processes.

Q: What role should dentists play in addressing patients and their diets? A: Based on the current results and results from other studies, diet has a profound effect on gingival inflammation. Accordingly, the dentist has the opportunity to rather easily detect overconsumption or mis-consumption of certain nutrients and accordingly recommend a more anti-inflammatory diet. Due to the recommended reduction of high-glycemic carbohydrates, this diet also will be anticariogenic, in addition to other positive effects.

Q: Specifically, what foods should dentists advise their patients to limit and avoid? A: Based on our results, patients should avoid high-glycemic carbohydrates like sugar, white grain flour, etc, and pro-inflammatory fatty acids, especially Omega-6 fatty acids and trans-fats.

Q: Also specifically, what foods should dentists advise their patients to include and increase in their diets? A: Based on our results, dentists should advise a mainly plant-based low-carb diet rich in micronutrients, antioxidants (eg, berries), Omega-3 fatty acids (eg, linseeds) and Fibers.

Randolph Dental Care Introduces Carestream’s 3500 Intra Oral Scanner

March 2, 2016

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Randolph Dental is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Carestream 3500 Intra oral scanner. Do you cringe at the thought of getting an impression? Those days are over. With scanning technology we are now able to take images for single or multiple crowns all the way up to full mouth scans for Clear Braces. Using a small wand multiple images are taken that create a digital model. These images are evaluated then emailed to our labs for fabrication. The labs have the option to create a working model with 3-D printing or can do all their work virtually. Its all part of our commitment to bring the best to our patients. Randolph Dental Care serves patients from Randolph, Denville, Rockaway, Morristown, Succasunna, Chester, Mendham and all of Morris County and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randolph Dental Care acquires the new Carestream 8100 CT scanner

February 27, 2016

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Randolph Dental Care is known for its cutting edge technology. Earlier this year RDC replaced its existing CT scanner with the Carestream 8100.  The new machine covers more of the entire jaw, is twice as fast and allows us to scan models of patients teeth as well as a patients prosthetic allowing precise implant planning. As a patient of Randolph Dental Care you can be assured you are receiving the best and most cutting edge treatment.

 

Randolph Dental Care serves patients from Randolph, Denville, Morristown, Rockaway, Succasunna, Flanders and all of Morris County

 

Dr. Goldstein completes his sixth mission with Remote Area Medical

February 18, 2016

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Press Release-For Immediate Release

 

February 09, 2015

New Jersey Dentist Continues his Commitment to ‘Giving Back’

Dr. Glen Goldstein of Randolph Dental Care Has Recently Returned From His Sixth Consecutive Volunteer Mission Trip with Remote Area Medical

Randolph, NJ- New Jersey Dentist Glen M Goldstein DMD DICOI recently returned from Knoxville, TN where he volunteered his dental services and expertise on a Remote Area Medical® (RAM) mission. This marks the sixth year in a row Dr. Goldstein has teamed with other RAM volunteers to provide complimentary dental services for patients who can either not afford health care or do not have access to proper medical and dental facilities. Joining him on this mission for the third time were his son’s Zachary and Gregory. (more…)

Dr. Goldstein shares his experiences of 9/11

September 12, 2015

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Dentists’ Role Vital in Aftermath of 9/11

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Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. As we commemorate the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our country, we honor the victims and their families and express gratitude to those who worked tirelessly in the aftermath of this tragedy.

Two of our Dental Product Shopper evaluators, Dr. Glen Goldstein and Dr. Kent Caserta, played a crucial role in identifying victims of the 9/11 tragedy.

Glen Goldstein, DMD of Randolph, New Jersey, helped identify victims of both the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the subsequent crash of American Airlines flight 587.

Goldstein tells Dental Product Shopper about his experience:

One of my patients, Nick Rowe, was on the top floor of the World Trade Center and was lost that day. His loss and my commitment to give back gave me urgency to help in any way I could. I spent many months on Fridays going to New York and working at the medical examiner’s office.  What I saw was horrific and very difficult for all, but I was honored to help bring closure to the families of all of those innocent victims.

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Dr. Goldstein and Sons complete their 5th Mission for Remote Area Medical

February 9, 2015

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Press Release-For Immediate Release

 

February 09, 2015

New Jersey Dentist Continues his Commitment to ‘Giving Back’

Dr. Glen Goldstein of Randolph Dental Care Has Recently Returned From His Fifth Consecutive Volunteer Mission Trip with Remote Area Medical

Randolph, NJ-  New Jersey Dentist  Glen M Goldstein DMD DICOI recently returned from Knoxville, TN where he volunteered his dental services and expertise on a Remote Area Medical® (RAM) mission. This marks the fifth year in a row Dr. Goldstein has teamed with other RAM volunteers to provide complimentary dental services for patients who can either not afford health care or do not have access to proper medical and dental facilities. Joining him on this mission for the second time were his son’s Zachary and Gregory. (more…)

World Wide Prevalence of Periodontal Disease

November 25, 2014

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The International and American Associations of Dental Research ( IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled ” Global Burden of Periodontitis: A Systemic Review and Meta-Regression”. The purpose of this study was to consolidate all epidemiological data about severe periodontitis, and to generate internally consistent prevalence and incidence estimates for all countries, 20 age groups and both sexes for 1990 and 2010. In 2010, severe periodontitis was the sixth most prevalent condition in the world affecting 743 million people worldwide. This number was static between 1990 and 2010. The study concluded that prevalence increased gradually with age showing a steep increase between the 3rd and 4th decades of life with a peak at age 38. Conclusion: The results underscore the health-care burden of this prevalent disease on the worlds population.

Common Anti-Depressants linked to premature implant loss

September 23, 2014

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Depression drugs linked to failure of dental implants

June 30, 2014

Dr Goldstein has been a provider for Donated Dental of NJ since 1994. Donated Dental is a program that provides free dental care to the underserved in NJ. People who otherwise have no access to care. Dr. Goldstein feels it is very important to give back to those in need. Dr. Goldstein also works with RAM-Remote Area Medical helping the underserved in rural America. Margaret has been suffering with ill fitting dentures for a long time. Last week she received a beautiful set of Dentures than has transformed her life! Dr. Goldstein serves patients from Randolph, Morristown, Denville, Rockaway, Chester, Mendham and surrounding areas.

 

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Baking Soda Helps Dental DiseaseElevates PH and Reduces Inflamation

May 28, 2014

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Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) has long been suggested for tooth brushing and as a tooth whitener.  Baking soda dates back to ancient Egypt. The ability of baking soda to neutralize acids makes it an inexpensive remedy for full body issues as well as the prevention of dental disease. Ten patients ranging in age from 20-60 years old participated in the study involving tooth brushing with baking soda. At baseline they were screened for hypertension, salivary flow, salivary PH, gingival tissue appearance and bleeding.

They were instructed to brush daily with baking soda instead of tooth paste. They were to put a half a teaspoon of baking soda into their hand, wet the tooth brush with water and brush their teeth with it. They were also asked to add a teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water to make a mouth rinse. After rinsing, they were to instructed to spit out the rinse and not rinse. They were given PH strips and asked to record the PH of their saliva upon waking each morning and record the results.

Patients returned 1-2 weeks later. The group showed reduced PH scores over the test period and also reduced bleeding and signs of gingivitis. Patients reported their mouths felt cleaner.

Dr. Goldstein helps patients with their oral care by providing basic cleanings, treatment for periodontal disease and home care instruction. Dr. Goldstein serves patients from Randolph, Mendham, Chester, Rockaway, Morristown and surrounding areas.

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