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Study: Dental setting useful in early detection of diabetes

Study: Dental setting useful in early detection of diabetes There is a lot of supportive literature on screening dental patients for conditions such as hypertension and cholesterol, and now a new field trial has found that the dental setting can play an important role in identifying patients who may have diabetes or prediabetes. A significant percentage of Americans with diabetes remain undiagnosed, and a large number of them, both children and adults, will see their dentist every year, so it is important to determine the feasibility of screening for diabetes at the dental office, said study author Robert Genco, DDS, a distinguished professor of oral biology and microbiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, in an interview with DrBicuspid.com. Early diagnosis of diabetes provides an opportunity to reduce smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other complications of diabetes. Also, dentists need to be aware of whether their patients have diabetes, because uncontrolled diabetes is associated with an increased progression of periodontal disease. Read More...

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Study: Dental setting useful in early detection of diabetes There is a lot of supportive literature on screening dental patients for conditions such as hypertension and cholesterol, and now a new field trial has found that the dental setting can play an important role in identifying patients who may have diabetes or prediabetes. A significant percentage of Americans with diabetes remain undiagnosed, and a large number of them, both children and adults, will see their dentist every year, so it is important to determine the feasibility of screening for diabetes at the dental office, said study author Robert Genco, DDS, a distinguished professor of oral biology and microbiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, in an interview with DrBicuspid.com. Early diagnosis of diabetes provides an opportunity to reduce smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other complications of diabetes. Also, dentists need to be aware of whether their patients have diabetes, because uncontrolled diabetes is associated with an increased progression of periodontal disease. Read More...

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Out with the Old…

As we wrap up 2012 and look into the new year, I want to thank each and every one of you for your continued business. To Goodwin, you are more than just customers, you are our family. We love what we do, and even after over 35 years in business, we still get excited each and every time a new floor is installed. It is an honor and privilege to work with you. Everyone here at Goodwin wishes you and your family a wonderful holiday and prosperous 2013!
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How Will Your Floor Look in a Few Years?

You can expect your wood floor to change over time. Our Production Manager, Miguel Scannone, is happy to explain: Almost every hardwood floor changes color over time. Most floors become a darker shade, caused by exposure to direct or indirect sunlight. The changes seen in the color of the floor happens more quickly during the first weeks after installation. This color change depends on the amount of exposure to sunlight, but tends to slow down while still continuing to change for about two years. If you place furniture and rugs on a new or recently sanded hardwood floor, those areas shielded from the sunlight are going to have a different intensity in color than the rest of the floor. If you then arrange your living room in another layout after a few months, there will be apparent differences in color. Modern finishes can provide protection that allows your floor to last for many years in great shape. There are also finishes that can, to some extent, block the effects of the sunlight, slowing down the rate of change, but most hardwood floors will develop intense, deep, and beautiful tones as the floor ages. If you follow the finish manufacturer’s guidelines for use, care, and cleaning of the surface; while making sure to repair and refinish the floor when necessary; your hardwood floor is going to look better and better every year.
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Winding Up the Year in the Bayou

I so enjoy presenting Goodwin’s continuing education course, Reclaimed Wood… Architectural and Design Uses, to building design professionals. And New Orleans is a very exciting and eclectic place, so this week’s presentation was especially fun! Goodwin’s reclaimed wood often wins the distinction of Wood Floor of the Year by the National Wood Floor Association. And, many Goodwin clients open their doors for us to photograph their beautiful reclaimed wood floors. Gorgeous reclaimed wood floor photographs certainly help bring a new dimension to the presentation. The “wood science” discussion literally comes to life against a backdrop of beautiful, historical and durable reclaimed wood flooring. A five-foot medallion and 1887 hand drawn map of Florida’s Forests help illustrate how we back seal the wood to prevent movement, especially in areas where excess humidity is expected. We also discuss installation techniques for four-foot diameter River Recovered® Heart Cypress log rounds inlaid into a Curly Heart Pine foyer. And, let’s not forget finish options on reclaimed wood for a fourteen-foot medallion of ‘precision engineered’ River Recovered® Antique Heart Pine Classic wood flooring cut into fish designs in a beautiful hunting lodge. We’ve scheduled upcoming presentations in Knoxville, Palm Beach, Birmingham and Atlanta. If you are a building design professional, feel free to call us for more information about Goodwin’s continuing education program on Reclaimed Wood. We would love to present to your esteemed team of professionals!
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Preserving the Past at Goodwin

Check out this neat treasure!  George Goodwin recently restored this antique log roller he found alongside some River Recovered Heart Pine logs in the Suwannee River. He immediately identified it thanks to his keen eye for antiques. George owned an antique business in downtown Micanopy, Florida before discovering the beauty of River Recovered Antique Wood.   The loggers in this photo used log rollers to fashion rafts of logs and ride them to downstream sawmills some 125 years ago.  Our ancestors worked long, hard, backbreaking hours to select, cut, secure and transport logs used for building and other practical purposes.  As technology progresses, it's easy to forget the way things were, and just how fortunate we are today.   We are very humbled to have the opportunity to recover logs lost long ago and transform them into the most beautiful and durable luxury wood flooring in the world!  If you would like to learn more about this process, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We always have interesting and educating stories to tell.  We feel it is important to keep George's River Recovered legacy alive and welcome the opportunity to pass his stories down to future generations!
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Make 2014 Your Year for Improved Oral Health

Make 2014 Your Year for Improved Oral Health The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals. While many people focus on self-improvement at this time of year, dental hygienists remind Canadians not to overlook oral health when making choices about improving overall physical and mental wellness. “Good oral health is essential to total health and the key to a happy and productive life,” says Mary Bertone, president of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA). Research suggests that periodontal disease, which can result from unchecked plaque on the teeth, is a risk factor for serious life-threatening illnesses such as diabetes, lung and heart disease, and stroke. “Resolving to make oral health a priority in your daily life is an investment in your future,” adds Bertone, noting that people of all ages can set oral health goals and develop new habits in 2014. “You are never too young or too old to make a commitment to oral health care.” Here are some helpful dental hygiene tips for all ages: Infants and Toddlers up to age 3: Wipe your baby’s mouth and gums with a clean, wet cloth after feeding. Teach toddlers to hold a toothbrush, but brush for them twice a day using water (no toothpaste is necessary) once their first teeth appear. Children ages 3–6: Help your children to brush their teeth twice a day, using a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Show them how to brush every tooth surface and their tongue, and make sure that they spit out the toothpaste when they are done. Children ages 613: Encourage children to begin flossing once a day, in addition to brushing twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. Help them to make healthy food choices, avoiding sweets and sugars. Have them fitted for a  sports mouthguard to be worn during athletic activity. Teenagers and Adults: Brush teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash and clean in between the teeth at least once a day. Eliminate tobacco use and eat nutritious foods that are low in sugar. Remember to wear a sports mouthguard during active play. Seniors: Brush natural teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and clean in between the teeth at least once a day. Clean and soak dentures (full or partial) daily. Brush and massage the gums, either with a soft toothbrush or with a warm, damp cloth. And of course, everyone from the age of one should visit a dental professional regularly to ensure optimum oral health. By developing good oral health habits now, you’ll look and feel better, not just in 2014 but for a lifetime. Read More...

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Make 2014 Your Year for Improved Oral Health The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals. While many people focus on self-improvement at this time of year, dental hygienists remind Canadians not to overlook oral health when making choices about improving overall physical and mental wellness. “Good oral health is essential to total health and the key to a happy and productive life,” says Mary Bertone, president of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA). Research suggests that periodontal disease, which can result from unchecked plaque on the teeth, is a risk factor for serious life-threatening illnesses such as diabetes, lung and heart disease, and stroke. “Resolving to make oral health a priority in your daily life is an investment in your future,” adds Bertone, noting that people of all ages can set oral health goals and develop new habits in 2014. “You are never too young or too old to make a commitment to oral health care.” Here are some helpful dental hygiene tips for all ages: Infants and Toddlers up to age 3: Wipe your baby’s mouth and gums with a clean, wet cloth after feeding. Teach toddlers to hold a toothbrush, but brush for them twice a day using water (no toothpaste is necessary) once their first teeth appear. Children ages 3–6: Help your children to brush their teeth twice a day, using a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Show them how to brush every tooth surface and their tongue, and make sure that they spit out the toothpaste when they are done. Children ages 613: Encourage children to begin flossing once a day, in addition to brushing twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. Help them to make healthy food choices, avoiding sweets and sugars. Have them fitted for a  sports mouthguard to be worn during athletic activity. Teenagers and Adults: Brush teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash and clean in between the teeth at least once a day. Eliminate tobacco use and eat nutritious foods that are low in sugar. Remember to wear a sports mouthguard during active play. Seniors: Brush natural teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and clean in between the teeth at least once a day. Clean and soak dentures (full or partial) daily. Brush and massage the gums, either with a soft toothbrush or with a warm, damp cloth. And of course, everyone from the age of one should visit a dental professional regularly to ensure optimum oral health. By developing good oral health habits now, you’ll look and feel better, not just in 2014 but for a lifetime. Read More...

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CEU Classes for Building Design Professionals Gaining Popularity

Whew…I am finally taking a bit of a break from traveling.  I must say, one of the highlights of my job is meeting with extraordinary and talented building design professionals.  Our CEU classes covering how to create award-winning designs with reclaimed and River-Recovered® woods always prompts captivating conversation.  Our CEU classes have become so popular, we will be taping the first one of 2013 and offering an online option as well.  [captionpix imgsrc="http://www.heartpine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/115.-River-Recovered-Heart-Cypress-ColumnsandPaneling.jpg" width="398" height="364" alt="Luxury Hardwood Goodwin" align="right" captiontext="River-Recovered® Heart Cypress"]We have had some people request an online option they can take at their convenience, so we are making accommodations for those who desire this. Of course, I am always excited to travel and present within companies or for organizations. We will be taping the class in January, and working out the details for the online option, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, feel free to browse the locations currently scheduled.  If you are interested in signing up, please RSVP by calling the number listed for the location which you are interested: Friday, January 11, 2012 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Store Self Storage/Wine Storage 11010 N Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 All Participants – Free We will be taping this presentation for re-broadcast on the internet. Reserve your space by calling Goodwin at 800-336-3118 Monday, January 28, 2013 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Construction Specifications Institute Birmingham Chapter Terracon Consultants (formerly Gallet & Associates) 110 12th Street North Birmingham, AL  35203 CSI Chapter Members - Free Design/Construction College Students - Free Non-Members (1st visit) - Free Non-Members (repeat visit) - $20 each Reserve your space by calling CSI at 205-747-1941 Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. AIA Florida Southwest Mimi's Cafe 5070 Bell Tower Shops Avenue Fort Myers, FL  33907 AIA Members - Free Non-Members - $20 each Reserve your space by calling AIA at 239-643-1665 Friday, May 3, 2012 AIA/Naples, FL 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. AIA Florida Southwest Perkins 3585 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL  34109 AIA Members - Free Non-Members - $20 each Reserve your space by calling AIA at 239-643-1665
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Another Great Floor by Goodwin

Goodwin Company, is a family owned and operated business specializing in the finest of reclaimed and sustainable hardwood flooring . Since 1976, Goodwin Company has earned the reputation as an industry leader in manufacturing luxury solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring utilizing reclaimed wood, including river reclaimed antique heart pine and original-growth heart cypress. Goodwin’s clients include homeowners and businesses throughout the country. Building professional; designers, architects and builders rely on Goodwin Company for unsurpassed quality and  distinctive design.
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Bragging Rights in Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Whatever your passion, you can show it off in your floor! This world-class hunter and fisherman had Goodwin's Precision Engineered Antique Heart Pine made into a 14' medallion with fish inlaid in the reclaimed wood floor of his hunting lodge. Now that’s a pine floor with personality! Goodwin reclaimed wood floors frequently win awards from the National Wood Floor Association. This 2008 winner was created by Goodwin's COO, Andrew St. James and his former partner at www.hardwoodmedallions.com. Each and every detail is captured perfectly in this luxury interior design. Let us transform your ordinary space into a magnificent luxury interior with a customized reclaimed wood floor exemplifying your personality! Call Goodwin at 800-336-3118 and we’ll design a wood floor to show off your passion.
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When Holidays Meant Waxing Mom’s Hardwood Floors…Ugh!

(The Right Finish Can Save Lots of Headaches!) Waxing Mom’s hardwood floors seemed like an arduous chore when I was ten years old. She must have agreed because she soon carpeted the majority of the house. Several years ago, George and I created a line of antique furniture and decided to use an oil and wax finish to keep period appropriate. However, it, too, took maintenance. [captionpix imgsrc="http://www.heartpine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/antique-wood-table.jpg" width="300" height="223" alt="Antique Heart Cypress Table" align="right" captiontext="Mel's Marvelous Antique Wood Table, click to see larger!" imglink="http://www.heartpine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/antique-wood-table.jpg"] Recently, my daughter decided to add a heart cypress table to her families beautiful home.  Goodwin had begun to use penetrating hardening oils that look fabulous on antique wood and require very little maintenance. So, we used the same penetrating oil finish on her table. It gives a very natural, matte finish with little upkeep required. Goodwin is currently working with a number of restaurant chains which desire reclaimed wood flooring to enhance their atmosphere. Of course, restaurants experience a significant amount of foot traffic. We are finding penetrating oil finishes are perfect for commercial spaces because they are very easy to maintain with some regular cleaning and a little buffing. So, are you looking for an easy to maintain finish which allows your floor to maintain its original splendor and beauty? Contact one of Goodwin’s experts and we will be happy to help you make the best choice to suit your needs.  We will even send you our informational handout, “Which Onsite Finish Should You Use on Reclaimed Wood?” It’s amazing how the proper choice of finish can significantly minimize the labor involved in maintaining your beautiful, sustainable reclaimed wood floor!
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