Archive for July, 2013

Smoking effects on oral health: Bad breath, gum disease, and more

Smoking leads to dental problems, including: Bad breath Tooth discoloration Inflammation of the salivary gland openings on the roof of the mouth Increased build up of plaque and tartar on the teeth Increased loss of bone within the jaw Increased risk of leukoplakia, white patches inside the mouth Increased risk of developing gum disease, a […]

July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thumbs Sucking Prevention

It is always better to prevent the habit to develop than to treat it afterwards. We should therefore take necessary steps in the very beginning so that the habit does not develop. For that we should know what are the main causes,  i.e under which circumstances does  the child develop the habit. We know that […]

July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Flexible Denture : Advantages

1.Aesthetics => Translucency of the material picks up underlying tissue tones, making it almost impossible to detect in the mouth. No clasping is visible on tooth surfaces (when used in manufacturing of clear clasps), improving aesthetics. No metal clasps are present. 2.Strength => Flexible denture material is so strong that it can be made very […]

July 21, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2nd Edition PDF

John D.Langdon, Mohan F.Patel, Robert A.Ord, Peter A.Brennan Operative Maxillofacial Surgery was first published in 1998, and within a very short period it became the standard text for trainees in oral and maxillofacial surgery preparing for their exit examinations. For this second edition, the contents have been extensively revised not only to include all aspects […]

July 20, 2013 | 2 Comments More

Managing the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dislocation

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located just in front of the lower part of the ear. This joint allows the lower jaw to move. It is a ball-and-socket joint, just like the hip or shoulder. When the mouth opens wide, the ball (called the condyle) comes out of the socket and moves forward. It goes […]

July 20, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Calculus grading scale

Calculus grading scale 0 – No calculus 1- Trace Trace levels of calculus at gingival margin or between teeth 2- Slight Calculus deposits 1 mm or less 3- Moderate Calculus deposits 1 to 2 mm, but covering less than one third of tooth surface. 4-Heavy Calculus deposits grater than 2 mm, may extend over soft […]

July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Handbook of local anesthesia 6th Edition – Stanley F. Malamed

Handbook of local anesthesia 6th Edition PDF – Stanley F. Malamed A practical, “how-to” guide to safe anesthesia practices in dentistry, Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 6th Edition covers all the latest advances in science, instrumentation, and pain control techniques. From basic concepts to specific injection techniques, from dosage charts to the proper care and handling […]

July 19, 2013 | 6 Comments More

Talon cusp

A talon cusp, also known as an “eagle’s talon”, is an extra cusp on an anterior tooth. The term refers to the same condition as dens evaginatus, but the talon cusp is the manifestation of dens evaginatus on anterior teeth. The incidence has been found to range from less than 1% to 6% of the […]

July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Nursing Bottle Caries : How To Prevent

Nursing Bottle Caries  is the result of frequent, prolonged contact with liquids that contain sugars such as fruit juices, milk, formula or any other sweetened drinks. Human breast milk is also a contributor to baby bottle tooth decay. As the sugars break down in the mouth, bacteria start feeding on the sugars, produce acids and cause […]

July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More


The orofacial manifestations of thalassemia are numerous and intense, and are the result of bony changes occurring due to ineffective erythropoiesis, with the formation of a bone-expanding erythroid mass. Important malocclusions are observed as a consequence of severe maxillary protrusion, with the development of overbite and anterior open bite. The mandible is generally less protruded […]

July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More
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