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A dental compendium

Posted by Dental News Team On October - 7 - 2012

Checkdent – the growing video lexikon
Today we would like to take a short tour of checkdent.

Much has  happened at!

We give you a list of videos to watch on a particular topic – and in that order.

Starting off with the story of how a cancer cell forms, and the more you know about cancer the less scary it gets…

Then you can watch a video on tongue cancer, which may not be of interest to you personally, but you may know someone, maybe a neighbour, or someone in your family who may benefit from your knowledge.

Stereo-lithography shows what modern medicine can do. If you can’t stand the sight of blood, simply click “Animation”.

You might also like to take a look at the video on longitudinal fractures. This can lead to a gum fistula. This video also provides a very clear explanation of the topic.

If you’re looking for a few signposts, you will get them – exclusively at dentalnews – brought to you by

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Jaw pain-jaw joint pain-face pain

Posted by pedro67 On October - 7 - 2012

Jaw pain-jaw joint pain, what is to be done?

It happens unexpectedly while talking, yawning, or chewing-suddenly you recognise a stitch and the mouth opening area starts hurting and is often restricted. What is to be done?

First of all: Keep calm, cause like every other joint, the jaw joint can be strained. It often happens during mountain hikes with ankles. If it happens in the jaw joint, affected people are more worried about!
Moreover it doesn´t have to be the jaw joint, since muscle pain imitates tooth,- and jaw joint pain very well.

You can start with the most important thing, rest and keep calm!

No chewing gums, no chew-intensive dishes, cool it and use pain medication. Moreover you should find a treating person, who is good with face pain. If this person uses the term “craniomandibular dysfunction“ –CMDforget this person.
The appropriate term is Myoarthropathy-MAP. Through clinical examination the medicating person differentiate between jaw joints and muscle joints and will then start a proper therapy.

What to expect from the therapy? Nothing and everything!
•    Frequently a good clarification and rest are sufficient
•    Optionally physiotherapy
•    Optionally mouth opening practise
•    Optionally a splint therapy-the Michigan splint is well established

Braces, crowns, bridges are not indicated and are useless-except for the dentist!

The jaw joint is able to adapt to changed loads-e.g. after tooth loss, new dentures,… it just takes a short time since the biological process is not that fast as the dentist.-
Please don´t get insecure by imaging diagnostics such as MRT, statements such as  “displacement without reduction”. This has nothing to do with your problems…a lot of people suffer from disk displacement without having problems, some have a “broken joint” as per MRT and have no problems, many have picture-book joints with lot´s of problems!
Today we know that those things are not in relation to eachother and are irrelevant on MAP!
Get well!

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Tongue cancer video: better than reports!

Posted by Dental News Team On October - 7 - 2012

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Both tongue cancer and cancer in general are not exactly most people’ favorite topics – which is why we give you videos!

There is already quite a lot of literature on tongue cancer and cancer.

It is much easier to show a video to elucidate this topic. Here you can see a video on tongue cancer, and you can also find videos on cancer (both lung and prostate cancer) at

If you would rather read, here is a short summary on oral cancer. Simply click on the report.

Don’t be afraid, cancer is treatable, and the more you know about it, the better your chances of recover. There’s no point in avoiding the issue – and anyway more people die from heart attacks than cancer! But still, more people fear cancer – maybe because the illnesses lasts a lot longer and takes a toll on our psyche. It’s easier to show a video on this topic and respond to it!

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How to brush your teeth correctly

Posted by Dental News Team On March - 22 - 2011

Brushing your teeth with baking powder, electric toothbrush or manual toothbrush?

How to brush our teeth correctly?

Electric toothbrushes with an oscillating rotary head have slight advantage over manula brushes in regard to plaque removal.

Please don´t forget: Your toothbrush is just a tool in your hands! It can only brush those teeth you “guide” it to. Brush for two minutes twice a day. Be aware of the different surfaces; outer, inner and biting surfaces -a fact often forgotten.

Brush all surfaces of each tooth using small circular movements. Don’t forget to brush your tongue to help freshen your breath and remove more bacteria.  At the beginning the inflamed gum may be bleeding, please continue brushing!

Don´t use abrasive substances such as baking powder! Indeed we get the cleaner feel of our teeth however; it causes enamel wear which makes our teeth very sensitive.

More on this- follow this link.

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Tooth discolorations-dark teeth

Posted by Dental News Team On March - 21 - 2011

The colour of our teeth is crucial for the charm of our smile! Tooth discolorations and dark teeth can be treated…

We know that fuller lips are attractive, but without beautiful, white shining teeth, “Angelina Jolie” lips would not be perfect.

First of all: Teeth are not white! The yellowest tooth is the canine, the lateral incisor is darker than the central incisor-you’ll get more on aesthetic dentistry if you use this link! Now we know: Teeth are not as white as curtains!

The smile line of the visible teeth is usually surrounded by the lower lip and ends in the gums between the fourth and fifth upper jaw premolar.

Without having healthy posterior (back)  teeth no healthy front teeth! More on this in another article-stay tuned 😉

Tooth discolorations: More on this in the video tooth discolorations and tooth anomalies!

Basically you should differentiate between exogenous (external) discolorations and endogenous („internal“) discolorations. Either can be treated with dental cosmetics or bleaching (home; office). Tenacious discolorations can be resolved with veneers!

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