Periodontitis versus parodontosis

There are still dental professionals who use the old and wrong name for a periodontal disease – parodontosis. The correct name is periodontitis. – In former times bacteria couldn´t be proven because of wrong techniques-this was called parodontosis. In the last 25 years it is known that inflammation of the periodontum is caused by bacteria, […]

Gums as a reflection of our overall health!?

Gums as a reflection of our overall health? YES AND NO! Over and over again we read scientific and non scientific journals about vitamin deficiency and the consequences from it. As a result many people choose to take homeopathic medicine –a mistake most of the time! – 99% of gum diseases are attributed to plaque […]

Most common reasons for periodontitis

  – – – – – – – Most common reasons for periodontitis The most common reasons of pariodontitis are: Plaque accumulation due to poor oral hygiene, overhang restorations, ill fitting crowns Malocclusion Stress      Smoking Systemic disease such as diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes Fortunately all these factors are easily controlled by; Optimizing tooth brushing, by […]

Oral Rinses – are they useful in the menagement if Periodontitis?

 Is an oral rinse beneficial for patients with periodontitis? YES! An oral rinse is a useful purchase, unfortunately some doctors think it is not useful-with the argument that bacteria leaks into the periodontal pockets. That is incorrect for two main reasons; The bacteria moves only due to extensions Bacteria are harmless on their own. They are destructive only in mature plaque, causing a cavity or a […]

Periodontitis and saliva test-is it useful?

Periodontitis-saliva test? Yes and no! Our last discussion was about lasers, today we want to inform you about the saliva test. It is a common practice for some dental professionals to require that the patients with periodontal disease to undergo expensive saliva test prior to their therapy.    Congratulations! Now the patient knows that there […]

How to brush your teeth correctly

Posted by Dental News Team On March - 22 - 2011ADD COMMENTS
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...

Once upon a time there was the tooth III

Posted by Dental News Team On March - 22 - 20111 COMMENT
Toothache 3/5 Maybe you don’t have a toothache, but your face kind of hurts, or is this a case of trigeminal neuralgia?! – – – The colleague comes to the rescue The dentist has no idea what to do, most of the teeth have been removed, only some are left, but the pain is still there. The ear, nose and throat specialist was not informed about these goings-on, but is faced with an anxious patient who has lost their faith in the system, and not being able to find a specific cause,...

Tooth discolorations-dark teeth

Posted by Dental News Team On March - 21 - 2011ADD COMMENTS
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...

Care problem and bad teeth

Posted by Dental News Team On March - 20 - 2011ADD COMMENTS
What does the sentence „ I have bad teeth“have to do with the current care problem? At first view not much, but on further view a lot! There is less care staff in Europe, too much care recipients therefore the governments focus on jobs related to provide care. Is this really useful? The answer is No! –  Chronically ill people bring money! A system, which earns money with chronically ill people will need more care staff. No one who is working in the economy likes to have healthy diabetics...

Once upon a time there was the tooth I

Posted by Dental News Team On February - 14 - 2011ADD COMMENTS
Toothache 1/5 This week we would like to show you how it all began, just like one of those cartoon documentaries on evolution – except that we’re doing the evolution of the tooth! – You know how some stories are long and need to be told in parts. Well, this is going to be a five-part series, which we personally think is long enough! – – Here is a short preview of all of this week’s episodes Getting my fillings replaced was a good idea, so why do I still have a toothache! One...