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 […]

Dental ceramic crowns scientifically approved

Posted by Dental News Team On October - 15 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
Ceramic materials finally win out in dentistry! Why do so many dentists continue to recommend the use of metals in dentistry? The answer is simple. Metallic materials can be cemented, a very common procedure in dentists’ offices. Ceramics, on the other hand, have to be glued  – a procedure known as bonding. Compared to cementing, glueing is a very tedious process, thus many dentists ignore manufacturers’ instructions  and so, for example, only rarely use a coffer dam. Some also try...

A better smile with veneers. What are the costs?

Posted by Dental News Team On August - 27 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
Porcelain veneers and their costs are a hot topic on the web! What is so special about porcelain veneers? How much do veneers cost? What are veneers and how are they different from lumineers? Should you get your teeth bleached – whitened – before this? A veneer is an ultra-thin, translucent ceramic plate for the teeth – similar to a contact lens. Veneers, or their thinner variant lumineers, are glued onto the surface of the teeth – especially the front teeth – using a special paste. – Veneers...

Recommendations and advices after dental work

Posted by Dental News Team On August - 20 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
Dentists often forget to tell patients what to do after getting dental work! So here are some advices after dental treatment. What should you watch out for? What rules are there to follow? The suggestions below are general information. If your pharmacist gives you other instructions, then you should follow them! The Dental News team wishes you a speedy recovery, these tips will help you smile again! Leave the swab in for another half hour after treatment, then you can spit it out, unless your dentist...

All Information about Dental implants and costs

Posted by Dental News Team On August - 20 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
Questions and answers on the costs of dental implants and their durability The Web provides a great deal of information about dental implants! While much of this informations useful, a lot of it simply confuses non-experts! We have provided answers to the most frequently asked question here, as well as links further below! – – – – Do implant-based teeth have to be cleaned? Implanted teeth have to be cleaned even more thoroughly than your own teeth. The area where the implants...

Knowledge about Implant teeth

Posted by Dental News Team On August - 18 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
Dental implants made of titanium, set into the jaw-bone they act as roots. You keep hearing about the body rejecting implants – is this true? NO! Did you know that you only need 4 implants in your lower jaw for a permanent denture? Studies are currently being conducted to see if 4 are also enough for the upper jaw, up until now it has been customary to use 6 implants for the upper jaw. Porcelain implants are not recommended for wide-spread use. Some months ago these products were introduced, but...