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 […]

Parodontosis, parodontitis, heart attack!

Posted by Dental News Team On August - 14 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
Parodontosis, parodontitis, heart attack! “What do diseases have in common? How are they different?” Parodontosis is still the term erroneously used to designate a pathological inflammation of the periodontal apparatus (the structure which holds the teeth). – The terms parodontosis, parodontopathy and parodontitis come from the word “”parodont””. This refers to the periodontal apparatus, the structure which anchors the teeth to the bone (paro = around, dont...

How do you clean dentures?

Posted by pedro67 On August - 14 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
Proper cleaning for dentures and can a dentist clean a denture? Everybody knows the famous glass of water on their grandmother’s night-stand, but this is not the way to treat dentures! Not cleaning dentures properly can lead to infections and costly treatment! – – The best thing to do is use a soap or cleanser and a toothbrush. Anything which might roughen up the surface of the denture is unsuited for use. – Should the soap and brush not help you reach the desired effect,...

sedation dentistry

Posted by Dental News Team On June - 3 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
SEDATION DENTISTRY / CLINIC – is it possible to perform dental treatment under general anaesthesia or is this just false advertising? – Dental treatment under general anaesthesia is definitely possible, but may not be the best treatment for your mouth, as general anaesthesia is not a panacea! – Many of the materials used in dentistry take up to 24 hours to dry before treatment can be continued. Under general anaesthesia some of these steps may can be skipped. This may result in...