Periodontitis versus parodontosis

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Most common reasons for periodontitis

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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 […]

Teeth braces – questions and answers…

Posted by Dental News Team am 23, Oct - 2009

Nowadays braces are a widely used instrument to correct faulty tooth placement.

Nevertheless there are some frequently asked questions to know…

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Do braces only correct displacements or are there some more benefits?

Only very few people know, that braces can also prevent tooth loss.

If your gums start receding, this can also be caused by faulty tooth placement – talk to your dentist about this or visit an orthodontist. Sometimes faulty tooth placement can increase the risk of an inflammation of the periodontal apparatus.

Braces and kissing, does that work?

Of course it does! There is no interaction between the braces and the tongues.

What’s about the dental hygiene if I wear braces?

A very important thing to know! With braces you have to brush and clean your teeth efficiently to avoid inflammations. Braces combined with poor dental hygiene can cause parodontitis.

Should you need fixed braces or already have them, then get yourself an oral irrigator, only this can help you get your mouth thoroughly clean!

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