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 […]

Tooth discolorations-dark teeth

Posted by Dental News Team am 21, Mar - 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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