What is modern cosmetic dentistry?

What is modern cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry in this day and age has become increasingly common and accessible to more people. Due to their popularity the price of many treatments has become far more reasonable. If you are looking to undergo any treatments then look no further than Smile Care...
An introduction to cosmetic dentistry

An introduction to cosmetic dentistry

In this day and age cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly common amongst young people and adults. This is mainly due to the influence of social media with celebrities and bloggers online. A lot of young people, and in particular teenagers, feel self-conscious...
What is orthodontic wax?

What is orthodontic wax?

Orthodontic treatments are usually performed using appliances placed inside the oral cavity, unrelated to it and to which the body is not used to it.For this reason, sometimes, especially at the beginning of treatment, this appliance can cause chafing, ulcers and...
What is orthognathic surgery?

What is orthognathic surgery?

WHAT IS ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY? The orthognathic surgery It is the surgical manipulation of the different elements of the skeleton of the face to, in this way, restore the anatomical and functional relationship in patients with dentofacial alterations allowing facial...
What is osteonecrosis in the jaws?

What is osteonecrosis in the jaws?

The osteonecrosis of the jaws It is a rare clinical entity, which is associated with an alteration of the blood supply or an inhibition of bone formation and an increase in the death of osteocytes. Formerly it was thought that osteonecrosis was related to diseases...
What is pulp therapy in pediatric dentistry?

What is pulp therapy in pediatric dentistry?

The causes of pulp injury can be various, such as cavities, trauma or iatrogenic surgical techniques. The objectives of pulp therapy in a primary tooth include: Increase the time of permanence of these teeth without pathology Preserve the dental arch space. Avoid...
What is pit and fissure caries?

What is pit and fissure caries?

Dental caries is a communicable infectious disease that affects the hard dental tissues. It has a multifactorial etiology that involves interactions between the host, diet, microorganisms, and time. The development of this disease is an episodic and clinical process,...
What is periodontics?

What is periodontics?

The periodontics It is a branch of dentistry that is based on the study of the periodontium and the gums. The periodontium is the supporting tissue of the tooth, which is composed of: Alveolar bone Periodontal ligament Root cement This specialty is extremely important...
What is plaque and how to fight it?

What is plaque and how to fight it?

Bacterial plaque which is also called dental biofilm or more commonly dental plaque constitutes the etiological factor of the two most important and prevalent pathologies of the oral cavity: periodontal disease and tooth decay. Therefore, having an exhaustive control...
What is prepubertal periodontitis?

What is prepubertal periodontitis?

Periodontitis is defined as the destruction of dental supporting tissues: the periodontal ligament, the alveolar bone and the root cement. Along with this the gingiva, which follows the position of the bone, also apicalizes (that is, it goes towards the dental apex,...
What is preventative orthodontics?

What is preventative orthodontics?

Currently, we can find different types of orthodontics used to solve different problems of the mouth. All of them, despite their differences, share the same goal: to achieve a good and correct die alignmentbefore providing oral health to the patient, as well as...
What is saliva and what is its function?

What is saliva and what is its function?

The saliva It is a liquid secretion from the salivary glands that extends throughout all regions of the mouth except the gum and the anterior area of ​​the palate. Saliva mixes with crevicular fluid, microorganisms, cells of the oral mucosa, etc. The major salivary...
What is secondary caries?

What is secondary caries?

The cavities dental It is a communicable infectious disease that affects dental hard tissues. It has a multifactorial etiology that involves interactions between the host, diet, microorganisms, and time. The development of this disease is an episodic and clinical...
What is sedation in pediatric dentistry?

What is sedation in pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry patients are those who are less than 18 years of age. In these patients, options that facilitate timely treatment are sometimes required, such as conscious sedation. Conscious sedation is defined as a technique in which the use of one or more drugs...
What is the ASA classification in dentistry?

What is the ASA classification in dentistry?

The American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) established a physical status classification. This classification is an instrument used to categorize the physical condition of patients before being treated. This ASA classification was developed to provide common...
What is the best tooth brushing technique

What is the best tooth brushing technique

Regular control visits to the dentist combined with careful dental care by the patient, can maintain a healthy state of the gums and teeth, as well as reduce the risk of the appearance of different oral pathologies. Using an adequate brushing technique and better if...
What is the Bolton index?

What is the Bolton index?

In Orthodontics it is very important to have knowledge of the sizes of the teeth. In general, size is expressed by the mesiodistal diameter, that is, from one side to the other of the tooth seen from the front. Knowing the proper size of each tooth allows you to know...
What is the correct way to brush your teeth?

What is the correct way to brush your teeth?

The fact of brushing your teeth is not only a matter of having white teeth and keeping your breath fresh, but it also contributes to oral health. When we brush our teeth we avoid the accumulation of bacterial plaque that adheres to the dental structure and in turn...
What is the dental implant placement process?

What is the dental implant placement process?

Since ancient times, human beings have had a concern to replace lost teeth, we can go back to the Mayan era in which they tried this dental replacement, not only alive but also dead in order to beautify the memory of the lost person. In Egyptian times they achieved...
What is sodium hypochlorite in endodontics?

What is sodium hypochlorite in endodontics?

One of the steps of endodontics is irrigation within the canal to remove and clean the root canals during this dental treatment. The irrigation in endodontic treatment, it consists of washing and suctioning all the remains and substances that may be contained within...
What is the 3Shape TRIOS digital scanner?

What is the 3Shape TRIOS digital scanner?

Making the perfect dental impressions is one of the most essential and time-consuming procedures in daily dental practice. During this process, it is crucial to reproduce the intraoral conditions as armored as possible and avoiding errors as much as possible to...

What is teeth whitening with braces for?

The teeth whitening with braces is a dental procedure with which it is possible to improve the color of the teeth, making them look whiter. This procedure does not make the teeth turn white, but rather modifies the color of the teeth, the tooth gradually loses...
What is the clincheck in Invisalign?

What is the clincheck in Invisalign?

To start with the invisalign treatment you will first have to make an appointment with the orthodontist, during this first visit we will take molds of your teeth and photos of your face and teeth to carry out a study prior to treatment where the orthodontist will...
What is the BOPT technique?

What is the BOPT technique?

The tooth preparations for the subsequent restorations of fixed prosthesis mainly differ in two main types: the preparations with defined margin and the preparations without a defined margin. Preparations can also be classified in relation to the gingival margin....
What is the cross bite?

What is the cross bite?

The term malocclusion is used in dentistry to define an alteration in the alignment of the teeth making a good occlusion (fitting) of the teeth of the upper arch with the teeth of the lower arch impossible. Malocclusion can be classified according to the sagittal...
What is the edge-to-edge bite?

What is the edge-to-edge bite?

Occlusion is defined as the relationship established between the upper and lower arch, in which the interdigitation between the teeth of both arches (upper and lower) is taken as a reference. This dental relationship can be classified in three senses of space:...
What is the modified Widman flap technique?

What is the modified Widman flap technique?

A flap is a portion of tissue, with its own vascular supply, that has been designed by the surgeon to be able to comfortably access the operative field and because, once at rest, it heals without difficulty. In the oral cavity, the most frequently used flaps are...

What is the sleep apnea Brace?

The sleep cycle It is divided into four phases of non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) sleep followed by a period of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Phases 1 and 2 represent the initial phases of light sleep and are made up of groups of fast alpha waves along with some...
What is the ideal toothbrush?

What is the ideal toothbrush?

Proper oral hygiene is essential. When you do not have proper oral hygiene, it is easy to contract multiple oral pathologies, including systemic ones.. Among the most uncomfortable situations that lack of hygiene produces is the presence of halitosis or bad breath....
What is the ideal X-ray in endodontics?

What is the ideal X-ray in endodontics?

The dental x-rays provide information to be able to carry out prevention, diagnosis, informed prognosis and treatment plan. they constitute a complementary test of interest in the diagnosis of the existing pathology. To adequately interpret an X-ray it is of interest...
What is the Mock-Up in smile design?

What is the Mock-Up in smile design?

Dental aesthetics is part of dentistry based on principles and techniques to achieve an aesthetically pleasing and natural smile. Its main objective is maintain the harmonic and natural beauty of the teeth. In such a way that the aesthetic zone of the mouth, the...
What is the orthodontic facial mask?

What is the orthodontic facial mask?

The facial mask It is an orthodontic appliance which corrects the sagittal relationship between the maxilla and the mandible, promoting the development and bone remodeling of the maxilla, and therefore there is a protrusion of the maxilla. This type of orthodontics...
What is the periodontal biotype?

What is the periodontal biotype?

There are different styles of periodontal biotype, that is, type and shape of gingiva. They are classified according to the thickness and contour they present around the teeth, and according to the type of periodontal biotype, the specialist periodontist performs a...
What is the treatment for crooked teeth?

What is the treatment for crooked teeth?

There are many patients who come to the consultation seeking to obtain a perfect smile. Both in the face of society, as well as in the face of oneself, it is very comfortable and flattering to have a nice and beautiful smile. To achieve a perfect smile, first a...
What is the use of stitches in dentistry?

What is the use of stitches in dentistry?

Soft tissue replacement is achieved by suturing. The suture in dentistry it is the last step of the operative times that are carried out in oral surgery. This should be done after any operative wound. The use of stitches In dentistry they are of great importance since...
What is the Valplast prosthesis?

What is the Valplast prosthesis?

Tooth loss influences the effectiveness of the chewing function. In addition, it can cause gastrointestinal pathologies due to poor chewing function. Dental prosthesis help to restore this lost chewing function and also provide better aesthetics. Dental prosthetics is...
What is the vertical dimension?

What is the vertical dimension?

Chewing, swallowing, and phonation all depend on the position of the teeth, and their relationship when they enter occlusion. The width of the arch and the size of the teeth are factors that control the position of the teeth, in addition to various controlling forces,...
What is the waterpik dental irrigator?

What is the waterpik dental irrigator?

The dental irrigator is a device that assists in dental care. The dental irrigator consists of applying a jet of water under pressure on the teeth and gums in order to wash away the bacterial plaque, clean the gums and help eliminate the food debris accumulated...
What is thyroid salty mouth?

What is thyroid salty mouth?

In the body there are a series of endocrine glands that secrete substances into the bloodstream that act on one or more target organs. These substances are called hormones and are involved in the maintenance of the body’s homeostasis and in the regulation of cellular...
What is tooth decay and how to prevent it

What is tooth decay and how to prevent it

The dental caries it is a multifactorial infectious disease. It depends on the host, the microorganisms, the diet and the time. The main characteristic of this disease is the destruction of dental tissues, due to the action of acids from bacteria on dental plaque....
What is tooth enamel and why is it important?

What is tooth enamel and why is it important?

The teeth are made up of various mineralized tissues, and one of them is the toothpaste, which constitutes the outermost layer of the tooth. It is a tissue formed by a mineral called hydroxyapatite (crystalline calcium phosphate mineral) and proteins (in a very low...
What is toothache?

What is toothache?

The toothache Or also commonly known as dental pain, it is one of the most typical manifestations in the oral cavity and one of the most frequent reasons for visiting dental clinics. This type of pain is non-somatic and non-neurogenic pain. The term dental pain is...
What is the treatment for dental trauma?

What is the treatment for dental trauma?

Dental trauma affects all ages, but most frequently during childhood and adolescence. In preschool age it happens due to falls and accidents. In older children or adolescents, they are usually secondary to sports accidents, bicycle falls, motorcycle or car accidents,...