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,...
What is The Wand STA anesthesia system?

What is The Wand STA anesthesia system?

To be able to carry out most treatments in dentistry, it is necessary to eliminate pain or reduce the sensitivity of the area to be treated. How can the pain be eliminated? Pain can be eliminated in two ways: direct or indirect. The direct way is based on eliminating...
What kinds of dental implants are there?

What kinds of dental implants are there?

An implant is a component that has the root form tooth and is made mainly of titanium, the implant is surgically placed in the jawbone (upper) or jawbone (lower) below the gum tissue. The artificial tooth (the visible part of the tooth) is placed on the implant,...
What problems do porcelain veneers solve?

What problems do porcelain veneers solve?

If you are thinking about improving the aesthetics of your teeth and you need to know what treatments exist, here We will explain everything you need to know about porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are one of the best solutions to treat cosmetic dental problems....
What should we do with a dental fracture?

What should we do with a dental fracture?

It is very common especially In children that when suffering a trauma a tooth has been fractured, and in adults it is not usually seen as much, but there are also cases, especially those who practice sport are at greater risk of being hit to the face and causing a...
What to do if a tooth breaks

What to do if a tooth breaks

Teeth can break for various reasons, usually tooth fracture occurs in children or young people who practice some risky sports. In children the affectation of dental trauma is approximately 30% with milk dentition, the figure decreases in the permanent dentition to...
What to do in an emergency?

What to do in an emergency?

In these moments of confinement, in order to know if it is really an emergency or not, to ask a series of questions when the patient calls by phone, such as the following: is it an emergency? does it have pain or discomfort when chewing? when has it happened? where...
What to do with a canine on the palate?

What to do with a canine on the palate?

Tooth eruption is defined as the migration of the crown from its place of development to its functional position in the oral cavity. The eruption follows certain times, when there is a delay greater than six months, it should be investigated if there is agenesis or...
What types of orthodontics are there?

What types of orthodontics are there?

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that is based on the diagnosis and treatment of different types of malocclusions. The word orthodontics comes from the Greek and means straight tooth. This specialty is aimed at correcting a function, occlusion, improving...
When is it necessary to change an old bridge?

When is it necessary to change an old bridge?

Dental prosthesis is a part of dentistry through which oral function and esthetics are artificially rehabilitated and repaired. It is a sanitary product that is made to measure to be able to replace lost teeth or parts of them to improve the chewing function of the...
When is orthodontics necessary in children?

When is orthodontics necessary in children?

What is orthodontics in children? Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry which is based on diagnosing, treating and preventing dental malpositions and malocclusions of the jaws. In addition, orthodontics in children allows diagnosing a whole series of problems that...
What type of dental floss is there?

What type of dental floss is there?

The type of dental floss is not a recent invention, but it is an ancient find since remains of dental floss have been found in the teeth of humans belonging to the time of prehistory. HISTORY OF THE TYPE OF DENTAL FIRES A dentist named Levi Spear Parmly born in New...
What types of dental floss are there

What types of dental floss are there

To have good oral hygiene, it is necessary to carry out a correct technique of brushing the teeth, brushing the tongue and we cannot forget to floss between teeth to be able to eliminate the remains of food that accumulate in these areas. By flossing we will avoid and...
When are dental implants necessary?

When are dental implants necessary?

A dental implant is a titanium prosthesis that is surgically inserted into the bone ridge, mainly for prosthetic purposes, to replace a tooth previously lost. Once the implant is integrated, the dental prosthesis or the crown will be screwed in, if it is a single...
What types of lumps on the gums can exist?

What types of lumps on the gums can exist?

The types of lumps on the gums can be due to many different etiologies. The gum It is a part of the masticatory mucosa that covers the area of ​​the alveolar bone and also surrounds the entire neck portion of the teeth, the cervical area. This acquires its final shape...
When is a gingivoplasty indicated?

When is a gingivoplasty indicated?

When analyzing the smile and making a smile design, more factors must be taken into account apart from dental perfection. This analysis includes an assessment of the harmonic gingival contour. The healthy gingiva must have a pale pink color, without bleeding, with...
When is a re-endodontia necessary?

When is a re-endodontia necessary?

Sometimes when a medical or dental act is carried out, even if a good prognosis is established, it will not always be correct. a tooth has a percentage of not healing with the desired expectations, which occurs more frequently when the treatment performed is a root...
When is each type of dental implant indicated?

When is each type of dental implant indicated?

In order to replace lost teeth and improve chewing function altered by the absence of tooth loss, teeth can be replaced by placing dental implants. The dental implants They are titanium structures that are surgically placed in the jawbones. The dental implant replaces...
When the use of braces is recommended

When the use of braces is recommended

In cases in which the orthodontic specialist has detected that the teeth are not aligned correctly or that they are, as patients who go to the orthodontist commonly say, “crowded”, generally the use of braces. Wearing braces for misaligned or crowded teeth It is one...
When to start orthodontic treatment?

When to start orthodontic treatment?

In the specialty of orthodontics, which is the area of ​​dentistry whose objective is to give a perfect occlusion to the teeth (fit) and the optimal alignment of these, the question that arises most frequently is: When to start orthodontic treatment? Is there the...
White gums: causes – Smile Care Plymouth

White gums: causes – Smile Care Plymouth

The gum It is the fibrous mucous tissue that covers the base of the teeth to protect it from the attack of oral bacteria. Clinically, a healthy gum can be identified without any type of pathology, to that gum that has a color pale pink. In general, any change in the...
Why an invisible Invisalign orthodontics

Why an invisible Invisalign orthodontics

If you want to improve the position of your teeth and you are thinking of getting orthodontics, one of the best solutions we have today is invisible orthodontics. At Smile Care Plymouth we perform invisalign treatments by the hand of our orthodontic specialist, Dr....
Why are implants lost?

Why are implants lost?

What is peri-implantitis? Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory process that affects the tissues surrounding a functionally loaded osseointegrated implant, resulting in loss of support for the alveolar bone. This inflammation around the implant has an incidence of 8% in...
Why do I have a dry mouth?

Why do I have a dry mouth?

Dry mouth is a syndrome that is called xerostomia by professionals and is defined as a series of discomforts that occur within the oral cavity as a result of the lack of saliva production. Almost the entire population has presented dry mouth at some point in their...
Why do I have tooth decay?

Why do I have tooth decay?

There are many of us who do not know why, but we make cavities every two by threeWe brush our teeth and I still have cavities. If I brush three times a day! Will they be passed from one tooth to another? What am I doing wrong? Will it be the diet? And if it doesn’t...
Why do we need a dental implant?

Why do we need a dental implant?

At Smile Care Plymouth Dental Plymouth, we have the latest techniques and all the necessary technology to replace dental absence with Titanium dental implantsHowever, we consider that the best Implants are your teeth and for this reason, we describe several ways to...
Why is color important in dentistry?

Why is color important in dentistry?

The dental Aesthetics It has more and more value in dentistry, and knowing how to take color is very important when we talk about dental aesthetics. Color is one of the most important parameters for the patient when judging the work done by his dentist, especially in...
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