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General Dentistry News

Trench Mouth – Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis

What is Trench Mouth? Is Trench Mouth Contagious? Trench mouth is also known as Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis, or simply A-NUG. Acute usually means painful and sudden onset. Necrotizing means necrotic or dying tissue. Ulcerative means painful ulcers. Gingivitis means inflamed or infected gums. It is usually accompanied by halitosis...

dental amalgam

What is Dental Amalgam (Silver Filling)?

(The following Article about Amalgam is a Direct Quote from “Infobites” which is published by the Academy of General Dentistry. Today’s Dentist approves of this article.) What is Dental Amalgam (Silver Filling)? Most people recognize dental amalgam as silver fillings. Dental amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and...

Preventative Dentistry News

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3 D X-rays

The dental cone beam CT is a unique kind of x-ray equipment which is used when regular 2 D x-rays are not sufficient. The CT, often called “cat,” stands for Computed Tomography. It produces 3 D images of your teeth and bone, even showing the tissues and pathways of the...

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Fluoride Varnish is A New and Better Modality

Fluoride Varnish Benefits of Fluoride Varnish Application of fluoride varnish onto a tooth keeps fluoride in actual contact with the surface of the tooth for a longer period of time and therefore enhances its beneficial effects. Fluoride varnish actually tastes better and can easily be applied by the assistant rather...

Other Dentistry News

Operculectomy

Operculectomy

What is an Operculectomy? What is the Purpose of an Operculectomy? Operculectomy is the surgical removal of the gum tissue which sometimes forms a flap over a partially erupted tooth. This gum tissue flap is called an operculum. The flap is most often associated with an erupting wisdom tooth, especially...

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Orthodontic Headgear

Why an Orthodontic Headgear? An orthodontic headgear is considered to a be “high pull” when it attaches to the supporting areas of the head and is primarily used for jaw alignment. A heavy wire attaches to the headgear which inserts into a tube on the facial or outside of the...