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General Dentistry News

Perleche, Angular Cheilitis

Perleche, also known as Angular Cheilitis What is Perleche, also known as Angular Cheilitis? It is actually inflammation (itis) of the lips, but in the corners of the lips or corners of the mouth. It is simply sores in the corner of the mouth. Perleche, also known as angular cheilitis or cheilosis,...

Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial Sweeteners What are Artificial Sweeteners, do they work, and are they safe? Artificial sweeteners are actually chemical substitutes or naturally occurring substitutes for sugar. They are used to sweeten both foods and drinks, and have very few calories, if any. They are often used as an adjunct in weight...

Preventative Dentistry News

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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...

Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal Surgery May Include Gum and/or Bone Surgery Sometimes periodontal surgery can be cosmetic, but it is more often used to prevent future or advanced tissue and bony problems which surround the teeth and gums. One of the primary procedures is gum grafting. This grafting technique is utilized to cover...

Other Dentistry News

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Dental Laser

Dental LASER The Dental Laser is now used effectively in modern dentistry LASER is an acronym for Light Amplified by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.  The stimulation of the emission is created by bouncing the light beam back and forth thousands of times on the internal mirrors of the laser. That is just a fancy way...

Hydraulic Sinus Condensing for Implants

Hydraulic Sinus Condensing for Implants

The traditional sinus augmentation technique for dental implants, also known as the lateral window technique, is just one of the approaches to bone augmentation or grafting for implants. Another technique is called hydraulic sinus condensing. Dr. Leon Chen, in 1996, developed a new and interesting approach to sinus augmentation for...