Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Implant case

Hello Guys.... Just posting a Implant case with gr8 results....

         Pt with Lower Molar missing and replaced with implant and crown.... Its been 5 yrs now that the implant has been placed...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Painless Disease Diagnosis Possible Through Portable Laser Devices

With the development of new portable laser devices to probe bones, teeth, and other parts of the body for early signs of diseases like osteoporosis and tooth decay, a visit to the dentist could now be a painless affair.

These new diagnostic tools will have the ability to see beneath the skin and detect disease, without exposing patients to X-rays.

The laser beam technology, called Raman spectroscopy, focuses a laser beam painlessly through the skin onto a bone or onto the surface of a tooth. After hitting its target, the beam returns to an electronic detector with imprinted information that can reveal whether disease is present.

The technology is a mainstay tool in chemistry laboratories that is finding a new life in medicine.The article describes growing medical interest in Raman-based devices, especially for diagnosing osteoporosis and other bone diseases, and for tracking the effectiveness of treatment.

It could also mark the end of "drill-and-fill" routine for tooth decay treatments.The technique could also mean blood tests done without taking blood samples, the article indicates.

The article is published in the current issue of Chemical and Engineering News (C and EN), ACS' weekly news magazine.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Night Time Eating Linked To Tooth Loss

       Eating food late at night contributes to tooth loss, regardless of the type of food you eat, according to American and Danish researchers, who noted the reason could be that saliva flow, which is important for removing debris in the mouth, dries up at night.

     You can read about the study, by researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Copenhagen University, in the August print issue of Eating Behaviors, which is already available online.
        They found that 8 per cent (173 subjects) were classed as nocturnal eaters, that is they consumed a quarter or more of their daily calories after their evening meal, and would wake and have a snack in the middle of the night at least twice a week.

      They also found, even after taking into account potential influencing factors like age, smoking status, and how much sugar or carbohydrate there was in their diet, the nocturnal eaters had lost more teeth at the later point in the study than the non-nocturnal eaters.

The researchers concluded that:

" In sum, nocturnal eating contributes to tooth loss."

They recommended that dentists and oral treatment providers encourage their patients to practice good oral health and be aware of the impact nocturnal eating can have on the health of their teeth.

They suggested, for instance, that practitioners screen patients for nocturnal eating.

A scientific adviser to the British Dental Association, Professor Damien Walmsley, told the BBC that eating at night when there is less saliva, and food debris tends to linger longer, boosts the effect of consuming sugary and acidic food and drinks.

He said it was important to brush teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, and one of these brushing sessions should be just before going to bed, and also:

"Where possible, consume only water for at least an hour before the final brush of the day," said Walmsley.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

People With Stress are more Likely to get Dental Disease

People who are live high-stress lifestyles can benefit from re-evaluating their situations in order to prevent many health complications, include dental care problems.

One dental-related issue linked to too much stress is developing mouth sores. Bacteria and viruses that develop in the mouth can lead to fatigue, allergies and immune system complications, according to WebMd.com

Dealing with too much stress can also lead to teeth grinding, which can cause joint degeneration in the jaw and the breakdown of enamel. If the problem persists, it is recommended to see a dentist and have them mold a custom mouth guard.

Being overly busy can also cause people to put proper dental care at the bottom of their busy schedules, the website reports. This could include postponing or canceling dental appointments, and if a person isn't taking preventative measures at home, they could develop more severe dental problems, such as gum disease.

For example, more than 8 percent of all adults in the U.S. aged 20 to 64 years have been diagnosed with gum disease.

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Treatment Modality - BOTOX INJECTIONS....

Botox and dermal filler injections have been recently introduced to the dental field and are performed by a growing number of dentists world-wide.
Botox injections can be used for dental treatments such as TMD and Implantology.
Dermal fillers can be used when dealing with asymmetrical lips, minimizing underlining skeletal discrepancies and many other uses.
To administer Botox and Dermal Filler injections, the mouth and lip area need to be anesthetized. A common method is to give an infra orbital nerve block injection.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gel That Regenerates Tooth Tissue Could Replace Fillings

After testing their idea on cell cultures and laboratory mice, scientists in France suggest that a new biomaterial shown to regenerate bone could be used as a gel inserted in tooth cavities to encourage tooth regeneration, thus avoiding the need to drill and fill the teeth.
Benkirane-Jessel told the press that the purpose of the gel would be to control cavities after they develop, it was not like toothpaste, so people would still need to keep brushing and flossing to prevent the cavities in the first place, reported Discovery News.
Dentists save millions of teeth every year by drilling and filling and doing root canal therapy, and there is a high rate of success in such procedures, but the researchers hypothesized that a better approach might be to remove decayed or diseased dental pulp and replace it with healthy tissue that revitalizes teeth.
For the patient this could be an attractive alternative because it would mean no more drilling: just a quick dab of gel on the infected tooth and it would heal from within, said Berkirane-Jessel. However, the researchers also said the method would probably only work for a small number of cases: most cavities would still have to be drilled and filled.
The researchers decided to try a version of a peptide called MSH (melanocyte-stimulating hormone), that had already been shown to regenerate bone. The version they used is called PGA-a-MSH, a chemical combination of poly-l-glutamic acid (PGL) and alpha-MSH.
They tested the biomaterial on cultures of human dental pulp fibroblasts, the cells that produce the collagen and other extra-cellular materials that form the structure of new tissue, and found it had "potential effects in promoting human pulp fibroblast adhesion and cell proliferation".
They concluded that:
"Our results indicated clearly that, by using PGA-a-MSH, we increase not only the viability of cells but also the proliferation."
When they did a nanoscale examination of the new tissue using atomic force microscopy they found an increase in the thickness and roughness of its structure that was consistent with an "increase of the proliferation of the cells growing on the surface of these architectures".

"We report here the first use of nanostructured and functionalized multilayered films containing a-MSH as a new active biomaterial for endodontic regeneration," they added.
Benkirane-Jessel also said they tested the new film on mouse tooth cavities, and that within a month the cavities had disappeared, reported Discovery News.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Here Are 10 Amazing Facts about Oral health care you never knew until…….. ………..of course you stumbled on to this page

New born babies have no caries forming bacteria. Infact, it is the babies mother who transmits the plaque forming bacteria by blowing on food before feeding and kissing the babies mouth

Saccharine Sodium which is generally used as a sweetening agent in toothpaste is 500 times sweeter than sugar.

Always replace a toothbrush after you had a cold, sore throat or notorious infections. The bacteria plant them on the toothbrush which can lead to reinfection.
Replace toothbrush

Contrary to popular belief, there is no significant advantage of an electric or powered toothbrush over the normal toothbrush except ease of use.

You should always maintain a distance of 6 feet between the toilet and where you brush. The air borne particles from the flush can travel up to 6 feet.

The teeth whitening toothpastes that claim to whiten your teeth have been found to be no more effective than their normal counterparts.

There was a sudden massive surge of patients with tooth decay the year coke was launched.

The swallowing of a fluoride containing toothpaste can cause many harmful effects such as fluoride toxicity. (Hence kids below 5years should be given non fluoridated toothpastes)


The popular practice of placing a cap on toothbrush head actually favors bacterial growth on it as moisture is increased in enclosed containers favoring the growth of bacteria.

Vigorous brushing does more harm than good. Overzealous brushing can lead to eroded enamel which never grows back causing teeth sensitivity along with other oral problems

Sunday, August 15, 2010


"At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new…India discovers herself again."
‎''Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. - - Jawaharlal Nehru(on Indian Independence Day, 1947).

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Next Set of ONE liners.....

Where does the dentist get his gas?...At the filling station

Why didn't the dentist ask his secretary out?...He was already taking out a tooth

What did the dentist say to the computer?...This won't hurt a byte

Mother: Has your tooth stopped hurting yet?...Son: I don't know. The dentist kept it

What did the tooth say to the departing dentist?...Fill me in when you get back

Anyone know the six most frightening words in the world ??? "The Dentist will see you now."

Friday, August 13, 2010

DENTAL ONE liners.....

Dentists are incapable of asking questions that require a simple yes or no answer.

Did you hear about the dentist who planted a garden?
A month later he was picking his teeth

What does the dentist of the year get?...A little plaque

What game did the dentist play when she was a child?...Caps and robbers

What does a dentist do on a roller coaster?...He braces himself

What did the dentist see at the North Pole?...A molar bear

What was the dentist doing in Panama?...Looking for the Root Canal


Dental Did You Know: The Healing Rate of Root Fractures

Hi everyone,

When pulp vitality is maintained, root fractures heal spontaneously in 70-80% of cases.

Source: Gen Dent 57: 442-443, 2009

Virtual Dentistry

Virtual Dentistry: This is Not Your Daddy’s Dental Education

DentalBlogs reported earlier in the year that the NYU School of Dentistry adopted digital textbooks, but today’s educational dental technology goes much deeper. Instructors agree that virtual dentistry is the wave of the Future.

So here is a blog which solves all your questions from the Big world of dentistry. Doesnt matter if u r a student, patient or even a dentist.

so keep posting all your questions and all your questions will be answered in 1 working day.

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