Those who have been to the dental clinic and got the numbing or anesthetic injection must have experienced that whenever they get the numbing shot their heart beat faster as if it is about to come out of the chest though this feeling is there just for couple of seconds. You must be wondering tha..
Last month I encountered a patient who complained of poor oral health despite he took every care of his teeth like used mouthwash, did brushing twice daily and did flossing. He was quite surprised that bacteria keep on attacking his teeth time and again. After taking the history of the patient,..
Drinking of occasional soda does not have any adverse effect on human body. However excessive drinking of soda or soft drinks or colas or aerated drinks can be harmful for your body. There are many ways in which sodas can affect your body. These can be minor, moderate to severe. In case yo..
There are several carbonated soft drinks that have tons of sugar and other sweetening agents added to them in a large proportion. The latest research has strongly pointed towards these soft drinks leading to several problems in people mainly obesity, bones that are brittle and weak, caffeine add..
Kate Middleton charmed a million hearts with her radiant smile as she posed for the official engagement pictures. The future queen Catherine has had a little help from restorative dentistry in ensuring the royal pearly whites continue to dazzle and shine. Kate, who is known to have worn conventi..
It would be quite hard for elderly people who may be suffering from some manual dexterity issues to thoroughly clean their mouth through brushing or perhaps through the use of dental floss. Same is true with patients who are suffering from some kind of mental illness. Dry mouth and lack of saliv..
Smoking is the most universal bad dental health habit. Each day more than 3000 kids, and each year over a million kids are getting into the habit of chain smoking. Nearly one third will have a premature death owing to the contraction of some diseases related to tobacco. Nearly 30% of the total p..
Methods of Sterilization in a Dental Office
Steps followed in dental offices for achievement of sterilization are:
Manual Cleaning: Scrubbing with a brush and a surfactant or detergent with water removes debris and contaminants. If critical and noncritical items cannot..
Dental clinics have been a focus of attention as dental Instruments are possible agents for pathogenic transmission from patient to patient, from patient to doctor and vice versa.
Hygiene and Sterilization steps in Dental Office
With the increasing risk of cross infections by Hepatitis B..
In May 2009, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, USA, was closed due to S-OIV infection in dental students.37,38 It is unknown how much dental clinical settings are and will be affected by this influenza. Strict adherence to infection control guidelines is therefore essential.
Two antiviral drugs for influenza A are available on the market: M2 proton channel blockers and neuraminidase inhibitors. M2 proton channel inhibitors effectively block the M2 ion channel. Hence, they inhibit the influx of protons from the acidified endosome into the infected virion during virus..
The threat of swine flu has put all health care providers on high alert, and dentists and dental practices are no exception. Recent months have seen a rise and spread of the type A influenza virus .On June 11 2009 the swine flu outbreak was upgraded to a Phase 6 Pandemic. Now when the deaths are..
More and more orthodontists are opting to use a headgear in order to treat an overbite in a growing patient. This is a specifically used treatment to get an overbite set right. The headgear that is used for orthodontist’s use is nothing but a metal device. It actually looks like a small co..
Supernumerary teeth also known as hyperdontia, is the condition where more than normal number of teeth are present. When the extra tooth is present in deciduous dentition that is the primary dentition or in permanent dentition than these specific extra teeth are called as supernumerary teeth. By..
The moment one is told that he has pyorrhea, the very first thing that they think about is if taking Vitamin C will stop it. The disease has not only one cause to it just like all the other diseases. It could be a nutritional imbalance in your diet and most people nowadays do not pay adequate at..
There are several parents who notice that their child’s teeth are becoming a dark grey and this can be really worrisome. Some dentists inform parents that this is because of the medication. But parents have several questions in their minds about gray discolorations.
The discoloration h..
Headaches refer to the varying degrees of pain that a person feels in his cranial area. This pain may be caused by a multitude of reasons but the most common reason is stress. Many situations in our lives can cause a severe headache. Personal or work related problems can cause severe head pains..
In today’s modern society, it is very natural for us to see a man or woman puffing a cigar. It is not isolated among older people anymore. However, puffing a cigar may seem harmless at first mainly because it is found to be less concentrated than cigarettes. However, studies have shown tha..
Epilepsy is a nervous system disorder that is characterized by physically hampering seizures and trembling. This is a truly scary and dangerous disease because it can cause harm not only to the patient but to the people around him or her as well. This condition can usually be treated by specific..
Dental emergencies can happen all the time and you have to prepare yourself for properly handling the situation. Having the right information about tooth extraction can spell the main difference between saving a tooth and damaging it further. You should never neglect having your dentist’s..
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