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Amelogenesis Imperfecta

Amelogenesis imperfecta is a tooth development disorder in which the teeth are covered with thin, abnormally formed enamel, occasionally in conjunction with other dental, oral and extraoral tissues.. Enamel is composed mostly of mineral, which is formed and regulated by the proteins in it. Amelogenesis imperfecta is due to the malfunction of the proteins in the enamel: ameloblastin, enamelin, tuftelin and amelogenin. Continue reading

Understanding The Use of Partial Dentures in Children

Partial dentures are often associated with the elder age group, to replace permanent teeth that have been extracted. However, in some situations children are also required to wear partial dentures.

Reasons for loss of teeth in children:

A child with a missing front tooth

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Understanding Dental Instruments ( Part 2 )

After discussing about exploring instruments, scaling instruments and restorative instruments, let’s move on to root canal instruments.

When the caries has extended to the pulp tissues, then you will need a root canal treatment. Continue reading

Causes of Toothache

When you experience a toothache, there can be various causes. The first thing that a dentist would do when you go to him with a toothache is to identify the underlying cause, because the treatment will then be based on that. Here are some of the possible reasons:

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How to Use Fluoride Therapy to Prevent Cavities

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Fluoride is available in many ways:

1. Through water fluoridation.

Water fluoridation is listed as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century by U.S Centers for Disease control as it is a feasible way to introduce fluoride to the public. Although there may be different opinions regarding to adding fluoride to our water but it is undeniable that water fluoridation is an inexpensive and feasible way especially to people which stay in rural areas and fluoridated water might be the only source of fluoride. Continue reading