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What are mandibular tori?

Mandibular tori also known as tori mandibulares(Latin) are boney lumps found on the lingual surface of the lower jaw. It is a benign condition that is usually harmless.

Top 10 countries to practice dentistry

The following countries are the best choice for the dentists looking to relocate their practice.

Regenerative endodontic therapy

Regenerative endodontic procedures are based on keeping the dental pulp alive and revascularizing the bacteria free spaces.

Waxed vs. unwaxed dental floss

Studies show there is no statistical difference in the effectiveness of non waxed or waxed floss. However this depends on the patient needs.

Should I brush my teeth before or after rinsing with mouthwash?

Mouthwashes eliminate bacterial plaque, removes food particles, freshens the breath and supplies the tooth surfaces with fluoride.

Apexogenesis and apexification

Apexification and apexogenesis are dental procedures performed for young immature teeth. Apexogenesis aims to preserve pulp vitality while apexification is carried out when the pulp is necrotic.

The difference between natal and neonatal teeth

The only difference between neonatal and natal teeth is the time of eruption. Neo-natal teeth are early deciduous teeth that come in during the first month of life.

Does decaf coffee still stain your teeth?

Staining from coffee, decaf or regular, mostly comes from the chromogens that make the beverage look dark.

All you need to know about macrodontia

Macrodontia is a dental condition in which one or several teeth are significantly larger than the others.

Bitewing dental x-rays

Bitewing radiograph is an intraoral x-ray showing the premolars and molars in a closed biting position. It is a diagnostic method for detecting the initial stage of tooth decay on the aproximal teeth surfaces.

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