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Tooth numbering systems in dentistry

Three tooth numbering systems have been created to identify a particular tooth in the dentition.

What is Dental Hypnosis

Dental hypnosis is a psychological method of modifying patient behavior which reduces stress and anxiety and puts him to a trance-like mind state.

Dental hygienist average salary in USA

Dental hygienists earn between $46,000 and $87,000 per year, which comes to an average hourly wage of $34.

Stainless Steel Dental Crown

Metal dental crowns are mainly used for restoring deciduous teeth and permanent back teeth.


Dental abfraction is categorized as a non carious cervical tooth lesion and appears around the gum line as minuscule wedges or grooves.

The lie about baking soda and lemon juice teeth whitening

The wide spread method of teeth whitening with lemon juice and baking soda really works but causes inevitable damage to the tooth enamel surface.

Cheek Biting

Habitual cheek biting also known as morsicatio buccarum may occur due to misaligned teeth, ill-fitting dentures or tobacco chewing.

What is the difference between bruxing, clenching and grinding?

Bruxism can be divided into sleep and awake bruxism. Clenching means pressing the teeth together. Teeth grinding includes pressing and lateral movements.

What is bruxism?

Teeth grinding or bruxism is an involuntary dental condition in which the patient is clenching and gnashing his teeth when he is not eating.

Effects of nail biting on oral health

Onychophagia also known as nail biting may have negative effects on the dental treatment, tooth structures, muscles and TMJs.

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