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Saliva Biomarkers for Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease

Assessing saliva components allows dentists to predict the progression of gum disease. Which are the biomarkers linked to periodontal disease?

 
Saliva Testing

The saliva tests help dentists identify the risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease. The testing measures the buffering capacity, pH, volume and consistency of stimulated and non-stimulated saliva.

 
Kennedy Classification

Kennedy classification is a categorization of edentulism, divided into four classes, most commonly used to plan a removable partial denture.

 
Enameloplasty

Odontoplasty, also known as slenderizing or enameloplasty, is a non-invasive dental procedure that recontours the tooth shape by removing part of the enamel.

 
Pogonion

Pogonion, often marked as Pg or Pog, is a cephalometric landmark located at the anterior prominent part of the mandible.

 
Bluegrass Orthodontic Appliance

The bluegrass dental appliance is a fixed orthodontic appliance that is used for overcoming thumb sucking and tongue thrusting.

 
Gothic Arch Tracing

The mandibular border movements drawn on a horizontal plane form the Gothic arch tracing. They show the lateral and posterior-anterior movements of the lower jaw.

 
Spaces Between Teeth

The gaps between the teeth can be a result of an imbalance between teeth and arch size, periodontal disease or bad habits like finger sucking and tongue thrusting.

 
Floss Picks and Floss Holders

What is the difference between floss picks and floss holders and how to use it for your oral hygiene routines.

 
Orthopantomogram

The orthopantomogram is a dental full mouth x-ray showing a two-dimensional picture of the jaws, sinuses and temporomandibular joints. It is also known as panoramic x-ray, full mouth x-ray, panoral or panorex.

 
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