Assessing saliva components allows dentists to predict the progression of gum disease. Which are the biomarkers linked to periodontal disease?
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 is a categorization of edentulism, divided into four classes, most commonly used to plan a removable partial denture.
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, often marked as Pg or Pog, is a cephalometric landmark located at the anterior prominent part of the mandible.
The bluegrass dental appliance is a fixed orthodontic appliance that is used for overcoming thumb sucking and tongue thrusting.
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.
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.
What is the difference between floss picks and floss holders and how to use it for your oral hygiene routines.
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.