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Instruments used in Class 2 Restorations Amalgam, GIC and Composite

A Class 2 Tooth cavity is defined as – Carious lesion present on the Occlusal Surface of the Molars and Premolars extending into the Proximal surfaces of the tooth. – By GV Black. For cavity preparation of a Class 2 Cavity in the Pre Molars or Molars it requires a certain set of instruments which [&hellip

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How to use Mandibular Extraction Forceps – Anterior, Premolar and Molar

Mandibular Extraction Forceps as the name suggests are used to extract the Mandibular or Teeth of the Lower Jaw. The Mandibular Extraction forceps are divided into types based on the teeth which they are used to extract. Each Forceps has three parts – Handle, Hinge and Beak. In Mandibular Forceps the Beak is at a [&hellip

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Harmful Effects of Home teeth Whitening Kits on Dentin and Dental Pulp

Home teeth whitening kits have become very popular with people who want faster whitening of teeth and who cannot visit the dentist. A Study performed by researchers at the University of Toronto have published in Nature Scientific Reports, the harmful effects of Home teeth whitening kits available in the market. The study has concentrated on [&hellip

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Mandibular Forceps Used in Dental Extractions

Extraction of teeth is what everyone associated Dentistry with, as that has been what everyone has known from a long time. Dentistry in General has come a long way and there are other ways to save a tooth now than there were a decade ago. But in some of the worst cases where the teeth [&hellip

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4 Home Remedies for Toothache – Tooth pain, Wisdom Tooth pain, Tooth Abscess

Tooth pain is one of the most painful conditions which many patients say is the most severe pain they have ever experienced. In some situations when you are not in a position to visit a Dentist or get hold of any Analgesics and want to reduce pain, we will be sharing the 4 Best Home [&hellip

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Differences between Maxillary and Mandibular Molars -Permanent

Molars are the primary or main teeth which help in chewing of food in both Primary and Permanent Dentition. There are 6 Molars (1st, 2nd and 3rd Molars or Wisdom teeth) in Permanent Maxillary and 6 Molars (1st, 2nd and 3rd Molars or Wisdom teeth) in Permanent Mandibular dentition. Whereas in the Primary or Deciduous [&hellip

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Indications and Contraindication of Fixed Partial Dentures

Fixed partial dentures are prosthesis which are fixed to the existing natural teeth or Dental Implants to replace missing teeth in the Maxillary or Mandibular regions. There are multiple advantages of having a fixed partial denture apart from the obvious appearance and functional aspects. The other advantages of getting a Fixed partial denture is regaining [&hellip

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How Simple Oral Hygiene steps can reduce COVID-19 Severity

With the presence of COVID-19 crossing one and a half years and lots of research being conducted, it has been found that COVID-19 virus can travel to patients Lungs through the Saliva. It has been found that people with Gum Disease who have become COVID positive have more chances of it spreading to the Lungs [&hellip

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Mouth Breathing – Definition, Classification, Diagnosis and Treatment

Mouth Breathing is a Habit which is not normal, as a Habit is defined as a methodical way in which mind and body act as a result of frequent repetition of a certain definite sets of nervous impulses. Mouth Breathing has been defined by Sassouni ad Merle. Chacker FM (1961): It is a prolonged or [&hellip

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Composition of Saliva, Types and their Function

Saliva is what keeps the oral cavity moist protecting the teeth, oral mucosa, etc by maintaining and preserving the oral health. We know how important Composition of Saliva is to Oral health when the quality and quantity of saliva reduces leading to complications such as Dry mouth, increase in caries, gingival inflammation. We all know [&hellip

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Oral Symptoms of Mucormycosis – Diagnosis and Treatment

Mucormycosis or Black Fungus Infection as it is being called is a Fungal infection affecting the Nasal, Oral regions more commonly. The other regions which it affects less commonly are Eyes, Cerebral, Lungs, etc. Mucormycosis is usually seen affecting people with reduced immunity – AIDS/HIV patients, patients on Corticosteroid medication – Organ transplant patients, auto [&hellip

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Triangles of Neck – Anatomy, Borders and Contents

Neck is one of the most vital regions of the Human Body which is divided into Triangles of Neck as it consists of multiple essential structures of the Human Body which are vital for survival. So the Neck has been divided into multiple triangles to help categorize and understand the contents of neck, by dividing [&hellip

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What is Mucormycosis or Black Fungus – Symptoms and Treatment

Mucormycosis or Zygomycosis is a very rare Fungal infection which is seen in patients who are immunocompromised or people who have low immunity. Now seen in COVID-19 or Coronavirus affected or recovering patients due to their reduced Immunity. The Mucor mold as they call it, is found commonly in soil, plants, manure, decaying fruits, vegetables, [&hellip

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Differences between INBDE vs NBDE Part 1 and Part 2 for DDS in USA

Foreign trained Dentists to practice Dentistry in USA need to clear an Examination – INBDE – Integrated National Board Dental Examination which is replacing the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I and Part II Examinations which was being conducted in the past. INBDE is a replacement or a combination of NBDE Part I and [&hellip

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