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Tooth

Tooth is the calcified tissue of the body present in the oral cavity embedded partly in the jaw and part of it exposed in the mouth. It is an important part of our life as it helps in chewing down food for us to eat. The tooth is a calcified structure which is made up [&hellip

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Abrasion of teeth

Abrasion of teeth refers to the loss of the protective layer of the tooth structure the enamel due to external mechanical forces. Due to this the gingival margin recesses and the dentin is exposed so there are more chances of tooth infection. Definition of Abrasion: It is the pathological wearing of dental tissues or dental [&hellip

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Reasons for Erosion

Tooth Erosion and Abrasion are terms which refer to the loss of external tooth structure(enamel), but erosion means loss of the tooth structure by means of chemical agents and abrasion due to mechanical friction of the tooth structure with any external agent. Erosion: Tooth erosion is referred to as the loss of tooth structure due [&hellip

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Oral Thrush also known as Candidiasis

Oral Thrush or Candidiasis what is it: Oral thrush is a fungal infection, which targets the mucous membrane in the oral cavity, it is caused by the fungus ‘candida albicans’ when this bacteria infiltrates into the oral mucosal layers. It is seen in babies as well as adults. How does one acquire Oral thrush: As [&hellip

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Importance of Aesthetics in Dentistry

Clinical Dentistry in general deals with 50% Aesthetics and the other 50% concentration is focused on the treatment of pathological conditions of the tooth. Coming to the importance of aesthetics in dentistry and how it is implemented in dentistry. Firstly we will come know the definition of aesthetics. Aesthetics: It is the Beauty / appearance [&hellip

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Edentulous mouth

This condition is also called as Edentulism. This is a condition where there are no teeth left in the oral cavity and all the teeth have fallen. In this condition there will be great difficulty for the patient to chew any kind of hard food as the mucous membrane of alveolar ridge will be exposed [&hellip

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Dental Instruments used in Ist year of BDS

The instruments used in Ist year of dentistry are mostly the technical instruments and some of the clinical instruments. In Ist year we mostly learn the work done by technicians and learn about their work practically, so we use the instruments used by them which are non clinical. The instruments used are: 1) Macintosh sheet: [&hellip

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Permanent teeth

Permanent teeth are the set of teeth which replace the Deciduous teeth, the permanent teeth are more in number and are comparatively larger than the deciduous teeth. These are called the Permanent teeth because these are the last teeth to erupt and there will be no new growth of teeth in the oral cavity after [&hellip

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Deciduous Teeth

Deciduous teeth also known as the Milk teeth are the set of teeth present in children. These teeth are present upto the age of 12 in most of the children but can vary in some individuals, There are mainly 5 teeth in each Quadrant in the oral cavity. The teeth missing are both the Pre [&hellip

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Salivary Glands

Salivary Glands: These are the secretory glands or the Exocrine Glands which secrete a multi functional fluid known as Saliva. Saliva which is a combination of many substances with varied functions is a slightly viscous fluid which is composed of many substances which are produced and secreted into the oral cavity by different salivary glands [&hellip

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Human skull

Skull: It is defined as the Skeleton of the head. It is also called as cranium All the bones in the skull are joined immovably by joints known as sutures, But with an exception the mandible which is joined by the movable Temporomandibular joint(TMJ) Skull is divided into 2 main parts: 1) Brain box/calvaria– upper [&hellip

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Gingivitis

Gingivitis: It is the Pathological condition  of the gingiva(soft tissue surrounding the tooth). It is caused by the bacteria which causes plaque. It is a type of Periodontial deisease. Symptoms: Gingivitis is mainly seen with the following conditions Swollen gums Bleeding gums Normal hard pink gums turn to reddish soft Foul smeel starts emmiting from [&hellip

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Dental Braces

What are Dental Braces-These are the corrective appliances used to bring the teeth, jaw bone, jaw joints and lips and musculature into proper alignment mainly to improve the aesthetics of a person. Basically the word braces is a layman’s term used for orthodontic braces which are made of medical grade stainless steel metal totally harmless to our oral cavity. [&hellip

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Dental Histology

In Dental Histology as you can see from the name we deal with –Dental: about the tooth and its surrounding structures –Histology: study of the microscopic structures like the cells and fibers in the tooth structure So in dental histology we deal with the microscopic study of the structures of the tooth and the structures in [&hellip

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