Deglutition or Swallowing

Deglutition is also known as ‘Swallowing’,  it is the process by which the food taken passing through the oral cavity into the Gastrointestinal tract. The Number of times a person or individual swallows per day: 600 times Deglutition is divided into 3 stages: Oral stage Pharyngeal stage Esophageal stage. The stages are ...Read More

Xerostomia – Dry mouth

Xerostomia, more commonly known as dry mouth, is not a disease in itself. Rather, it is a symptom of many other diseases and conditions. These conditions cause saliva production to decrease or stop. Saliva moistens your mouth and helps you to swallow and taste food. It also is a natural cavity fighter. ...Read More

10 Guidelines for a Better Breath | How to Control Bad Breath

We try to get better breath when we are suffering from Halitosis(Bad breath) or are very intelligent and think that “Precaution is better than cure” and maintain good hygiene and proper maintenance of teeth, so that the complication never appears. “To maintain good oral hygiene” is the “mantra” to prevent any oral ...Read More

Some Intresting Facts In Dentistry | Dental Myths

We have enlisted more than 100 unique, interesting and wired facts related to Dentistry.  While going through different books i came through many interesting facts related to dentistry, mostly about the kind of dentistry which was in practice before the original dentistry practice started. So here are some of the interesting facts ...Read More

Guidelines to the Perfect Impression

The Perfect impression is the first step towards the preparation of a perfect prosthesis for the patient, so utmost care should be taken during Impression taking. Filed under are some guidelines which followed thoroughly will lead to a Good impression. 1. Uniform, homogeneous mix of Impression material 2. Tray is sufficiently filled ...Read More

Impression taking with Shellac Base plate

Taking of an impression with the help of Shellac baseplate is a bit out dated now but still in practice in some places, The primary aim of baseplate is to make a replica of the structures of the oral cavity on the cast by application of pressure. Instruments: Shellac Baseplate (both mandibular ...Read More

Impression

It is the negative replica of the structures of the oral cavity be it hard(tooth) or soft(gingiva, mucous membrane) structures, which are used to fabricate the cast or model of the patient, and for making crowns, dentures, and other prosthesis. Materials used for taking Impression: The most commonly used material is Zinc ...Read More

Muscles of mastication

The muscles which are required for mastication are known as the muscles of mastication, These muscles help mainly in the movement of the mandible and not the maxilla as maxilla is an integral part of the skull and the mandible being the only movable bone in the skull. There are many muscles ...Read More

Mastication

Definition of Mastication: Rhythmic opposition & separation of jaws with the involvement of teeth, lips, cheeks & tongue for chewing of food in order to prepare it for swallowing & digestion.  In simple terms we can describe it as “Grinding of Food into smaller particles to help is easier digestion with the ...Read More

Theories of pain transmission through Dentin

In order to explain the way pain is transmitted to dentin many scientists proposed many theories of transmission of pain through the dentin to the pulp where the nerves are largely crowded. The pain or the stinging sensation seen on the teeth is due to the dentin which makes up the bulk ...Read More

Theories Of Mineralization

Mineralization is a Process taking place in all the calcified structures in the body like the bone & enamel. It is defined as the deposition of the mineral salts in and around the organic matrix to make it a calcified structure. The mineralization process is based on 2 mechanisms: Booster Mechanism Seeding ...Read More

Eruption Timing / Sequence of Permanent teeth

Permanent teeth consist of 32 teeth, they completely erupt by the age of 18-25. The first in the sequence to erupt being the Lower 1st Molar (6-7 yrs) and the last to erupt is the 3rd Molar(18-21 yrs). The anterior teeth or the incisors mainly the mandibular erupt lingually to that of ...Read More

Eruption timing / sequence of Primary or Decidious teeth

At about the age of 6-8 months there is a start in the eruption of the primary dentition through the alveolar gingiva. The first anterior teeth can be seen around the 6th to 8th month after birth, and the first posterior tooth can be seen at around 16 months. There are 20 ...Read More

Eruption

Eruption is defined as the continuous tooth movement from the stage of the dental bud to the occlusal contact. In our life time we get 2 sets of teeth the Primary dentition and the permanent dentition. First the primary dentition are seen, which on dislodgement give space for the permanent teeth to ...Read More