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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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: ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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) ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

Dental Pain

Dental pain is the main reason why a patient comes to a doctor especially a dentist because the dental pain is the worst pain of the lot. Predisposing factors: Dental pain is can be caused due to many reasons regarding the parts surrounding the mouth like the jaws and teeth, but the ...Read More

Dental Arches

I – Maxillary dental arch II – Mandibular Dental Arch Dental Arches: The bones, soft tissue aggregates in our oral cavity which form an arc like form to support the teeth of our oral cavity.  Mouth is divided into 2 Arches Mandibular & Maxillary arches. Maxillary dental arch: The bigger arch of the 2 arches, it ...Read More

Wisdom teeth (Third Molar)

Third molars are the last teeth in our oral cavity to erupt and are the most distally located teeth in the oral cavity. They are more popularly known as wisdom teeth as they erupt after the age of 18 yrs, so they are referred to as the wisdom teeth as people consider ...Read More