Posts from April 2017

A burning pain sensation - and treatments that do not work. This is what daily life is like for many of those who suffer from recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Research from the Sahlgrenska Academy now sheds new light on the reasons behind this condition found in the mouth. 
April's issue of the British Dental Journal is finally here. This new volume includes 2 verifiable CPD papers: 1) Radiographic evidence of treatment with bisphosphonates written by M. L. (T.) Thayer and 2) Evidence summary: the relationship between oral health and pulmonary disease written by D. Manger, M. Walshaw, R. Fitzgerald, J. Doughty, K. L. Wanyonyi, S. White & J. E. Gallagher. Unfortunately this time, both papers requires paid access to read them. 
After a long planning, patient education, careful follow-up and a lot of patience, an orthodontic treatment is finally completed. The patient is happy because his teeth are going to be set free of all the wires and braces. However another phase of the treatment is about to begin, to maintain the orthodontic results for the long-term. A lot of questions come to our mind, which retainer is going to be used?. When it's about the fixed retainer we also have to wonder: Which technique are we going to use to bond it? direct or indirect ?. Here's an interesting study that's going to help you to answer these questions. 
The Oral Health Foundation, is delighted to announce the return of National Smile Month for 2017, with the campaign promising to bring with it a summer time of smiles right across the country. 
 
This year the UK’s largest and longest running oral health campaign takes place between 15 May and 15 June and aims to increase awareness of important oral health issues and make a significant difference to the well-being of millions of people. 
A new Odontogenic tumour has been officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as seen in the latest edition of the Classification of Head and Neck Tumours of 2017. Only 7 cases of the Primordial Odontogenic tumour has been reported so far (6 in 2014 and 1 in 2016). The tumour represent a kind of primordial ectomesenchymal odontogenic proliferation with features closely resembling those of the dental papilla. As these develop during childhood or early adolescence, the presence of unerupted teeth may be the result of their displacement during tumour growth. 
 
WaterPik, is an oral irrigator or dental water jet, is a device that aims a stream of water at the teeth to remove food particles. The dental floss is a flexible strand of nylon or plastic filaments that mechanically removes food trapped between teeth and the film of bacteria that forms before it has a chance to harden into plaque. Which one is better for our patients health?.