Vitamin D Crucial for Dental Implant Success

Vitamin D Crucial for Dental Implant Success By Lucy Wyndham

If you have just lost one or more teeth, you may be considering dental implants as a solution. Gaps in teeth can affect your bite, lead to the movement of adjoining teeth, and even cause pain and discomfort so many patients opt for implant surgery for a lasting solution to their problem.  Because dental implants are considered ‘aesthetic surgery’, they are generally not covered by average health insurance plans in Lebanon, and they can be costly. Sometimes, insufficient bone may be present, occasionally leading to a need for bone implantation or even a sinus floor elevation, which also increases the cost.
When you opt for dental implants, it is vital to do all you can to increase your chances of success. One way to do so, research indicates, is by ensuring you have sufficient Vitamin D levels. How Can Vitamin D Help? If you are above the age of 65, then you are probably well aware of the importance role vitamin supplements ca…

What is the best choice of toothpaste?

Middle East dental consensus: Stabilized Stannous Fluoride based dentifrice is toothpaste of choice A selected panel of ME elite dental academics gathered for a two-day scientific consensus to discuss recommendations for best choice of toothpaste. This unique assembly took place at The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina, UAE. The consensus was led by Professor Hien Chi Ngo, Dean of College of Dental Medicine of the University of Sharjah and Dr. Elias Berdouses, Board Member of Emirates Pediatric Dental Club. The consensus was achieved by the Delphi methodology (A structured survey approach conducted in multiple rounds of questionnaires and answers. It is regarded as a systematic, interactive forecasting method relying on a group panel of experts*), resulting in an unbiased evidence based conclusion on the best type of toothpaste available.
Introduction An ideal toothpaste should protect gums, teeth and the oral environment with minimal side effects and environmental impacts. In addition to t…

Updating the CA Clear Aligner Therapy

Updating the CA Clear Aligner TherapyPablo Echarri, D.D.S. - Director of the Master in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics of Athenea Dental Institute, San Jorge University, Spain, President of the Iberoamerican Association of Orthodontists, Chairman of the congress of the World Society of Lingual Orthodontics
Javier Echarri, D.D.S. - Student of the Master in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics of Athenea Dental Institute, San Jotge University, Spain

Dental News Volume XXIV, Number IV, 2017

Abstract In this article the author explain the particular characteristics that makes the CA Clear Aligner system different that the others as well as the special tools that allow the clinicians to reduce the treatment time and increase the effectiveness of the therapy.
Keywords: CA Clear Aligner, Screws, Pliers, Power grip
Introduction Actually CA Clear Aligner through CA Digital offer a complete solution for the doctors that want to digitalize their offices. In fact from one scan (directl…

Effective Ways to Encourage Your Children to Brush Their Teeth

Effective Ways to Encourage Your Children to Brush Their Teeth by Lucy Wyndham
As soon as the milk teeth start to erupt, they need to be looked after and brushed daily; the first tooth often emerges at 6 months, but some babies are born with a tooth or two. Some parents are of the attitude that baby teeth aren’t important because another set will grow later in childhood. This is far from the case, baby teeth are extremely important. If they are not properly looked after your child may have difficulty chewing and also speaking clearly. They also provide a framework for the adult teeth to grow. Over 40% of children have cavities in their baby teeth. At this essential time in young children’s lives, in terms of learning, milk teeth need to be looked after. Brushing teeth is an a grown up’s responsibilty, until they are 6 or 7, when they start brushing their own teeth. Copying teeth brushing Children learn by watching and copying. If you want to demonstrate the correct way to brush your ch…

White Spot Lesions: A New Topographic Classification

White Spot Lesions (Part I): A New Topographic Classification (WSTC)Dr. Fadwa Chtioui - DDS and Postgraduate Student, Department of restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, University Hospital of Sahloul, Sousse - Tunisia (
Dr. Omar Marouane - Assistant Doctor, Department of restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, University Hospital of Sahloul, Sousse - Tunisia
Dr. Nabiha Douki - Head of the department of Odontology, Professor in Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, University Hospital of Sahloul, Sousse - Tunisia

Dental News December Issue 2017

Keywords Cosmetic dentistry, Demineralization, Esthetic dentistry, Minimally invasive dentistry, Restorative dentistry, Enamel
Enamel demineralization is frequently encountered in dental practice. Histologically, hypomineralization is the common feature and several etiologies stand behind their clinical appearance.
Recently, resin infiltration technique was introduced to mask these enamel lesions.
The principle of co…

Recommendations for mechanically reducing plaque

Recommendations for mechanically reducing plaque A panel of MEA academic dentists gathered for a two-day scientific consensus to discuss recommendations for mechanically reducing plaque and maintaining the best possible oral health.
The consensus led by Prof. Crawford Bain (Program Director Periodontology at Hamdan Bin Mohammad College of Dental Medicine) and Dr. Arwa Al-Sayed (Director of the Saudi Board in Periodontics and Chairman of the Saudi fellowship program in Implant Dentistry) was organized as a first of its kind during a two day consensus based on the Delphi methodology. With a focus on tooth brushing habits and oral care.
Over the two days, the initial consensus was as follows:
Evidence suggests that oscillating-rotating powerbrushes are more effective in the short & long term compared to manual brushes. According to present data, over the short & long term, power brushes are better at maintaining oral health. Evidence suggests that oscillating-rotating powerbrushe…

Natural Remedies for Angular Cheilitis

By Lucy Wyndham
Angular Cheilitis causes the corners of the mouth to become cracked and dry. This in turn can cause bleeding and blisters and the skin may feel scaly and itchy. You may also find that you have an unpleasant taste in your mouth. This guide will help you understand the causes of this condition and the best ways to cope with it.
Improving your diet will help Angular Cheilitis can sometimes be caused by a deficiency in minerals, in particular zinc, iron and Vitamin B2. Improve your iron by eating vegetables such as spinach, soy beans, leafy green vegetables and lentils. Lamb and beef are also rich in iron. Green beans, asparagus and Brussel sprouts are rich in zinc. Foods rich in Vitamin B2 include cheese, beef and lamb and oily fish such as tuna or mackerel. If you have difficulty including these foods into your diet, you may wish to take a supplement. Angular Cheilitis caused by infection When saliva builds up in the corners of your mouth it can cause the skin to crack. I…