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White Spot Lesions: A New Topographic Classification

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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 (cldfadwa@hotmail.com)
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
Abstract
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

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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…