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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…

Major Aspects of Infection Control in Dental Environment

DENTAL NEWS, Volume VII, Number II, 2000 Major Aspects of Infection Control in Dental Environment By Dr. Abdelhamied Yousef Saad, BDS, HDD, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Endodontic Division, College of Dentistry, King Saud University. Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Abstract The purpose of this work was to provide policies and procedures to minimize the potential for infection and cross infection from patient to dental staff and vice versa. Based on a thorough review of dental literature, the guidelines include evaluation of patient medical and dental histories, personal protection, equipment asepsis, instrument sterilization, surface disinfection, and using aseptic technique. This review indicated that strict adherence to the contamination control guidelines could reduce transmission of infectious diseases in dental environment. Introduction Infection, in general, may originate in the oral cavity. It may become localized or extend diffusely to differen…

A Novel Approach for Treating Fissure Caries

DENTAL NEWS, Volume VII, Number 1, 2000 A Novel Approach for Treating Fissure Caries
By Daniel W. Boston, DMD - Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Temple University School of Dentistry, Former Director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program.
ABSTRACT The impact of hidden caries and currently-available diagnostic methods on treatment approaches for fissure caries is significant, and provides an opportunity for a novel and conservative approach for treating these lesions. The problems of hidden caries and current diagnostic methods are considered in light of previous and proposed treatment solutions. A new system, the Fissurotomy™ System, is presented and the application of the system to treatment of fissure caries is explained. INTRODUCTION Diagnosis and treatment of fissure caries is one of the most frequently-performed activities for most general dentists. Our objective is not only to prevent and control dental caries as an infectious d…

Common Steps to Safe and Efficient Canal Preparation

DENTAL NEWS, VOLUME XII, NUMBER IV, 2005 Common Steps to Safe and Efficient Canal Preparation
By Richard Mounce, DDS ( - Private endodontic practitioner, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Author of a comprehensive DVD on cleansing, shaping and packing the root canal system for the general practitioner.
There are universal steps to preparation of canal spaces that ideally can and should be observed irrespective of the particular type of rotary nickel titanium files used for canal preparation. These steps can create more ideal canal shapes and do so in a manner that can diminish the incidence of iatrogenic problems. While there are an infinite variation in the methods and materials that might be employed in instru- mentation, the steps described below have empirically proved highly productive for the author.

1) Negotiation: Once straight line access has been made, it is essential to negotiate the canal to determine if the canal path is clear and can be instrumented easily. Ne…

An Innovative Technique: All-Ceramic Resin-Bonded Bridgework

DENTAL NEWS, VOLUME XI, NUMBER I, 2004 An Innovative Technique: All-Ceramic Resin-Bonded Bridgework

By Dr. Ahed Al-Wahadni ( - Associate Professor, Chairman of Allied Dental Sciences, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology
SUMMARY Resin bonded prosthesis is a prosthesis that is luted to tooth structure, primarily enamel, which has been etched to provide micro-mechanical retention for the resin cement (The Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms, 1994). Furthermore the retainer(s) is/are made of base metal.
In this case an all-ceramic cantilevered RBB was made and fitted to restore an unsavable upper central incisor. To our knowledge, this is the first time ever to report a free meta ceramic cantilevered RBB.
INTRODUCTION: Resin-bonded bridgework (RBB) is currently accepted as an effective method for the restoration of missing teeth in a arrange of clinical situations (Al-Wahadni & Hussey, 1999). While many RBB cases utilize a fixe…

Top Ten List of...

DENTAL NEWS, Volume IX, Number I, 2002 Top Ten List of Sound Oral Health Strategies
to Keep Children Pain-Free and Problem-Free
Throughout Childhood
By Neal G. Herman, D.D.S., F.A.A.H.D.
Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Director, International Program in Pediatric Dentistry, New York University College of Dentistry
Abstract Emerging information, technology and therapies make it possible for most children today to grow up with good oral health. The most powerful vehicle we have to achieve this goal is informed professionals and parents. All the tools exist to promote oral health and prevent problems in children if we apply what we know and have learned. The challenge is to increase dissemination of this information, and to remind everyone that good oral health contributes significantly to one's overall general well being12.
I- INTRODUCTION Dental problems during infancy and childhood are mostly avoidable. However, detailed information on how to achieve opti…