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Do I Need Orthodontic Treatment?

Do I Need Orthodontic Treatment?

There are several factors that indicate whether a person needs orthodontic treatment or not – health factors, functional factors and aesthetic factors.

Concealed Internal Headgear / Dr. Ohr Ofek

Concealed Internal Headgear / Dr. Ohr Ofek

Many patients complain about protruding teeth, overbites or underbites. Treatment that involves wearing headgear is often the solution for correcting such problems.

Comparison between the different invisible orthodontic treatment options / Dr. Ohr Ofek

Comparison between the different invisible orthodontic treatment options / Dr. Ohr Ofek

Technological advancement in the field of dentistry, and especially orthodontics, has led to many “invisible” orthodontic treatments that are available today.

The Magic Wand

The Magic Wand

Over 130 years ago, in 1884, scientists first succeeded in adapting cocaine as the first local anesthetic for pain control. But it’s addictive characteristics drove the development of safer alternatives, with Lidocaine, the most common local anesthetic used in dentistry, entering clinical use in 1943. But many patients never take advantage of local anesthetics due to a fear...

The Magic Wand
Pre-Columbian Dental Cosmetics in Mesoamerica

Pre-Columbian Dental Cosmetics in Mesoamerica

The ancient Maya practiced cosmetic dentistry for a very long time, beginning in the pre-classic era (100 BC-300 AD), and up to the European intrusions of the sixteenth century. The more elegant tooth alterations occurred between 700 and 900 AD. But what we would consider esthetic and what the Mayans practiced were two different things. The most popular practice among the...

Pre-Columbian Dental Cosmetics in Mesoamerica
Microabrasion – The Solution for Removing White Stains on the Teeth

Microabrasion – The Solution for Removing White Stains on the Teeth

White stains on the teeth are usually aesthetically unpleasing, especially if they appear on the surface of the front teeth. The reasons for the emergence of white stains on the teeth are varied; usually, the stains are due to developmental problems involving the tooth’s enamel. Problems affecting the proper formation of the tooth’s enamel will cause the structure of the...

Microabrasion – The Solution for Removing White Stains on the Teeth
Dental Terminology

Dental Terminology

Caries - Better known to all of us as cavities. What are cavities? Cavities are caused by the activity of bacteria that adhere to the teeth, consume sugars from the food we eat, and excrete acids that eat away at the tooth. Who do we treat cavities? Treating cavities involves the removal of the damaged tooth layers and their reconstruction with a dental filling material. When...

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Are you about to undergo a dental implantation treatment? First of all, please allow us to offer our congratulations, since it’s not easy to make this decision; however, you’ll thank yourself later for it! In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know to calmly get through the implantation, and we’ll especially focus on the preparations for the implantation...

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Beware: Beryllium

Beware: Beryllium

Beryllium or Be is a chemical element from the alkaline family of metals. It is poisonous, very strong, elastic, lightweight, non-magnetic and an excellent conductor. It is silver-steel in color and serves primarily for hardening and strengthening alloys. It is still widely used today in various industries: aerospace, electronics, cars, optical and computers. In the past, it was...

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Dental Caries

Dental Caries

Why is oral hygiene important, and why should you keep your gums healthy? Maintaining proper oral hygiene is the basis of modern dentistry for three reasons: · Prevention is always healthier and cheaper than any treatment that a professional could provide. · Oral hygiene is an inseparable part of maintaining general bodily hygiene. · The body is one system, and a...

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The Dangers of Mouth Piercing

The Dangers of Mouth Piercing

Mouth piercing is a fashionable trend, common mostly among young people, but also among adults. Areas that are popularly pierced are the lip, the tongue and the cheek. People who get a piercing are unaware or sometimes ignoring the danger to their health that a mouth piercing can pose, complications that can influence their general health as well as their oral...

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Treatment of Organ Transplant and Prosthetic Heart Valve Recipients

Treatment of Organ Transplant and Prosthetic Heart Valve Recipients

Ministry of Health regulations regarding treatment in organ transplant and prosthetic heart valve recipients: General Background – 1. Patients who are candidates for transplantation or who have had an organ or bone marrow transplant receive treatment which weakens the immune system, and are therefore at risk of infection. 2. Patients awaiting open heart surgery for...

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Dental Treatment

Dental Treatment

The phrase “dental treatment” is a pair of words which encompasses a wide range of dental care procedures. Let’s learn what lies behind this phrase. The first area we’ll meet is conservative dental care. Essentially, in most cases when we discuss dentistry, we are referring to conservative dental care. The truth is that when we are careful about proper maintenance of...

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The Connection between Oral Hygiene and Alzheimer’s

The Connection between Oral Hygiene and Alzheimer’s

The wonderful world of technology, supported by the academia, uses studies to uncover connections which no one even dreamed of in the past. A new study published in April in the United States found a significant link between caries and dementia. In the past, a toothless mouth was identified with the aging process. But technology and advancement brought about an improvement in...

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