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The dentist and the technician: A love story about breaking up with traditional methods

May 10, 2015

It’s time to say good-bye to the old ways of making traditional physical impressions. While once deemed the way of the future, physical impressions have become a thing of the past. In a recent presentation, dentistry experts Justin S. Marks, CDT, of Master-Touch Dental Laboratories and Apeksha Pole, DMD, outlined the advance in digital technology using digital impressions for removable partial dentures.

Why Dental Crowding Happens?

February 26, 2015

Dental crowding is commonly encountered in the Pakistan population during routine check-ups in community dentistry visits, operative dentistry and orthodontics. It is the most common complaint in the dental patients visiting the hospital and private practice. It usually happens due to negative difference between the space available in the dental arch and the space required to align the teeth. There is no space for all the teeth to erupt within the arches, which leads to mild-to-severe discrepancies in the arch. With regard to the severity of space deficiency, crowding is divided into three categories: first-degree (mild) crowding, second-degree (moderate) crowding and third-degree (severe) crowding.

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Energy Drink Consumption Correlated With Unhealthy Behaviors

February 24, 2015

The uplifting effects of energy drinks are well advertised, but a new report finds consumption among teenagers may be linked with poor mental health and substance use. The intake of energy drinks continues to increase, as more products are introduced to the market. While energy drinks are often promoted as improving performance or providing nutritional benefits, they can have distressing concerns for oral health.

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