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Get to Know Your Teeth
Get to Know Your Teeth

Get to Know Your Teeth Teeth is an organ that helps in cutting food in the beginning of the digestive system, its fragmentation and shredding, protection and development of the surrounding tissues. Teeth, which are important for function, sound and aesthetic, are settled in the lower and upper jaw bones and supported by gingival tissues. […]

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What is dental x-ray and why is it used?
What is dental x-ray and why is it used?

Diş röntgeni nedir? What is dental x-ray? Dental x-ray graph is a technique for acquiring the image of invisible parts of bone and gingiva via x-ray use. Why is dental x-ray taken? Dental x-ray is a supportive method for diagnosing problems of teeth or jaws. For example, only large decays can be diagnosed with oral […]

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What causes dental pain, what does it refer to?
What causes dental pain, what does it refer to?

What causes dental pain, what does it refer to? Dental pain refers to a variety of meanings according to severity and factors. If cold and sweets causes teeth tingling, it refers to problems such as dental caries, cracked tooth fillings, cracked or broken teeth and retraction of the gums. If hot causes toothache, it refers […]

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Dentist phobia
Dentist phobia

Dentist phobia Fear is the reaction that people develop to unknown or known. These fears can be seen in many different areas in life and sometimes they can be hidden until the fears are experienced. Fear of a known event is due to conclusions drawn from experienced bad memories. Fear of an unknown event is […]

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The role of the teeth in speech
The role of the teeth in speech

The role of the teeth in speech Speaking is the first and basic step of human communication. Some professions such as politics, acting, presenting and singing are based on proper speech. Teeth have an important role in proper speech. Some examples below highlight this role. The‘TH’ sound is produced when the tongue brushes against the upper […]

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Gaining the habit of Tooth Brushing
Gaining the habit of Tooth Brushing

Gaining the habit of Tooth Brushing Another common complaint I hear from the parents as a pedodontist is that children do not brush their teeth sufficiently.  The easiest and best method for gaining this habit is to begin tooth brushing in early ages. As pediatric dentists, we advise parents to clean the teeth of their […]

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What does bleeding gums cause and is there a treatment?
What does bleeding gums cause and is there a treatment?

What does bleeding gums cause and is there a treatment? Bleeding gums refers to gum problems and it requires immediate care. Gum problems lead loss of tissue surrounding the tooth, tooth loss and general disorders that effect tissues such as kidney and hearth. Dentists can treat these disorders.      

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Oral Piercing
Oral Piercing

Oral Piercing Piercing is common among young people. It is usually made to the tongue, lips and cheek. The piercing is thought to be the indicator of difference. However, it damages anatomical structures and it has long term and short term complications. So, dentists absolutely do not recommend it.    

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Herpes – Aphtha lesions and their treatments
Herpes – Aphtha lesions and their treatments

What is aphtha? Aphtha is painful ulcerous lesions surrounded by pale yellow-red halo which occur in the mouth commonly in cheek and lip mucosa, sometimes on the tongue, on the soft palate, in the pharynx, gingiva etc. At least %18-20 of society is dealing with this problem. It is more common in ladies. Although aphtha […]

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SHOULD THE MILK TEETH BE TREATED?
SHOULD THE MILK TEETH BE TREATED?

SHOULD THE MILK TEETH BE TREATED? Milk teeth are important for guiding the permanent teeth and functioning until they come out. Their deficiencies will create complications that will cause problems for permanent teeth, thus they should be kept in mouth until their time is up, and if it is not possible space holders should be […]

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Underwater Dentistry
Underwater Dentistry

Underwater Dentistry Professional divers go through periodic dentistry control due to a syndrome called “diver’s mouth syndrome”.  This syndrome is also named barodentalgia. As changes in pressure occur, dental pain may develop due to problems of gingiva and other dental discomforts. Another opinion is that divers bite the small regulators and this causes dental pain. […]

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Sterilization
Sterilization

Sterilizasyon Cross infection: microorganisms are transferred between patients, dentists, assistants and even dental technicians easily. This type of infection is named as cross infection. Sterilization: sterilization is killing all the microorganisms including bacterial and fungal spores. Disinfection: It is removal of pathogen microorganisms or their inactivation. Sterilization and disinfection methods which should be used during […]

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