What is infection control? The purpose of infection control in dental practice is to prevent the transmission of disease-producing agents such as bacteria, viruses and fungi from one patient to another, from dental practitioner and dental staff to patients, and from patients to dental practitioner or other dental staff. In addition, it is necessary that endogenous spread of infection is also prevented by limiting the spread of infectious agents. Successful infection control i
A common misconception is that a missing tooth is solely a cosmetic problem, that it’s nothing more than a gap in your smile.
In truth, a missing tooth can cause severe problems to your remaining teeth, your jaw and your bite. When you lose a tooth, the bone which holds the tooth in place starts to atrophy and shrink. This bone does not grow back, and it will continue to atrophy: eventually affecting the health and stability of your remaining teeth. In some cases, this can c
Why Are They Called “Wisdom” Teeth? Third molars have been referred to as “teeth of wisdom” since the Seventeenth Century and simply “wisdom teeth” since the Nineteenth Century. The third molars generally appear much later than other teeth, usually between the ages of 17 and 25 when a person reaches adulthood. It is generally thought among linguists that they are called wisdom teeth because they appear so late, at an age when a person matures into adulthood and is “wiser” tha