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02 Mar 2021

The Art and Science Behind Dentistry

Dentistry is an incredibly important profession that combines equal parts art and science. From diagnosis and treatment planning to the actual delivery of dental care, dentists must possess the knowledge and skill to perform the job. The art of dentistry involves a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, esthetics, materials, and technique, while the science involves a mastery of the biological and physical principles of the dental materials and procedures. As such, dentistry is a critical and growing field that requires a deep understanding of both art and science.

This blog post will explore the intricate art and science behind dentistry and how it contributes to the field as a whole. We will talk about the ever-evolving technology and treatments that enable dentists to provide the best possible care, as well as the impact of the art and science of dentistry on the patient experience. We will also discuss the importance of continuing education and the impact of the evolving technology on dental care. Lastly, we will take a look

1. Dental Anatomy & Physiology

The art and science of dentistry is based on a deep understanding of both dental anatomy and physiology. Dental anatomy concerns the structure of the teeth, gums, and jaw and the ways in which they interact with each other. It is critical for dentists to understand the anatomy of the teeth and jaw, as they will be using their knowledge to diagnose and treat any issues with them. Dental physiology, meanwhile, is the study of the functions of the teeth, gums, and jaw, such as biting, chewing, and speaking. An understanding of dental physiology is essential for dentists to be able to accurately diagnose and treat any issues that arise.

2. Dental Materials & Treatments

The art and science of dentistry involve understanding the structure and composition of teeth, as well as the materials and treatments used to protect and restore teeth. Dental materials used in dentistry range from metal alloys such as gold and amalgam, to ceramic and composite materials. Additionally, dental treatments may include fillings, crowns and bridges, implants, orthodontic braces, and root canals. Dentists must be well-versed in each of these materials and treatments to determine the best option for each patient.

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22 Dec 2015

Bleeding Gums: See Your Dentist Immediately

If your gums are bleeding, it could be a sign of periodontal disease and you should see a dentist immediately. Too many people ignore bleeding gums, hoping they will just “go away.” Unfortunately, bleeding gums can not only be a sign of more serious dental problems, they can also be a sign of chronic diseases such as diabetes or even atherosclerosis or coronary artery disease.

If you have periodontal disease and it is treated right away, it can usually be reversed. However, if you wait too long, it can develop into more serious forms of periodontal disease, requiring expensive or long-term treatment and it can lead to serious systemic diseases such as those mentioned above.

According to oral health surveys performed in Australia, as many as 25% of Australian adults have moderate to severe forms of periodontal disease. Once you reach the age of 65, that number increases to more than 50%.

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