As dental professionals, we have a responsibility to provide our patients with the best possible care. This includes understanding and addressing their fears and anxieties surrounding dental visits. Dental anxiety…
Many failures are attributable to a breakdown of communication among the essential trinity of patient, dentist and technician, rather than a problem of a technical nature involving the restorations themselves.
- Essentials of Esthetic Dentistry
Esthetic Dentistry Tip
Apart from preventing the ingestion or aspiration of the clamp, dental floss is particularly useful for assessing the condition of the mesial and distal contact areas, and thus for facilitating the passage of the rubber sheet beneath them.
Tooth Isolation: the Rubber Dam
Much of the available evidence indicates that xylitol has antibacterial properties that can improve the oral flora, but its caries-preventive effects are less well-supported. The conflicting findings may result from…