Category: Prosthodontics

Basics Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

More than just snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea has been shown to be associated with several other health issues including heart problems, diabetes, and of course sleep issues/tiredness5. This post was written to describe some of the terms used with OSA A diagnosis from a… Continue Reading “Basics Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea”

What Is Combination Syndrome?

The study of prosthodontics allows us to create appliances for those who are missing teeth, and give those who are edentulous a chance to speak and chew properly again. Edentulism (the process of losing teeth) comes with it a host of issues – the… Continue Reading “What Is Combination Syndrome?”

What is Centric Relation?

According to the glossary of prosthodontics, ‘a maxillary-mandibular relationship, independent of tooth contact, in which the condyles articulate in the anterior-superior position against the posterior slopes of the articular eminences’ JPD, The Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms Centric relation is not to be confused with… Continue Reading “What is Centric Relation?”

The Effectiveness of Salt Water Rinse and Hypertension

Is salt water rinse effective in reducing the microbial load in the oral cavity? According to a recent study, ‘salt water rinse can be used as adjunct to routine mechanical plaque control for prevention of oral disease.’ In this study, the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration… Continue Reading “The Effectiveness of Salt Water Rinse and Hypertension”