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ORTHOPHOS SL provides optimal 2D and 3D x-rays and is easy to operate On the proven ORTHOPHOS XG platform, Sirona has developed an x-ray system with innovative imaging technology for the greatest possible contrast with the lowest possible dose. It is available as an upgradable 2D version or as a 3D hybrid unit with a large volume (11x10 cm) or an 8x8 cm volume especially optimized for a general dental practice.

Chemicals in food packaging, fungicides might damage children's teeth

Early exposure to two chemicals often found in food packaging and fungicides may cause damage to children's teeth that can never be reversed, a new study finds. read more

What is gingivitis? What causes gingivitis?

Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums (gingiva). It commonly occurs because of films of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth - plaque; this type is called plaque-induced gingivitis. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth.

Watching cartoons could help children overcome anxiety of dental treatment

Watching cartoons through video glasses during dental treatment could help lessen children's anxiety and distress as well as reducing disruptive behaviour, according to a randomized controlled trial published in Acta Odontologia Scandinavica.

Anxiety about visiting the dentist and during treatment is common in children. Estimates suggest that as many as 1 in 5 school age children are afraid of dentists. Children with dental phobias end up experiencing more dental pain and are more disruptive during treatment. Although studies have shown that audiovisual distraction (eg, playing video games and watching TV) can be successful in minimizing distress and the perception of pain during short invasive medical procedures, the issue of whether distraction is beneficial during dental procedures is still hotly debated.