Dentistry

Methamphetamine may Seriously Damage the Teeth

Methamphetamine may Seriously Damage the Teeth Methamphetamine / methylamphetamine / desoxyephedrine is a psychostimulant drug used primarily for recreational purposes, but is sometimes prescribed for ADHD and narcolepsy under the brand name Desoxyn. Methamphetamine is highly psychologically addictive. It rapidly enters the brain and causes a cascading release of norepinephrine and dopamine (and to a lesser extent, serotonin) resulting in...

Dental Stains

Dental Stains Definition: Pigmented deposits on the tooth surface are called dental stains. Causes: Stains are ordinary colorless. The acquired or developmental coating become pigmented by- i. Chromogenic bacteria. ii. Foods iii. Chemicals. Types: There are several types of stains physically as well as chemically. Some of them are describe here. (a) Brown stain: # This is a thin, translucent, acquired bacteria...

Interdental Cleansing Aids and Its Procedure

Interdental Cleansing Aids and Its Procedure Brushing method does not eliminate interdental plaque completely from which majority of dental and periodontal disease appears to originate. For this purpose interdental cleansing aids is crucial to augment the effect of tooth brushing. Two types of interdental cleansing aids are described here. A. Dental floss: This is a multifilament nylon yarn that is either twisted or non twisted, bounded or...

Anti Obesity Drug : Rimonabant (Acomplia) Shown Effective also for Improving Blood Sugar Levels

Anti Obesity Drug : Rimonabant (Acomplia) There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 occurs when the body doesn't produce any insulin. People with type 2 diabetes either don't produce enough insulin or their cells ignore the insulin. Nearly 95% of people with diabetes have type 2. You are at risk for getting IFG or diabetes if any of the following are true: You are overweight or obese. You have a parent, brother or sister who has...