time and patience
Some dentists in assessing their communicative skills are guided by the polite smiles of patients during treatment: they smile, which means they are happy with me. Others are too confident that they can establish contacts with any person. Still others believe that the main thing is manual skills, and the ability to find a common language with patients is the invention of psychologists.
Criticism of the “starring” doctors hinders their pride and self-esteem, a conflict is inevitable. Or it is an internal conflict, when a person experiences a clash between the self I represent and the real self. Or an external conflict, which is accompanied by accusations against management, psychologists, patients. Continue reading
What do you think, when a doctor tells a patient about pathogenic bacteria in the oral cavity, does this contribute to hygiene? Scientists believe that the results of a recent study on the content of specific strains of bacteria and fungi in the mouth will finally make patients think.
The study involved 25 adults with no signs of caries. They took samples of bacterial biofilms from the interdental space. According to the analysis results, Streptococcus and Lactobacillus bacteria were isolated in the microflora of all participants, while Streptococcus mutans bacteria were found in only 28% of the samples. The authors came to the conclusion that even people without signs of caries need to use dental floss or a special interdental brush to clean the cavity of traces of these bacteria. Continue reading
The human body is a single whole, so any problem should be solved in a complex. So, the reasons for the formation of a malocclusion can be various malfunctions in the body. One of the prerequisites is a violation of posture, since problems with the spine can lead to serious problems with the teeth.
Posture and Bite
Scheme of posture and occlusion dependence
To correct a malocclusion, dentists use orthodontic constructions, and at the same time, orthopedists are engaged in strengthening the muscles of the whole body. Only returning the muscles to their original amplitude and strength can remove spinal disorders.
The sooner treatment is started, the less time the correction process will take, therefore, these diseases are most easily treatable in childhood. During the growth and development of the human body, correction of occlusion pathology is carried out by stimulation or, conversely, by slowing down the growth of the jaws. Correction of occlusion and posture in adult patients is a more difficult, but feasible, task. With the help of modern technologies and new techniques, it is possible to obtain positive results. Continue reading