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Anilkumar K.,Meenakshi Ammal Dental College
Oral health & preventive dentistry | Year: 2012

Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms which, when administered in appropriate amounts, confer a health benefit to the host. Although these organisms are naturally present in food and water, they can also be deliberately added to some foods because of their beneficial effects for human health. The potential application of probiotics for oral health has recently attracted the attention of several teams of researchers. However, only a few clinical studies have been conducted so far, and the results to date suggest that probiotics could be useful in preventing and treating oral infections, including dental caries, periodontal disease and halitosis. This article summarises the currently available data on the potential benefits of probiotics for oral health. Source

Seethalakshmi Ashokan C.,Chettinad Dental College | Sreenivasan A.,Saveetha Dental College | Saraswathy G.K.,Meenakshi Ammal Dental College
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2014

Goldenhar's syndrome is a rare condition which was described initially in the early 1950s. It is characterized by a combination of anomalies: dermal epibulbar cysts, auricular appendices and malformations of the ears. In 1963, Gorlin suggested the name, oculo-auriculo-vertebral (OAV) dysplasia for this condition and he also included vertebral anomalies as signs of this syndrome. The aetiology of this rare disease has not been fully understood, as it has shown itself to be variable genetically and to be caused due to unclear reasons. Here, we are reporting two cases of Goldenhar's syndrome, where almost all the classical signs of this rare condition were present. Source

To evaluate the efficacy of 10% casein phosphopeptide amorphous calcium phosphate complex (CPP-AC P) used alone or with fluoride as compared to fluoride mouthrinse for the remineralisation of occlusal white spot lesions in an in vivo pilot study. Forty-five subjects with occlusal white spot lesions (WSL) determined by visual examination and confirmed with Diagnodent were randomly divided into 3 groups: group 1: 10% CPP-AC P + 0.2% NaF; group 2: 10% CPPAC P; group 3: 0.5% NaF mouthrinse for 30 days. The pre-treatment and post-intervention Diagnodent values were tabulated and subjected to statistical analysis. Among the groups, the remineralising potential of 10% CPP-AC P + 0.2% NaF (group 1) and 10% CPP-AC P (group 2) were similar, however, both groups were superior to 0.5% NaF mouthrinse (group 3). The CCP-AC P technique is highly beneficial for the remineralisation of non-cavitated occlusal white spot lesions when compared to 0.5% NaF mouthrinse. Source

Idiculla J.J.,Meenakshi Ammal Dental College
International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Year: 2012

Sinonasal papillomas are relatively rare, benign epithelial tumours of the nasal cavity. These lesions generate considerable interest because they are locally aggressive, have a tendency to recur and are associated with malignancy. The authors present a unique case of malignant sinonasal papilloma with neck metastasis. In the English literature only one case of such a presentation has been reported. © 2011 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Source

Chakravarthy R.,Meenakshi Ammal Dental College
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2010

An intraoral sectional prosthesis was fabricated to restore more normal contour to a patient's ower lip that was compromised following a marginal mandibulectomy which was performed to eradicate a malignant neoplasm. The surgical resection compromised the lower lip on the affected side, because the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve was damaged during the surgical resection. The prosthesis successfully restored the lost lip support, reduced the incidence of lip biting and improved the patient's oral competency. This clinical report describes the procedure for making an intraoral magnet retained lip plumper prosthesis to improve patient aesthetics and oral function. Source

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