The dentistry - The science or profession concerned with the teeth and their supporting structures. Most dentists work in general dental practice; others practise a specialized branch of dentistry.

Dentists in general practice undertake all aspects of dental care. They may refer patients to a consultant in one of the specialized branches of dentistry, such as orthodontics (correction of the alignment of teeth), prosthetics (fitting of bridgework and dentures), endodontics (treatment of diseases of the tooth pulp), and periodontics (treatment of disorders affecting the tissues supporting the teeth).

Dental hygienists carry out scaling (removal of hard deposits on the teeth) and demonstrate methods to keep the teeth and gums healthy.


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