A Brief Introduction

Oral Academy is a modern platform for communication between colleagues. It is a new medium for sharing experiences and ideas. The platform is created by a young team and aims to shorten the distance between dentists in the virtual space and to assist them in more difficult clinical cases.

The platform has an active Facebook page, announcing the main publications and news, as well as a group where you can discuss everything in the field of dental medicine. The site has already published many useful materials that are free to download. Some of these are questionnaires for assessment of the patients' medical status, various informed consent, a brief guide to antibiotics used in odontogenic infections, and many more.

Teeth are composed mainly of hard tissues. The hardest part of the teeth is the enamel.

The enamel itself even though very compact and resistant is being attacked by the acids that foods as sugars mainly produce.

This process leads to demineralization of the hard tissues which can result as a dental caries.

It is well known that fluoride in water even though sometimes when in high concentrations causing discoloration of the teeth leads to dental caries resistance. So, what is the cause? Fluoride connects with the hydroxyapatite crystals of the enamel thus replacing the hydroxide ions and stabilizing the structure of the molecule making it more resistant to acid.

Studies had concluded that treating teeth locally with fluoride toothpastes increase the amount of fluorapatite in the enamel as well as that these toothpastes are completely safe. So, using fluoride toothpastes is safe and leads to a lower risk of tooth decay.