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By Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD ScD

Written in particular for the dental sufferer, this source offers sensible information regarding dental well-being and treatments. Readers can entry easy-to-understand information regarding recommendations to their dental difficulties and approximately how you can continue a fit smile for all times.

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GLOVES If you are old enough, you will remember when dentists did not wear gloves when treating you. Such is still the case in the offices of many health practitioners other than dentists. However, in almost all dental offices, operating gloves are used routinely (FIG. 7). Most of these gloves are made from latex. About 90% of patients do not have any problems with latex. However, about 10% of people are allergic to latex. If you are one of those people, please inform your dentist. There are low allergenic materials used for gloves, including other forms of latex, or vinyl.

These plans have become less attractive to dentists and patients over the past few years, since insurance companies have reduced the amount they will pay for specific services. Under close observation, such reductions have made many of the indemnity programs appear as discounted PPOs. However, with a few exceptions, indemnity insurance plans have been good. DIRECT REIMBURSEMENT This is one of the few types of benefit plans that actually provide advantages for both you and your dentist, and not just the insurance company!

F. Result of Not Bleaching Teeth: Other than continued potential for psychological damage to the person, no physiological problems are associated with leaving the teeth stained. 2. Microabrasion Many tooth stains are superficial and can be treated by removing a small amount of the surface of the tooth. This microabrasion procedure is safe, not difficult, and requires a minimal amount of time. The technique adapts well to some superficial white or brown spots. (FIG. 18). A. Advantages: Superficial stains may be removed rapidly, easily, painlessly, and at a relatively low cost.

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