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.