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Dental professionals, "transparent teeth"?

Dental professionals, "transparent teeth"?

Enamel: If you are referring to the edges of the front teeth being transparent, this is usually due to the natural transparency of enamel. Also, severely worn teeth can look transparent. ...Read more

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Cosmetic dentistry & dental implant. Done by same dentists?

Cosmetic dentistry & dental implant. Done by same dentists?

Could be.: We like to think that all dentists are cosmetic dentists! cosmetic dentistry is not a speciality. Though some general dentists may place and restore dental implants, dental implants are often placed by specialists such as oral surgeons and periodontists. The general dentists or prosthodontist then places the crown on top of the implant. ...Read more

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Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Indirectly, maybe: Question is too vague, but i'll address possibilities. If a crown is poorly designed with a gap in the fit on the tooth, a cavity could develop in gap. If cavity remains after tooth reduction for crown, it may continue to progress under crown. If a crown doesn't contact adjacent tooth well, food trap forms which creates a condition for a cavity to occur on adjacent tooth or at margin of crown. ...Read more

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How are dental assistant and dental hygenist different?

How are dental assistant and dental hygenist different?

Dental assistant: A dental hygienist must complete 2 years of training and receive a degree at a recognized dental hygiene school, which is often associated with a dental school. A dental assistant is not required to have training through a school or college, although it is recommended. Some dentists can train the assistant on their own, assuming they have time in a busy day. Continuing ed is a must for both. ...Read more

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How often do dentists need panoramic dental x-rays?

How often do dentists need panoramic dental x-rays?

Depends on patient: A a general rule, panoramic radiographs are taken every three to five years. However, in monitoring some conditions, a panoramic radiograph may be needed as often as once a year to a couple of times in a year. Make sure your dentist informs you as to why you would need radiographs on a different schedule other than the norm. ...Read more

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Can dental sealants stick to dental fillings?

Sometimes.: The materials used for dental sealants stick to tooth surface but won't stick to metal fillings. Some times dentists place dental sealants next to fillings to fill in any small gaps between the filling and the tooth's surface. ...Read more

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What do orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics dentist do?

What do orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics dentist do?

-: Orthodontists correct malpositioned teeth. Endodontists treat infections and issues that arise within a tooth and periodontists treat infections and issues related to the supporting structure of our teeth. ...Read more

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Which dental anesthetics do most dentists use?

Which dental anesthetics do most dentists use?

Many Options: In my office I have about 5-6 types of dental local anesthesia. I use them based on the procedure i'm doing, and where that procedure happens to be in the mouth. I agree with dr. Brodsky; however, i also use carbocaine, marcaine, polocaine, and citanest on a fairly regular basis, each has different amounts of Epinephrine (the substance that increases duration of anesthesia). No "novacaine". ...Read more

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Dentist ortodontist periodontist endodontics what's the difference?

Dentist ortodontist periodontist endodontics what's the difference?

Different specialist: Orthodontist specializes in braces endodontist specializes in root canal treatment periodontist specializes in gum diseases. A general dentist treats a wide range of oral and dental problems and is not limited to any one area. ...Read more

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Might dental hygienist use a dental drill?

Might dental hygienist use a dental drill?

Dental hygienist: Dental hygienist or dental assistants are not allowe to use a high speed hand piece inside patients mouth. If you are referring to the ultrasonic hygiene cleaning instrument, they are allowed to use that. I hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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How are dental hygenist and dental technician different?

How are dental hygenist and dental technician different?

Different focus: A dental hygienist has been trained and licensed to clean teeth and prevent dental disease. They work closely with the dentist treating patients to keep your teeth healthy. A dental technician works in a dental laboratory fabricating prosthetic teeth, crowns, bridges, dentures. Working on models they are focused on fabricating the devices we use to replace teeth. ...Read more

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Why do dentists premedicate?

Why do dentists premedicate?

Heart conditions: The reccomendations from the ama (american medical association), aha (american heart association) and ada (american dental associaltion) are here: http://www.Mouthhealthy.Org/en/az-topics/p/premedication-or-antibiotics.Aspx. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what toothpastes/dental products strengthen tooth enamel?

Dental experts! what toothpastes/dental products strengthen tooth enamel?

Several: Any tooth paste with fluoride make the tooth more resistant to the acids that cause decay. If you get a tooth paste that is designed with a calcium and fluoride combination you can get minor remineralization (hardening) of the tooth. Tooth paste such as Pronamel and Colgate Enamel Health can be good for this. Any tooth paste should not be too abrasive as this can wear enamel away. Hope this is h ...Read more

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Do dental implants work?

Do dental implants work?

YES ! : Dental implants have been around for over 50 years. Today -the success rate of dental implants is 95-98%. Dental implants do work. We can replace one missing tooth or the whole mouth, so you can have permanent teeth and enjoy food and have quality of life you deserve. ...Read more

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Dental recommended mouthwashes?

Depends: I recommend smart mouth, and crest pro health for gingivitis. Listerine only for short term use due to alcohol content. Phosphlur is a good flouride rinse. ...Read more

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How do a orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics dentist differ?

How do a orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics dentist differ?

They all specialIze : Orthodontists have extra training in moving teeth and jaws. Endodontists have extra training in root canals. Periodontists have extra training in diseases of the gums. ...Read more

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Are orthodontists wealthy?

Are orthodontists wealthy?

Not really: I guess that all depends upon what your definition of wealthy is. Most orthodontists make a good living, but they wouldn't be considered wealthy. However, some orthodontist do make a great deal of money. There are many factors which determine what the orthodontist makes. I would place orthodontists in the upper middle class as far as yearly salary goes. ...Read more

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What teeth whitening brand would dentists recommend?

What teeth whitening brand would dentists recommend?

Crest white strips: I recommend crest white strips. you can buy them at most drug stores. ...Read more

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How are dental x-rays performed for wisdom teeth?

How are dental x-rays performed for wisdom teeth?

Panoramic; CBCT: Most commonly, a panoramic xray done, which shows entire jaw and all teeth. Commonly, a cone beam CT is also done to help localize nerves and other structures. For best results, see a board certified oral surgeon for exam/treatment. ...Read more

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