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Best Dental Products: -toothbrush with a soft bristles and a compact head (should be changed monthly and after recovering from cold, flu, mouth sores, etc.) - toothpaste with Fluoride (change your toothpaste brand and flavor regularly) -floss (preferably not the satin kind) - waterpik for oral irrigation -bacteria fighting mouth rinses -peroxyl mouthwash by colgate for relieving canker sores and/or mouth sores. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It works well: 4 ways to get sedated. 1. Nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas. This is really only antianxiety agent. 2. Nucalm- a way to fake your body into sleep mode-also antianxiety method. 3. Oral sedation- pills given to obtain a mild sedative and amnesic state. 4. Iv sedation-mild to moderate conscious sedation and amnesia. Best if a lot of dental care is needed over a short period of time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Choices: Reduced fee care available at a university dental school as well as many offices and clinics that accept medicaid. Most dentists offer extended payment plans. Call your local health care clinic and ask for information. I have often wondered, however, how patients could afford expensive computers and expensive internet access, but not personal health care. I guess it's a matter of priorities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insurance?: Dental care policies can be insurance which pay certain percentages for dental work. Other type of plans are a reduced plan where you pay the dentist directly at a reduced fee, there is a fee schedule for these based on the cost of your policy or premium. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Before birth: Bacteria that causes cavities is most often passed from his/her parents. The healthier the mom's gums are, the less risk there is for giving birth to a child that is underweight and/or premature. Even while your child is a fetus, his/her teeth are starting to form. Taking pre-natal vitamins is helpful as well as making sure mom and dad are taking care of their own teeth and gums. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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