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Very safe but: Sealants manufactured in the us are safe to place on teeth and can be very beneficial. I recently read an artiicle in a peer review magazine that some sealants manufactured outside the us had detectable levels of bisphenol a (bpa) in extreamly low levels. Bpa from composite fillings and sealents manufactured outside the us should be avoided since there is some concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can silicon gel sheets fade the appearance of scars from laser tattoo removal? (The scar is about 3 years old).
Keloid scar options: Keloids are scars that grow outside the boundaries of the original scar and usually require more agressive treatment such as surgery and injections. Scars that are thick or red but not keoids can be treated with various topicals, my recommendation being scar gel from skinmedica. Most scars improve over time without special treatment, and taping them for 6 weeks after surgery helps more than creams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biocorneum gel , Mederma or hexilak silicone gel which of these 3 gel is better to treat scars which are created from stiches ?
Depends: Don't expect much from any of these. Where is the scar? How big? How old? If it is important to you, see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Protects : A fissure sealnat is a resin that is flowed over the deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth. By sealing the grooves it creates a barrier to bacteria and sugar from infiltrating uncleansable areas and protects against caviity formation. Also sealants create a smooth surface that is much easier for the patient to keep clean. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different lenses: Soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (rgp) lenses are very different. The main advantage of rgp is in correcting unusual types of astigmatism. However, a person has to build up wearing time and they are initially less comfortable. Soft lenses are comfortable from the start and often can be worn longer, but may not give as crisp vision as rgp. Soft lenses are much more commonly used. ...Read more
Radiesse (dermal fillers) Safety: Radiesse (dermal fillers) dermal filler has a great safety profile. Temporary undesired effects such as bleeding and bruising at the site of injection are similar to hyaluronic acid fillers. Redness and swelling immediately after treatment is frequent but short lived. Consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon/ cosmetic surgeon to discuss your goals and concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?
Not anymore: Bpa (bisphenol a) is a resin used in some plastics. There is some evidence, tho nothing has been proven, that bpa may have harmful effects on child development. Dental sealants & newer composites don’t contain it. The american dental association states the bpa in the saliva after 2 hrs from old plastic fills is 200 x lower than the level epa (environmental protection association) considers safe. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Metal: The metal crowns are more durable than the porcelain crowns. ...Read more
In concert w/brushin: Dental implants should be cared for the same as you would your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, mouth rinses, and the water pik is a great addition, but not a substitute for any of the others. You also need to maintain your professional dental visits as well, so get that water pik and bring your oral hygiene to the next level! ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers