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I'm interested in a 100% better alternative to dental dams. The obvious solution is rubber shorts (perhaps washable?) does this exist somewhere?
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Dr. Jayang Vora
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
There are devices like a short dam but will not protect same as standard rubberdam.

In brief: No
There are devices like a short dam but will not protect same as standard rubberdam.
Dr. Jayang Vora
Dr. Jayang Vora
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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rubber Dam
The rubber dam is excellent for isolating teeth during dental procedures .
It keeps the teeth dry during the restoration phase. It also keeps water and particles from entering the throat. They are made of latex and latex free materials. Alternatives are suction devices that are placed around the teeth.

In brief: Rubber Dam
The rubber dam is excellent for isolating teeth during dental procedures .
It keeps the teeth dry during the restoration phase. It also keeps water and particles from entering the throat. They are made of latex and latex free materials. Alternatives are suction devices that are placed around the teeth.
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dr. Thomas Davis
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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry
In brief: No Shorts
If you don't like to have the rubber dam placed, your dentist could use a different system(i.
e. Isolite) to reduce the contamination during dental procedures. The dental dam is the only one that will completely protect you as well from falling parts such as files during root canals and is required for such procedures. Can't wash plastic, it must be sterile when it goes in your mouth.

In brief: No Shorts
If you don't like to have the rubber dam placed, your dentist could use a different system(i.
e. Isolite) to reduce the contamination during dental procedures. The dental dam is the only one that will completely protect you as well from falling parts such as files during root canals and is required for such procedures. Can't wash plastic, it must be sterile when it goes in your mouth.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dr. Robert Mokbel
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Dr. Joel Gallant
I'm assuming this person is referring to the use of dental dams for preventing HIV transmission during oral sex. I haven't heard of using rubber shorts, but I'm sure they exist. If you can think of it, it's on the web.
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