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American Dental Association's San Antonio conference economic impact
According to American Dental Association officials, more than 75 million Americans won't visit a dentist this year, even though nearly half of people over 30 suffer from some form of gum disease and an estimated 25 percent of children under the age of …
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American Dental Association Encouraged by Soda Makers' Pledge to Promote
The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in …
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To improve oral health of adults with developmental disabilities, support
In this month's issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine report on the first large-scale survey to investigate factors influencing at …
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Composite Fillings


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Sometimes, when you have a toothache, the cause is due to the tooth being severely decayed.  If the toothache is causing you severe pain, the never on the inside of the tooth may be dying or already dead.  If this is the case, you’ll need to either have the tooth extracted or the nerve removed from the tooth, in order to remove the abscess. Removing the nerve will save the tooth, and is known as a root canal.
 

Root canals are very common within the world of dentistry, as they represent a known way to save the tooth from dying.  Although many people end up having their teeth extracted, others turn to the root canal.  This dental procedure isn’t preferred by many, as it can take quite a long time, normally around 3 – 4 hours.  If the abscess is severe, it will take longer, as the dentist will have to scrape out all of the dying pulp from inside of the tooth.
 

Now days, dentists are starting to use machines to do a majority of the scraping and probing associated with root canals.  In the past, the dentist had to do it all himself which took quite a bit of time.  Now, with the use of a machine, the dentist can drill the hole in the tooth then let the machine to do the scraping.  This helps to cut down on the amount of time for a root canal, as well as ensure that all of the dead or dying pulp has been removed efficiently.
 

The cost for a root canal may also be something that people fear worse than the actual procedure itself.  Root canals can cost around $800 to over $1,000 dollars, which makes it something that many can’t afford.  Instead of paying a high price to have a root canal, most choose to pay a smaller price and simply have the tooth extracted.
 

The choice you need to make when thinking about a root canal, is whether or not you wish to save the dying tooth.  Sometimes, a dentist will recommend the root canal, especially if he thinks it would be in your best interest to save the tooth.  Other times, he will let you make the decision, and decide if you want to save it or just go ahead and have it extracted.
 

Although the root canal is a procedure that many fear, it is also a procedure that can save the life of your tooth.  If you have a dying tooth, you should consider this procedure.  It isn’t really that painful, as you’ll be numb the entire time.  The only thing that’s really frustrating is the time it takes to complete the root canal.  Even though it may be time consuming – it is still an efficient way to save the life of your tooth.

affordable dental assistant/hygiene schools near san jose ca?

Question by : affordable dental assistant/hygiene schools near san jose ca?
I live in san jose and have been looking for vocational dental schools/training. dont want any real expensive places like Heald, Carrington, Everest etc. please help!

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Answer by jannsody
You’re smart to want to avoid those private For-profit schools such as heald, Everest, devry and Carrington. If the local community college (or county vo-tech adult school for dental assistant) has an accredited program from the “American dental association”, those schools are usually more affordable and reputable.

Before taking pre-req courses for dental assisting or dental hygiene, please look through and peruse some dental textbooks such as those found at the local community college library that offers DA or DH or the local dental/medical school library. Some patients may have severe dental disease which may be tough for some to handle. If you haven’t done some job shadowing, please find out about that as well.

For accredited programs in DA or DH: http://www.ada.org/5500.aspx

U.S. colleges: http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ

General career info: http://www.bls.gov/ooh and can search.

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Aesthetic Dentistry

Thank God for aesthetic dentistry. Hey, am I right here or am I right? I think there are individuals around the globe who are incredibly pleased regarding our new-age aesthetic dentistry. After all, it seems like most individuals are not born with straight or perfect teeth. In all honesty, I’ve always found this notion to be seriously odd. I mean think about this for a moment. We’re all born with certain limbs, organs, and attributes; why is it that our teeth don’t come in straight very often? This is bizarre. Our arms come on okay; our eyes aren’t crooked or backwards; our fingers are proportional. What is the deal with our choppers? They should come in straight and perfect. Crooked teeth that demand assistance should be abnormal. Well, that’s my opinion anyway.

Are you in need of some aesthetic dentistry? Hey, if you are, you’re definitely not alone in this. Take a quick look around. You’ll surely see quite a few individuals sporting braces on their teeth. Or you’ll spot quite a few people who need braces or aesthetic dentistry. This is plain and simply a burden that we humans have to deal with. I’m not going to lie, but I’ve never had to have braces or aesthetic dentistry. I was indeed one of the lucky ones. I got down on my knees and thanked God as a child when I found out that I wouldn’t need braces. This was utterly great news. My two brothers both ended up having to get braces. That’s a bummer. However, I do see the pangs of braces and aesthetic dentistry. My daughters all require braces and it costs a fortune. It’s funny because my wife’s teeth were also perfectly straight. What is causing all these children to need braces?

The art of aesthetic dentistry has really evolved since back in the day. Even over the last decade there have been numerous improvements to the field. The truth is if you need braces or some sort of aesthetic dentistry, you should take care of it as soon as you can. This is the way to go. The last thing you want is to be dealing with this when you’re 45 years old. Hop on the web and check into all the latest and greatest aesthetic dentistry that can benefit you and your smile. Have that amazing set of choppers you’ve always wanted.

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