American Dental Association: Brush With Fluoride Toothpaste Before Age 2

American Dental Association: Brush With Fluoride Toothpaste Before Age 2
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affordable dental assistant schools / hygiene near san jose ca?

Question by Jazmin : assistant schools / affordable dental hygiene near san jose ca ?
I live in san jose and have been looking for professional dental schools / training. I do not want no real place, expensive as Heald, Carrington, Everest, etc. please help Best answer:
Reply by jannsody


smart to want to avoid those private for-profit schools such as warp, Everest, devry and Carrington You. If the community college (or county vo-tech school adult dental assistant) has accredited the “American Dental Association” program, schools are often more affordable, good reputación.Antes taking pre-req courses for dental hygiene or dental assistance, please look through and read some books dental, such as those found in the library of the local community college that offers DA or DH or dental school library text / local health. Some patients may have severe dental disease that can be difficult for some to handle. If you have not done some job shadowing, please find out about it también.Para accredited programs in DA or DH: http://www.ada.org/5500.aspxUniversidades U.S.: http://www .utexas.edu / world / univInformación overall career. Http :/ / www.bls.gov / ooh and can search

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Dental Fear

DENTAL FEAR….

by Dr. Ilya Zak

This is one of the top problems patients have in coming to the dentist and one of the top comments we hear from the patients.

My name is Dr. Ilya Zak and I would like to share a personal story which actually propelled me into the profession when I was a child.

I was 6 years old and growing up in Russia.  One morning my tooth started hurting me a great deal.  My mom scheduled me to see a dentist.  This place was a large dental clinic in the middle of Moscow set up in a hospital type setting.  It was 4 stories tall and housed different specialists on different floors.

My father was one of the dentists working in this clinic on the 4th floor which was the prosthodontic department.  The children’s clinic was on the first floor.

When my mom brought me to the pediatric dentist he knew I was a referral from my father, his colleague, and took “extra” care to be attentive to me.  He examined by painful tooth and quickly advised my mom that it needed an extraction.  My mom agreed to proceed with the extraction and the dentist quickly began the process.

“Open your mouth, Ilya” he said to me in a very stern tone.

I cooperated immediately even though I was super scared but did not want to embarrass my parents and wanted to be an adult about it.  My mom also told me at home that I may need an injection which would be a little pinch and after I would not feel anything at all…

All of a sudden this dentist took out a large tool and began to advance towards my mouth.  Imagine my surprise and shock when he stuck this instrument in my mouth and started pulling on my tooth.  “What no shot?” I quickly thought to myself.  But I clamped down my little hands on the chair and tried to be a “man” and bear the process.

At some point the process of him pulling my tooth with no anesthetic became unbearable and I began to scream.  But the dentist to my surprise would not stop and just said to me “Just wait little man, I am almost done”…

This “almost done” seemed to last forever and I continued to scream louder and louder.  Finally I saw my dad,  who came down because he heard me scream on the 4th floor.  He began speaking to the dentist who was very aggravated with me for my child-like behavior.   I felt like I let my parents down.

This was the experience I never forgot in my entire life.  It happened in 1972 behind the Iron Curtain and haunted me for years.  I actually think this helps me daily in my career as a doctor.  I hear this quite a lot.  “I was hurt as a child”.

When you say this, I don’t think you’re alone.  Dental pain and anxiety management has evolved tremendously in the last 50 years.  At  Zak Dental  the most effective ones have been implemented.    The greatest satisfaction I have as a dentist is to hear my patient’s say…”Doctor this was the best visit I ever had”.

This article is the first in the series of Dental Fear Management articles for the month of June 2015.

Oral piercings and infections?

Question by Bandit: Oral piercings and infections?
I have heard that oral piercings get infected easier than normal because your moth is dirty, but I have also seen that they don’t get infected easily because your mouth is constantly producing new saliva.

So which is it??

Also, are tongue WEB piercings safe?

Best answer:

Answer by dentalhyg
If you think about it, the body is going to view the piercing as something foreign- or something that shouldn’t be there. First of all, oral piercings can damage periodontal tissue. Constant contact between the jewelery and gums and tooth structure can cause recession, chipping of the teeth, nerve damage and constant inflammation. The mouth itself is not “dirty” but it home to millions of tiny micro organisms that do have the potential to cause infection. Just because our salivary glands are producing saliva, this does not mean pathogenic micro organisms may/ may not be present.

An infection can become life threatening if it’s not treated promptly, which is why if you do opt for an oral piercing you should maintan proper recare visits to the dentists office.

According to the American Dental Association, “oral piercing carries a potential risk of endocarditis, an inflammation of the heart valves or tissues. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the piercing site in the mouth and travel to the heart, where it can colonize on heart abnormalities. This is a risk for people with heart conditions and, in the worst of cases, results in death.”

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