What’s so special about the South African Dental Association?

Question by londonboy: What’s so special about the South African Dental Association?
I’m not sure if this is still the case but I remember that on tubes of toothpaste I used to see the words “Accredited by the South African Dental Association” or something like that. I always used to wonder what was so special about the South African Dental Assoc. that a huge brand like Colgate for example would feel the need to let everyone know it had been approved by them. Are they world leaders in dental health or something?

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Answer by enamel
I have no idea and have never noticed that on a tube of toothpaste. Sorry I could not be of much help. You might try Google. Good Luck

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Can dental implants be used to replace 1st and 2nd molars?

Question by anonymous: Can dental implants be used to replace 1st and 2nd molars?
A dentist I saw said that it is difficult to place dental implants in the far back of the mouth-especially the 2nd molar region. He said the reason is there is less bone in the far back of the mouth. Is there a way around this? Are dental implants still successfully placed in the 1st and 2nd molar areas of the mouth frequently? I have two 2nd molars on the top right and lower left that may eventually need to be replaced by implants.

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Answer by capacop
be careful about implants because if you get in an auto accident, where normally you would just lose a couple teeth, the person with implants may receive a broken and or shattered jaw, unless the technology has changed since the 90s

and i dunno, sorry lol

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Oral Cancer Treatment

by Dr. O. Karnakova

Here at Dr. Zak’s, an oral cancer screening is part of our comprehensive examination with every patient.  A visual screening is performed of the oral cavity in areas such as the tongue, floor of the mouth, buccal mucosa, throat, and including areas outside the mouth. A palpation of the head and neck is also conducted  to check for any irregularities in the lymph nodes or skin. The risk of cancer has a positive correlation between ethnicity, gender, and age. Patients who are alcoholics or tobacco users are at especially high risk for oral cancer.

If any suspicious lesions are detected, the patient will be referred to a specialist. The oral surgeon will conduct a biopsy to determine  if the tissues are malignant.  If the results return positive for cancer, the patient will have to undergo treatment as soon as possible. Depending on the type of cancer, stage, and location, different treatment options are available such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, cetuximab, or a combination between them. Typically, cancer that has not spread or invaded the deeper layers of tissue can be treated with minimally invasive surgery. If the cancer is left untreated or undiagnosed, it may metastasize to the surrounding lymph nodes in the head and neck or other parts of the body. As the cancer becomes larger or spreads, the type of treatment becomes much more aggressive,  and the survival rate dramatically decreases.

The beginning stages of oral cancer is often asymptomatic and can be mistaken with other types of common problems such as ulcers, soreness of the jaw, or weight loss. It is important to visit your dentist regularly for oral cancer screenings regardless of age, ethnicity, or gender. Early detection increases the survival rate while minimizing the invasiveness of treatment. Having cancer diagnosed as early as possible will help ensure the treatment is as effective as possible.

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Fix your teeth and brighten your smile with dental

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