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Dr Dental, Detailed And Extensive Oral Evaluation Problem Focused
01/20/18

A detailed and extensive problem-focused evaluation entails extensive diagnostic and cognitive modalities based on the findings of a comprehensive oral evaluation. Integration of more extensive diagnostic modalities to develop a treatment plan for a specific problem is required. The condition requiring this type of evaluation should be described and documented. Examples of conditions requiring this type of evaluation may include dentofacial anomalies, complicated perio-prosthetic conditions, complex temporomandibular dysfunction, facial pain of unknown origin, severe systemic diseases requiring multi-disciplinary consultation, etc.

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Dr Dental, Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation
01/18/18

A Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation will typically includes evaluation of periodontal conditions, probing and charting, evaluation and recording of the patient’s dental and medical history and general health assessment. It may also include the evaluation and recording of dental caries, missing or unerupted teeth, restorations, occlusal relationships and oral cancer screening.

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Dr Dental, What is the Best Dental Insurance Plan
12/26/17

Question: I shopping for dental insurance but do not know much about it what is the best dental plan?

Answer: People have many different dental needs and depending on your own dental needs and what you may want will determine what is the best plan for you. Such as if you are on a fixed income you may want a lower cost dental insurance such as an HMO. However, if you are wanting to stay with a certain dental provider you may be better off with a PPO that lets you choose dentist in and out side their network of dental providers. What type of dental services you are wanting to have will also help determine the plan the best fits your needs. Take your time and read though a few dental insurance plan options. This website provide dental many different dental insurance plan choices in all states. Give member services a call if you have any question about any of our dental insurance plan options at 310-534-3444

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Dr Dental, Dental Sealants
12/18/17

Dental sealants are protective coatings placed over the tops of the back teeth (molars). They block bacteria and acids from sticking in the tiny grooves on the chewing surfaces of these teeth. Sealants can be placed in adults and children. Children can have sealants placed on their permanent molars once they come in, around age six. Sometimes they are also used on primary (baby) molars. Dentists can put sealants on molars with signs of early decay, as long as the decay hasn’t broken through the enamel.

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Dr Dental, How often do You Brush Your Teeth?
12/08/17

Question: I brush my teeth once a day I really do not see the need to do some more often.

Answer: It is advise that a person should brush their teeth at least twice a day. once in the morning and once at night. By brushing your teeth in the morning you are killing germs left in your mouth and fighting not only plaque build up but bad morning breath. By brushing your teeth at night you are removing food debris that was left on your teeth by eating throughout the day. Also it is very important to make sure your dental care habits do not stop at brushing. You need to floss at night every day too if you want to maintain good dental habits and healthier teeth and gums.

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Dr Dental, Limited Oral Evaluation
12/06/17

Generally under most dental insurance plans a limited oral evaluation is consider preventive service. A limited oral evaluation is problem focused, which is an evaluation that is limited to a specific oral health problem. This may require interpretation of information acquired through additional diagnostic procedures. Definitive procedures may be required on the same date as the evaluation. Typically, patients receiving this type of evaluation have been referred for a specific problem and/or present with dental emergencies, trauma, acute infection, etc.

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Dr Dental, Periodic Oral Evaluation
12/04/17

A periodic oral evaluation is an evaluation performed on a patient of record to determine any changes in the patient’s dental and medical health status since a previous comprehensive or periodic evaluation. This may require interpretation of information acquired through additional diagnostic procedures. Report additional diagnostic procedures separately. Generally under most dental insurance plan it is a type of preventive dental care service that is normally covered at 100 percent.

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Dr Dental, What Is An Endodontist
12/02/17

An Endodontist dentist is a dental specialist who limits his/her practice to treating disease and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions.

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Dr Dental, Fever Blisters
11/24/17

Fever blisters are fluid-filled blisters that commonly occur on ones lips. However, they can also occur on the gums and roof of the mouth, but this is rare. Fever blisters are usually painful, pain may precede the appearance of the lesion by a few days. The blisters rupture within hours, then crust over. They last about seven to ten days.

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Dr Dental, Teething at Four Months.
11/22/17

Question: My son just turn four month old and I think he is already teething. This is our first child, so we are not sure when a baby will normally start teething. Can they teeth at four month? Should I take him to see a dentist or a doctor?

Answer: There are babies that do start to teeth as soon as three months so do not be too worried if your baby it teething a four months. Some of the signs of teething would be: Drooling, Sucking on their hands and fists, fuss more, sleep less and all kinds of good stuff like that. There are teething products you can get at most stores, or if you have it Baby R Us that is a good place to go too. If you are worried about the teething process you can either go to your babies doctor or pediatric dentist either one should be able to help you. Go to the one you feel best about.

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Dr Dental, Teething and Its Symptoms
11/20/17

There can be many different symptoms and signs that your baby may be teething. Since all babies are different it is hard to say what your baby may do when teething. Listed are some of the signs that seem to appear when a baby is teething, you should always still check with your doctor to make sure your baby is teething and to rule out any other possible causes.

1) Fussy or Irritable: Do to the baby teeth coming in your baby gums may become sore and painful.
2) Coughing: Coughing can happen due to excess saliva during teething.
3) Drooling: Teething may stimulates drooling
4) Chin Rash: If you have a baby drools a lot then the baby saliva can cause a rash around the chin and mouth. This however can be avoided by cleaning the excess drool off of your baby chin and mouth.
5)Biting or chewing: They do this to help with the teething and to relive any pain.
6) Not sleeping well
7) Cold like symptoms and low-grade fevers. Note see a doctor on this symptoms to make sure it is teething and a different issues.

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Dr Dental, Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
11/18/17

BBTD or Baby Bottle Tooth Decay can also be called Carries. Caries is Latin for “rot”, and in Greek (“Ker”) it means “death”. The term “dental caries” thus refers to a dead tooth, or a tooth that is rotten or decayed. BBTD can be one of a few causing factor for caries. You get BBTD by leaving a baby bottle filled with anything other then water with a baby or child to keep in their mouth. This may help to keep the baby or child quite but can cause BBTD or carries. BBTD is clearly cause by baby bottles as stated above. However, baby can contact Carries from other means. What are some of the causes dental caries?

There are three:

1) specific bacteria (found in plaque)

2) sugar

3) susceptible tooth surface. (Weaken tooth enamel)

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Dr Dental, Teeth Care
11/14/17

Your baby will probably have at least a few teeth by the age of one. You will want to be on the lookout for tight teeth, which have no spaces in between. These teeth will need to be flossed daily. Your baby’s dentist can show you how to correctly floss your baby teeth.

Studies done show that children who begin dental care by age one have fewer fillings than those whose parents wait until age two or three. Getting to know a dentist at this age will help baby be more comfortable with him or her in the future, and you will get helpful guidance about how to manage habits (pacifiers and thumb-sucking, for instance) as well as tips on what to do if your baby bumps a tooth.

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Dr Dental, What to Do When Teething Begins
11/10/17

Prior to teeth you should get into the habit of wiping your baby gums with a finger brush or a clean soft washcloth. Doing this will help keep your baby gums free of bacteria which can hide and cause cavities to emerging baby teeth. When the tooth does cut though, clean it with a washcloth or baby toothbrush moistened with water. Do it after your baby’s morning meal and before bed so it becomes part of his or her regular routine. The last thing in your baby’s mouth before bed should be a toothbrush or water.

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Dr Dental, Dental Abscess is Pain Normal
11/08/17

I have a dental abscess I went in to see the dentist and was told I would need to have a root canal but that he could not do anything until the abscess was cleared and gave me antibiotics. Yet I am still in a great deal of pain and the antibiotics is not helping.

Reply: It is normal to have some pain when dealing with a dental abscess.  The antibiotics was not really given to help to relive the pain, but to clear the abscess. If the pain is so bad that you can not take it then speak to your dentist and see if they can issue you a pain medicine prescription. When you have an abscess most dentist will not remove or do a root canal until the abscess is cleared. That is why taking the antibiotics as directed is important in order to clear the abscess faster.

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Dr Dental, Horrible Toothache
11/06/17

I have a horrible toothache but I do not want to go to the dentist because I have dental fears that stop me from seeing a dentist. Is there anyway I can get pain killers from my doctor?

Reply: You may be able to get pain killers from your doctor. However please note: You can take all the pain killers you want, this will only get rid of the pain. Not the problem. A horrible toothache means there is something wrong with your tooth. A pain killer will not fix your tooth. Only a dentist can do that. Being scared of a dentist is an issue that dentist can understand. Tell the dentist of your concerns they are there to help you and if they know that you are scared they will explain to you what they are going to do. Knowing what is happening helps relive fares. Dentist really are not out to hurt anyone. They try and make what they do painless as possible. If you do nothing but mask the pain you are only going to have a bigger issues, and in the end have to see a dentist anyway. Why put yourself though that?

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Dr Dental, Can You Get Veneers for Really Yellow Teeth.
11/02/17

My teeth are really yellow and all the over the counter whitening products do not help. Can I get Veneers for my teeth.

Answer: You can get dental veneers for yellow teeth. However I would first talk to dentist about having your teeth professionally whiten. A dentist can whiten your teeth much better then any over the counter product.  Whitening is also much cheaper then dental veneers. If you choose to get dental veneers make sure you talk to a cosmetic dentist and keep in mind that both teeth whitening treatment and dental veneers are normally not covered under most dental insurance plans. If you wish to save some money of these types of dental care services I would suggest looking into a low cost dental discount plan which can save you around 15 to 20 percent.

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Dr Dental, Canceling Dental Insurance
10/30/17

Canceling Dental Insurance After Use of The Plan.

Question: I do not want to buy dental insurance on a regular bases. I would like to buy a dental plan to get a dental check up and cleaning done since is see many dental insurance provide this service at no cost. However can I cancel the plan right after having this service provided. Or am I forced to keep the plan.

Answer: You will need to read the terms and conditions of the plan you are looking at. Some insurance plans do require you keep it for a year. Where as other plans have long term waiting periods which would be okay for you if all want is preventive care but may not work out very well if it is determined you need additional dental services other then preventive care. You may want to look into getting a dental discount plan since most of these type of plans will let you cancel with a 30 day written request. As long as you buy based on monthly payments and not yearly.

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Dr Dental, Sour Can Be Just As Bad for Your Teeth As Sweet.
10/28/17

Although sugar is bad for your teeth it is not the only villain that undermines healthy teeth. Acidic, low-pH foods such as sour candy, soft drinks, and fruit juices will also soften teeth. Too much of these types of food can result in enamel erosion and diminished tooth size. Dentist warn to stay away from ultra-sour, ultra-sticky, ultra-sugary candies such as Warheads and Toxic Waste. However even sour gummy vitamins can be culprits.  It is suggested that if you are going to consume highly acidic foods, do it during mealtime to help minimize the effects by consuming them along with other foods.

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Dr Dental, Baking Soda To Whiten Teeth.
10/26/17

Does baking soda help to whiten your teeth? I can not use over the counter whiten strips because I have braces but can baking soda help?

Answer: Baking soda can help to white your teeth however you should not use baking soda to whiten your teeth when you have braces. Baking soda is believed to erode orthodontic glue and fasteners. Before trying to whiten your teeth talk to your orthodontic dentist first to make sure you do not damage your braces.

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