Emergency Dentist When Traveling

Prepare For Dental Emergency Before Traveling

More and more people are traveling the world today then ever before and many need to see the emergency dentist. We all love to explore new places and have new experiences. What would you do if you have a dental emergency from a fall or an infection? Well here are a few tips. First see your emergency dentist.

If you have mouth or tooth emergency in Whittier you can call us 24 hours a day and we will be there to help. For dental implants questions and issues, contact us today.

Dental Emergencies Tips For Traveling Abroad

“Are you planning a vacation outside the U.S.? Don’t have your vacation ruined by a toothache. Prior to traveling abroad a thorough dental examination is important especially if traveling to developing countries or remote areas without access to safe dental care.

Travel Guides

Travel Guides (Photo credit: Vanessa (EY))

Emergency care abroad may be hard to find, uncomfortable, expensive, or even dangerous. Most of us take for granted the high U.S. standards for infection control and safety. We seldom think about the fact that sterile instruments, gloves, disposable needles and safe water are not always routine in parts of the world. Dentists practicing in the U.S. are held to high standards of care and must follow infection control guidelines for disease prevention. The standards for educating and licensing these professionals also vary in foreign countries. In the U.S., dentists have been educated in accredited schools and have taken national and state boards prior to receiving a license to practice.”

http://www.deardoctor.com/dentistry/blog/tips-for-dental-emergencies-while-traveling-abroad

“To obtain A Traveler’s Guide To Safe Dental Care visit The Organization For Safety and Asepsis Procedures (www.osap.org)”

Don’t let a tooth emergency dampen your vacation. Be sure to have your teeth in great shape prior to leaving home.

Top 10 Reasons To Have A Dental Cleaning

Get Your Teeth Professional Cleaned – Here is Why!

Do you have family member who neglects their teeth and avoids seeing their dentist for their regular teeth cleaning? Have you ever wondered about all the reasons you can explain to your family members about just why they should have regular  checkup’s and teeth cleaning? We at Whittier Square Dentistry can help your family members with almost all their dental needs. You can be our dentists will give you the very best care. We are here to serve all your family needs from regular teeth cleaning, to root canals and dental implants.

Top 10 Reasons to Have a Professional Dental Cleaning

“Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of  health related medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.

1. To Prevent Oral Cancer

According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies from oral cancer, every hour of every day in the United States alone. When you have your dental cleaning, you r dentist is also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.

 

English: A little girl has her first visit to ...

English: A little girl has her first visit to the dentist. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2. To Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow. Regular dental cleanings and check ups at dentist in whittier, flossing daily and brushing twice a day are key factors in preventing gum disease.

Here is an excellent article produced by a website called About.com. They have articles about almost any subject you are interested in.”

http://dentistry.about.com/od/dentalhealth/tp/reasonsdenclean.htm

This article was written by Tammy Davenport, former About.com Guide.

Are Dental Xrays Safe?

How Safe Are Dental Xrays

Here is an article about dental xrays and their safety. It’s fascinating now that research shows these x-rays are actually safe with their very low radiation exposure.  Do you know anybody who had developed cancer because of dental x-rays? I don’t know anyone, but here is a particularly interesting article. Whether the x-rays are for crowns, dental implants, or for your regular check up’s we do our best to be your best dentist in Whittier.

New Study on Dental X-ray Brain Tumor Risk Not Reliable – DR. JERRY GORDON

New Study on Dental X-ray Brain Tumor Risk Not Reliable

Dental xrays in Whittier Square Dentistry

A recent study in the scientific journal Cancer associated an increase risk of the brain tumor Meningioma with an increased frequency of dental x-rays. Meningioma is the most common brain tumor and is usually benign. Even so, this alarming study made national news and will likely cause many people to be needlessly fearful of receiving these x-rays.

Even though it is well known that these x-rays have extremely low radiation, I took the time to read the entire study published in Cancer. What I read shocked me. It wasn’t that there could be a risk of Meningioma from thesel x-rays, but that the study was based on how may x-rays each person remembered they had over the last 50 years! Can you remember how many dental x-rays you received over even the last 5 years? I doubt you can. I doubt I can, and I’m a dentist. I asked several of my patients, including a physician, and not one of my patients could accurately remember the amount of x-rays they had at my office over the last five years. One thing that was consistent was that every patient I asked overestimated the actual amount of x-rays they had received.

Here is the article for you to enjoy:  Dental XRays