Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dental exam -sharp instruments

Dear Dr.Ellie,


Should my dentist/oral hygienist avoid using the sharp instruments to
probe tooth surfaces during my exam?  They both found a "sticky" spot on one of my molars.

Something in your book made me think that this type of exam could do further damage
to a softened tooth.

I have no minimally invasive dentist nearby and have been happy with my dentist.  


However, I would like to prevent further damage to my tooth if I have a chance of remineralizing it.
 

Any suggestions?
J




Hi J,

It is definitely not advisable to push a sharp point into softened tooth
enamel.
We know that the first stage of a cavity is softening of the outer enamel.
This part of the tooth becomes porous and easily damaged.

At this stage minerals can go back into the material and rebuild it to full
strength.

Pushing a sharp point into softened enamel may open up a bigger hole and
make healing less likely.

I would not be happy if somebody did this to my tooth!

My advice to you is this make your teeth so strong they can resist even a
sharp pointy instrument!

My website shows clearly the sequence of rinses that will create this
wonderful strong enamel for you.

If you use the complete sequence of mouth rinses twice a day, and Zellies
mints or gum after every meal or snack, in six months you will have the
teeth of your dreams!

The next time you go to the dentist you will probably find they cannot
push a sharp point anywhere!

Small dents in teeth will disappear, and the softened areas will be built
back to resist and be strong.

My advice is to have at least five exposures to xylitol each day and use
my complete mouth care system morning and night.

You don't say how old you are but I think you're probably a young person.

Oral health has a huge impact on your general health more than we already
know at least more than most people know!

You will be amazed if you make your mouth healthy how much better you
will feel throughout your whole body.

This is easy to achieve let me know if you need more help!

Best wishes,
Ellie

Ellie Phillips DDS
Dental Health for Everyone!
author, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye

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