1.Does the dentist use a digital X-Ray system?
Digital X-ray produce 90% less radiation than old analog X-Ray machines.
2.Does the dentist use a dental laser to disinfect a newly drilled tooth?
A dental laser is approximately 99.9% disinfective. If a dental laser is not used, typical dental disinfection using hydrogen peroxide is only about 30% effective meaning that some infection will often remain.
3.Does the dentist use a rubber dam when removing silver amalgam fillings?
If a rubber dam is not used, significant amounts of vaporized mercury ions can be absorbed into the sinuses, brain, etc. -- which can create distressing symptoms.
4.Does the dentist use Septocaine as the anesthetic?
Lidocaine and Carbocaine are extremely toxic (carcinogenic) and block lymphs in the retromolar areas (where the injection is given) and can compound infection in other areas.
5.Does the dentist use a medical-grade tubing delivering purified air (placed into the nasal passages) while removing silver amalgam fillings?
If not, then the patient has a higher possibility of breathing in toxic air-bourne metal particulates from the drilling procedure.
6.Does the dentist use an exhaust system, placed near the mouth while removing silver amalgam fillings?
If adequate exhaust system is not used significant amounts of vaporized mercury ions can be absorbed into the sinuses, brain, etc.-which can create distressing symptoms.
7.Does the dentist use dye-staining (which later rinses away) to identify infection in the teeth?
Typical dental X-Rays are notoriously inaccurate in terms of showing dental decay -being accurate only about 30% of the time, regardless if digital or old analog X-rays are used. Dye -staining the teeth helps show decay that X-Rays routinely miss.
8.Does the dentist use low fusing ceramics or ceramic/hybrids to replace the fillings?
The LFCs (Low fusing ceramics) are special, truly biocompatible, nontoxic dental restorative material which has a built-in shock-absorbing capacity to prevent cracking under maximum biting pressure. Especially avoid metal fillings, crowns, etc.
9.Does the dentist use a laser to permanently bond a new inlay or crown?
If the dental restoration is not bonded by laser, the typical dental cements that are used will commonly wash out from underneath the crown or filling within about 5 years - eliciting slow decay underneath the crown or filling and more loss of the tooth. Laser bonding is permanent and will not do this.