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Dental consultations

What do we do when checking your teeth? If you ever wondered what do dentists look for in your teeth when you show them your mouth and open up, this article is for you. Hygiene  of your mouth Presence  of caries Position  of caries Depth  of caries Extent  of caries Involvement  of root canals with caries or not Alignment  of teeth And that is just to name a few. In fact, the comprehensive list goes way beyond these perplexing parameters, and by force of habit, all those items are simultaneously checked to every tooth, as soon as you walk in for the first time. For example, did you know that with each patient, we like to know if they have underlying systemic conditions, for example there could be allergies to Latex from gloves or Nickel in the metal braces. I personally had the unfortunate experience of getting rashes and puffy eyes by Latex sensitivity back while I was still in college, before even going into dental school.  What happened to the adage of “Look, Listen, and Feel”? In t