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Diseases and Disorders of the Teeth and GumsPreventative dentistry was founded in the early 19thcentury. Today preventative dentistry is the foundation of dental care.
Prevention and Education (#2) The goal of preventative dentistry is to achieve and maintain optimum oral health for the longest period of time possible using the simplest, most universally acceptable methods.Your role as a Dental Assistant (DHCW) is comprised of patient interaction and education.Maintaining professionalism and displaying confidence and knowledge is key to becoming successful.Studies have shown that poor oral care can lead to other diseases and illnesses, and has been linked to many upper respiratory infections.
Pathophysiology of Dental DecayProblemTooth decay formation takes place due to a process called demineralization. (#57)The term "demineralization" simply describes the fact that minerals (like calcium compounds) are leached (dissolved away) from a tooth's hard tissues Resolution To prevent damage,

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