Systematic Testing and OSHA Inspections Are Key to Good Dental Care with Dr. Sam Muslin

Laurance Levinne, CEO of California Medical Compliance Company and OSHA inspector understands better than most people what it takes to get patients in the dental chair.  Clean and sterilized instruments and surfaces as well as following strict OSHA guidelines keeps dental patients safe. Most dental professionals do not and cannot afford to neglect these guidelines as we saw in the Tulsa Oklahoma dentist case.  For Mr. Levinne, no dental environment is as clean or as safe as Dr. Muslin’s office.

For Dr. Sam Muslin, media coverage on isolated cases like Tulsa blemish the good work of nearly 150,000 dentists who do their due diligence to not only make patients comfortable but safe as well.  With nearly 30 years experience in reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry in the Southern California area, Dr. Muslin understands and follows these regulations to the letter.  Sterilization with an autoclave for every piece of equipment that comes into contact with a patient is of extreme importance in his office.  Every assistant and hygienist must also wear protective gloves, eyewear and masks.

While infection in a dental environment is rare, every precaution is taken in Dr. Muslin’s office.  Private rooms with cutting-edge technology allows every patient under Dr. Muslin’s care to receive exceptional safety with a touch of comfort.  For dental care safety and expertise, look to Dr. Sam Muslin.

Teeth Basics

Given the importance of teeth in the consumption of food, teeth are also essential in helping people speak coherently and clearly, ascribing teeth as an important part of any human being’s body.

When talking about looks, teeth are pretty much also given a lot of emphasis, given how bright smiles are natural come-ons which anyone would smile to.

As such, keeping teeth well and healthy remains to be a top priority for anyone.

When talking about properly taking care of one’s teeth, what better way is there than in getting some solid understanding over teeth – some “teeth basics”, if you will.

In an effort to help you take better care of your teeth, here are some “teeth basics” for you to peruse.

The Growth Phase

As human beings grow, teeth also grow, defined by phases. First would be the rise of 20 primary teeth, which are typically referred to as “milk teeth”.

At four months in the womb, a baby would already start developing his or her milk teeth, formed inside a baby’s mouth.

Typically the lower front central primary teeth are first to come out, coming out within the first seven months after a baby is born. Molars, known as primary molars, would then follow, typically sometime in the first 12 to 16 months since a baby’s birth.

Primary canines would then follow after the eruption of primary molars, some time within the first 16 to 20 months, with the second set of primary molars coming out within the first 20 to 30 months.

All in all, a child gets to have all of his or her milk teeth by two to three years old.

Permanent Teeth

Permanent teeth typically start coming out by around six years of age, with molars being the first to come out.

Hidden under the surface of gums, the first permanent teeth set would move upwards, with the roots of the primary teeth being resorbed after they fall out. By six to eight years of age, front teeth would begin to erupt, and by the time a child reaches twelve years old, he or she would probably have all of his or her permanent teeth.

“Wisdom teeth” typically come out somewhere after a child reaches 18 years old, thus its “wisdom” moniker, linked with 18 years old being an age of maturity.

Given that after the milk teeth phase permanent teeth are what would follow, emphasis on keeping permanent teeth healthy should be a top priority since losing them would mean that they are lost for good.

Regular brushing and flossing helps reduce the onset of cavities and periodontal disease, along with taking necessary precautions (such as gum guards for those active in contact sports) in ensuring that teeth are safe are also important.

Also regular trips to the dentist helps ensure that your teeth are at their healthiest and at their best in form.

Mouth bacteria and its link with heart inflammation

mouth-bacteriaA study hailing from researchers based from the University of Bristol in the UK and from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland reveal a link between the Streptococcus gordonii – a type of bacteria often found in the mouth – and heart inflammation, particularly when the bacteria manages to enter the bloodstream.

The study notes how much of a risk factor the bacteria is in the overall health and well being of the body.

Plaque, often found building up on the teeth, are known to be one of the  most bacteria-infested layers that can be found in the human body, making it one of the more ideal “hosts” for Streptococcus gordonii to be.

The research reveals that, though plaque is typically found on the surface areas of teeth, the Streptococcus gordonii bacteria can gain entry into the bloodstream through bleeding gums, with the body’s immune system unaware of its entry by posing as human proteins.

As revealed in the study, Streptococcus gordonii can easily derive a molecule that can pose as fibrinogen, a known human protein that is known to have blood-clotting factors.

Its effect in the bloodstream can cause the activation of platelets, which are among the factors responsible for clotting, and can lead into the development of clumps in the blood vessels. The clumps, as they build up, would then become protective “barriers” for the bacteria, making them immune from infection treatments such as antibiotics.

Clumps in blood vessels can cause problems like endocarditis, which would cause blockages in the supply of blood to the heart or to the brain.

The research’s findings is ascribed to come as a veritable source of information in the development of newer and more effective treatment options for infective endocarditis conditions.

Given how the Streptococcus gordonii bacteria gets into the body, as revealed and described in the study, emphasis on the value of keeping mouths healthy stands to be a main priority in keeping infective endocarditis cases from being.

Not just focused on keeping teeth clean and healthy, gums will also have to be treated with the same amount of care.

The study has yet to be published in any known and established peer-review journal, but its results stand to bear impact and importance over the understanding and treatment of heart inflammation conditions.

The study’s proponents are still in the process of conducting studies geared in determining how widespread the condition is or has become, but are confident that proper oral hygiene and regular trips to the dentist are things which everyone must attend to regularly.