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Consent – Dental Protection Part 6

Assessing lack of capacity

An individual’s capacity must be assessed specifically in terms of their capacity to make a particular decision at the time it needs to be made.

This means that a person may lack capacity to make a decision about one issue but not about others. Care must be taken not to judge an individual’s capacity merely by reference to their age, appearance or medical condition. Continue reading

Do you feel too old for braces?

Braces is considered as one of the orthodontic treatment.  Do you feel too old for braces?  No, you are not!  There is no age limit for braces. Many people are born with misaligned teeth and with these “ugly” teeth/malocclusion , many feels highly self-conscious and turns into introvert because of this. Not only that, these malocclusion can gives temperomandibular joints problems, periodontal disease, risk of trauma for teeth that are severely proclined,  difficulty in speech, deglutition, risk of tooth decay and poor facial appearance.  Continue reading

The Effects of Accutane on Bleached Teeth

Isotretinoin, commonly known as Accutane, is a prescription drug used in the treatment of extreme acne cases. Taken in pill form, the medication can clear up acne in four to six weeks for most users. However, Accutane is also known for causing a side effect that damages work on bleached teeth. The drug reacts to bleached teeth by causing a grayish lines on gum lines and staining the work of the bleach on the teeth, making the teeth yellowish. Continue reading