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What Are Dental Fillings, Crowns & Root Canals?Learn what to expect during common dental procedures like cavity fillings, crowns and root canals. Click here for more information about dental crowns for your teeth or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Gum Disease Dentist Chandler Gilbert AZ 85225Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Learn the three stages of the disease, what to watch for and simple preventive techniques. Click here for more information about Dr. Robert Brown's preventative treatments or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Tooth Cavities Fillings Chandler Gilbert AZ 85225Follow the development of a cavity and learn how minor changes to your daily routine can help protect your smile. Click here for more information about Dr. Robert Brown's preventative treatments or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Tips to Make Your Your Child's Dental Visits EasierIs your child worried or scared about going to the dentist? Take a trip to the dentist and learn what your child can expect on his or her first visit. Plus, helpful tips to make the visit a success! Dr. Bob Brown is a excellent dentist to choose for your kids. He's a huge Harry Potter fan and has read every book and watched every movie! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Explore options for whitening teeth safely and effectively and learn what causes discoloration to being with. Contact us today for more information on this and other oral care topics. Click here for more information on Tooth Whitening Treatments at Dr. Robert Brown's Chandler,
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When you eat carbohydrates, some of the harmful strains of bacteria in your mouth, such as mutans streptococci, enjoy the same meal. When the bacteria metabolize the carbs, the process produces acid, which strips minerals from your teeth. This stripping of minerals, or demineralization, makes your teeth a breeding ground for infection. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Do dentists in Mexico comply with the same standards as dentists in the United States?

No. Unlike Mexico, Dentistry in the U.S. has many systems in place to guarantee patients’ high standards of protection. In addition to BODEX, American dentists come under the regulation and control of the Federal Government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Dangers & Risks of Cross-Border Dentistry in MexicoThese agencies require annual courses on the most current infection control techniques, materials and information. It is also required that all staff employees be inoculated for Hepatitis. While all of these regulations are expensive for a dental office, patients can rest assured their health is not beingcompromised.

More than 90% of U.S. dentists are vaccinated against hepatitis B compared to only 21% of Mexican dentists.

BODEX is the state agency that supervises dentists. They set mandated requirements for infection control, which are medically and scientifically based. Dentists are required to be state licensed and pay a substantial fee which is used to police themselves.

What about infectious diseases?

The lack of sanitary water is perilous. The explosive population especially along the border is compounding the already inadequate and overburdened infrastructure.

This has led to an ever-increasing water supply polluted by untreated water with very dangerous levels of human waste. Contagious and sometimes serious life-threatening diseases such as Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and Typhoid Fever are increasing at epidemic rates along the Mexican side of our southern borders.

During dental treatment there is a high risk that contaminated water could enter your blood system.

Are there dangers involved with cross-border dentistry?

Yes. All American dental schools must be federally accredited. They offer the most highly skilled and technically advanced training, thus creating the most preeminent dental schools in the world. Quality treatment in Mexico is limited because education in Mexican dental schools is inconsistent with no uniform standards. Inferior materials that may not be FDA approved are often used on patients, greatly compromising treatment, causing failure and potential health hazards.

High incidences of diseases in third-world countries (including Mexico) are:

  • Hepatitis A - transmitted through food and water.
  • Hepatitis B - contracted through exposure to blood or other infectious material.
  • Hepatitis C - a viral infection contracted from blood to blood contact through needles and medical exposure.
  • Typhoid Fever - contracted through contact with feces, resulting in constant headaches. Has a mortality rate of 10%.
  • Amebiasis - a water or food borne parasite resulting in intestinal illness which can also affect your blood, brain and spinal cord.
  • Shigellosis - a bacterial infection carried through water and food polluted by feces and contracted by hand-to-hand or hand-to-mouth contact. Has a mortality rate of 20% if left untreated.
  • Tuberculosis - transmitted through the air, contracted through coughing, sneezing or sputum.

Before you, a relative or a friend choose to spin the roulette wheel of health and seek dental treatment in Mexico, ask yourself this question. If you would never consider going to a hospital in Mexico for open heart surgery or to deliver a baby, why would you seek dental care in a country where you are afraid to drink the water?

For decades people from around the world have traveled to the United States in search of superior health care at premier facilities with cutting edge research guiding clinical practices. However, a troubling trend has recently emerged as some Americans have begun leaving the U.S. to seek dental care in Mexico. With the hope of saving money, people are risking their general health and potentially long-term well being by crossing the border for their oral health care. Many printed articles on this subject irresponsibly present and encourage this dangerous practice merely as a cost issue.

Mexico, like all third-world countries has little to no regulation or systems in place guaranteeing high standards for its dentists. Unfortunately, this leaves patients totally without protection when treatment fails. Patients are left with no regulatory protection or legal recourse. The Board of Dental Examiners (BODEX) is Arizona’s state agency that holds dentists to high and safe standards.

The American legal system and the Board of Dental Examiners cannot help when treatment in Mexico fails.

Source: Delta Dental of Arizona

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