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What’s a Rubber Dam?

A rubber dam is a safe and simple dental tool which is introduced to dentists when they are in dental school. In reality, it’s a stretchable piece of rubber which helps a dentist to isolate the teeth he or she is working on. When used in the proper manner, it helps to improve infection control, patient comfort and doctor efficiency. In effect, you will not be swallowing any bacteria and debris as a result of the rubber dam.

Dentists who use rubber dams start by carving out appropriate holes in it to fit the size and shape of the affected teeth. Then they utilize a few miniature metal clamps over the affected teeth so that the rubber dam can be fixed onto them. Following this, the rubber sheet is stretched in a small frame to hold it in a tightened manner, allowing the dentist to work on the teeth without any disturbances from the rubber.

Contrary to the excellent benefits offered by rubber dams, you may have not seen many dentists who use this excellent tool to treat patients. This is because, for many dentists, it takes a considerable amount of time to place and utilize it. But, if you visit Dr. Cruz’s dental office, you will be amazed at how often he uses the rubber dam in his procedures. He takes the extra time to use it since he is aware of the variety of benefits offered, as well as to show his commitment to an elite standard of excellence found nowhere else.

Meet Dr. Mark Cruz

Dr. Mark Cruz Dr. Mark Cruz graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986 and started his dental journey in Monarch Beach. He is a well-known lecturer internationally, and he was a part-time lecturer at UCLA. He gives individual attention to each patient while creating a friendly and enjoyable dental experience. He makes the patient a part of the dental procedure, educating them about the problem at hand.

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