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Dentists Tell Athletes Keep the Mouthguard, Take Out the Barbell


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What Is Air Abrasion?

 
Chapter: What Happens?

Your dentist might ask you to wear protective glasses during the procedure, and a rubber dam might be placed inside your mouth and around the tooth area being treated. Air abrasion procedures may leave some dusty particles in your mouth that make your mouth feel gritty. The particles are harmless and can be rinsed out easily. To reduce dust buildup, the dentist might use a vacuum hose or water spray during the procedure.
 

Reviewed: January 2012

 
 
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