How to clean and disinfect your home, and dentistry

Once in our lifetime we meet people with cleaning obsessive disorders. Now is the time to be one! As we know more and more about Covid-19, and the many possible ways of transmission, we are left with no option than clean, clean and clean. All frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned with soap and water, [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | April 7, 2020 | Comments: 0 | Coronavirus and Dentistry | Wellness

Older Adults, Covid-19 and Dentistry

Older people or older adults by the current classification are generally considered after 65 years of age. Young adults ages between 18-35, middle age adults 36-65 and older adults after 65. Older adults by some other classifications are usually retired people or receiving pension with some changes in its functional ability. According to the American [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | April 4, 2020 | Comments: 0 | Coronavirus and Dentistry | Wellness

Masks, Airborne Particles, and Dentistry.

Airborne is defined as transmission or transported by air. In medical and dental terms airborne is when a pathogen like bacteria, fungi or virus is transmitted through the air. It moves through the air as aerosols not inside droplets. Some researchers think Covid-19 is too heavy to fly through air, it can only fly inside [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | April 3, 2020 | Comments: 0 | Coronavirus and Dentistry | Wellness

Covid-19 stimulus package and Dentistry

U.S economy will receive a 2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package to help soften the Covid-19 pandemic called Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and economic security (CARES) act. With so much time in our hands, I wanted to check how many zeros a trillion has. It has 12 zeros and a billion has 9 zeros. With so much [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | April 2, 2020 | Comments: 0 | Coronavirus and Dentistry | Wellness

Quarantine and Dentistry

Biblical and ancient times describe quarantine as a separation of people to prevent spread of a disease. It originates from the word “quarantena” meaning forty days. We also find “trentine” connotation for thirty days. It is a period of containment to avoid scattering of plagues. Modern examples for quarantine are: yellow fever, cholera, smallpox, 1918 [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | April 1, 2020 | Comments: 0 | Coronavirus and Dentistry | Wellness

Lockdown and Dentistry

The world has changed by bringing old virtues and philosophies that probably were left well below our box of unthinkable events in our time. I constantly read the phrase “I never thought seeing this in my life”. And probably it is right! With all the technology we have, advances in medical and dental research, surgical [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | March 31, 2020 | Comments: 0 | Coronavirus and Dentistry | Dental Health | Wellness

Pandemic and Dentistry

Pandemic by definition is a spread of a disease across a large region across continents, which in essence is across the whole world. Covid-19 began in Wuhan, China in the late 2019. By today all 50 states in our country reported the novel coronavirus. This pandemic became a serious health risk due to the easy [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | March 30, 2020 | Comments: 2 | Coronavirus and Dentistry | Dental Health | Wellness

SARS and Dentistry

Netflix has managed to create amazing series that resembles the past with the future. “The next pandemic” illustrates what we are facing now. Bill Gates explained very clearly that the future enemy will not come from a nuclear war instead from something that we don’t see it. The enemy is invisible. Dentistry deals with the [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | March 28, 2020 | Comments: 0 | Coronavirus and Dentistry | Wellness

COVID-19 and Dentistry

For sure one thing will be different after this pandemic is over, the world will not be the same! As days go by and Covid-19 increase its number of contagious people, the dental world will have new regulations and procedures. The way patients are received and greet will change. A new questionnaire will demand information [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | March 27, 2020 | Comments: 1 | Coronavirus and Dentistry | Dental Health | Wellness

I feel the screw in my dental implant, what should I do? Why is this happening?

After any dental procedure, you’re bound to have a lot of questions. Despite your dental professional answering them for you and giving you all of the information they think you will need, there are some problems that slip through cracks. When something doesn’t look or feel right your instinct may be to panic, but it’s [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | March 18, 2020 | Comments: 0 | Dental implants | Oral Surgery